From the voices of your loved ones to the melodies of your favorite songs, your ability to hear connects you to your world in a way no other sense can.
When your ears are giving you trouble due to a hearing difficulty, chronic ear infections, or other ear-related ailments, you can feel isolated from your friends, family, and co-workers, and disconnected from the way you’d like to live your life.
For more than 38 years, the people of our community have trusted the Ear Nose & Throat professionals of Central Plains Ear Nose Throat & Audiology with their ear and hearing wellness needs. Our unparalleled approach to service and commitment to patient wellness through advanced medical techniques, as well as our access to and expert application of the latest and most effective hearing aid technology, is what makes us the preferred choice of your friends and neighbors.
If you or a loved one have an ear or hearing concern, please call one of our convenient locations. We look forward to serving you.
Cholesteatomas are abnormal ear growths caused by infections or lacerations that occur in the middle ear behind the eardrum. Cholesteotomas, often beginning as cysts, can cause hearing loss due to growth that damages the bones of the middle ear. When the bones of the middle ear are damaged or destroyed, the infection can spread to…Read More
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…Read More
Ear infections occur in a variety of ways, and can happen internally, in the middle ear, or the outer ear. Because of the wide range of bacteria and viruses that can afflict different segments of the ear, it is important to pay special attention to the severity of your symptoms to help our Ear Nose…Read More
Ears come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Sometimes they can droop or stick out, making the individual who possesses them self-conscious about their appearance. Other times, accidents can occur, such as a baby tugging at a mother’s earring or a sporting accident, which can cause torn earlobes or other similar damage. What is…Read More
Ear infections. They can be frequent, and for many, they can be painful. This, for those who are parents already know too well, can be especially true for children. Though viral ear infections tend to go away on their own and bacterial ear infections can be treated by way of antibiotics, chronic ear infections often…Read More
Though many are hesitant to discuss the subject, earwax is a normal part of life. In fact, it’s essential to our overall well-being. Earwax, known in the medical world as cerumen, promotes ear health by protecting the body from infection. Should You Use Cotton Swabs to Clean Your Ears? In a word: no. Your ear…Read More
Our ears consist of three primary components: the outer, middle, and inner ear. Our middle ear is a chamber—called the tympanic cavity—that contains the eardrum and three bones, called the ossicles, the malleus, incus, and stapes (or, as the bones of the middle ear are more commonly known, the hammer, anvil, and stirrup). If any…Read More
When hearing loss is inherited, it may be due to otosclerosis, a condition of abnormal bone growth around the tiny bones in the middle of the ear. Where the stapes bone typically moves freely inside the ear to relay vibrations, this growth fixates the stapes, preventing sound signals from being sent to the brain. Unlike…Read More
Swimmer’s Ear is a common condition that can affect those who swim often or anyone with open exposure to high levels of water, sand, dust or dirt. This condition, called otitis externa, is a fungal or bacterial infection of the outer ear canal commonly referred to as an earache. "Swimmer’s ear" doesn’t just affect swimmers.…Read More
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