Articles

  • Disease

    Occupational hearing loss

    The ear consists of external, middle, and inner structures. The eardrum and the 3 tiny bones conduct sound from the eardrum to the cochlea.

    Occupational hearing loss is damage to the inner ear from noise or vibrations due to certain types of jobs.

  • Disease

    Otitis

    Ear anatomy

    Otitis is a general term for infection or inflammation of the ear.

  • Disease

    Otitis media with effusion

    Ear anatomy

    Otitis media with effusion (OME) is thick or sticky fluid behind the eardrum in the middle ear. It occurs without an ear infection.

  • Disease

    Otosclerosis

    The ear consists of external, middle, and inner structures. The eardrum and the 3 tiny bones conduct sound from the eardrum to the cochlea.

    Otosclerosis is an abnormal bone growth in the middle ear that causes hearing loss.