The ear’s primary functions are hearing and helping maintain balance. Ear problems affect people of any age, and can impact the ability to communicate and function effectively.
Ear Treatments at Texas ENT
Our team of physicians at Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists delivers the most state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options to our patients. We are dedicated to maintaining the health of your ears, from pediatric ear infections to age-related hearing loss. We’re here to help.
Why Choose Texas ENT Specialists
At Texas ENT Specialists, our goal is to offer patients across Houston a customized approach to achieving long-term symptom relief. With an unparalleled network of physicians at our disposal, we’re able to diagnose and treat a wide range of ear conditions.
We also work closely with our skilled audiologists to offer comprehensive ear and hearing services. This allows us to help patients treat the underlying ear conditions that are affecting their ability to hear while also improving their hearing.
The inner ear has circular canals that contain fluid which helps keep you balanced.
If you have started to feel as though you’re leaning more to one side, having trouble standing upright, or nearly falling as you walk, a balance test can be performed. This series of tests can help determine the cause of your imbalance and guide the providers to the correct solution.
Ear Hygiene & Wax Removal
Ear hygiene can be a tricky line to walk. By over-cleaning your ears with cotton swabs, you can risk infections or punctures, but under-cleaning can lead to a build-up of earwax and even difficulty hearing. Our staff will provide a thorough ear cleaning if you are experiencing wax build-up, allowing you to hear more easily.
Repair of Eardrum Perforation
Eardrum perforation is a small hole or a tear in the eardrum. This is most often caused by repeated ear infections, trauma, or injury to the area. When this occurs, a minor surgical procedure is used to repair the perforation by using a graft of skin or tissue from another area to patch it. This helps stop any side effects, as well as ensure that the tear does not become larger over time or create further impact.
Surgical Treatment of Chronic Ear Infections
Chronic ear infections can occur in both adults and children and can make daily life more challenging than necessary. Constant ear pain and other symptoms can get in the way of your everyday activities. When ear infections have become chronic or medication no longer helps to improve them, surgery can be performed to stop them from returning.
Ear tubes can be used to treat a build-up of fluids, middle ear infections, inflammation of the middle ear, or other types of chronic ear infections. These small plastic pieces are inserted into the ears, offering patients lasting relief for several months. The tubes will naturally fall out on their own and the hole will close, so repeat visits are not necessary.
Texas ENT Specialists also perform ear surgeries to treat specific ear conditions and repair areas of the ear that have been damaged or infected.
The ears help keep us balanced, allow us to hear, and connect the throat to the inner ear. Performing surgery in this area of the body must be done with the greatest of surgical expertise. Our surgeons’ qualifications include fellowship training, board certification, and years of clinical experience. This ensures that the surgery is performed as safely and successfully as possible.
About Texas Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists
Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists is a multi-location ENT practice located in Houston. We have 15 offices conveniently located around the Houston area, spanning four counties.
We’ve created a network of over 30 world-class physicians with years of experience. Our offices provide patients with assistance through every step of their journey to long-term relief. This starts with evaluation and testing, and continues through treatment (and, if necessary, surgery). If you are interested in an evaluation at one of our locations, contact us today to schedule an appointment.