Your ears, nose and throat work together and are connected by a system of tubes. That means, when something goes wrong, it can cause discomfort throughout your whole body. Bon Secours ENTs can assist you in everything from simple ear infections to more advanced conditions like tonsillitis. We can even help with certain sleep disorders and allergies.
Conditions We Treat
Balance disorders affect 4 out of 10 people at some point in life. They are often caused by inner ear issues, health conditions, or medications.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo – or BPPV – is a common cause of vertigo, which is the feeling of spinning or falling.
Hearing loss commonly affects adults over the age of 65 but can also be caused by injuries or other health conditions.
Labyrinthitis, or inflammation of the inner ear, is typically brought on from an infection. Like other ear problems, symptoms include dizziness, hearing loss and vertigo. It is important to see a doctor to properly diagnose this issue as it can be easily confused with other ear issues. Medications can help manage symptoms and keep you comfortable, until labyrinthitis eventually subsides on its own.
Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS)
Translated as “sickness of disembarkment,” mal de debarquement syndrome (MdDS) is the illusion of movement after movement has stopped.
Meniere’s disease is a type of balance disorder than can lead to hearing loss.
Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
Perilymph fistula (PLF) is a small membrane tear between the middle and inner ear that causes inner ear fluid to leak into the middle ear.
Ringing in the Ear (Tinnitus)
Ringing in the ear – or tinnitus – can cause a variety of noises, including clicking, humming or ringing.
Vestibular neuronitis is a condition that affects the nerve of the inner ear, preventing it from properly sending head position information to the brain.
Treatments We Offer
An audiological exam is a diagnostic evaluation to evaluate the state of your hearing. You may need an audiological exam if you did not pass an initial hearing screening.
Balance Assessment Test
A balance assessment test, also known as vestibular balance testing or vestibular testing, is a series of tests to evaluate for balance disorders.
A cochlear implant is a device that can restore hearing loss in patients who have severe hearing loss where hearing aids are not helping.
Endolymphatic Sac Decompression
Endolymphatic sac surgery is a surgery that is used to help maintain the hydrostatic pressure and endolymph homeostasis in the inner ear for patients with Meniere’s disease.
An Epley maneuver is a series of movements used to relieve symptoms of BPPV.
A fistula test helps your doctor diagnose a perilymphatic fistula or other ENT conditions such as superior canal dehiscence.
A hearing aid is a small electronic device that can help improve your hearing by amplifying sounds that are harder to hear.
A labyrinthectomy is a procedure used to treat severe Meniere’s disease.
Micropressure therapy, also known as positive pressure therapy, is a simple treatment option for Meniere’s disease.
Noise Suppression Device
A noise suppression device is an electronic device that suppresses noise you hear. Patients who suffer from conditions such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) may find relief using a noise suppression device.
Semicircular Canal Occlusion
Semicircular canal occlusion is a surgical treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
Surgical Repair for Perilymph Fistula
Patients who have progressive hearing loss associated with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) may require surgery to repair the perilymph fistula.
The Valsalva maneuver is a technique that is often used to diagnose autonomic nervous system (ANS) issues, clear clogged ears, and helps restore abnormal heart rate.
Vestibular Nerve Section
A vestibular nerve section is an ENT procedure where the vestibular part of the cochleovestibular cranial nerve is cut to eliminate vertigo attacks while preserving hearing.
Vestibular testing is a series of tests used to evaluate your hearing function.