4033 3rd Avenue, Suite 104 San Diego, CA 92103(619) 294-2350

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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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Child's Hearing Loss
...The best treatment for hearing loss of any degree is appropriate early intervention...

Cholesteatoma
...Hearing loss, dizziness, and facial muscle paralysis are rare, but can result from continued cholesteatoma growth...

Cochlear Implants
...Since severe sensorineural hearing loss cannot be corrected with medicine, it can be treated only with a cochlear implant...

Ear Tubes
...But sometimes, ear infections and/or fluid in the middle ear may become a chronic problem leading to other issues such as hearing loss, behavior, and speech problems...

Earaches
...It is also the most common cause of hearing loss in children...

Earwax
...This condition is called cerumen impaction, and may cause one or more of the following symptoms: Earache, fullness in the ear, or a sensation the ear is plugged Partial hearing loss, which may be progressive Tinnitus, ringing, or noises in the ear Itching, odor, or discharge Coughing What is the recommended method of ear cleaning...

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
...AIED is a rare disease occurring in less than one percent of the 28 million Americans with a hearing loss...

Better Ear Health
...Treatment of these and other hearing losses can often lead to improved or restored hearing...

Buying a Hearing Aid: Answers to common questions
...If you have ear pain, drainage, excess earwax, hearing loss in only one ear, sudden or rapidly progressive hearing loss, or dizziness, it is especially important that you see an otolaryngologist, as these may be symptoms indicating a serious medical problem...

Child Screening
...Many studies have shown that early diagnosis of hearing loss is crucial to the development of speech, language, cognitive, and psychosocial abilities...

Chronic Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) and Hearing Loss
...If not treated, chronic ear infections have potentially serious consequences such as temporary or permanent hearing loss...

Your Genes and Hearing Loss
...Inherited genetic defects play an important role in congenital hearing loss, contributing to about 60 percent of deafness occurring in infants...

Hyperacusis - An increased sensitivity to everyday sounds
...Hearing loss coupled with low tolerance to sound is another termed recruitment, a condition where soft sounds cannot be heard and loud sounds are intolerable (or distorted)...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children
...Overexposure to noise can cause both temporary and permanent hearing loss...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...This will reduce the chances of any new infections and may correct any hearing loss caused by the fluid buildup...

What You Should Know About Otosclerosis
...The typical finding on the hearing test is a conductive hearing loss in the low frequency tones...

When Your Child Has Tinnitus
...This often debilitating condition has been linked to ear injuries, circulatory system problems, noise-induced hearing loss, wax build-up in the ear canal, medications harmful to the ear, ear or sinus infections, misaligned jaw joints, head and neck trauma, Ménière’s disease, or an abnormal growth of bone of the middle ear...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
...The procedure is recommended for treatment of: chronic otitis media with effusion (lasting longer than three months), recurrent acute otitis media (more than three episodes in six months or more than four episodes in 12 months), severe acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion and a hearing loss greater than 30 dB, non-responsiveness to antibiotics, and impending mastoiditis or intra-cranial complication due to otitis media...

Infant Hearing Loss
...Parents and grandparents are usually the first to discover hearing loss in a baby, because they spend the most time with them...

Noise and Hearing Protection
...Age-related hearing loss is the most common cause of this condition and is more prevalent than hearing loss caused by excessive noise exposure...

Perforated Eardrum
...A perforated eardrum from trauma can occur: If the ear is struck directly With a skull fracture After a sudden explosion If an object (such as a bobby pin, Q-tip, or stick) is pushed too far into the ear canal As a result of acid or hot slag (from welding) entering the ear canal Middle ear infections may cause pain, hearing loss, and spontaneous rupture (tear) of the eardrum, resulting in a perforation...

Swimmer's Ear
...Redness and swelling of the skin around the ear If left untreated, complications resulting from swimmer’s ear may include: Hearing loss...

Tinnitus
...It is interesting to note that the pitch of the tinnitus often coincides with the area of the maximal hearing loss...

Travel Tips for the Hearing Impaired
...with hearing loss, travel can be especially difficult...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...This will reduce the chances of any new infections and may correct any hearing loss caused by the fluid buildup...

Secondhand Smoke
...Ear infections and middle ear fluid are the most common cause of children’s hearing loss...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...This can lead to frequent ear infections and buildup of fluid in the middle ear that may cause temporary hearing loss...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
...Hearing loss can be a consequence of repeat ear infections and persistent middle ear fluid...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...This will reduce the chances of any new infections and may correct any hearing loss caused by the fluid buildup...

TMJ Pain
...When the earache is not associated with a hearing loss and the eardrum looks normal, the doctor will consider the possibility that the pain comes from TMJ...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...This can lead to frequent ear infections and potential hearing loss...

Dizziness and Motion Sickness
...While each person will be affected differently, symptoms that warrant a visit to the doctor include a high fever, severe headache, convulsions, ongoing vomiting, chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, inability to move an arm or leg, a change in vision or speech, or hearing loss...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
...Hearing loss can be a consequence of repeat ear infections and persistent middle ear fluid...

TMJ
...When the earache is not associated with a hearing loss and the eardrum looks normal, the doctor will consider the possibility that the pain comes from TMJ...

Child's Hearing Loss
...As with all children, there is no magic formula for raising a child with a hearing loss...

Child Screening
...Many studies have shown that early diagnosis of hearing loss is crucial to the development of speech, language, cognitive, and psychosocial abilities...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children
...There are three types of hearing loss: Conductive hearing loss: This occurs when sound is not conducted efficiently through the outer ear canal to the eardrum and the tiny bones of the middle ear...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...This will reduce the chances of any new infections and may correct any hearing loss caused by the fluid buildup...

When Your Child Has Tinnitus
...This often debilitating condition has been linked to ear injuries, circulatory system problems, noise-induced hearing loss, wax build-up in the ear canal, medications harmful to the ear, ear or sinus infections, misaligned jaw joints, head and neck trauma, Ménière's disease, and an abnormal growth of bone of the middle ear...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
...The procedure is recommended for treatment of: chronic otitis media with effusion (lasting longer than three months), recurrent acute otitis media (more than three episodes in six months or more than four episodes in 12 months), severe acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion and a hearing loss greater than 30 dB, non-responsiveness to antibiotics, and impending mastoiditis or intra-cranial complication due to otitis media...

Secondhand Smoke and Children
...Ear infections are the most common cause of children's hearing loss...

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Hillcrest Head & Neck Associates

(619) 294-2350
4033 3rd Avenue, Suite 104 San Diego, CA 92103