Patient Education
Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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How to Deal With Ear Infections
...The most common types of ear infections are a middle ear infection, swimmer’s ear (which affects the outer ear canal), and labyrinthitis (causes inflammation of the inner ear or nerves of the inner ear)...

What is Causing My Dizziness?
...You should contact an ENT specialist if: Your primary care doctor has not been able to determine the cause of your dizziness You are experiencing hearing loss, hearing changes or ringing in the ears There is pressure or fullness in the ear or ears Common ENT causes of dizziness and vertigo include: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): caused by the displacement of crystals within the inner eye Meniere’s disease: an imbalance of fluid within the inner ear Labyrinthitis: inflammation or infection with the inner ear (can cause hearing loss if left untreated) Vestibular neuritis: a viral infection of the vestibular nerve One of the first tests a doctor will perform is an eye movement test that will check for issues within the inner ear (vestibular system)...

Causes of Dizziness
... Labyrinthitis: This inner ear disorder occurs when one of the two vestibular nerves becomes inflamed...

Vertigo and Dizziness
...Some of the most common causes of vertigo include, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Labyrinthitis Meniere’s disease Vestibular neuritis Head injuries Stroke Multiple sclerosis Colds Vertigo may be acute and simply go away on its own, while other causes will require treatment from an ear, nose, and throat doctor...

Ears
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Cholesteatoma Conductive Hearing Loss Earaches Ears and Altitude (Barotrauma) Earwax (Cerumen Impaction) Hyperacusis Labyrinthitis Ménière’s Disease Otosclerosis Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL) Swimmer's Ear Tinnitus Vestibular Schwannoma

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
...It can also occur a long time after another inner ear problem such as labyrinthitis or Ménière’s disease...

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