The ear is an extremely intricate organ that is the primary component in our ability to hear, and is also a very important factor in the body’s balance and stability systems. Issues with the ears such as hearing loss, dizziness and vertigo impact millions of people, and can have a significant negative affect on overall quality of life.

At Commonwealth Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, P.C., our highly trained and certified physicians diagnose and cure Richmond ear patients with cutting-edge treatments designed to improve hearing and balance function as quickly, easily and safely as possible. Listed below are some of the common ear ailments we treat. Contact us to learn more about how we can assist you in restoring healthy function to your ears.

Ear Infections

Ear infections can occur when fluid becomes trapped int he middle ear. Trapped fluid in the middle ear is often associated with a cold, throat infection or allergy attack, but there are many potential causes. Ear infections are more common among young children but can happen in all ages. Our Richmond ear infection patients report earaches and occasionally fluid coming from the ears.

Ear Tubes

Ear tubes are slim, plastic devices placed in the ear in patients that have recurring ear infections. The tube is inserted through a tiny surgical opening in the eardrum, and allows for better circulation of the inner working of the ear. The procedure can also be referred to as myringotomy or tympanostomy. Our Richmond ear tubes patients experience a decrease in pressure and pain in the ears, as well as a reduction in the recurrence of ear infections.

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a problem that impacts millions of Americans each year, potentially affecting overall quality of life. At Commonwealth Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, P.C., we provide comprehensive testing and treatment for patients with all types of hearing loss. We offer specialized treatment for all of our Richmond hearing loss patients.

Hearing Aids

At Commonwealth Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, P.C., we offer Richmond hearing aids patients a variety of options for hearing devices. Our hearing specialists work with each patient to determine the best hearing device solution possible and how to incorporate it into the patient’s daily life.

Vertigo and Balance Disorders

Problems with dizziness, vertigo and imbalance can be very complex and difficult to diagnose. At Commonwealth Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, P.C., we provide detailed evaluation and testing for dizziness issues. Our dizziness specialists can help you restore your balance and quality of life.

Other Ear Treatments and Services

  • Tumors of the ear – benign and malignant
  • Otosclerosis and Laser Stapedotomy
  • Otoplasty, the correction of prominent ears (sometimes referred to as “ear pinning”)
  • Perforated Ear Drums
  • Implantable Hearing Devices
  • Tinnitus/Ringing in the Ears
  • Tumors and Skin Cysts