Ear & Balance Disorders : Services - Eastside ENT Specialists

By: Eastside Ent Specialists  06-Dec-2011

Conditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of hearing disorders, and what Eastside ENT head and neck physicians can do to evaluate and treat these problems.



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