Taming Tinnitus

Taming Tinnitus

Ringing, buzzing, roaring, crickets, hissing, static, pulsing, screeching, ocean waves, sizzling, cicadas, dial tones, whooshing……  Tinnitus can be described as many sounds. Many annoying sounds.   And for those afflicted with this unwelcome...
Dizziness and Vertigo

Dizziness and Vertigo

Dizziness and vertigo are common symptoms reported during office visits. They can result from an inner ear peripheral vestibular disorder or a central vestibular disorder involving the brain. It is important to differentiate the between them so as to make an accurate...
Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden Hearing Loss

The incidence of sudden sensorineural hearing loss is 1 per 5000 every year. This refers to nerve damage versus an ear infection with middle ear fluid. It is likely to strike adults in their 40s and 50s, although we have seen it in much younger and older individuals....
Dizziness and Benign Positional Vertigo

Dizziness and Benign Positional Vertigo

Benign positional vertigo refers to small displaced crystals of calcium carbonate which called otoconia, otoliths, or canaliths. These crystals are typically attached to the otolithic membrane within the utricle of the inner ear. Sometimes due to trauma or aging, the...
Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease refers to a condition typically manifested by severe dizziness with vertigo, roaring or ringing tinnitus, fluctuating hearing loss, and a sense of ear pressure or fullness that is sometimes painful. Meniere’s can occur bilaterally in 25% of patients....
The Abscess That Wasn’t

The Abscess That Wasn’t

It was blistery cold outside, and the strong winds shattered against our windows. Yes it was winter, and fairly close to Christmas. The office was lit up with decorations in anticipation for the holiday season, and my staff worked like little elves trying to get...