Ears

Your ear is a complex organ that enables you to connect with your surroundings. If a problem arises with any part of the ear, you may become disconnected. Fortunately, the staff at ENT Associates of Santa Barbara is experienced at treating any disorder or condition that walks in the door.

If you are experiencing any ear pain or discomfort, contact us at (805) 964-6926 to schedule an appointment.

Ear Surgery

Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure to change the shape, position, or size of the ears. It can correct defects of the ear that have been present from birth, or those resulting from injury or trauma. It is typically used to treat disproportionately large or protruding ears, and usually involves both ears to keep them…

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Ears

Your ear is a complex organ that enables you to connect with your surroundings. If a problem arises with any part of the ear, you may become disconnected. Fortunately, the staff at is experienced at treating any disorder or condition that walks in the door. If you are experiencing any ear pain or discomfort, contact…

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ENT Services

Ear, nose and throat disorders affect both children and adults, and encompass a wide range of conditions. Some of the more common ones include ear infections, tonsillitis, dizziness and balance problems, sinus infections, snoring and sleep apnea and allergies. Our professional staff includes board certified otolaryngologists trained in the diagnosis and treatment of the full…

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Pediatric ENT

Ear, nose and throat concerns are among the top reasons children are brought to the doctors. This is because children are especially sensitive to issues like ear infections and food allergies, and because certain birth defects such as cleft palates and ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) must be treated at a young age to prevent complications later on.…

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Pediatric Ear Problems

Causes Ear infections occur when fluid fills the space between the eardrum and the inner ear. This happens when the Eustachian tube becomes blocked thanks to a virus or bacterium, preventing mucus and pus from draining out of the middle ear. These fluids put pressure on the eardrum, causing pain and discomfort. Children are especially…

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Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device that bypasses damaged hair cells in the ear and provides electrical stimulation directly to the auditory nerve, giving patients who are severely hearing impaired or profoundly deaf the ability to hear. It is most beneficial for those who cannot be helped with a traditional hearing aid. A…

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Reconstructive Ear Surgery

A patient suffering from a congenital defect, injury, or trauma to the ears may feel self-conscious about his or her appearance. Fortunately, help is available; reconstructive ear surgery (known as reconstructive otoplasty) can correct both cosmetic and medical deformities of the outer ear and restore a patient’s self-confidence, in addition to improving his or her…

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Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the biggest health concerns in the U.S. It is the third most commonly reported physical condition, following arthritis and heart disease. It affects roughly 20 percent of the American population, and can strike people of all ages. The most common causes of hearing loss are noise exposure and aging. Symptoms…

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Tinnitus

Ringing in the ear, or tinnitus, is a widespread condition that affects an estimated 50 million Americans. Some people describe it as a hissing, roaring, whooshing or buzzing sound instead of ringing. It may be sporadic or constant, and is a symptom of an underlying condition rather than a disease itself. There are many factors…

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Ear Infections

An ear infection occurs when fluid becomes trapped in the middle ear following a viral or bacterial infection. This painful affliction is most common in children, but can affect people of all ages. Ear infections can be either acute (of short duration) or chronic (persisting or reoccurring frequently). Causes The majority of ear infections are…

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