Ear, Nose & Throat
A variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance. Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children. Tinnitus, a ringing in the ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes. Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness. Some ear disorders can result in hearing loss or deafness.
Throat or pharyngeal problems are common. One of the most common problems is sore throat usually caused by a viral infection, allergies or streptococcal infections. Other throat problems include the tonsillitis (an infection in the tonsils), pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx), etc.
Nose problems can often permeate through the entire body. For example, a stuffy nose of the common cold can make it hard to breathe or sleep. Due to their close anatomical and physiological relationship, ear, nose and throat disorders are usually treated together.