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  • Symptoms

    Sensorineural deafness

    The ear consists of external, middle, and inner structures. The eardrum and the 3 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...

  • Surgery

    Septoplasty

    Septoplasty is surgery performed to correct any problems in the nasal septum, the structure inside the nose that separates the nose into two chambers.

  • 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...

  • Test

    Sinus x-ray

    
The sinuses are hollow cavities within the facial bones. Sinuses are not fully developed until after age 12. When people speak of sinus infections, they are most frequently referring to the maxillary and ethmoid sinuses.

    A sinus x-ray 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 12. When people speak of sinus infections, they are most frequently referring to the maxillary and ethmoid sinuses.

    Sinusitis is present when the tissue lining the sinuses become swollen or inflamed. 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

    A speech disorder is a condition in which a person has problems creating or forming the speech sounds needed to communicate with others. Three common speech...

  • Symptoms

    Speech impairment (adult)

    Speech and language impairment may be any of several problems that make it difficult to communicate.

  • 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...