About BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is characterized by brief episodes of vertigo (spinning sensation) and/or dizziness with certain head positions or head movements. This is caused by displaced tiny crystals that have...

TREATMENT OF ACOUSTIC TUMORS

An acoustic tumor (sometimes termed a neuroma or schwannoma) is a benign (non-cancerous) tissue growth that arises on the eighth cranial nerve. Properly, it is referred to as a vestibular schwannoma. These...

OTHER DISORDERS

Understanding the basic anatomy, function of the human ear, and the mechanism of balance and hearing are important pieces of information when addressing the many underlying causes and symptoms ear disorders. Many other disease...

What is Meniere's disease?

Prosper Meniere was a French Physician who described a new disease process in the mid-1800’s. The disease he identified consisted of four symptoms: attacks of vertigo, ear fullness or pressure, low-pitch tinnitus (...

It is not possible to list every complication that may occur before, during, and following a surgical procedure. The following discussion is included to indicate some of the risks and complications related to most ear surgeries. Consult your physician...

About Imbalance

The dominant driving force to maintain balance originates from the inner ear. However, imbalance can result from a wide variety of causes, the most common of which occur as a result of the vestibular system (inner ear), visual...

Definition

The labyrinth is the medical terminology for the balance portion of the inner ear. The inner ear consists of a complex area in the temporal bone and can be divided into three parts: the vestibule (in the middle), cochlea (in front...

About Motion Sickness

Motion sickness, or seasickness, is usually just a minor annoyance and does not signify any serious medical illness. Some travelers are incapacitated by it, and a few even suffer symptoms for a few days after the trip....

Concussional Injuries

Our Approach

Here at Ear Institute of Texas (EIT), we objectively evaluate each patient as an individual to determine the extent and specific nature of their concussion. The physician at EIT has...

MENIERE'S DISEASE/ENDOLYMPHATIC HYDROPS

What is Meniere's disease?

Prosper Meniere was a French Physician who described a new disease process in the mid-1800’s. The disease he identified consisted of four symptoms:...

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