Ear Infections (Otitis Media)

by Tahl Colen, M.D.

Otitis media means inflammation of the middle ear. It is most commonly used in the context of acute otitis media, the common middle ear infection of early childhood. During an episode, infected fluid fills the usually air-filled space behind the ear drum.

Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa)

by Tahl Colen, M.D.

Otitis externa is inflammation of the external ear canal. The most common type is acute otitis externa, also known as swimmer’s ear.

Ear Noises (Tinnitus)

by Moshe Ephrat, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Tinnitus refers to noises or sounds heard in the ears. It may sometimes be described as ringing, buzzing, pulsatile, or hissing. Tinnitus only refers to the symptom and does not describe a cause. Many people have experienced tinnitus that can sometimes be brief and self limiting or at times be continuous and persistent.

Ear Wax

by Moshe Ephrat, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Cerumen, or ear wax, is a common reason for patients to be seen. Cerumen is a substance that is a mixture of secretions by glands in the ear canal, skin, as well as dust and debris.

Hearing Loss

by Won-Taek Choe, M.D.

Hearing loss can come in either mechanical (conductive) or nerve (sensorineural) forms, or can stem from a combination of both. An audiogram would help to distinguish which type is present.


by Michael Gordon, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dizziness, Vertigo and Balance Disorders


by Andrew Blank, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Many of our doctors practice Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) medicine and surgery.

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