COVID-19 Update:

 

Century is committed to keeping our patients safe.  We're following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health.  This includes social distancing, using TeleMedicine virtual visits and scheduling patients by priority.  To reduce the volume in our waiting room and the potential risk of infection, we will be migrating towards pre-screened urgent health visits or TeleHealth visits.   We appreciate your understanding as we work to increase our capacity while keeping you safe.

If you are sick, have a fever, a newly presented dry cough, have travelled internationally, please do not visit the office.  Instead, call us to setup a TeleMedicine visit, or contact your Primary Care Physician for further instruction.  Century is not able to provide screening or testing for COVID-19. 

If you present with Ansomia (loss of smell) or Ageusia (Loss of taste), Have been COVID-19 Positive within the past 4 weeks, or have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive, please do not enter the practice.  Let us know and we can recommend a Telemedicine visit.

 

 Click here for more info on TeleVisits   

 

IF ARRIVING AT THE OFFICE FOR A SCHEDULED VISIT:

Please continue to wear a mask or face covering.  Our office does not have face masks available.  e are asking that you leave family at home or in the car. 

 

If you are able, please print the Patient Packet at the bottom of this page and complete at home. 

 

STAFF WILL ONLY CALL BACK THE PATIENT TO BE SEEN.  Front desk staff will offer the option of returning to your car after check-in to be called back via your cell phone. 

 

We deeply appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff and their families.  

 

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Causes of Dizziness
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Signs of Impacted Earwax
...If you are dealing with impacted earwax you may experience, Muffled hearing A feeling of fullness in the ears Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) Ear pain Dizziness If an infection develops you may notice a severe earache, drainage comes from the ear or a fever...

Vertigo and Dizziness
... Vertigo and dizziness are different Vertigo makes you feel as if you are moving even though you are standing still...

What Is a Cholesteatoma?
... It can cause symptoms including: Fluid drainage in the ear Foul-smelling drainage Feeling pressure or fullness in the ear Hearing loss Dizziness or vertigo Pain Numbness or weakness on one side of the face Risk Factors Developing congenital cholesteatoma is incredibly rare...

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
... Common symptoms of AIED can include: Progressive SNHL in both ears that occurs over weeks to months that is not always the same in both ears Fluctuating hearing Dizziness or imbalance (approximately 50 percent of AIED cases) Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus Ear fullness (approximately 25 to 50 percent of AIED cases) Conductive hearing loss  may be present due to Eustachian tube obstruction from inflamed middle ear lining and/or if AIED is because of systemic autoimmune diseases Symptoms of systemic autoimmune diseases, such as fatigue, achy muscles, swelling and redness, low-grade fever, and more What Causes AIED...

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
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Cholesteatoma
... Cholesteatoma may cause these symptoms: Hearing loss Ear drainage, often with a bad smell  Recurrent ear infections Sensation of ear fullness Dizziness Facial muscle weakness on the side of the infected ear Ear ache/pain If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, as soon as possible...

Conductive Hearing Loss
... Symptoms of conductive hearing loss can vary depending on the exact cause and severity (see below), but may include or be associated with: Muffled hearing Sudden or steady loss of hearing Full or “stuffy” sensation in the ear Dizziness Draining of the ear Pain or tenderness in the ear What Causes Conductive Hearing Loss...

Earaches
... Symptoms of earaches in infants and toddlers may include: Hearing problems Pulling or scratching the ear Crying or irritability Ear drainage Fever Symptoms of earaches in young children, adolescents, and adults may include: Pain Hearing problems Full or “stuffy” sensation in the ear Dizziness or loss of balance Nausea, vomiting Ear drainage Fever What Causes Earaches...

Ears and Altitude (Barotrauma)
... Some symptoms of barotrauma include: Ear pressure Ear pain Hearing loss Dizziness What Causes Barotrauma...

Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)
...Common solutions used for syringing include water and saline, which should be warmed to body temperature to prevent dizziness...

Ménière’s Disease
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Otosclerosis
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Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
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