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Ear Conditions we treat

Acoustic Neuromas

Acoustic Neuromas are relatively uncommon benign tumours that grow on the nerve between the brain and the inner ear.

Auditory Brainstem Implant

The auditory brainstem implant (ABI) was developed to restore some hearing to people in the situation where cochlear implants cannot be used due to damage to the hearing nerves.

Balance Disorders

A balance disorder is a condition marked by the symptoms of feeling unsteady or dizzy. Even while standing, lying or sitting still, a person with a balance disorder will feel as if they are moving, spinning or floating. While walking, people may feel as if they are tipping over.

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.

Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is partially implanted surgically into the cochlea, the hearing organ of the inner ear.

Congenital Atresia

Narrowing of the ear canal is called aural atresia. It can range from a slight narrowing to a complete absence of the external ear canal. When this occurs at birth, we use the term congenital atresia.

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.

Facial Nerve Disorders

Twitching, weakness or paralysis of the face is a symptom of some disorder involving the facial nerve.

Ménière’s Disease

Ménière’s disease is an inner ear disorder that causes fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo and fullness or pressure in the ear. It is the result of excess fluid in the inner ear. There is no cure for Ménière’s disease, but various strategies can help you manage your symptoms.

Neurofibromatosis Type II

In rare cases, a person might have acoustic tumours (also called vestibular schwannoma) on both sides (bilateral). This is the hallmark of a disease called Neurofibromatosis Type II (NF2).


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.

Surfer's Ear

Exostoses are bony outgrowths of the external auditory canal. They typically line both the front and back of the canal causing narrowing, which can be severe. Exostoses occur more often in people exposed to cold water and wind, such as surfers and divers (hence the name “surfer’s ear”).

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