Articles

  • Disease

    Cholesteatoma

    The tympanic membrane is also called the eardrum.  It separates the outer ear from the middle ear.  When soundwaves reach the tympanic membrane they cause it to vibrate.  The vibrations are then transferred to the tiny bones in the middle ear. The middle ear bones then transfer the vibrating signals to the inner ear. The tympanic membrane is made up of a thin connective tissue membrane covered by skin on the outside and mucosa on the internal surface.

    Cholesteatoma is a type of skin cyst that is located in the middle ear and mastoid bone in the skull.

  • Surgery

    Cleft lip and palate repair

    Cleft lip and cleft palate repair is surgery to fix birth defects of the upper lip and palate (roof of the mouth).

  • Special Topic

    Cochlear implant

    Ear anatomy

    A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that helps people hear. It can be used for people who are deaf or very hard of hearing. A cochlear implant is...