middle ear


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Most commonly, the eardrum is perforated as a result of a build-up of pus in the middle ear due to an untreated infection.
It's caused when a sticky, glue-like fluid fills the middle ear and causes the child to develop hearing difficulties.
Based on the history and audiology alone, it appeared to be simply a middle ear effusion.
Earlier this year, The James Cook University Hospital became the first in the region to be commissioned to provide middle ear implants, making the Middlesbrough hospital a major provider for all recognised forms of hearing loss treatments.
Nonclinical studies have demonstrated that a single administration of AuriPro provides sustained ciprofloxacin drug concentrations in the middle ear that exceed levels observed with twice-daily dosing of antibiotic ear drops for seven days.
Infections of the ear can be either external ear infections or middle ear infections.
The mammalian middle ear catches sound and transfers it using three tiny bones--the hammer, anvil and stirrup--a trait that distinguishes mammals from other lineages.
Dubbed 'Operation Omakutsi, being the Oshiwambo word for ears the project aims to improve or even restore the hearing of patients who suffer from chronic middle ear infections.
The tube is normally closed but opens from time to time to allow air to flow into the middle ear and mucus to flow out - usually when we swallow, yawn or chew.
We report here an unusual case of Rhabdomyosarcoma of middle ear and mastoid in a 31-year-old man.
Chronic otitis media with effusion is a persistent inflammation of the middle ear, in which effusion fluid is retained in the middle ear cavity.
An estimated 35 to 41 percent of children younger than six years old have recurrent middle ear infections.
The tiny device consists of a hollow rod with a collar that holds the tube in place, allowing the surgeon to insert the tube with one motion and suction out any residual fluid that might be in the middle ear space.
This differs from conductive hearing loss, which occurs when sound waves cannot transmit well through the outer or middle ear or both.
Changing pressures while ascending and descending underwater means a person must "equalize" the pressure in the middle ear with the same pressure as the surrounding water.