Your ears are complex body parts that play a significant role in helping you hear and maintain balance. When you have a problem with your ears, you need to see the otolaryngology team at Advanced Specialty Associates in St. Paul and Baxter, Minnesota. The highly-skilled otolaryngologists can manage any health issue affecting your ears. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Your ears are divided into three parts: the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear.
The outer ear, also called the external ear, includes the outside part of the ear you can see and the external auditory canal.
The middle ear contains tiny bones that vibrate on your eardrum, amplifying sound. The eustachian tubes are also located in the middle ear.
The inner ear contains the nerves that send sound to the brain for interpretation. Your inner ear also contains the vestibule, which has receptors that help you maintain balance.
The ears are prone to many health issues. Some of the common conditions that affect or involve the ears include:
Vertigo is a symptom you may experience when you have a problem involving your inner ear. With vertigo, you feel that the room around you is moving when you’re standing, sitting, or lying still.
Otolaryngology is an area of medicine specializing in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat (ENT).
If you have chronic ear infections, ongoing ear pain, hearing loss, or poor balance, you need to see the general ENT physicians at Advanced Specialty Associates. The highly skilled and trained team includes two double board-certified ENT physicians.
They take a patient-centered approach to care, listening intently to your concerns so they can properly address your needs.
The highly skilled team at Advanced Specialty Associates can treat any type of ear problem. Some of the treatments available include:
An audiogram is a diagnostic test the ENT physicians at Advanced Specialty Associates use to assess hearing and evaluate the function of your middle and inner ear.
For children with chronic ear infections, the team performs in-office ear tube placements.
The otolaryngologists also help patients struggling with tinnitus, or ringing in the ear, by identifying the cause and providing the appropriate treatment.
Otolaryngology also diagnoses and treats balance disorders like Meniere's disease and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
For expert ear care from a compassionate team, call Advanced Specialty Associates or schedule an appointment online today.