Skull Base Surgery-Otology, Snoring & Other Services
Skull Base Surgery- Otology, Neurotology, and Vestibular Disorders
Dr Tim Hullar is the Director of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery and Director of the Cochlear Implant Program in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is an internationally recognized expert in diseases of the ear and their treatment. Dr Hullar's practice focuses on the surgical treatment of diseases of hearing, benign and malignant tumors of the skull base, chronic ear disease and cholesteatoma, facial nerve weakness, imbalance, and tinnitus in both children and adults. He believes strongly in a team-based approach to medical care and regularly collaborates with specialists in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Radiology, Audiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Anesthesiology in providing the best possible treatment for his patients.
If you would like information about appointments with Dr Hullar, please call 503 494-8135.
Snoring and Sleep Disorders
Approximately 45% of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25% are habitual snorers. It is estimated that up to 40% of males over the age of 40 snore consistently. Women tend to snore less, but a significant population of women over the age of 40 will also regularly snore quite loudly. Snoring can be an indicator of a more serious disease and is known to wreak havoc on relationships. Social stigmata and the accompanying ostracism may prevent individuals from enjoying social activities such as camping, staying in hotel rooms, etc.
Snoring is no laughing matter. It may be an indication of a more serious medical problem, such as sleep apnea.