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Ear Conditions


The Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists at Torrance Memorial Physician Network provide expert treatment for adults and children with conditions that affect the ears. If you or your child is experiencing an ear disorder or problem, our specialists will use the latest diagnostic and treatment methods to provide comprehensive ear and hearing care.

What are the Symptoms of Ear Disorders?

Your ear is made up of complex and delicate parts that help you to hear and maintain your balance. Common symptoms of ear problems include:

  • Hearing loss or muffled hearing
  • A feeling of pressure or fullness in the ear
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Fluid in the ear
  • Ear drainage
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Ear pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or vomiting

Our specialists treat a full range of common and complex ear disorders, including:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Disorders of the eardrum
  • Dizziness and balance disorders
  • Ear barotrauma and injury
  • Ear infections
  • Ear surgery
  • Ear tumors
  • Ear wax blockage
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Foreign bodies in the ear
  • Hearing loss
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Middle ear fluid
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ruptured eardrum
  • Swimmer’s ear
  • Surfer’s ear
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuronitis

Our specialists can refer the following common and complex ear disorders, including:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Cochleovestibular nerve compression syndrome

Treatment, Therapies and Services

When problems occur with any part of your ear, our otolaryngology specialists can help. During your first visit, our ENT specialists will review your medical history and symptoms, as well as perform a complete examination of your ears. If necessary, your specialist may perform tests to learn more about how your ears are working and find out if your ear disorder is affecting your hearing.

Our board-certified ENT specialists will develop a customized treatment plan to address the cause of your ear or hearing problem and relieve your symptoms. We provide a range of ear and hearing treatments, therapies and services, including:

  • Audiology services
  • Biopsies
  • Eardrum repair
  • Ear reconstruction
  • Ear surgery
  • Ear tubes
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing tests
  • Myringotomy
  • Osseointegrated bone conduction hearing system
  • Particle repositioning maneuver
  • Removal of ear tubes
  • Removal of ear wax
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Vestibular rehabilitation

Our specialists can refer the following common and complex ear disorders, including:

  • Cochlear implants
  • Labyrinthectomy
  • Stapedectomy
  • Stapedotomy