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 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.
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.
Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, whistling or hissing in one or both ears when there is no outside sound. Find out when you should get help.
A perforated eardrum is a common problem. A myringoplasty can prevent infections and sometimes improve your child's hearing.
Swimmer's ear (otitis externa)
Swimmer's ear is an inflammation or infection of the outer ear canal. Learn what you can do to avoid the risks of developing swimmer’s ear.
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.
Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the balancing centre in your inner ear. Find out how it may come about, its symptoms and the treatment options.