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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?
...You should contact an ENT specialist if: Your primary care doctor has not been able to determine the cause of your dizziness You are experiencing hearing loss, hearing changes or ringing in the ears There is pressure or fullness in the ear or ears Common ENT causes of dizziness and vertigo include: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): caused by the displacement of crystals within the inner eye Meniere’s disease: an imbalance of fluid within the inner ear Labyrinthitis: inflammation or infection with the inner ear (can cause hearing loss if left untreated) Vestibular neuritis: a viral infection of the vestibular nerve One of the first tests a doctor will perform is an eye movement test that will check for issues within the inner ear (vestibular system)...

How is a Cleft Palate Treated?
...hearing loss) while also restoring proper speech and chewing...

Reasons for Early Hearing Loss
While hearing loss—to some degree—is fairly common as we get older, it doesn’t mean that younger adults can’t also experience some form of hearing loss...

Your Hearing Aid Options
... Has an ENT doctor or audiologist determined that you have hearing loss...

Dealing With Swimmer’s Ear
...Some patients even report minor hearing loss...

Dealing With Hearing Loss
...In fact, according to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) more than 30% of adults over 65 have some degree of hearing loss...

Causes of Dizziness
... Meniere disease: This progressive inner ear condition also causes similar symptoms to labyrinthitis including tinnitus, hearing loss, pressure in the ears, and dizziness...

What Causes Ear Infections?
... If you notice pus draining from the ear or if your child is displaying sudden symptoms of hearing loss (e...

Signs You Need Hearing Aids
Hearing loss is a widespread problem that affects large groups of people...

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...

Does My Child Need Ear Tube Surgery?
...Also, if your child is dealing with muffled hearing or any hearing loss due to fluid build-up in the middle ear, then ear tubes may be beneficial...

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...

Vertigo and Dizziness
...If your vertigo is severe, is persistent, or is accompanied by hearing loss or vision changes, you must see your doctor immediately...

Ears
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Cholesteatoma Conductive Hearing Loss Earaches Ears and Altitude (Barotrauma) Earwax (Cerumen Impaction) Hyperacusis Labyrinthitis Ménière’s Disease Otosclerosis Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL) Swimmer's Ear Tinnitus Vestibular Schwannoma

Kids ENT Health
Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie) Pediatric Hearing Loss Pediatric Sinusitis Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
... Ear infections and hearing loss—Any malformation of the upper airway can affect the function of the Eustachian tube and increase the possibility of persistent fluid in the middle ear, which is a primary cause of repeat ear infections...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...This can lead to frequent ear infections and collection of fluid in the middle ear that may cause temporary hearing loss...

Pediatric Hearing Loss
Three million children under the age of 18 have some kind of hearing loss...

Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
... But repeated exposure to acidic stomach contents may cause long-term airway problems, such as a narrowing of the area below the vocal cords, hoarseness, and possibly eustachian tube dysfunction with ear or sinus infections and hearing loss...

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is an inflammatory condition caused by an uncontrolled immune system response that attacks the inner ear causing progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) that usually starts in one ear and then affects the other ear...

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
...What distinguishes BPPV from other causes of vertigo include: Vertigo that is experienced after a change in head position such as lying down flat, turning over in bed, tilting back to look up, or tilting down to stoop No associated hearing loss or fullness feeling in the ear Some nausea, but usually not severe and usually not associated with vomiting Vertigo stops as soon as you turn your head away from the provoking position and back to where it was What Causes BPPV...

Cholesteatoma
...Over time, the skin collects and eventually causes problems like infection, drainage, and hearing loss...

Conductive Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can be broadly separated into two categories: conductive and sensorineural (damage to tiny hair cells in the inner ear)...

Earaches
...Otitis media may also cause hearing loss; in children, it may impair learning ability and even delay speech development...

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

Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)
...  Symptoms of an earwax problem may include: Earache Feeling of plugged hearing or fullness in the ear Partial hearing loss that gets worse Tinnitus, ringing, or noises in the ear Itching, odor, or discharge Coughing Pain Infection What Causes Earwax Blockage...

Hyperacusis
...For example, a person with Recruitment may have hearing loss below 50 decibels...

Ménière’s Disease
...Occasional symptoms include vertigo (attacks of a spinning sensation), hearing loss, tinnitus (a roaring, buzzing, or ringing sound in the ear), and a sensation of fullness in the affected ear...

Otosclerosis
...This results in hearing loss; the less movement of the bone, the greater the degree of hearing loss...

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
...They include: Decreased movement of one side of the face Painful rash with fluid-filled blisters on the ear skin and ear canal Hearing loss, ringing in the ear Vertigo Dry mouth, dry eyes Change in taste What Causes RHS...

Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL)
Hearing loss can be broadly separated into two categories: conductive (problems in delivering sound to the inner ear) and sensorineural (problems of the inner ear, or cochlea, and/or the auditory nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain)...

Swimmer's Ear
... Signs and symptoms of swimmer’s ear may include: Itching inside the ear (common) Pain inside the ear that gets worse when you tug on the outer ear (common) Sensation that the ear is blocked or full Drainage from the ear Fever Decreased hearing Intense pain that may spread to the neck, face, or side of the head Swollen lymph nodes around the ear or in the upper neck Redness or swelling of the skin around the ear If left untreated, a certain amount of hearing loss may occur...

Tinnitus
... Common symptoms of tinnitus include: Constant high- or low-pitched ringing in ears Intermittent or constant roaring in ears Pulsation or beating noises in ears Associated with or without hearing loss What Causes Tinnitus...

Vestibular Schwannoma
...It was once believed that the tumor originated on the cochlear portion of the eighth cranial nerve because hearing loss is often the first symptom...

Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
...When the earache is not associated with a hearing loss and the eardrum looks normal, the ENT specialist will consider the possibility that the pain comes from TMJ...