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Ear disorders

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Ear conditions may be caused by problems in the ear, the neck, sinuses or head. Babies and children are more vulnerable to ear infection, especially middle ear infection.

Inflammation causing swelling and discharge in the ears can be a result of reactions to topical medicines, jewellery, cosmetics or ear plugs. Follow the links below to find trusted information about ear disorders.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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Eardrum perforation - perforated eardrum

Eardrum perforation can be caused by infection, a blow to the ear, injury from an object inserted in the ear, or exposure to a sudden loud noise.

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Ear health (preventing ear problems) information video | myVMC

Ear health or ear care can prevent ear problems like ear infections, swimmer's ear and hearing loss. Avoiding cotton buds is important for healthy ears.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Auditory processing disorder - children

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) means that the brain has difficulty making sense of the sounds that it hears

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Auralgan | myVMC

Auralgan is used to help remove ear wax and relieve pain caused by swimmer's ear and otitis media. It contains phenazone, benzocaine and glycerol.

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Ears - Hearing loss in One Ear: Babies & PreSchool Children | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Many babies who are born with hearing loss in one ear are now identified in the first few months of life by the newborn hearing screening program (SWISH)

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Earache in babies & children: what to do | Raising Children Network

Earache in babies and children is very common. Its a good idea to see your GP if your child complains of a sore ear or you think your baby has earache.

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Ears - Unilateral (single sided) hearing loss: The school child | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Children who have been diagnosed by an audiologist as having unilateral hearing loss (deafness in one ear) should be followed up by an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist,or Paediatrician, to check if anything can be done to correct the hearing impairment

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Microtia | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is microtia? This is the medical name for an ear which has developed differently

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Meniere's disease - myDr.com.au

Meniere's disease has 4 typical symptoms: vertigo; hearing loss; tinnitus; and a sensation of fullness in the ear. Find out about causes and treatments.

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Relapsing polychondritis information | myVMC

Relapsing polychondritis is a rare inflammatory disease of cartilage in the ear, nose or windpipe. It causes pain, swelling and destruction of cartilage.

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