Ear symptoms cause pain, loss of hearing and balance problems.
The symptom of hearing loss can occur from tumor that involve
the nerves going to the brain, acoustic neuromas. These symptoms can also
occur from infections involving the outer or inner ear. Tumors of the
mastoid process can affect hearing. Fractures produce symptoms not only
of hearing loss, but may also produce facial weakness and spinal fluid
leaks from the ear or throat.
The symptoms of balance problems can cause vertigo, dizziness
and incoordination. Associated symptoms involve hearing loss, headache
and walking difficulty.
Symptoms of infections of the ear can involve the outer ear or
middle ear. Hearing is affected. Balance and coordination may be impaired.
Rarely these infections can spread to the brain leading to symptoms of
brain abscess or seizure.
The important thing to remember, is that understanding the underlying
cause of your ear symptoms may be crucial. Education of patients about
their ear symptoms improves the chance of obtaining the right diagnosis
and obtaining prompt and correct treatment.
The symptoms related to the ear can be found below:
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