Did you know we provide over 150 fact sheets on a variety of ear, nose, throat (ENT) and eye conditions? Some ENT conditions will benefit from early detection, and some common conditions can be managed with your GP. Before you make that appointment have a read through some of our resources to put your mind at ease.
To help, we have comprised our top 5 most visited ear-related resources below:
1. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
While our most visited fact sheet for ear related health changes regularly, BPPV is a common disorder amongst older patients (people over 65 years old). BPPV is a common disorder of the inner ear with symptoms including dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness and nausea.
2. Ear Wax
Ear wax build-up is common across all age demographics, and can vary from person to person. For immediate assistance for ear wax build up, please contact your GP.
3. Hydrogen Peroxide for Ear Infections / Wax
In tandem with the Eye and Ear’s Ear Wax fact sheet, this explains how hydrogen peroxide can be used to treat ear infections or the build-up of wax.
4. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) (Simplified Chinese)
The Eye and Ear offer simplified fact sheets in various languages, with our BPPV Simplified Chinese fact sheet being a popular example. To find various fact sheets in your language, you can use the filter by language section on our website here.
Another common ear condition is Tinnitus, which is the awareness of noises in the ears (one or both) and/or in the head that are not present in the surrounding environment. It is most commonly described as a ringing or hissing sound.
Please note that if you are experiencing any serious and persistent symptoms, contact your GP.
Couldn’t find what you were looking for? Find our full list of over 150 Fact Sheets here, or read our top 5 facts on eye conditions.