Hi, I am Dr Sonia S V. I am an ENT Surgeon[Specialist in diseases of the Ear ,Nose ,Throat and Head and Neck Surgery] . The ear and the nose are connected. There is a delicate tube called the eustachian tube which connects the middle ear to the back of the nose[ called nasopharynx].If some infection or obstruction develops in the nose it can affect the ear in turn. That is why you can even develoop ear pain
, hearing loss
, sounds in ear or even dizziness
as a result of a problem in the nose. For a proper diagnosis ,a nasal endoscopy
can diagnose problems in the nose and nasopharynx and if needed a middle ear function test called a tympanogram can be done.
All the best
Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal
Consultant ENT Surgeon , Head & Neck Specialist,Bangalore