Ears, Hearing and Balance in Tampa and Spring Hill, FL
Suncoast ENT Surgical Specialists does far more than treat infection, allergies and other debilitating medical conditions of the ears, nose and throat. Our board-certified Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeons also help adults and children in Tampa, Spring Hill and nearby towns in Florida protect and improve their hearing and balance.
As experts in conditions that affect the ears, nose and throat, the physicians of Suncoast ENT Surgical Specialists offer services to protect and enhance your hearing. We also treat conditions that affect the delicate structures inside your ears that work together to maintain your balance.
How Do the Ears Help with Balance?
Your ears are designed with three distinct physiological areas — the inner ear, middle ear, and outer ear. The inner ear is the portion that helps you with balance. Tiny canals inside the inner ear work much like a gyroscope to detect body movement. Special fluid inside the canals moves with your body and touch hair cells that stimulate nerve impulses to your brain. While this is a fairly simplified explanation, it describes the complex nature of ear structures for balance. When even the smallest part of the system fails, your balance can be significantly affected.
Can My Family Physician Treat Conditions Related to Ears, Hearing and Balance?
While your family physician has the fundamental knowledge to provide basic treatments for ears, hearing and balance, many conditions require a greater in-depth knowledge, skill and specialized training. The ENT physicians at Suncoast ENT Surgical Specialists are experienced with
- Ear Infections (Otitis Media/ Otitis Externa)
- Ear Tube Placement BMT
- Vertigo (Dizziness)
- Ménière’s disease
- Hearing Aids
- Hearing Testing
- Custom Ear Protection
Consultation for Conditions Affected Your Ears, Hearing and Balance
Your family physician may make a referral to our office, or you may be a self-directed patient. During your consultation, our ENT physician discusses any problems you may be having with your ears, hearing or balance. Treatment options are based on your individual needs.
You may not consider consulting with an ENT specialist for conditions affecting your ears, hearing and balance. Working with our board-certified Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgeons, though, give you peace of mind about your diagnosis and treatment. Contact our office in Tampa and Spring Hill today to schedule your consultation.