Each year, more than 55,000 Americans will develop head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancers are curable if caught early.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing loss results when there is any problem in delivering sound energy to your cochlea, the hearing part in the inner ear.
Cholesteatoma is an abnormal skin growth or skin cyst trapped behind the eardrum, or the bone behind the ear.
Ears and Altitude (Barotrauma)
When the eustachian tube in your middle ear is blocked due to altitude or pressure changes (barotrauma), air cannot be equalized, and a vacuum occurs.
Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa)
Swimmer’s ear (also called acute otitis externa) is a painful condition that affects the outer ear and ear canal that is caused by infection, inflammation, or irritation.
Tonsillitis, or pharyngitis, refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils, which are lymph glands located in the back of the throat that are visible through the mouth.
Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer
Cancer of the voice box, or laryngeal cancer, is not as well known by the general public as some other types of cancer, yet it is not a rare disease.
Hoarseness (also called dysphonia) is an abnormal change in the quality of your voice, making it sound raspy, strained, breathy, weak, higher or lower in pitch, inconsistent, or fatigued, often making it harder to talk.
Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)
Earwax, called cerumen, is produced by special wax-forming glands located in the skin of the outer one-third of the ear canal.