Diseases, Disorders and Diagnostic Terms of the Ear

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otoscopic examination

examination of the ear using an otoscope

also called otoscopy

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audiologist

one who detects or evaluates hearing loss and determines how a patient can best make use of remaining hearing

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audiometer

an electric device for measuring hearing

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audiogram

the record produced by an audiometer

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deafness

the inability to hear

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tuning fork tests

screen for both function of the auditory nerve and ability of ear structures to conduct sound waves to the inner ear

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Threshold of hearing

0 decibel intensity dB

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whispering

20 decibel intensity dB

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average residence or office

40 dB

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conversational speech

60 dB

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car traffic

70 dB

> 8 hrs

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motorcycle

90 dB

8 hr

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chain saw

100 dB

2 hr

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rock concert, front row

120 dB

3 min

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jet engine

140 dB

immediate danger

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rocket launching pad

180 dB

immediate danger

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otitis

inflammation of the ear

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otorrhea

discharge from the ear

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otalgia

pain in the ear

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otitis media

inflammation of the middle ear

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myringitis

inflammation of the tympanic membrane or ear drum

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mastoiditis

infection of one of the mastoid bones of the skull

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otitis externa

external ear infection usually caused by fungus

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otomycosis

external ear infection often caused by fungus, often called swimmers ear

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otitis interna

inner ear infection

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otosclerosis

hardening of the ear

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tinnitus

noise or ringing on the ear

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Meniere disease

chronic disease of the inner ear with recurring episodes of hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo

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vertigo

dizziness

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cochlear implant

implanted device that assists hearing by electrically stimulating the cochlea

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otoplasty

surgical repair or reconstruction of the external ear

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tympanostomy

surgical creation of an opening through the eardrum to promote drainage and/or allow the introduction of artificial tubes (pressure equalizing tubes) to maintain the opening

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ceruminolytics

medications that are used to soften and break down earwax