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Ear Infection

Ear Infection

Friday, April 8, 2011 6:27

Infection can affect the ear canal (otitis externa), the eardrum, or the middle ear (otitis media). Most ear injuries are caused by pressure changes during direct injury (such as a blow to the ear) or sport scuba diving, but, a persistently painful ear may signal an infection that ...

Ear Pain When Swallowing

Ear Pain When Swallowing

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 6:00

Other Ear-Related Problems What is Eustachian Tube Dysfunction? The Eustachian tube is a small canal that connects the middle ear (behind the eardrum) to the back of the nose and upper throat. Its purpose is to equalize the air pressure in the middle ear with the outside environment. Eustachian ...

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Cauliflower Ear Symptoms

Cauliflower Ear Symptoms

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 5:38

The term "cauliflower ear" refers to a condition that occurs when the cartilage of the outer ear is severely damaged or dies, causing the skin to swell and form irregular bumps. Cauliflower ear, also known as an auricular hematoma, is most often caused by repeated trauma to the ...

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Ear Anatomy

Ear Anatomy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:25

Introduction The ears are paired sensory organs comprising the auditory system, involved in the detection of sound, and the vestibular system, involved with maintaining body balance/ equilibrium. The ear divides anatomically and functionally into three regions: the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. All three ...

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Hearing Loss in Children

Hearing Loss in Children

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 7:04

Hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to develop communication, language, and social skills.  The earlier children with hearing loss start getting services, the more likely they are to reach their full potential.  If you are a parent and you suspect your child has hearing loss, ...

Hearing Loss Treatment

Hearing Loss Treatment

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 0:26

Hearing Loss Treatment Hearing loss may be caused due to several causes and depending upon the causes, the disorder may be mild or severe. This hearing impairment can also occur at birth known as congenital hearing loss. Hearing loss is regarded as ...

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Causes of Hearing Loss

Causes of Hearing Loss

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 0:13

Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults Hearing loss in adults has many causes, such as disease or infection, ototoxic (ear-damaging) drugs, exposure to noise, tumors, trauma, and the aging process. This loss may or may not be accompanied by tinnitus (ringing ...

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Inner Ear Diseases and Disorders

Inner Ear Diseases and Disorders

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 1:15

Inner Ear Diseases and Disorders Problems of the Inner Ear, Cochlea, and Balance Canals Tinnitus Vertigo Menieres Disease (Ménière's Disease) Vestibulopathy Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV Labrynthitis Vestibular Neuronitis Introduction:...

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Diseases of the Middle Ear

Diseases of the Middle Ear

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 1:00

Diseases of the Middle Ear: Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infections) Otitis media is an infection or inflammation of the middle ear usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection....

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Ear Diseases

Ear Diseases

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 0:52

Outer Ear and Eardrum Object Penetrating The Eardrum Just about any object devised by man or nature has been pushed into the ear and caused damage to the eardrum. Depending on the size of the object, its sharpness, and depth of penetration, the trauma can range ...

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