We are closed Thanksgiving, Thursday Nov 26, 2020

We are closed Thanksgiving
Thursday Nov 26, 2020

If you have an ear, nose or throat medical urgent need, please call:

If you have an ear, nose or throat medical urgent need, please call:

Ear Care Services Provided by Gateway ENT in St. Louis, MO

Ear Care Center

We Are All EARS

At Gateway ENT we provide a comprehensive otologic evaluation. In addition to our six Ear, Nose, and Throat Physicians, we have five full-time hearing specialists – Audiologists for hearing tests and hearing aid fittings.
Problems that affect the ear can be as minor as impacted ear wax or as serious as congenital hearing loss. Our physicians will perform a thorough assessment to diagnose and treat your condition.
We treat the most common childhood ailment, the ear infection, to more complicated conditions of the ear for adults.
Ear Exam Elderly Female Patient Gateway ENT St Louis MO

Conditions We Treat

  • Ear infections
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Earaches
  • Swimmer’s ear and external ear infections
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Ear wax impactions
  • Ruptured eardrum
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Autoimmune inner ear disease
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Cauliflower ear and other ear deformities
  • Ears - Frequently Asked Questions

    Pressure Equalization Tubes or ear tubes as they are commonly known allow drainage of any fluid that may build up behind the ear drum and equalize the pressure. The placement of ear tubes is done by making a small incision in the ear drum and then placing a special tube through the incision. The procedure is either performed in the clinic or the operating room. Children most commonly need ear tubes, but teens and adults can sometimes benefit from their use as well. Ignoring the conditions that require ear tubes can lead to speech and balance problems, hearing loss, poor school and work performance, or changes in the structure of the ear drum.

    Buildup of ear wax can cause decreased hearing as well as discomfort. Patients with this buildup often seek relief from what they describe as a feeling of fullness in the ear. Removal of ear wax is a procedure performed in the clinic using a microscope, special ear instruments, and micro-suctions to remove excessive ear wax. The procedure is well tolerated and performed on the same day as your clinic visit. The safest place to get relief from ear wax build up is an Ear, Nose and Throat physician practice.

    A Tympanoplasty is performed to fix a hole in the ear drum or to restore hearing loss. A Tympanoplasty is an outpatient surgery which is performed using a microscope to rebuild the eardrum. Recovery is usually a few days to a week.

    I enjoy the opportunity for in-office care and the surgical diversity of taking care of conditions of the ear. Both provide an opportunity to form relationships with the patient as they return to good health. It is also a great experience when we help people achieve improved hearing.”

    Dr. Gaughan, Gateway ENT Physician
    Doctor Robert Gaughan MD Gateway ENT St Louis Missouri

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