Category Archives: Ears

Protect your ears… from the sun!

As we embark on another great summer of fun in the sun, most of us are probably aware of the effects of sun on our skin. Many of us do a decent job of protection from the hot sun by using adequate sunscreen. We apply it to our faces, necks, shoulders, and our backs. It’s […]



New Guidelines for Managing Middle Ear Fluid in Children

  In order to remove some of the guessing as to standards of care about certain common diseases, the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery occasionally publishes practice guidelines to help clinicians and their patients.  The guidelines are usually discussed in several committee meetings, and the recommendations from multiple peer-reviewed articles as well […]


Is my vertigo from Ménière’s disease?

First, let’s clarify what vertigo really means. Vertigo refers to the sensation of dizziness that is specifically described as the feeling of the room rotating in a circular manner around you. Vertigo is the name of a symptom, not the name of a disease. For example, vertigo is one of the symptoms of Ménière’s disease, […]



What causes tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a condition of a perception of sound, ringing, or any other audiologic sensation in the ear without something in environment actually making that noise.  Therefore, it is thought of as “inner noise” that could be quite bothersome to many patients. Tinnitus could be perceived in one side or both sides, or rarely from […]


“I hear just fine!”

“I hear just fine!”  That is what a lot of times we hear from patients who were politely asked (i.e. forced) by family members to come and get their hearing checked.  Most of us might not necessarily be aware of decreased hearing acuity ourselves, but our loved ones can often point out difficulties in communication […]



When is the right time to get a hearing aid?

Hearing loss is a problem that affects many people at different stages of life. Children often suffer from hearing loss which is due to fluid in the ears. This is usually self-limiting process, and may often be improved with medical therapy and placement of tubes. As we grow older, however, hearing loss may be due […]


What is Presbycusis?

Our ears have a very delicate anatomy. Generally, the ear is divided into three segments. The outer ear is made from the ear lobe and the ear canal all the way down to the eardrum. The function of the eardrum is to collect the sound and change it into vibrations that later transmit into the […]


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Protect your ears… from the sun!

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Some Guidelines for Treatment of Tinnitus (summarized from American Tinnitus Associaton website)

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Making sense of treatment options for sleep apnea

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