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  • Disease

    Occupational hearing loss

    Ear anatomy

    Occupational hearing loss is damage to the inner ear from noise or vibrations due to certain types of jobs. Over time, repeated exposure to loud noise and mu...

  • Disease

    Otitis

    Ear anatomy

    Otitis is a general term for infection or inflammation of the ear. Otitis can affect the inner or outer parts of the ear. The condition is classified accordi...

  • Disease

    Otitis media with effusion

    Ear anatomy

    Otitis media with effusion (OME) is when there is thick or sticky fluid behind the eardrum in the middle ear, but there is no ear infection. The Eustachian t...

  • Disease

    Otosclerosis

    Ear anatomy

    Otosclerosis is an abnormal bone growth in the middle ear that causes hearing loss. The cause of otosclerosis is unknown. However, there is some evidence tha...