Ear/Inner Ear/Brain Problems

Professor Owen Judd

BMedSci(Hons) BM BS MRCPS(Glas) FRCS(Ed) FRCS(ORL-HNS) FRSA PGDipClinEd DCH

To book a consultation to see Professor Judd regarding any of these conditions, please see the appointments page for contact information.

EAR PROBLEMS (OTOLOGY)

Hearing Loss

Conductive Hearing Loss – this problem occurs when sound waves are not properly conducted in the outer ear, which can lead to hearing loss

Sensorineural Hearing Loss – hearing loss that occurs due to problems in the inner ear

Mixed Hearing Loss

Otosclerosis – an abnormal growth in the inner ear and as a result of having this problem, the growth can lead to a loss of hearing


Ear Infections

Otitis externa –  outer ear or ear canal inflammation

Otitis media – middle ear inflammation

Myringitis – ear drum infection

Mastoiditis – infection in the bones in the ear


Middle Ear Disease

Tympanic Perforation – hole (perforation) in ear drum

Cholesteatoma – a growth in the inner ear that can continually grow and also erode parts of the ear

INNER EAR and BRAIN (NEUROTOLOGY)

Tinnitus – a continuous noise or ringing/hiss/ticking in the ear, which consequenlty can cause problems with concentration, sleep and even cause depression

Dizziness – can be classified as lack of balance, spinning sensation or lightheadedness and be caused by a number of issues

BPPV – benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Vestibular Migraine – Vestibular migraine is now the accepted term for a type of migraine that mainly presents with dizziness symptoms. To find out more about how to deal with or eliminate the causes of vestibular migraine, visit Prof. Judd’s website. Click here for more information.

Labyrinthitis/Vestibular neuronitis – this is an inflammation of parts of the inner ear and as a result, patients may experience hearing loss and a sensation that the world is spinning

Ménière’s disease/Endolymphatic hydrops – a disorder in the inner-ear which is caused by a build-up of fluid. This can result in a feeling of fullness or pressure building up in the ear

Perilymphatic fistula – an abnormal opening in the inner ear which, as a result, means that that fluid in the inner ear leaks into the middle ear, causing dizziness, imbalance and hearing loss

Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence – this relates to a set of balance and hearing problems which is caused by the thinning of, or complete absence of part of the temporal bone in the ear. Because of this, patients can experience a wide range of symptoms

Glomus tumours – a type of tumour that can develop in a number of areas on the body, including the head and neck

Acoustic neuroma – a benign tumour that can form on a nerve in the cranium, which as a result can cause problems such as tinnitus, balance problems and facial pain


Facial Paralysis and weakness  


Migraine