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Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.  For additional medical information, click on link at bottom to American Academy of Otolaryngology.

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... Allergies Dizziness & Vertigo Ear Infection Hearing Disorders Hearing Loss Tinnitus Tonsils Sinus Pain Sinusitis Snoring & Sleep Apnea Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world...

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Ears, Nose & Throat Allergies Snoring & Sleep Apnea Hearing Disorders Hearing Aids Dizziness & Vertigo Tonsils Tinnitus Physical Therapy Vestibular Otitis Media Vocal Cord Paralysis Mononucleosis Dust-Proof Your Home Smell Disorders Taste Disorders

Dizziness & Vertigo
...More than 5 million Americans a year visit their physician for dizziness at an estimated cost of more than one billion dollars...

Vestibular
Vestibular Neuronitis and Viral Labyrinthitis Viral infections are the cause of dizziness in about 5% of cases and affect all age groups...

Hearing Loss
... If you experience a sudden or prolonged hearing loss with dizziness, fever, or pain, please contact our Bethlehem office right away...

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
... Common symptoms of AIED can include: Progressive SNHL in both ears that occurs over weeks to months that is not always the same in both ears Fluctuating hearing Dizziness or imbalance (approximately 50 percent of AIED cases) Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus Ear fullness (approximately 25 to 50 percent of AIED cases) Conductive hearing loss  may be present due to Eustachian tube obstruction from inflamed middle ear lining and/or if AIED is because of systemic autoimmune diseases Symptoms of systemic autoimmune diseases, such as fatigue, achy muscles, swelling and redness, low-grade fever, and more What Causes AIED...

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Do you get a spinning vertigo or dizziness sensation in certain head positions...

Cholesteatoma
... Cholesteatoma may cause these symptoms: Hearing loss Ear drainage, often with a bad smell  Recurrent ear infections Sensation of ear fullness Dizziness Facial muscle weakness on the side of the infected ear Ear ache/pain If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, as soon as possible...

Conductive Hearing Loss
... Symptoms of conductive hearing loss can vary depending on the exact cause and severity (see below), but may include or be associated with: Muffled hearing Sudden or steady loss of hearing Full or “stuffy” sensation in the ear Dizziness Draining of the ear Pain or tenderness in the ear What Causes Conductive Hearing Loss...

Earaches
... Symptoms of earaches in infants and toddlers may include: Hearing problems Pulling or scratching the ear Crying or irritability Ear drainage Fever Symptoms of earaches in young children, adolescents, and adults may include: Pain Hearing problems Full or “stuffy” sensation in the ear Dizziness or loss of balance Nausea, vomiting Ear drainage Fever What Causes Earaches...

Ears and Altitude (Barotrauma)
... Some symptoms of barotrauma include: Ear pressure Ear pain Hearing loss Dizziness What Causes Barotrauma...

Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)
...Common solutions used for syringing include water and saline, which should be warmed to body temperature to prevent dizziness...

Ménière’s Disease
Ménière’s disease (also called idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops) is one of the most common causes of dizziness originating in the inner ear...

Otosclerosis
...If a patient is prone to dizziness or has a diagnosis of Ménière’s disease [LINK], then trying a hearing aid [LINK] before surgery may be advised...

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
...Medication for nausea and dizziness is also helpful during treatment to support recovery...

Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL)
... Symptoms of SNHL may include: Muffled hearing  Difficulty understanding speech Sudden or steady loss of hearing Full or “stuffy” sensation in the ear Ringing in the ear Dizziness What Causes SNHL...