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... Dizziness Ear Infection Hearing Loss Mouth Sores Neck Pain Breathing Problems Snoring/Sleep Apnea Sore Throat Head and Neck Cancers Oral Cancers Dizziness The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance...

What is Causing My Dizziness?
...Of course, there are certain times when the dizziness or spinning you’re feeling is due to an issue within the vestibular system, the system within the ear that is responsible for spatial orientation and balance...

How and When Should I Clean My Ears?
...If you have excess buildup of earwax you may notice: Ear pain Fullness or ringing in the ears Muffled hearing Dizziness If you wear a hearing aid you may be prone to earwax buildup, so it’s important that you talk with your ENT doctor about ways to reduce your chances for developing impacted earwax...

Causes of Dizziness
It’s normal to experience bouts of dizziness if we are stressed, taking certain medications or haven’t eaten in a while; however, what might be going on if your dizziness persists...

Cholesteatoma Symptoms & Treatments
...Patients should expect cholesteatoma if they experience these symptoms:  Frequent earache Dizziness Recurring ear infections Drainage of foul liquid from the ear, possibly bloody Hearing loss Ear feelings stuffy or full If any of these sound familiar, let your ENT doctor know right away...

Why Do My Ears Keep Ringing?
...If you also experience dizziness or hearing loss in one or both ears this could be a symptom of Meniere’s disease, and you should see your doctor right away...

How To Safely Clean Out Your Earwax
...You may notice changes in your hearing, dizziness, or a ringing in your ears...

Signs of Impacted Earwax
...If you are dealing with impacted earwax you may experience, Muffled hearing A feeling of fullness in the ears Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) Ear pain Dizziness If an infection develops you may notice a severe earache, drainage comes from the ear or a fever...

Vertigo and Dizziness
... Vertigo and dizziness are different Vertigo makes you feel as if you are moving even though you are standing still...

FAQs About Swimmer's Ear
... Since this infection impacts the outer ear canal, you’re more likely to experience, Itchy skin, particularly inside the ear Redness and swelling Pain or pressure that gets worse when tugging on or pulling on the ear Drainage from the ear Symptoms associated with Swimmer’s ear are typically localized to the ear, as compared to middle ear infections, which may also lead to dizziness, nausea, or fever...

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
... Common symptoms of AIED can include: Progressive SNHL in both ears that occurs over weeks to months that is not always the same in both ears Fluctuating hearing Dizziness or imbalance (approximately 50 percent of AIED cases) Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus Ear fullness (approximately 25 to 50 percent of AIED cases) Conductive hearing loss  may be present due to Eustachian tube obstruction from inflamed middle ear lining and/or if AIED is because of systemic autoimmune diseases Symptoms of systemic autoimmune diseases, such as fatigue, achy muscles, swelling and redness, low-grade fever, and more What Causes AIED...

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Do you get a spinning vertigo or dizziness sensation in certain head positions...

Cholesteatoma
... Cholesteatoma may cause these symptoms: Hearing loss Ear drainage, often with a bad smell  Recurrent ear infections Sensation of ear fullness Dizziness Facial muscle weakness on the side of the infected ear Ear ache/pain If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, as soon as possible...

Conductive Hearing Loss
... Symptoms of conductive hearing loss can vary depending on the exact cause and severity (see below), but may include or be associated with: Muffled hearing Sudden or steady loss of hearing Full or “stuffy” sensation in the ear Dizziness Draining of the ear Pain or tenderness in the ear What Causes Conductive Hearing Loss...

Earaches
... Symptoms of earaches in infants and toddlers may include: Hearing problems Pulling or scratching the ear Crying or irritability Ear drainage Fever Symptoms of earaches in young children, adolescents, and adults may include: Pain Hearing problems Full or “stuffy” sensation in the ear Dizziness or loss of balance Nausea, vomiting Ear drainage Fever What Causes Earaches...

Ears and Altitude (Barotrauma)
... Some symptoms of barotrauma include: Ear pressure Ear pain Hearing loss Dizziness What Causes Barotrauma...

Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)
...Common solutions used for syringing include water and saline, which should be warmed to body temperature to prevent dizziness...

Ménière’s Disease
Ménière’s disease (also called idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops) is one of the most common causes of dizziness originating in the inner ear...

Otosclerosis
...If a patient is prone to dizziness or has a diagnosis of Ménière’s disease [LINK], then trying a hearing aid [LINK] before surgery may be advised...

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
...Medication for nausea and dizziness is also helpful during treatment to support recovery...

Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL)
... Symptoms of SNHL may include: Muffled hearing  Difficulty understanding speech Sudden or steady loss of hearing Full or “stuffy” sensation in the ear Ringing in the ear Dizziness What Causes SNHL...