The Ear Institute Center for the Ear, Hearing, & Balance is dedicated to providing patients with services for ear problems, hearing loss, dizziness and vertigo, falls prevention, balance testing and rehabilitation, and expert recommendations on hearing improvement.


Ear infections are common in childhood, and adults have ear problems too. Symptoms include: pain, drainage, hearing loss, and dizziness. Other common ear problems include: Eustachian tube problems, perforated eardrums, and cholesteatomas.
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Dizziness and vertigo (a sensation of spinning) may be due to inner ear disorders. The symptoms can be frightening and disabling. Our successful management approach involves a multidisciplinary team of doctors, audiologists, and balance therapists.
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Hearing loss is a common symptom, present in all age groups. One third of individuals aged 65-75 have hearing loss. Hearing loss is a medical problem, and should be evaluated by a physician. There are solutions, including: medicine, surgery, and hearing aids.
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Happiness and Hearing

Research shows that those who treat their hearing loss have a significantly improved quality of life than those who don’t seek treatment. Untreated hearing loss is linked to a number of debilitating conditions including balance disorders, depression and even cognitive decline. Those who treat their hearing loss with hearing devices, however, report improvements in their …

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The Hidden Hearing Loss Effect

Each day we all experience sound in the environment.  Many of these sounds are low intensity, satisfying, and others are the mundane sounds of life, such as television, radio, household appliances, cars running, traffic, etc.  Most of these sounds are at very safe levels and do not cause any danger to hearing. We also know however, …

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Your Two Ears Process Sound Differently

The concept of our “two brains” is nothing new in the scientific community. We often attribute certain behaviors and skills to a specific side, or hemisphere, of our brain. Research regarding hemisphere lateralization has shown that the different halves of our brain process information differently. Though it may be somewhat of an overgeneralization, our left …

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