What are some of the most common ear problems?
There are many ENT disorders that exist, and even more signs and symptoms associated with each one. The list can get pretty long which can leave many people baffled when it comes to treating any of these symptoms. Let’s break down the top 4 most common ear and nose and throat problems to help simplify this mess.
Symptoms of Ear Infection
Out of all the ENT disorders, ear infections are definitely the most prevalent. They can occur when germs become trapped inside the inner ear which can cause irritation and sometimes even hearing problems.
The top four most common ear infection signs and symptoms are the following:
- Difficulty Hearing
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Fluid Discharge from the ear
- Loss of balance
In addition to these symptoms, many individuals with sleep apnea might experience difficulty sleeping due to snoring, gasping, or even choking while sleeping. You are more likely to have sleep apnea if you’re overweight, have enlarged tonsils, or take sedatives at bedtime to aid your sleep.
The majority of people will experience one or more of these disorders in their lifetime. While visiting with your physician, discussion of your symptoms may help your doctor to come up with a diagnosis of an ENT disorder.
Here are some of the hearing conditions we treat:
- Hearing loss
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Vertigo and balance disorders
- Ear infections
- Surfer’s Ear
- Ear drum perforations
- Growths and Tumors
To see a list of all of the conditions we treat, check out our Conditions & Treatment page here.