Ear & Balance – Conditions & Treatment


Ear & Balance – Condition & Treatment

Ear infection symptoms are common. There are five main symptoms which include otalgia (ear pain), otorrhea (ear discharge), hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing) and dizziness. The ear is not just an organ for hearing  It is also connected to the balance system. This is a complex system; sending signals to the brain to maintain the balance of the head and body in different movements and positions. This system is complex and interlinks with the cerebellum and visual pathways to maintain linear and angular motion.

Ear is also connected to the Nose and throat through Eustachian tube so certain ear symptoms can be the result of problems in the Nose and Throat.

Ear & Balance Related Treatments:

We offer assessment and treatment for the following Ear and Balance related Conditions:

  •   Middle Ear Infection – Acute Otitis Media
  •   Otitis Media with Effusion (serous otitis media, glue ear)
  •   Swimmer’s ear – Otitis externa including otomycosis
  •   Ear Wax – Cerumen
  •   Foreign bodies in Ear 
  •   Hole in Ear drum – Tympanic membrane perforation
  •   Otosclerosis
  •   Otalgia
  •   Otorrhea
  •   Deafness
  •   Tinnitus
  •   Cholesteatoma
  •   Barotrauma in divers
  •   Sudden hearing loss
  •   Presbycusis
  •   Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
  •   Vertigo and giddiness

Procedures and treatment offered for Ear and Balance:

  •   Outer Ear Infection 
  •   Middle Ear Fluid (Otitis Media)
  •   Pinna Cysts/ Keloids
  •   Myringoplasty – (patching of eardrum perforation)
  •   Ear cleaning 
  •   Foreign body removal from ear
  •   Grommet tube insertion and Myringotomy
  •   Mastoidectomy for Cholesteatoma diseases

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Dr Gerard Chee

MBBS (S'pore), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glasg) Fellow, Otology / Neurotology (Can)

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