It pays to listen to what your ears have to say about your health.
When you think about symptoms that might suggest ear health issues, hearing problems might come to mind first. But there’s much more to the ears than hearing. Here’s just one example Have you ever experienced dizziness when you’re badly congested during a bout with a cold or flu? The inner ear is essential to your balance, and congestion extending to the ears can cause dizziness and balance problems that get better when the congestion clears up. However, prolonged symptoms could be signs of a more serious condition that warrant further evaluation and treatment.
Other Ear Symptoms or Injuries
Beyond dizziness and hearing difficulties, among the many other symptoms or injuries that ENT physicians can evaluate and treat include:
- Chronic ear infections
- Unexplained ear pain, swelling, or redness
- Persistent excessive ear wax
- Feelings of pressure or fullness in the ear
- Bruising, swelling, and pain following an injury
- A foreign object in the ear canal
- Swimmer’s ear
Diagnosis and Treatment of Ear Disorders and Injuries
When you’re experiencing symptoms like those listed above, or other symptoms you believe are related to your ears, leave the next steps to our ENT specialists. You can count The ENT Center for an expert diagnosis and a clear treatment plan that, depending on your specific situation, could include:
- Medications for pain, inflammation, congestion, or infection
- Injections for pain or other symptoms, or to treat infections
- Sutures for cuts or tears
- Surgical procedures, such as installing drainage tubes to treat severe or chronic infections and prevent recurrence
Preventive Care to Protect Hearing
Many people, ranging from factory personnel to musicians, face hearing hazards in their daily life and work. When it comes to hearing, prevention is indeed often the best treatment. At the ENT Center, you’ll find a full range of devices such as earplugs to protect your hearing from the hazards of an increasingly noisy world.