Ears & Hearing

At Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat, our specialists are committed to providing the best possible care for hearing and balance disorders in children and adults in a respectful and comfortable environment.

We offer a full spectrum of audiologic services provided by our trained audiologists. Diagnostic services include comprehensive hearing testing, tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing for the adult and pediatric populations, auditory brainstem response testing (ABR), videonystagmography (VNG), vestibular treatments, otoacoustic emissions and central auditory processing evaluations.

We also have a cochlear implant department that can determine candidacy and provide all the essential programming and follow-up with the device.

If you are experiencing any ear pain or discomfort, request an appointment with one of our providers.

Ear Infections

An ear infection occurs when fluid becomes trapped in the middle ear following a viral or bacterial infection. This painful affliction is most common in children, but can affect people of all ages. Ear infections can be either acute (of…

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Background sound is a constant in our busy lives. Normally, background noises are at safe levels that will not impact our hearing, but repeated exposure to noise above 85 decibels (dB) can cause hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss, as a…

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Sudden Hearing Loss Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

For most people who experience hearing loss, the condition comes on gradually over a period of years. In rare cases, an abrupt loss of hearing occurs with little or no warning. This condition, known as sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL),…

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Tinnitus (Ringing in Ear)

Ringing in the ear, or tinnitus, is a widespread condition that affects an estimated 50 million Americans. Some people describe it as a hissing, roaring, whooshing or buzzing sound instead of ringing. It may be sporadic or constant, and is…

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Vertigo (Dizziness)

Vertigo is a form of dizziness characterized by the feeling that you or your environment is moving or spinning, despite the lack of any actual movement. This sensation is brought on by disturbances in the inner ear or the brain.…

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Meniere’s Disease Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Ménière’s disease is an inner ear disorder that causes fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo and fullness or pressure in the ear. It is the result of excess fluid in the inner ear. There is no cure for Ménière’s disease, but…

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Bell’s Palsy (Facial Paralysis)

Facial paralysis occurs when the facial nerve fibers are irritated or disrupted. A number of factors can cause this – infections, injuries, tumors and strokes, for instance – but the most common is a condition known as Bell’s palsy. Facial…

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Otosclerosis is an abnormal growth of bone in the middle ear that causes hearing loss. It typically begins in the early 20s, and is the leading cause of middle ear hearing loss in young adults. Causes The exact cause of…

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