Should I talk to my doctor about ear disorder?

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Prompt treatment of ear disorders may prevent or reduce permanent hearing loss or other complications. Many ear problems can be easily treated. For instance, ear infections may respond to medications. Tinnitus, a condition associated with ringing or buzzing in the ear, may be helped by hearing aids. Even earwax can cause pain or hearing loss and can be removed easily at your doctor's office.

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Ear Disorders

Ear Disorders

Your ear is a complex organ composed of the outer, middle and inner ear (as well as fluid). Any disorder involving your ear -- ear infections, tinnitus, Meniere's disease -- can affect either your hearing or your balance. Treatmen...

t options for ear disorders vary based on the type of disorder you have.
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