Creative Study Assignment 6 Flashcards


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acous/o

hearing

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myring/o

eardrum

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aer/o

air or gas

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cerumin/o

wax

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-acusis

hearing condition

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External Ear

outer structures of the ear that collect sound

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cerumen

a waxy substance secreted by glands located throughout the external canal

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malleus (hammer)

first of the three auditory ossicles of the middle ear

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stapes (stirrup)

last of the three auditory ossicles of the middle ear

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eustachian tube

tube connecting the middle ear to the pharynx

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perilymph

fluid that fills the bony labyrinth of the internal ear

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endolymph

fluid within the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear

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saccule

the smaller of two sacs within the membranous labyrinth of the vestibule in the inner ear

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otalgia

earache

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otorrhagia

bleeding from the ear

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tinnitus

a ringing or buzzing in the ears; a jingling

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vertigo

a turning round; dizziness

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myringitis

inflammation of the eardrum

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otitis media

inflammation of the middle ear

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otosclerosis

hardening of the bony tissue in the ear

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labyrinthitis

inflammation of the labyrinth

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deafness

general term for partial or complete loss of hearing

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mixed hearing loss

combination of sensorineural and conductive hearing loss

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presbycusis

hearing impairment in old age

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audiometer

instrument to measure hearing

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otoscope

instrument for examining the ear

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microsurgery

surgery with the use of a microscope used on delicate tissue

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stapedectomy

excision of the stapes to correct otosclerosis

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auditory prosthesis

any internal or external device that improves or substitutes for natural hearing

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ear lavage

irrigation of the external ear canal