Ear diseases and 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.
Surgery for cholesteatoma
A cholesteatoma is a sac of dead skin cells that forms in your middle ear, which can damage your ear and cause complications. Surgery is the only cure.
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.
A perforated eardrum is a common problem. A myringoplasty can prevent infections and sometimes improve your child's hearing.
Earache is common and it's often the result of an ear infection. Find out what causes a ear pain, how to treat a sore ear to provide relief.
Meniere's disease is a disorder of the ear that causes hearing and balance problems. There's no cure, but the symptoms can be managed.
The ears have 2 roles – hearing and balance. Find out about the structures in the ears, how they work, problems that can affect the ears and how to care for your ears.
Otosclerosis is an inherited condition that affects the middle ear and is a common cause of deafness. Find out about the 2 ways to treat otosclerosis.
Swimmer's ear (otitis externa)
Swimmer's ear (otitis externa) is an infection of the outer ear canal. Learn what you can do to treat or avoid the risks of developing swimmer's ear.
Grommets are tiny ventilation tubes. They are put into the eardrum to prevent a build-up of fluid. Learn more about how to care for grommets here.