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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 a type of hearing loss. It 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 collection of blood within the septum. The septum is the part of the nose between the two nostrils. An injury disrupts the blood vessels so that fluid and blood may collect under the lining.

  • Surgery

    Septoplasty

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

  • Test

    Sinus CT scan

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

  • Test

    Sinus MRI scan

    A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the sinuses creates detailed pictures of the air-filled spaces inside the skull. These spaces are called the sinuses. The test is noninvasive. MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves instead of radiation. Signals from the magnetic field bounce off your ...

  • 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 an imaging test to look at the sinuses. These are the air-filled spaces 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 or abnormal perception 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, ...

  • Symptoms

    Stuffy or runny nose – children

    Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.

    A stuffy or congested nose occurs when the tissues lining the nose become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels. The problem may also include nasal discharge or “runny nose.” If excess mucus runs down the back of your throat (postnasal drip), it may cause a cough or ...

  • 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.