The ear is comprised of three parts: 1) outer, 2) middle and 3) inner. Typical problems associated with each of these parts are listed below.

Outer

  • Wax impactions
  • Acute/chronic otitis externa
  • Masses
  • Preauricular pits
  • Skin cancers
  • Foreign bodies

Middle

  • Acute/chronic middle ear fluid
  • Acute/chronic ear infections, also known as “otitis media”

  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Conductive hearing loss
  • Eardrum perforations