Our ears are the gateway to speech, music and the sounds of nature but they also bring damaging noise into our lives and can cause us pain and problems. Hearing loss increases with age and is the result of many everyday sounds like lawn mowers, road construction, and even loud TV or radio broadcasts — all of which may cause various parts of the ear to become less responsive. Further, ear infections that inflame the middle ear as a result of bacteria from fluid build-up behind the eardrum can not only be painful but also present other complications. Another focus of ear specialists is the treatment of dizziness, which can be caused by a number of different factors. Our clinic is dedicated to helping you find the exact problem you have and then crafting a solution.

The research at the government-funded National Institutes of Health and other public-private and university programs is constantly yielding new insight into these age-old problems. New technology and tools are also always in development. Our commitment to you is to keep you in-the-know about the latest developments in all ear-related health areas.

Once you feel you’ve learned what you can here, our specialists would love to meet with you and listen to your unique symptoms.

Surfer’s Ear

What is Surfer’s Ear? Those with frequent exposure to cold water – most commonly surfers and swimmers – often suffer from reactive exostosis, an inflammation of the bone in the ear canal that leads to the formation of new bone growth. Known medically as exostosis but referred to informally as surfer’s ear, this condition causes…

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Ear Conditions

Recurrent Otitis Media Otitis media is one of the most common ear condition diagnosis of patients who make office visits to physicians in the United States. Adult otitis media is almost always a result of a bacterial infection and often occurs in patients with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. Recurrent otitis media is most prevalent in young…

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Ear Infections

Ear infections occur when fluid becomes trapped in the middle ear following a viral or bacterial infection. This painful affliction is most common in children, but can affect people of all ages. Ear infections can be either acute (of short duration) or chronic (persisting or reoccurring frequently). Causes of Ear Infections The majority of ear…

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Hearing, Balance, & Skull Base Disorders

What hearing, balance & skull base disorders do we treat? Our physicians sub-specialized in Otology & Neurotology treat common conditions such as ringing in the ears (tinnitus), surfer’s ear, hearing loss, ear infections, and dizziness. In addition, we provide expertise in the management of skull base tumors, fractures, and spinal fluid leaks. Tinnitus Tinnitus, often…

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Skull Base & Other Tumors

Skull Base Tumors Tumors that form in the base of the skull may be either benign or malignant. Exact symptoms vary but typically include headaches, breathing difficulty, blurry vision, difficulty swallowing, loss of smell, hearing loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and memory loss. In order to diagnose tumors of the skull base, the physician will rely…

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Nothing can be more frustrating and sometimes painful than ringing in your ear. You might see it referred to at tinnitus, but no matter what it’s called you just want it to stop. Tinnitus Symptoms & Causes Tinnitus is often characterized as a ringing, buzzing or swooshing sound that only the patient can hear. You…

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Dizziness & Vertigo

Vertigo, or dizziness, is a symptom, not a disease. The term vertigo refers to the sensation of spinning or whirling that occurs as a result of a disturbance in balance (equilibrium). It also may be used to describe feelings of dizziness, lightheadedness, faintness, and unsteadiness. The sensation of movement is called subjective vertigo and the…

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