Ear diseases are a common condition, often difficult to diagnose and manage as the facilities needed are specialised and require particular skills. Queensland Otology provides a comprehensive service in this respect, covering the full range of illnesses that affect the ear.
We especially excel in the management of severely diseased / damaged cases and those requiring revision surgery, for example cholesteatoma or mastoidectomy cavity repair situations.
|Microtia||External Canal Atresia|
|Protruding ears||Wax (cerumen) Build-up|
|Foreign Bodies in the External Ear||Acute Otitis Externa (swimmer’s ear, tropical ear)|
|Fungal Otitis Externa||External Ear Allergy|
|Chronic Myringitis||External Canal Exostoses (Surfer’s Ear)|
|Keratosis Obturans||Neurodermatitis (Eczema)|
|Congenital Stapes Fixation||Congenital Drum and Ossicle Deformity|
|Eustachian Tube Dysfunction||Otitis Media with Effusion (Glue ear)|
|Vent tubes (Grommets)||Adhesive Otitis Media (Collapsed Eardrum)|
|Acute Otitis Media||Chronic Otitis Media|
|Otosclerosis||Glomus Tympanicum Tumours|
At Queensland Otology we provide a high standard Otological surgical service, encompassing the procedures relevant to the above conditions. Our expertise derives from many years of in-depth experience and the associated applied research, recognised internationally, and for which Professor Black was awarded the Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Medal for Distinguished Service in this field.
Queensland Otology delivers a comprehensive service covering all adult ear conditions. Our area of particular expertise is the repair of difficult surgical conditions (e.g. infected mastoid cavities) for which advanced tertiary reconstruction skills are required and which have often defied conventional surgical management. These conditions have been the subject of applied research in this centre for many years, leading to development of techniques unique to this centre. Queensland Otology is the major tertiary referral centre for the management of these exceptional cases.
With several decades of specialised paediatric care, initially at the Hospital for Sick Children in London, then in senior positions at the Royal Children’s Hospital and now the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Professor Black has a wealth of experience in the ear conditions that afflict the younger patient. This includes particular expertise in the surgery for congenital ear deformities and the application of cochlear implants and more recent implantable Hearing technology. Professor Black is the Surgical Director at the Hear and Say Centre and is an original member of the Centre’s Board.
Queensland Otology has had close liaisons with Attune since the latter’s inception in 1986. Attune is the largest private audiological service in Australia being largely owned by Otolaryngologists in all states. Attune has over 70 clinics nation-wide providing a full range of routine and more esoteric hearing testing facilities together with an extensive hearing aid and other audiological services. Attune services the majority of private cochlear implant and other implantable hearing technology patients in Queensland.