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Your ears serve an important function; without hearing, your communication abilities are limited, and balance may be affected. Our physicians are experienced at providing effective, long-term solutions for a variety of ear and hearing conditions. Whether you’re suffering from hearing loss, an ear infection, dizziness or vertigo, facial nerve paralysis or another condition related to your ears, we are here to help.

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Hearing Loss

Loss of hearing can be sudden or gradual. Severity can range from mild to profound. At birth, the prevalence of significant hearing loss is approximately one in 3,000. By age 70, that number jumps to approximately one in three. There are a variety of factors that cause hearing loss including aging, noise exposure, cerumen (earwax),…

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Balance Disorders

Our sense of balance results from the integration of information from the inner ear, eyes, and sense organs in our limbs, muscles and skin. Types of Balance Disorders There is a long list of disorders which are known to affect the inner ear and which may produce short-term or long-term balance disorders. Examples include: Meniere’s…

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Ear Infections

Infections of the ear are a relatively common problem. They may occur anywhere in the ear including the external canal (otitis externa, commonly called swimmer’s ear), the middle ear (otitis media), the mastoid portion of the skull, or other areas of bone surrounding these structures. Infections of the middle ear and mastoid are particularly common…

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Ear Tumors

There are a number of tumors that can affect the external, middle and inner ear. Examples include: Both benign and malignant lesions of the skin of the auricle (outer ear) and the auditory canal, the middle ear and mastoid portion of the skull Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) is a benign tumor that actually arises from…

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Congenital Disorders

Congenital disorders are present at birth, and may include malformation of the external ear, ear canal, middle ear and inner ear. Some may be surgically reconstructed, particularly congenital disorders of the auricle and external and middle ear. For other disorders present at birth, specialized hearing aids or cochlear implants may be helpful in rehabilitation.

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Facial Nerve Disorders

The facial nerve reaches the muscles of the face through the internal auditory canal, the middle ear, the mastoid portion of the skull, and finally through the parotid salivary gland. Disorders of the facial nerve may cause weakness and paralysis of the face, weakness of eye closure, drooping of the brow or lip, or abnormal…

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