It’s easy to take the amazing things our ears do for granted. In fact, you’ve probably not given much thought to them. But when something isn’t right with your ears, it can have quite an impact on day-to-day life.
Learn more about ear health and conditions, and how they can affect the way we hear
BPPV causes short episodes of intense dizziness (vertigo) when the head is moved in certain directions.
Hearing loss due to an issue in the ear canal, eardrum or middle ear
Barotrauma is a condition caused by changes in air pressure and typically affects the ears.
Ear infections, especially middle ear infections (or otitis media) are most common in children.
Commonly known as 'surfer's ear', exostosis is the abnormal growth of bone in the ear canal.
Fluid in the ear happens when there is an issue with the ear's drainage tubes, leading to fluid becoming trapped behind the eardrum.
Glue ear (also called otitis media with effusion, or OME) is when the middle ear fills with fluid where normally there is air.
Hyperacusis is a condition that causes an intolerance or sensitivity to everyday noises.
Impacted earwax happens when there is a build-up of earwax in the ear, resulting in a complete blockage.
These conditions are infections of the vestibular nerve, found in the inner ear, that is responsible for controlling balance.
Ménière's disease is a condition that affects the inner ear, causing episodes of extreme dizziness, hearing loss (which can fluctuate in its severity), a feeling of ear fullness and tinnitus.
Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
Otitis externa is the inflammation and infection of the external ear canal.
A perforated eardrum is a hole in the eardrum and can result in ear pain and loss of hearing.
Perichondritis happens when the thin layer of skin tissue that covers the cartilage becomes infected or is separated.
Sudden hearing loss is an unexplained sudden change in hearing in one or both ears.
If you’re worried about your ear health, or you recognise any of these conditions and symptoms, visit your GP or call your store to speak to one of our audiology professionals.