Our goal is to provide the best ENT care in the Hampton Roads region for people of all ages.
Internal ear pain can be caused by either an inflammation of the middle ear (Otitis media). The inflammation occurs as a result of a middle ear infection. Or it can be due to a perforated eardrum, which is a hole or rupture in the eardrum, a thin membrane that separates the ear canal and the middle ear.
Infection of the outer ear structures (Otitis Externa) typically occurs in swimmers, but since the cause of the infection is water trapped in the ear canal, bathing or showering may also cause this common infection.
Related external ear pain links:
Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa)