Ear & Hearing
“Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.”
– Helen Keller
Introduction to ears
Hearing is an extraordinary sense. The contours of the pinna (the part of our ears we can see) channel sound into ear canals. Sound, which is simply waves of compressions and rarefactions of air molecules vibrate the eardrum to transmit the sound through the three smallest bones in the body into the cochlear fluids, where sound energy stimulates auditory nerves. Our brains can then interpret the nerve impulses to make sense of our auditory environment to understand speech, enjoy music, localise sound, and form a myriad of auditory objects in the minds-eye.
In every clinic, Mr Harris works with an audiologist trained and able to perform hearing assessment and investigations in adults and children. To learn more about the audiology team click here.
Ear and hearing conditions
Microsuction and clearance of ear wax
Myringotomy and grommet insertion
Pure tone audiometry
Grommets and other types of middle-ear ventilation tube
Laser assisted ear surgery
Combined Approach Tympanoplasty
Functional Orthoganol Cholesteatoma Surgery
Bony and Soft Tissue Meatoplasty
Removal of Exostoses
Pre-auricular Sinus Excision
Intratympanic Steroid Injection
Endolymphatic Sac Surgery (surgery for Menieres Disease)
Balloon tuboplasty (to treat Eustachian tube dysfunction)
Disclaimer: This publication is designed for the information of patients. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the information contained may not be comprehensive and patients should not act upon it without seeking professional advice.