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Ear

Deafness in One Ear

People with reduced hearing in one ear can still manage conversation well in quiet environments. This can give others the impression that single-sided deafness isn’t a big deal. However, we know there are specific difficulties associated with reduced hearing in one ear

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Tinnitus

Rather than being a diagnosis in itself, tinnitus is a symptom, and it’s a term we use for any situation where you are hearing a sound that isn’t coming from an outside source. Find our more here.

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Ear Pain (Otalgia)

Ear pain can be straightforward to deal with, or a sign of a serious problem. Pain in the ear can be caused by problems in the ear, jaw joint, neck, and even the throat. Find out more here.

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Hearing Loss

Hearing can be lost gradually, or quickly. It is important problem. You may notice hearing loss as a feeling of blockage in the ears, or an increasing difficulty in hearing people in a noisy environment. Find out more here.

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Microscopic Examination and Microsuction

Microsuction is the general term used to describe clearance of the ear canal when it is done under direct vision using a microscope. The microscope allows the doctor to clearly see into the ear, and therefore safely use instruments. Find out more here.

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Grommets and Ventilation tubes

Fluid in the middle ear is common after colds and will usually clear on its own. It may persist, particularly in people with poor eustachian tube function, and in children. If this persists, you may need a ventilation tube, or a grommet. Find our more here.

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Cholesteatoma

A Cholesteatoma is disease of the ear, which develops when trapped skin forms a slowly expanding mass in the middle ear space and mastoid bone. This mass will typically grow very slowly, and may cause hearing loss, dizziness, and a discharging ear. Find out more here.

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Ear Discharge (Otorrhoea)

Even healthy ears will produce some earwax, however some ears will discharge more, with foul smelling, thick or watery discharge possible. This may be associated with pain but can be painless. Find out more here.

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Superior Semi-Circular Canal Dehiscence

Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS) causes problems with hearing and balance. Typically, it is known to be caused by an abnormal opening between the uppermost semicircular canal in the upper part of the inner ear and the brain. Find out more here.

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