Our ears connect us to the outside world. They also contribute to our sense of balance. When our ears don't function as they should, it can greatly affect our quality of life. This is why the team at CNY Medical Professionals is dedicated to providing you with the best, most compassionate care to preserve your hearing and health. We also specialize in caring for children with diseases and disorders affecting the ear.
Common conditions affecting the ears and hearing:
- Acoustic neuroma - a noncancerous tumor that impacts the hearing and balance nerves connecting the ear to the brain. These tumors can cause dizziness, loss of balance, hearing loss, tinnitus, headaches, ear pain and sudden deafness.
- Ear infections - inflammation of the ear canal, often called swimmer’s ear, and inflammation of the middle ear due to bacterial or viral infections can cause acute pain and partial deafness.
- Hearing loss - more than 36 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss, many of them as a result of repeated exposure to loud noises.
- Ménière's disease - a condition that causes sudden attacks of impaired hearing, severe dizziness and tinnitus.
- Skull base tumors - a group of tumors that grow in different areas under the brain or within the bottom part of the skull.
- Sudden deafness - this condition is a medical emergency and requires immediate evaluation and treatment by a multidisciplinary medical team. If not treated within the first few days, deafness can be permanent.
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) – a condition characterized by ongoing ringing, buzzing, hissing or other noise in the ear.
- Vertigo & balance disorders - vertigo is the sensation of moving or spinning. It can be caused by a variety of conditions affecting the inner ear, brainstem, cerebellum or vestibular nerve.
Common surgeries for hearing and ear disorders: