Ears

Pediatric Ear Services

Pediatric audiology is the study and treatment of hearing loss in infants, toddlers and children. Our experts evaluate and treat children of all developmental stages. Our goal is to detect and treat hearing loss in children as early as possible. Since our audiologists work closely with our ENTs, we can care for your child’s whole…

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Ear Infections

Ear infections occur when fluid becomes trapped in the middle ear behind the eardrum. They usually occur during or after a cold, infection or allergic reaction when the immune system is compromised and fluids are unable to drain due to swelling. Ear infections can be acute (painful but short in duration) or chronic (recurring infections…

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Ear Tubes

If you’re a parent, it probably comes as no surprise that middle ear infections are common in children, particularly those between the ages of six months and two years. Known as otitis media, these are caused by a number of factors, both physical and environmental. Most ear infections clear up on their own or are…

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Ear Wax Removal

Sometimes mistakenly viewed as a sign of poor hygiene, earwax (also known as cerumen) is produced naturally by glands in the outer ear and plays a very important role in hearing health. It should not be viewed as something dirty that needs to be eliminated. In fact, complete absence of earwax will result in a…

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Perforated Ear Drums

An eardrum perforation is defined as a hole or rupture in the eardrum. Known medically as a tympanic membrane rupture, this tear in the membrane separating your outer ear from your inner ear can lead to a middle ear infection and possible hearing loss, though in many cases it will heal on its own without…

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BAHA

A bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) is a surgically implanted hearing aid that works by transmitting soundwaves directly through the skull rather than through air waves passing through the ears. People with normal hearing can hear sounds coming through both air waves and through bone; those with outer or middle ear damages, however, are often unable…

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Dizziness & Vertigo

The inner ear has a mechanism called the vestibular system that controls balance. Inside the system are semicircular canals with ducts, tiny hairs cells (stereocilia) and a thick gel structure called the cupula. When you turn your head, stand up or sit down, the gel moves against the stereocilia and receptors tell the brain that…

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