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Ear infections 2018-06-19T15:10:58+00:00

Taking Ear Infections Seriously

Ear Infections

One of our  most important roles as audiologists is helping you keep your ears healthy. Ear infections are serious and can affect all ages at any time. Some infections are viral and some bacterial, and the treatment of each is very different. When we look at the ear in detail we are also looking for fungal conditions plus any signs of longer term anatomical concerns that we can see with much greater clarity using powerful microscopes and hi-resolution video technology.

We see our role in ear care management as supporting you to get the right medical attention as expediently as possible. We provide detailed referral reports for your GP and ENT consultant to ensure they have the information they require to make the best decision about your onward care. We will help you keep a track of your condition and support you with advice, explanation and information. To support this we are very fortunate to work closely with local ENT consultants, in particular Mr Ian Bottrill. We have set up a system where we can email him directly with photographs of any ear we are worried about. Mr Bottrill quickly responds with advice on urgency level and what type of referral is required – GP, ENT or for us to keep monitoring. This partnership is proving to be a really successful model and helps support GPs to make the best and most cost effective decisions regarding treatment plans etc.

Taking Ear Infections Seriously

Ear Infections

Our ability to clear the ear canal of infectious debris during and post infection allows the recommended treatment to be more effective, work faster, and reduces the chance of re-infection and overuse of antibiotics.

Although we work in the private healthcare sector, we strongly believe that our support can help make the very best use of NHS resources. You may need to self fund your wax removal (£70), but the net effect is a timely, efficient and effective treatment.

Most importantly, it is an opportunity to have your ears thoroughly examined by our clinical ear care clinicians. Their experience helps to support your doctor to make the very best use of NHS medical resources and keeps you hearing with as little impact on your life as possible.

EAR INFECTIONS

Below is a selection of articles relating to ear infections, if you have your own story regarding this issue, we would love to hear from you, so please comment below or get in touch.