eardrum


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Synonyms for eardrum

the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound

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Because of the infection, fluid builds up behind the eardrum.
Such artificial eardrums could be used to replace or repair eardrums that have become perforated through injury or disease, which again is particularly prevalent in young children.
The TMT component is custom-molded to the patient s eardrum and contains a driver mechanism that directly stimulates the eardrum, enabling efficient amplification of sound (functional gain).
Dr Ahmed Alamadi, Consultant Otologist & Neurotologist and Medical Director at Al Baraha Hospital, and chairman of Dubai Otology Conference, said: "The purpose of earwax is to trap dust and other small particles and prevent them from reaching and potentially damaging the eardrum.
A dead tick was identified in the upper posterior region of the eardrum near to annulus, without perforation.
Next, the team looked for internal structures in the alligators' heads that might propagate sound between the two eardrums.
Dr Mustafa said that the most common problems in children in UAE are fluid behind the eardrum because of a chronic middle ear infection and accumulation of wax in the external ear canal.
He said that passengers should chew a gum during take-off of an aeroplane as air pressure on the eardrum due to barotrauma results in the rupture of the eardrum and consequent deafness, adding that opening and closing the mouth by chewing is an important tip for the ear care.
Then the drum jiggles tiny bones that translate large vibrations over the whole eardrum into smaller but intelligible sloshes in the third component, a liquid-filled chamber.
Its normal function is to equalise air pressure either side of the eardrum.
Presence of some amount of ear wax is good to protect it from damage but otherwise it should be removed by an ear expert as its presence can damage the eardrum.
To me, this suggests that the confusion about whether antibiotics help children get better faster is about getting the diagnosis right, a challenging task for family physicians and pediatricians with squirming patients and ear canal wax occluding visualization of the eardrum.
Physical examination revealed the presence of a central eardrum perforation with cholesteatoma.
To me, this suggests that the confusion about whether antibiotics help children get better faster is about getting the diagnosis right, a challenging task for pediatricians and family physicians with squirming patients and ear canal wax occluding visualization of the eardrum.
A membrane called the eardrum separates the middle and outer ear.