ABOUT NIRMAL PATEL
Nirmal Patel is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and was born in England and emigrated to Newcastle, Australia at the age of 5. He grew up in Newcastle went to Merewether Public School, St Pius/ St Francis Xavier School and then moved to Sydney for Medical school at the University of Sydney. Nirmal undertook his ENT training in NSW and then spent 3 years in the USA completing a Master of Surgery thesis and undertaking advanced Ear surgery training.
Nirmal loves spending time with his wife, three energetic boys and large extended family. In his reflective moments he enjoys photography, art, design and skiing.
Sound travels through the outer ear as waves and vibrates the ear drum. Exostoses occur here.
The vibration of the ear drum then moves the 3 bones of hearing. Ear drum perforations and infections, cholesteatoma and otosclerosis occurs here.
Which in turn creates waves in the inner ear fluid. The cochlea converts mechanical energy into electrical energy to send the electrical impulses to the brain. Cochlea implants are placed here.
Is a cartilage tube that connects the nose to the ear and equalizes air pressure in both systems. Eustachian tube blockage occurs here.
Recurrent ear infections typically present in 1-3 year old children will a painful ear and fevers. The condition is usually due to a combination of poor Eustachian tube function and/or nasal obstruction… Read more
Cholesteatoma is a skin cyst (or growth) in the middle ear. The problem can be from birth or acquired usually after recurring ear infections. Cholesteatoma, if left untreated, can grow and destroy local important structures… Read more
Cochlear implants are now routine treatment for adults where hearing aids are no longer working or for recent single sided deafness. When hearing aids are no longer providing adequate hearing… Read more
Chronic, recurrent ear infections can lead to holes in the ear drum or damage to the bones. Surgery is indicated with recurrent infection or hearing loss. Endoscopic ear surgery is the preferred method for correcting… Read more