Hearing loss can significantly affect your quality of life. Our hearing specialists can identify the cause of your hearing loss and, if needed, provide the latest in hearing aid technology.
Hearing Aid Team
If you think that you or someone you love has a hearing loss, call our office and make an appointment for a hearing evaluation. Our Audiologists will help you understand the nature of your hearing loss and if amplification is an appropriate option. Any decision about hearing aids is an important and sometimes complicated one. Our knowledgeable staff want you to make an educated decision about your hearing aid purchase. Because of this, we encourage family members or close friends to participate in the process.
Our office provides a wide choice of digital technology in several styles. Our Audiologists have several years’ experience working with major hearing aid manufacturers including Siemens, Oticon, Starkey and Unitron. Our goal is to help you find the best solution to your hearing loss that fits your personal needs and within your budget. We look forward to helping you hear again.
Our goal is to ensure the best care for each person we serve throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha and Southeastern Wisconsin.
Tinnitus Treatment | Ringing in Ears
Many people experience an occasional ringing (or roaring, hissing, buzzing, or tinkling) in their ears. The sound usually lasts only a few minutes. Ringing in the ears that does not get better or go away is called tinnitus. You may hear a sound, such as a ringing or roaring, that does not come from your surroundings (nobody else can hear it). The sound may keep time with your heartbeat, it may keep pace with your breathing, it may be constant, or it may come and go. Tinnitus is most common in people older than age 40. Men have problems with tinnitus more often than women.
Dizziness is a word that is often used to describe two different feelings. It is important to know exactly what you mean when you say “I feel dizzy,” because it can help you and your doctor narrow down the list of possible problems.
- Lightheadedness is a feeling that you are about to faint or “pass out.” Although you may feel dizzy, you do not feel as though you or your surroundings are moving. Lightheadedness often goes away or improves when you lie down. If lightheadedness gets worse, it can lead to a feeling of almost fainting or a fainting spell (syncope). You may sometimes feel nauseated or vomit when you are lightheaded.
- Vertigo is a feeling that you or your surroundings are moving when there is no actual movement. You may feel as though you are off balance, spinning, whirling, falling, or tilting. When you have severe vertigo, you may feel very nauseated or vomit. You may have trouble walking or standing, and you may lose your balance and fall.
Myringotomy (Tubes in Ears)
Treatment for Recurrent Ear Infection: Myringotomy (Tubes in Ears)
Ear tubes are plastic and shaped like a hollow spool. Doctors suggest tubes for children who have repeat ear infections or when fluid stays behind the eardrum. A specialist (otolaryngologist) places the tubes through a small surgical opening made in the eardrum (myringotomy or tympanostomy). The child is unconscious under general anesthesia for this surgery.
Ear Wax Cerumen Removal
Ear wax cerumen is a naturally produced substance that protects the ear canal. It is a mixture of skin, sweat, hair, and debris (such as shampoo and dirt) held together with a fluid secreted by glands inside the ear canal (ceruminous glands). The ear canals are self-cleaning.
Ear wax cerumen helps filter dust, keeps the ears clean, and protects the ear canal from infection. Normally, earwax is a self-draining liquid that does not cause problems. As the skin of the ear canal sheds, the wax is carried to the outer part of the ear canal and drains from the ear by itself.
What is swimmer’s ear?
Swimmer’s ear (otitis externa) is an inflammation or infection of the ear canal, the passage that leads from the outer ear to the eardrum. This condition is called swimmer’s ear, because it commonly occurs in people who have been swimming. But other people can get it too.
Inner Ear Infection
Inner ear infections are usually caused by vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis, which can trigger many symptoms, including dizziness. These infections can heal within a few weeks on their own, but in some cases they must be treated with medication or other remedies to re-establish a proper sense of balance. Your doctor can help you determine the best course of treatment.
The Physicians and Practitioners at Alliance ENT are the top experts in Otolaryngology in Southeastern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Franklin, Brookfield, and Wauwatosa. Call today to get all of your questions answered!