Ear Diseases and Disorders
Modern medicine has created ways to effectively treat a variety of ear diseases and disorders. Sydney ENT specialists have helped countless children and adults find relief from ear disorders such as ear infections, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, hearing loss, acoustic neuroma, and more.
An ear infection occurs when the middle ear becomes inflamed due to fluid buildup behind the eardrum. It is common for children to develop ear infections, although adults can also develop this problem. An ENT doctor may prescribe antibiotics or, in the case of a chronic infection, a minor surgical procedure may provide lasting relief.
An inner ear disorder known as Meniere’s disease may be related to inner or middle ear infections or head injuries. The cause of this disease is unknown and, unfortunately, there is no long-term cure for the disorder. There are, however, treatment plans that will help patients find relief from the symptoms of the ear disorder. For example, water pills are often used to provide relief from inner ear pressure. Avoiding bright lights, sudden movements, and resting when experiencing symptoms are just a few changes that individuals with Meniere’s disease can make in order to find relief.
Individuals with ear problems will experience the best results by seeking a consultation with an ENT specialist. This will ensure that the problem is properly diagnosed so that the most effective treatment plan can be advised. What may seem like a simple infection, for example, may be caused by additional underlying causes that will need to be addressed. An experienced ear doctor will be able to accurately change the treatment plan as needed based on progressive checkups. This will increase your chances of restoring your ear health so that the severity of your symptoms can be significantly reduced or completely eliminated. Making the necessary lifestyle changes, whether short or long term, is a worthwhile effort for improving the health of your ears.