Ear and Balance Clinic

Carol Jackson, M.D. House-Fellowship Trained Otologist
Ashley Beko, Au. D., Doctor of Clinical Audiology
361 Hospital RD Suite 325
Newport Beach, CA 92663

(949) 574-7744

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Hearing Assessments Diagnosis

Get to the bottom of your ear symptoms and concerns by visiting Ear and Balance Clinic. Drawing on years of experience, our team of ear professionals provide comprehensive balance and hearing assessments, along with treatment options for a full range of hearing, balance, and ear disorders.

Vertigo

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): Symptoms of dizziness or vertigo, lightheadedness, disorientation, disequilibrium or nausea, brought on by particular head/body movements or positions.

For patients that suffer dizziness or being imbalance we offer different solutions such as medical management, Vestibular rehabilitation methods and therapy, and the Epley maneuver.

Dr. William F. House


Otologic Disorders We Treat:

  • Acoustic Neuroma: Benign growth arising from the hearing and balance nerve deep to the inner ear. Symptoms include slowly progressive imbalance, unilateral tinnitus, dizziness, and asymmetric hearing loss.
  • Cholesteatoma: Cyst that occurs behind the eardrum and perforates the tympanic membrane, eroding ossicles; can spread throughout mastoid bone and related structures.
  • Eardrum Perforation: Opening in the tympanic membrane typically from infection, inflammation, or trauma.
  • Endolymphatic Hydrops: Elevated inner ear fluid pressure. Symptoms of hydrops include pressure or fullness in the ears, hearing loss, dizziness, and imbalance.
  • "Surfer's Ear" Exostosis: Bony growths in the external auditory canal; commonly occurs after years of exposure to the forceful rush of water in the ear canal, which leads to plugging, infections, ear blockage, and hearing loss.
  • Glomus Tumor: Vascular benign tumor arising from veins in bone around the structures of hearing and balance.
  • Meniere's Disease: Disorder in the regulation of inner ear fluid pressure resulting in fluctuating nerve hearing loss, episodes of severe spinning vertigo, tinnitus, and often a sensation of fullness or pressure in the ears or head.
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL): Exposure to loud sound(s) resulting in sustained hearing impairments or permanent damage to the hair cells of the inner ear.
  • Otitis Media: Inflammation or infection marked by an accumulation of pus or fluid in the middle ear space.
  • Otosclerosis: A disease of the bone that surrounds the inner ear that results in hearing loss most commonly from reduced vibration of the stapes bone; one of the most correctable causes of hearing loss.
  • Polyp: Benign inflammatory growth occurring in the external canal, on the eardrum, or in the middle ear.
  • Presbycusis: Permanent partial hearing loss that occurs with aging; can be improved by a properly fit hearing aid.
  • Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Onset of hearing loss within minutes to hours that involves the inner ear, usually from viral or small vessel causes; often improved by prompt medical treatment.
  • Temporal Bone Fractures: Caused by high force trauma such as motor vehicle accidents or blows to the head or face.
  • Tinnitus: Ringing, buzzing, or other abnormal noises in the ears or head that is not generated by an external source; often the sign of an otologic disorder and usually improved with treatment, including masking techniques.