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Ears & Hearing

Comprehensive Management of Ear & Hearing Conditions

From ear infections to structural abnormalities, Metro ENT offers comprehensive management for a wide range of ear and hearing related conditions.

We diagnose and managing various issues such as ear infections, including outer, middle, and inner ear infections, which can cause discomfort and hearing loss.

We also provide expert care for hearing loss, whether it’s conductive or sensorineural, addressing factors such as age-related changes, noise exposure, or genetic predisposition as well as management options for tinnitus and conditions such as Meniere’s disease, as we aim to improve both balance and auditory function for our patients.

Dr Ryan De Freitas

MBBS (Hons), BMedSci, MRCS, DOHNS, FRACS

ENT Surgeon

Ear Conditions

Our team employs advanced techniques to address issues such as outer ear canal infections, middle ear infections, inner ear infections, ear drum perforations, otosclerosis, cholesteatoma, tinnitus, and exostoses (Surfer’s Ear), providing effective solutions tailored to each patient’s needs.

Otoplasty Surgery

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting the shape, position, or proportion of the ears. It’s commonly performed to address concerns such as prominent ears (commonly referred to as “bat ears”), ears that stick out excessively, asymmetrical ears, or ears that are misshapen due to injury or congenital deformities. During otoplasty, the surgeon may reshape the cartilage of the ear, remove excess skin, or adjust the position of the ear to achieve a more balanced and natural appearance. Otoplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia, and recovery time varies depending on the extent of the procedure but usually involves minimal discomfort.

Hearing Solutions and Deafness Management

Hearing loss can profoundly impact individuals of all ages, affecting their quality of life and everyday interactions. Whether it’s sudden or progressive, unilateral or bilateral, conductive or sensorineural, our team provides thorough evaluations to determine the most appropriate course of action for each patient.

Conductive
Hearing Loss

Targeting the Root Cause

Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound waves are obstructed from reaching the inner ear. Causes may include issues such as earwax buildup, damage to the eardrum, fluid accumulation (glue ear), or injury to the tiny hearing bones. Metro ENT offers tailored treatment options, including in-office procedures, medications, or surgical interventions, to address the underlying issues and restore hearing function.

Sensorineural
Hearing Loss

Precision Treatment for Lasting Results

Sensorineural hearing loss results from damage to the inner ear or auditory nerve, impairing the translation of sound waves into electrical signals sent to the brain. This type of hearing loss, often associated with aging, requires specialized care to optimize outcomes.

Urgent Care for Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden hearing loss demands prompt attention to maximize recovery potential. If you experience a rapid decline in hearing, it’s crucial to seek immediate assessment and intervention. Metro ENT offers urgent evaluations to determine the underlying cause and initiate appropriate treatment measures promptly.

“With a focus on patient-centered care and advanced treatment solutions, we strive to help each individual achieve optimal ear health.”