Ear & Hearing Center
Our experienced team of physicians, physician assistant and audiologist work together to assess a wide variety of ear, hearing and balance disorders. This includes; hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders. Once a diagnosis is made, we will recommend the best treatment plan for your specific condition.
Ear Wax Removal
An ear canal blocked by cerumen (wax) can cause pain, hearing loss and other conditions of the ear. Our providers will gently and safely remove the wax in our offices using a microscope.
Tinnitus (pronounced ti-ni-tis) is a buzzing or ringing in the ears and is very common. The buzzing or ringing can be intermittent or continuous, occur in one or both ears, vary in loudness, and can range from annoyance to affecting the ability to hear actual sound.
Tinnitus can be caused by a variety of conditions including:
- Prolonged exposure to loud noises
- Otitis media (ear infections)
- Natural aging process
- Cerumen (ear wax) blockage
- Head and/or neck injury
- Acoustic neuroma
Our audiologist, Dr. Jennifer Taylor, has the expertise and experience to evaluate your hearing loss and provide treatment plans customized to your needs. Dr. Taylor will perform a comprehensive hearing test to confirm hearing loss and determine the type of loss.
If your hearing loss could benefit from hearing aids, Dr. Taylor will carefully select state-of-the-art hearing aids right for your needs. She will ensure the aids fit correctly and you are comfortable with the use and maintenance.
Balance/Dizziness and Meniere’s Disease
Dizziness, vertigo and imbalance are some of the most common symptoms that may occur in adults. We will asses your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan based on the specific causes of your condition.
BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is a common condition that causes a sensation of rotational spinning. This condition is caused when crystals in the ear become loose and float which can be treated in the office by our providers.
Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes of a spinning sensation, changing degrees of hearing loss, ringing in the ear (tinnitus) and sometimes a feeling of pressure or fullness in the ear. This disorder is often managed medically to alleviate the symptoms caused by the disease.
If any of these conditions are affecting you, give us a call so we can schedule an appointment – (636) 931.7380 !