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MedTerm - Ch6 CSA

Medical Terminology - Chapter 6 Creative Study Assignment (StaceyLaBranche)

Salping/o Tube
Auricle Projected part of the external ear
Cerumen A waxy substance secreted by glands located throughout the external canal
Tympanum Drum-like structure that receives sound collected in the external acoustic meatus and amplifies it through the middle ear
Malleus (Hammer) First of the three auditory ossicles of the middle ear
Auditory Tube Tube connecting the middle ear to the pharynx (throat)
Oval Window Membrane that covers the opening between the middle ear and internal ear
Perilymph Fluid that fills the bony labyrinth of the internal ear
Endolymph Fluid within the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear
Utricle The larger of two sacs within the membranous labyrinth of the vestibule in the inner ear
Otorrhagia Bleeding from the ear
Otodynia Earache
Cerumen Impaction Excessive buildup of wax in the ear that often reduces hearing acuity, especially in the elderly
Otosclerosis Hardening of the bony tissue in the ear
Mixed Hearing Loss Combination of sensorineural and conductive hearing loss
Audiometry Process of measuring hearing
Audiometer Instrument to measure hearing
Audiologist Hearing professional who specialized in the study of hearing impairments
Stapedectomy Excision of the stapes to correct otosclerosis
Antibiotic A drug that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms; used to treat diseases caused by bacteria
Decongestant A drug that reduces congestion and swelling of membranes, such as those of the nose and auditory tube in an infection
BAEP Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential
BAER Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response
ENT Ear, Nose, and Throat
TM Tympanic Membrane
Hearing Aid An external amplifying device designed to improve hearing by more effective collection of sound into the ear
Microsurgery Surgery with the use of a microscope used on delicate tissue, such as the ear
Auditory Acuity Testing Physical assessment of hearing; useful in differentiating between conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
Conductive Hearing Loss Hearing impairment caused by interference with sound or vibratory energy in the external canal, middle ear, or ossicles
Deafness General term for partial or complete loss of hearing
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