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Penn Neurotology treats the full spectrum of conditions of the ear and surrounding structures that cause hearing loss and balance and dizziness disorders. These conditions include:

Symptoms of Neurotologic Conditions

The symptoms of neurotologic conditions can greatly interfere with a person’s quality of life as they struggle on a daily basis with hearing loss, ringing in the ears, balance and dizziness. If left untreated, these symptoms can cause depression, anxiety and can be the initial symptoms of more serious medical conditions.

The most common symptoms of neurotologic conditions include:

  • Facial paralysis
  • Facial weakness
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Hearing loss and impairment including:
    • Sensitivity to loud sounds
    • Trouble hearing in noisy areas
    • Hearing voices as mumbled or slurred
    • Difficulty discriminating certain pitches or sounds
    • Ringing in the ears 
    • Hissing, whistling or buzzing in the ears
  • Dizzness and Vertigo
    • Blurred vision
    • Feeling off-balance or dizzy (Balance or dizziness disorders may stem from an issue with the inner ear)
    • Vertigo (a false sense of motion)
    • Lightheadedness
    • Unsteadiness
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