What is an Ear Infection?
Ear infections are common, especially in our sub- tropical climate. Our Doctors at the Coolangatta Ear Clinic are trained and equipped to help with all your ear related needs.
An ear infection occurs when a bacterial, fungal or viral infection affects either the outer, middle or inner ear.
Ear infections can be categorised as outer, middle or inner, and chronic or acute. Acute infections are painful and often develop rapidly, while chronic infections may not heal or recur numerous times. Chronic infections can also cause damage to the middle and inner ear.
While middle and outer ear infections are the most common, inner ear infections are less frequent and are sometimes a sign of another underlying issue.Request an appointment Call: 1300 405 286