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Ear, nose and throat problems involve sinus issues, hearing issues, balance, speech, swallowing and upper-airway breathing. Common ear, nose and throat problems include nasal congestion, sinus infections, mouth sores, oral lesions, hearing loss, ear drainage and vertigo.

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By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
Otitis Media is one of the most common conditions for which children require medical treatment. This condition also affects adults, but to a much lesser degree. Otitis media can be subdivided into several conditions:
Topics and Subtopics: Ear, Nose, & Throat & Hearing Disorders

By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking, or hissing sound in your ears? Do you hear this sound often or all the time? Does the sound bother you a lot? If you answer yes to these questions, you may have tinnitus (tin-NY-tus).
Topics and Subtopics: Ear, Nose, & Throat & Hearing Disorders

By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL), or sudden deafness, is a rapid loss of hearing. SSHL can happen to a person all at once or over a period of up to 3 days. It should be considered a medical emergency. A person who experiences SSHL should visit a doctor immediately.
Topics and Subtopics: Ear, Nose, & Throat & Hearing Disorders

By DuPage Medical Group
The ability to cough is an important part of normal lung function. Coughing from time to time helps clear particles and secretions from the lungs and prevent infection. However, sometimes a cough can become
a chronic condition that requires a medical evaluation.

By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
People with dysphagia have difficulty swallowing and may also experience pain while swallowing. Some people may be completely unable to swallow or may have trouble swallowing liquids, foods, or saliva. Eating then becomes a challenge. Often, dysphagia makes it difficult to take in enough calories and fluids to nourish the body.

By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
There are many different types of ear infections that all have different symptoms.

By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
Neuromonics treatment is centered on promoting the brain’s natural capacity to recreate neural connections in order to better filter out tinnitus awareness.
Topics and Subtopics: Ear, Nose, & Throat & Hearing Disorders

By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
The Cochlear Corp BAHA and Oticon Medical Ponto are surgically implanted treatment options for single sided deafness (SSD). Like TransEar, the BAHA and Ponto functions through direct transfer of sound through bone vibration from the “non-hearing” ear to the better hearing ear.
Topics and Subtopics: Ear, Nose, & Throat & Hearing Disorders

By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
Ménière's disease is an abnormality of the inner ear causing a host of symptoms, including vertigo or severe dizziness, tinnitus or a roaring sound in the ears, fluctuating hearing loss, and the sensation of pressure or pain in the affected ear. The disorder usually affects only one ear and is a common cause of hearing loss. Named after French physician Prosper Ménière who first described the syndrome in 1861.
Topics and Subtopics: Autoimmune Diseases & Ear, Nose, & Throat

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