ENT Conditions

Ear Conditions

· Glue Ear and Grommets
Glue ear is the commonest cause of hearing loss in children. It refers to thick fluid or glue behind the ear drum causing the ear drum not to move. Grommets refer to a plastic tube inserted through the ear drum to drain and ventilate the ear.

· Hearing loss
Adults have many causes of hearing loss and some of this is treatable surgically or medically. It pays to have your ears looked at by an Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon who can with an audiologist at Essential ENT , guide the best way to alleviate this very common issue. Sudden hearing loss is an emergency and can be often be treated but please call us for an urgent appointment.

· Tinnitus (Noises in the ear)
A very common problem, and one that can be helped. Please come in for a chat for strategies.

· Ear Infections (Otitis)
This can be in the outer ear (otitis externa) where it is a skin condition, or in the middle ear again causing fluid to build up behind ear drum.

· Balance issues – Dizziness, Vertigo and Menieres
Balance is complex, it involves an interaction with the brain, eyes, inner ear and the nerves in the feet and hands. Mr Rockey will perform a thorough balance assessment, and work up that is thorough to help you.

Nasal Conditions

· Breathing issues including snoring and sleep apnoea
The nose is responsible for 25% of breathing function and everyone knows what a blocked nose feels like. Mr Rockey aims to deliver significant improvement to help with this, and also help with all your sleep issues.

· Rhinitis / Sinusitis

Inflammation in the nose and sinuses are very common and affects up to 20% of people at some point in their lives. There are state of the art treatments that do not affect patients externally at all and utilise endoscopes (cameras) to deliver the latest treatments.

Throat Conditions
· Head & Neck – Thyroid – Salivary – Skin Lumps or pain
Mr Rockey has undertaken cancer surgery in the Head and Neck for more than 15 years, and is a part of multidisciplinary team that delivers a comprehensive treatment for the diagnosis, management and follow up of all benign and cancerous Head & Neck issues.

· Voice, Swallowing or Breathing issues in the Neck

Again seeing thousands of patients over 19 years of practice, has led to Essential ENT striving to deliver your peace of mind.