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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... Dizziness Ear Infection Snoring/Sleep Apnea Sore Throat Head and Neck Cancers Earwax Ear Tubes Thyroid Disorders and Surgery Pediatric ENT Allergies Sinuses Tonsils Adenoids Ears Conditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness...

Fun ENT fact of the day - 11
Stress or fear can increase earwax production...

How to Deal With Earwax Buildup
While it might not seem like there is a purpose behind why your ear produces earwax, there most certainly is...

Dealing With Hearing Loss
...   There are many signs and symptoms of hearing loss you should pay attention to, including if you: Hear muffled speech or sounds Have a problem understanding individual words Need people to speak more loudly or slowly Have to turn up the television or radio Withdraw from social events or conversations There are many causes of hearing loss including aging, continuous exposure to loud noises, heredity, ear infections or damage to your ears from pressure changes, and even a buildup of earwax...

How and When Should I Clean My Ears?
Contrary to what you might think, earwax is actually beneficial for protecting your ear from infection...

Cholesteatoma Symptoms & Treatments
Cholesteatoma is when this excess amount of earwax creates a skin cyst on the eardrum or eardrum retraction pocket...

How To Safely Clean Out Your Earwax
...Of course, older adults may be prone to excessive earwax buildup, which can lead to impaction or obstruction...

Signs of Impacted Earwax
Dealing with a buildup of earwax...

Over-the-Counter Treatments for Earwax Removal
Earwax can be more than a nuisance for some...

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

Pediatric Hearing Loss
... For temporary hearing loss, sometimes a simple visit to your doctor to remove earwax, perform an outpatient ear tube placement, or other medical treatment can correct the hearing loss...

Cholesteatoma
...This retraction collects skin and earwax, which leads to a cholesteatoma...

Conductive Hearing Loss
...Conductive loss from the exterior ear structures may result from: Earwax—Your body normally produces earwax...

Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)
Earwax, called cerumen, is produced by special wax-forming glands located in the skin of the outer one-third of the ear canal...

Swimmer's Ear
... Swimmer’s ear often affects children and teenagers, but can also affect those with eczema (a condition that causes the skin to itch), those with highly sensitive or allergic skin reactions, excess earwax, and who wear hearing aids or earbuds...