Maybe you hit the water the wrong way when diving off the side of the pool, and you’re now having pain in your ear. Perhaps you’re frustrated by ear infections that seem to happen constantly. These are a few of the common problems that can affect your ears and, in extreme cases, may even place your hearing at risk. […]
Ear infection is the second most common childhood illness in the United States. These infections (“otitis media”) are caused when fluid behind the eardrum cannot drain, trapping viruses and bacteria.
f your child has been plagued with constant ear infection, one of our ear, nose and throat doctors may have suggested ear tube placement. Through this procedure, a small pressure equalization (PE) tube is inserted into the ear drum to alleviate pressure and drain trapped fluid. A myringotomy, or ear tube placement, is an outpatient procedure […]
As if flying weren’t enough of a pain. It’s stressful dealing with delayed flights, long security lines and lost luggage — not to mention the passenger beside you who always hogs the arm rest. Add an ear infection and your misery is compounded. We all know that the takeoff, landing and pressurized cabin make your […]
Before you shovel snow from your driveway or to take the dog for a walk around the block, you put on a warm winter coat, gloves and maybe a hat. Or perhaps you work outside and are always sure to wear warm boots to ensure your feet are warm and dry. But what about your […]
lmost every parent knows the stress and anxiety that occurs when your child has an ear infection. It seems like these chronic infections are almost a rite of passage during childhood. While there are several treatments for children who have chronic ear infections, including ear tubes, you may be wondering: Why do children get so […]
Ear infections are common and painful. They seem to happen over and over, particularly in children. In fact, ear infections are the second most common childhood illness in the United States. These infections (“otitis media”) are caused when fluid behind the eardrum is unable to drain, trapping bacteria and viruses. Most children will have at least one ear […]
What is the Eustachian tube? The Eustachian tube is a narrow tube-like passageway that connects the thimble-sized space behind the eardrum (the middle ear) to the space behind the nose. Its purpose is to provide a way for air to move in or out of the middle ear so that the air pressure in the […]