Also known by its medical term, cerumen, ear wax is a lubricant and protective mechanism for you ears. It starts as a mixture of fatty secretions from the oil and sweat glands in...

An ear infection (acute otitis media) is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the...

We are experts at dealing with trauma of the outer, middle, and inner ear. A few examples are bruises and scratches of the outer ear, punctured eardrum, blood clots...

Hearing loss is a prevalent chronic condition among adults of all ages. It is recognized that hearing loss increases as a function of age, especially for frequencies at 2000 Hz and above. However, adults tend to ignore its effects, delay their decision to seek audiologic services, and tend to put off recommended treatments.

The ear has three main parts that work together to help you hear — the outer, middle, and inner ear. Most of the work done by your ears is mechanical in nature, catching and amplifying sound waves, then turning them into electrical impulses to be sent to the brain.

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) can cause dulled hearing. It is usually a temporary problem that lasts a week or so and most commonly occurs during and after a cold. There are various other causes and sometimes it lasts longer. Often, no treatment is needed but decongestants, antihistamines, or a steroid nasal spray sometimes help.

Ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes, ventilation tubes, pressure equalization tubes) are tiny cylinders, usually made of plastic or metal, that are surgically inserted into the eardrum.

Swimmer's ear is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. It's often brought on by water that remains in your ear after swimming, creating a moist environment that aids bacterial growth.

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  • Jeffrey E. Brink, M.D. +

    Dr. Brink is a Board Certified Surgeon specializing in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)... Read More
  • Liliana Torrealba, PA-C +

    Liliana has been part of Dr. Brink’s team since October 2014. She grew up in Venezuela and graduated from medical Read More
  • Danielle O'Neil, Au.D. F-AAA +

    Dr. O'Neil joined our team in July in 2015. She earned her bachelor's degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Read More
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