EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SURGEONS
MELBOURNE EAR SPECIALISTS
The Surgeons at Melbourne Ear Specialists have a specific interest in ear and hearing-related conditions. Clinical Professor Robert Briggs and his colleague Associate Professor Jean-Marc Gerard, aim to provide the highest quality care for their patients.
Acoustic Neuromas are relatively uncommon benign tumours that grow on the nerve between the brain and the inner ear.
Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid
A bone-anchored hearing device is a hearing device that relies on direct bone conduction to transmit sound.
Childhood Hearing Loss
Children, like adults, can have hearing loss caused by problems in any part of the ear. Even mild hearing loss in children requires attention and intervention to reduce the impact on speech and language development and education.
Chronic Ear Infections
Chronic otitis media (COM) is a long-lasting infection of the middle ear that often produces a perforation in the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and can lead to damage of the ossicles (middle ear bones) or tissue membrane of the middle ear, producing hearing loss.
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is partially implanted surgically into the cochlea, the hearing organ of the inner ear.
Eustachian Tube Problems
The Eustachian tube is the narrow channel connecting the back of the nose with the middle ear space. It lies deep within the head and is made of cartilage and bone.
Otosclerosis is a disease of the ear in which abnormal growth of bone interferes with the movement of the stapes bone, leading to a progressive loss of hearing.
Tinnitus, although often described as “ringing in the ears”, can also present as a buzzing, hissing, seashell sound, roaring, humming or pulsation. It might be constant or intermittent (on and off).