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  • Symptoms

    Sensorineural deafness

    The ear consists of external, middle, and inner structures. The eardrum and the three tiny bones conduct sound from the eardrum to the cochlea.

    Sensorineural deafness is hearing loss that occurs from damage to the inner ear, the nerve that runs from the ear to the brain (auditory nerve), or the brain.

  • Disease

    Septal hematoma

    The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.

    A septal hematoma is a bruise or bleeding in the septum — the part of the nose that separates the two nostrils.

  • Surgery

    Septoplasty

    Septoplasty is surgery to correct any problems in the nasal septum, the wall inside the nose that separates the nostrils. See also:

  • Test

    Sinus CT scan

    A computed tomography (CT) scan of the sinus is an imaging test that uses x-rays to create detailed pictures of the air-filled spaces inside the face (sinuses).

  • Test

    Sinus MRI scan

    A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the sinuses is a method to create detailed pictures of the the air-filled spaces inside the skull. These spaces are called the sinuses. Unlike and computed tomographic () scans, which use radiation, MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves. Signals from ...

  • Test

    Sinus x-ray

    The sinuses are hollow cavities within the facial bones.  Sinuses are not fully developed until after age twelve.  When people speak of sinus infections, they are most frequently referring to the maxillary and frontal sinuses.

    A sinus is a picture of the air-filled cavities in the front of the skull.

  • Disease

    Sinusitis

    The sinuses are hollow cavities within the facial bones.  Sinuses are not fully developed until after age twelve.  When people speak of sinus infections, they are most frequently referring to the maxillary and frontal sinuses.

    Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. It occurs as the result of an infection from a virus, bacteria, or fungus.

  • Symptoms

    Smell - impaired

    Impaired smell is the partial or total loss of the sense of smell.

  • Disease

    Speech disorders - children

    Speech disorders refer to several conditions in which a person has problems creating or forming the speech sounds needed to communicate with others. Three common speech disorders are: Articulation disorders Disfluency Voice disorders Speech disorders are different from language disorder in children, ...

  • Disease

    Stuttering

    Stuttering is a in which sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or last longer than normal. These problems cause a break in the flow of speech (called disfluency).

  • Disease

    Swimmer's ear

    Ear anatomy

    Swimmer’s ear is inflammation, irritation, or infection of the outer ear and ear canal. The medical term for swimmer’s ear is otitis externa. Swimmer’s ear may be or chronic.