Balance DisordersA balance disorder can lead to unsteadiness making it difficult to maintain an upright position. Symptoms of a balance disorder include lightheadedness, disorientation, or a sensation of movement, spinning, or floating.
DizzinessOne of the most common reasons for doctor visits in adults is dizziness. Dizziness is an all-encompassing term including everything from feeling faint, lightheaded, weak, or unsteady.
Ear InfectionsEar Infections are most common in children and occur when the Eustachian tube becomes blocked resulting in fluid buildup.
Ear TraumaEar Trauma encompasses damage done to the outer, middle and inner ear as a result of injury, object intrusion, or listening to loud music.
Ear WaxEar wax is supposed to trap dust and dirt particles to prevent them from reaching the eardrum. There are home treatments to soften ear wax but a GKENT physician should be consulted if there is indication of a hole in the eardrum. Mistreatment of or the lack of treatment for earwax can lead to blockage.
EaracheAn earache is a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. Earaches can be a symptom of many things ranging from an ear or sinus infection to Arthritis to an injury.
TinnitusTinnitus is a continuous or intermittent ringing in the ears. Most tinnitus comes from damage to microscopic endings of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Other causes include allergies, high or low blood pressure, tumor, diabetes, thyroid problems, head or neck injuries, and medications.
VertigoVertigo, a disorder of the vestibular system in the inner ear, is a dizziness sensation where one feels motion when in fact they are stationary. Symptoms often include nausea, vomiting, and difficulty being upright.
Evaluations and Treatments
The physicians and specialists at GKENT provide the following evaluations and treatments for Ear and Balance Disorders: