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Stapedectomy

Otosclerosis can cause the stapes bone to lock in place, causing conductive hearing loss. A stapedectomy can improve your hearing without the need for a hearing aid.

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Fluid from the ear

Fluid coming from your ear is usually just ear wax, but sometimes it can be a sign of illness or injury. Read more here about its causes and treatments.

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Surgery for cholesteatoma

A cholesteatoma can damage your ear and cause serious complications. Surgery is the only way you can be cured.

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Myringoplasty (child)

A perforated eardrum is a common problem. A myringoplasty can prevent infections and sometimes improve your child's hearing.

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Myringoplasty

A perforated eardrum is a common problem. A myringoplasty can prevent infections and sometimes improve your hearing.

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Ear disorders

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

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Grommets

Grommets are tubes inserted into the eardrum after repeated ear infections or ‘glue ear’. Learn when grommets are used and how to care for a child with grommets.

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Otosclerosis

Otosclerosis is an inherited condition that affects the middle ear. It's the most common cause of deafness in adults, but it can be treated with a hearing aid or with surgery.

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Ears

Ears gather sounds. Learn more about its parts, how it functions, related conditions and tips to care about them.

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Glue ear

Glue ear is a condition where the liquid inside your middle ear gets trapped and becomes thick. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatment.

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