Common Ear Issues: Prevention, Treatment, and When to See an ENT Specialist

Your ears are made up of your outer, middle, and inner ear and each one can be affected in different ways. When you’re dealing with ear issues, it can affect how you function and can even cause pain while trying to eat. It’s important that you don’t ignore ear issues and that you understand when to visit your ENT specialist and how they can help treat all of your ear problems.

Dealing With Different Ear Issues

There are several issues that can affect the different parts of your ears, and this can impact your daily life. Whether you’re dealing with ear pain or hearing loss, it can be difficult to function when you have ear issues. You should understand when to visit an ENT specialist and how they can improve the health of your ears and help you live with less pain and irritation in your ears.

Common issues that can affect your ears include:

  • Earaches
  • Ear infections
  • Hearing loss
  • Ear wax buildup
  • Middle ear infection
  • Swimmer’s ear
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo

Each issue is completely different and can affect different areas of your ears. You can deal with ear issues at any age, but some are more common for children. Ear infections are very common with children due to their developing structures. Often with ear infections, you might need antibiotics, but in some cases, there may be an issue with fluid building up in the ears. This happens with children and often, tubes will be placed in the ears to help with drainage.

It’s important that you’re taking care of your ears and seeing your ENT specialist often, especially if you’ve dealt with ear issues in the past. Treatment will vary depending on the issue that you’re dealing with.

Contact Our ENT Specialist Today

Make sure that you’re keeping your ears healthy! Contact your ENT specialist to understand more about ear issues and how you can improve the health of your ears.

Our Location

SE corner of Thunderbird Rd and 57th Dr. We are a 4-story medical building located between the Fry's shopping center and Banner Thunderbird Hospital

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Westside Ear, Nose & Throat, PC


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8:00 am-5:00 pm


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