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Med term ears

special senses the ears

eustachitis inflammation of the eustachian tubes
fenestration a surgical procedure in which a new opening is made in the labyrinth of the inner ear to restore hearing
labyrinithectomy the surgical removal of the labyrinith
labyrinithitis inflammation of the labyrinth that may result in vertigo and deafness
mastoidectomy surgical removal of the mastoid cells
mastoiditis inflammation of the mastoid process
Meniere's syndrome chronic disease of the inner ear characterized by three main symptoms: attack of vertigo, a fluctuating hearing loss, and tinnitus
myringectomy is the surgical removal of the mastoid cells
myringitis inflammation of the typmanic membrane
myringotomy also known as a tympanectomy, the surgical removal of all of pary of the tympanic membrane
otis media inflammation of the middle ear
otomycosis swimmers ear, a fungal infection of the external auditory canal
otoplasty the surgical repair of the pinna of the ear
otopyorrhea is the flow of pus from the ear
otorrhagia bleeding from the ear
otosclerosis is ankylosis of the bones of the middle ear resulting in a conductive hearing loss
purulent otisis media buildup of pus in the middle ear
tinnitus a ringing, buzzing, or roaring sound in the ears
tympanectomy surgical removal of all or part of the tympanic membrane also known as a myringectomy
tympanocentesis the surgical puncture of the tympanic membrane with a needle to remve fluid from the middle ear
tympanometry is an indirect measurement of acoustical energy absorbed of reflected by the middle ear
typanoplasty surgical correction of a damaged middle ear
audiometry the use of an audiometer to measure hearing
tympansostomy tubes pediatric ear tubes, tiny ventilating tubes placed through the eardrum to provide ongoing drainage for fluids and to relieve pressure that can build up after ear infections
vertigo is a symptom of several conditons, is described as a sense of whirling, dizziness, and the loss of balance
-cusis hearing
ot/o ear/hearing
tympan/o tympanic membrane, eardrum
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU each or both ears
audiologist specializes in the measurement of hearing function and the rehabilitation of persons with hearing impairments
otolaryngologist is a physician who specialized in the care of the ears, nose, and throat
pinna also known as the auricle, is the external portion of the ear, catches sound waves and transmits them into the external auditory canal
cerumen earwax
tympanic membrane eardrum, located between the outer and middle ear
auditory ossicles three small bones found in the middle ear, Malleus-hammer, Incus- anvil, Stapes-stirrup.
eustachian tubes auditory tubes, narrow tubes, which lead from the middle ear to the nasopharynx, equalize the air pressure in the middle ear with that of the outside atmosphere
labyrinith inner ear, contains the sensory receptors for hearing and balance
oval window located under the base of the stapes, is the membrane that separated the middle ear from the inner ear
cochlea the spiral passage that leads from the oval window
myring eardrum
monaural testing involves one ear
binaural testing in both ears
serious otitis media fluid buildup in the middle ear that may follow acute otitis media or be caused by an obstruction of the eustachian tube
acute otitis media is an inflammation of the middle ear usually associated with an upper respiratory infection that is most commonly seen in young children
otolaryngologist is a physician who specialized in te care of the ears, nose, and throat
conductive hearing loss is one in which the outer or middle ear does not conduct sound vibrations to the inner ear normally
noise-induced hearing loss is the result of the loss of denditive hairlike cells of the inner ear (caused by repeated exposure to very intense noise such as aircraft engines, noisy equipment, and loud music
sensorineural hearing loss nerve deafness, is a symptom of problems affecting the inner ear
aural pinna
tympanotomy incision of the tympanic membrane
macrotia abnormally large ears
microtia abnormally small ears
otalgia pain in the ear
otoscope instrument to examine the ear
equilibrium state of balance
-otia ear condition
cholesteatoma collection of skin cells and cholesterol in a sac within the middle ear
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