Hearing and Ear Disease

The ear is a complex structure divided in to the outer, middle, and inner ear. Depending on the location of the disease, symptoms can vary anywhere from hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, ear pain, ear drainage, or ear fullness. Our team of otolaryngologists, including ear and skull base surgeons, and audiologists work with each patient to treat both simple and complex cases.

With so many different causes of hearing loss it is not surprising that nearly 40 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss due to one or several factors. The phenomenon of hearing is achieved with not only the ears, but also the brain. When one experiences hearing loss the presentation of sound delivered to the brain is decreased, ultimately causing the brain to forget how to interpret sounds. This depriving of the brain of sound stimulation is referred to as auditory deprivation and these effects are not reversible, but are preventable with timely hearing aid use.