Acoustic Neuromas

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

Auditory Brainstem Implants

The auditory brainstem implant (ABI) was developed to restore some hearing to people in the situation where...

Balance Disorders

A balance disorder is a condition marked by the symptoms of feeling unsteady or dizzy...

Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

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...

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 and can lead to damage of...



A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is partially implanted surgically into the cochlea...

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...

Eustachian Tube Problems

The Eustachian tube is the narrow channel connecting the back of the nose with the middle ear space...

Facial Nerve Disorders

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



Ménière’s disease is an inner ear disorder that causes fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo and fullness or pressure in the ear.

Neurofibromatosis Type II

In rare cases, a person might have acoustic tumours on both sides. This is the hallmark of a disease called Neurofibromatosis Type II.


Otosclerosis is a disease of the ear in which abnormal growth of bone interferes with the movement of the stapes bone...

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...


Often described as "ringing in the ears", can also present as buzzing, hissing, seashell sound, roaring, humming or pulsation. It might be constant or intermittent...


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