ABOUT A HOLE IN THE EARDRUM

How does the ear work?

The ear consists of the outer, middle and inner ear. Sound travels through the outer ear and reaches the eardrum, causing it to vibrate. The vibration is then transmitted through three tiny bones (ossicles) in the middle ear.



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ABOUT ADULT TONSIL SURGERY

What are tonsils?

Tonsils are small glands in the throat, one on each side. They are there to fight germs when you are a young child. As you get older, the tonsils become less important in fighting germs and usually shrink.



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ABOUT CATARRH

What is ‘catarrh’?

Catarrh is a condition that is very common but yet very difficult to describe well. It means different things to different people



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ABOUT CHILDREN’S TONSIL SURGERY

What are tonsils?

Tonsils are small glands in the throat, one on each side. They are there to fight germs when you are a young child. After the age of about three years, the tonsils become less important in fighting germs and usually shrink



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ABOUT EPISTAXIS OR NOSEBLEEDS

What is epistaxis?

Epistaxis is the medical word for bleeding from the nose.



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ABOUT FUNCTIONAL ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY (FESS)

What are sinuses?

Sinuses are air-filled spaces in the bones of the face and head. They are connected to the inside of the nose through small openings. The sinuses are important in the way we breathe through the nose and in the flow of mucus in the nose and throat. When the sinuses are working properly we are not aware of them but they often are involved in infections and inflammations which cause symptoms. These infections and inflammations are called sinusitis. 



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ABOUT GROMMETS IN CHILDHOOD

What are grommets?

Grommets are very small plastic tubes, which sit in a hole in the eardrum. They let air get in and out of the ear. This keeps the ear healthy.



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ABOUT HOARSENESS

What is Hoarseness?

Hoarseness or Dysphonia means a change in the sound of someone’s voice. People suffering from hoarseness can experience a strained, husky or breathy voice.



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MASTOID SURGERY

How does the ear work?

The ear consists of the outer, middle and inner ear. The outer ear is covered by skin. The middle ear is covered by a mucus producing membrane. Sound travels through the outer ear and reaches the eardrum, causing it to vibrate. The vibration is then transmitted through three tiny bones (ossicles) in the middle ear. The vibration then enters the inner ear where the nerve cells are. The nerve cells within the inner ear are stimulated to produce nerve signals. These nerve signals are carried to the brain, where they are interpreted as sound.



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ABOUT NECK LUMPS

Introduction

Finding a lump in the neck can cause considerable anxiety and worry. If a neck lump is found, it is sensible to seek medical advice from your Doctor. The neck contains a wide variety of structures and therefore there are a large number of different causes for lumps or swellings to appear.



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