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.
Earache is common and it's often the result of an ear infection. Find out more – and see a doctor if it persists, you feel nauseous or have a fever.
Glue ear develops when the liquid inside your middle ear gets trapped and thickens. Learn about its causes, symptoms and treatment.
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.
Otitis media (middle ear infection)
Otitis media (middle ear infection) is common and often disappears by itself. Know how to recognise the symptoms and when it might need treatment.
Ear infections are common but usually go away on their own. Learn about the symptoms in adults and children and how to prevent ear infections.
Smoking and pregnancy
Find out how quitting smoking will improve your health and give your baby the best start in life.
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.