Tag Archives: ears

Chronic Ear Pain: It’s Not All in Your Head, Part I

Chronic ear pressure, pain, or discomfort can be extremely frustrating.  This is especially true when there is no clear cause found by your doctor.  Usually this will result in treatment for an ear infection (otitis media or otitis externa) inappropriately and unsuccessfully. One of the most common causes of ear pressure is eustachian tube dysfunction […]

Let the Ear Tube Season Begin!

The start back of school, new daycare classmates, and the upcoming cold season are a ripe time for ear infections. The earliest middle ear drainage procedures were performed in the late 18th century as a treatment for eustachian tube failure. This involved cutting the eardrum with a small knife (called a myringotomy). It was not […]

Hearing Loss – Say What?!

Adult-onset hearing loss affects millions of Americans and accounts for a huge economic burden in our country. There are two major forms of hearing loss – “sensory / neural” and “conductive”. Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by injury to the acoustic nerve or the cochlea. These injuries can be from noise damage, viruses, meningitis, and […]

Diagnosed with Vertigo?

Vertigo is the sensation of movement or spinning when at rest.  Unfortunately many people get “diagnosed” with vertigo, but in reality vertigo is a symptom and not a disease itself (it would be like being “diagnosed” with a cough).  Vertigo can be caused by a number of conditions, many of which relate to the inner ear […]