Overview

I have sudden hearing loss. What should I do?

Sudden hearing loss is a condition where a person’s hearing deteriorates suddenly in one or both ears. This may be accompanied by ringing in the ear or dizziness. There are many causes for sudden hearing loss and the appropriate treatment will depend on the cause, which may include infections, Meniere’s disease, loud noise, trauma, pressure […]

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What can be done for an acoustic neuroma?

An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor originating from one of the balance nerves, which go from the inner ear to the brain. These tumors are usually diagnosed on an MRI, which may be ordered to evaluate a hearing loss that is more severe on one side than the other. Acoustic neuromas are generally slow […]

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My Ear is Infected or Drains

Ear infections are very common disorders and are experienced by both children and adults alike. They are often caused by inadequate function of the Eustachian tube, which connects the ear and nose, or other infections in the throat or sinuses. There are many types of ear infections and they can have different symptoms, which may […]

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What can be done for ringing in the ears?

Noise in the ears, otherwise known as tinnitus or tinnitus, is a very common condition that is experienced by almost everyone at some time or another. The noise may be a ringing, chirping, whistling, buzzing, or crickets and it is one of the most common reasons why patients go to see an ear doctor. It […]

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Quality Assurance Project at Shea Ear Clinic reveals improvement in tinnitus after Intratympanic Perfusion with Lidocaine/Dexamethasone

Tinnitus, that annoying ringing or cricket sound in your ear, is one of the most challenging and common problems faced by patients and otologists (ear specialists) alike.  There are thought to be a variety of causes, but the exact mechanism for tinnitus remains unclear. While there is still no definitive cure for tinnitus, Dr. Paul […]

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