The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE.
The essential part of the hearing organ consists of two labyrinthine compartments: the bony labyrinthine and the membranous labyrinth. The bony labyrinth is a complex of three interconnecting cavities or spaces (COCHLEA; VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH; and SEMICIRCULAR CANALS) in the TEMPORAL BONE. Within the bony labyrinth lies the membranous labyrinth which is a complex of sacs and tubules (COCHLEAR DUCT; SACCULE AND UTRICLE; and SEMICIRCULAR DUCTS) forming a continuous space enclosed by EPITHELIUM and connective tissue. These spaces are filled with LABYRINTHINE FLUIDS of various compositions.
The space and structures directly internal to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and external to the inner ear (LABYRINTH). Its major components include the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE that connects the cavity of middle ear (tympanic cavity) to the upper part of the throat.
The outer part of the hearing system of the body. It includes the shell-like EAR AURICLE which collects sound, and the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL, the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE, and the EXTERNAL EAR CARTILAGES.
Pathological processes of the ear, the hearing, and the equilibrium system of the body.
The narrow passage way that conducts the sound collected by the EAR AURICLE to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.
A mobile chain of three small bones (INCUS; MALLEUS; STAPES) in the TYMPANIC CAVITY between the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and the oval window on the wall of INNER EAR. Sound waves are converted to vibration by the tympanic membrane then transmitted via these ear ossicles to the inner ear.
Tumors or cancer of any part of the hearing and equilibrium system of the body (the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR).
The shell-like structure projects like a little wing (pinna) from the side of the head. Ear auricles collect sound from the environment.
A mass of KERATIN-producing squamous EPITHELIUM that resembles an inverted (suck-in) bag of skin in the MIDDLE EAR. It arises from the eardrum (TYMPANIC MEMBRANE) and grows into the MIDDLE EAR causing erosion of EAR OSSICLES and MASTOID that contains the INNER EAR.
An oval semitransparent membrane separating the external EAR CANAL from the tympanic cavity (EAR, MIDDLE). It contains three layers: the skin of the external ear canal; the core of radially and circularly arranged collagen fibers; and the MUCOSA of the middle ear.
Fenestra of the cochlea, an opening in the basal wall between the MIDDLE EAR and the INNER EAR, leading to the cochlea. It is closed by a secondary tympanic membrane.
Cartilage of the EAR AURICLE and the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL.
Distortion or disfigurement of the ear caused by disease or injury after birth.
Inflammation of the middle ear with a clear pale yellow-colored transudate.
Ventilation of the middle ear in the treatment of secretory (serous) OTITIS MEDIA, usually by placement of tubes or grommets which pierce the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.
The part of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) that is concerned with hearing. It forms the anterior part of the labyrinth, as a snail-like structure that is situated almost horizontally anterior to the VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH.
The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.
Inflammation of the MIDDLE EAR including the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE.
Objective tests of middle ear function based on the difficulty (impedance) or ease (admittance) of sound flow through the middle ear. These include static impedance and dynamic impedance (i.e., tympanometry and impedance tests in conjunction with intra-aural muscle reflex elicitation). This term is used also for various components of impedance and admittance (e.g., compliance, conductance, reactance, resistance, susceptance).
Pathological processes of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) which contains the essential apparatus of hearing (COCHLEA) and balance (SEMICIRCULAR CANALS).
One of the three ossicles of the middle ear. It transmits sound vibrations from the INCUS to the internal ear (Ear, Internal see LABYRINTH).
Personal devices for protection of the ears from loud or high intensity noise, water, or cold. These include earmuffs and earplugs.
Either of a pair of compound bones forming the lateral (left and right) surfaces and base of the skull which contains the organs of hearing. It is a large bone formed by the fusion of parts: the squamous (the flattened anterior-superior part), the tympanic (the curved anterior-inferior part), the mastoid (the irregular posterior portion), and the petrous (the part at the base of the skull).
Hearing loss due to interference with the mechanical reception or amplification of sound to the COCHLEA. The interference is in the outer or middle ear involving the EAR CANAL; TYMPANIC MEMBRANE; or EAR OSSICLES.
A general term for the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.
A narrow passageway that connects the upper part of the throat to the TYMPANIC CAVITY.
Auditory sensory cells of organ of Corti, usually placed in one row medially to the core of spongy bone (the modiolus). Inner hair cells are in fewer numbers than the OUTER AUDITORY HAIR CELLS, and their STEREOCILIA are approximately twice as thick as those of the outer hair cells.
A genus of the family Chinchillidae which consists of three species: C. brevicaudata, C. lanigera, and C. villidera. They are used extensively in biomedical research.
The yellow or brown waxy secretions produced by vestigial apocrine sweat glands in the external ear canal.
Inflammation of the OUTER EAR including the external EAR CANAL, cartilages of the auricle (EAR CARTILAGE), and the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.
Self-generated faint acoustic signals from the inner ear (COCHLEA) without external stimulation. These faint signals can be recorded in the EAR CANAL and are indications of active OUTER AUDITORY HAIR CELLS. Spontaneous otoacoustic emissions are found in all classes of land vertebrates.
The audibility limit of discriminating sound intensity and pitch.
Transmission of sound waves through vibration of bones in the SKULL to the inner ear (COCHLEA). By using bone conduction stimulation and by bypassing any OUTER EAR or MIDDLE EAR abnormalities, hearing thresholds of the cochlea can be determined. Bone conduction hearing differs from normal hearing which is based on air conduction stimulation via the EAR CANAL and the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.
An oval, bony chamber of the inner ear, part of the bony labyrinth. It is continuous with bony COCHLEA anteriorly, and SEMICIRCULAR CANALS posteriorly. The vestibule contains two communicating sacs (utricle and saccule) of the balancing apparatus. The oval window on its lateral wall is occupied by the base of the STAPES of the MIDDLE EAR.
A spiral tube that is firmly suspended in the bony shell-shaped part of the cochlea. This ENDOLYMPH-filled cochlear duct begins at the vestibule and makes 2.5 turns around a core of spongy bone (the modiolus) thus dividing the PERILYMPH-filled spiral canal into two channels, the SCALA VESTIBULI and the SCALA TYMPANI.
Hearing loss resulting from damage to the COCHLEA and the sensorineural elements which lie internally beyond the oval and round windows. These elements include the AUDITORY NERVE and its connections in the BRAINSTEM.
Examination of the EAR CANAL and eardrum with an OTOSCOPE.
A gelatinous membrane overlying the acoustic maculae of SACCULE AND UTRICLE. It contains minute crystalline particles (otoliths) of CALCIUM CARBONATE and protein on its outer surface. In response to head movement, the otoliths shift causing distortion of the vestibular hair cells which transduce nerve signals to the BRAIN for interpretation of equilibrium.
Measurement of hearing based on the use of pure tones of various frequencies and intensities as auditory stimuli.
Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.
The testing of the acuity of the sense of hearing to determine the thresholds of the lowest intensity levels at which an individual can hear a set of tones. The frequencies between 125 and 8000 Hz are used to test air conduction thresholds and the frequencies between 250 and 4000 Hz are used to test bone conduction thresholds.
Surgery performed on the external, middle, or internal ear.
The spiral EPITHELIUM containing sensory AUDITORY HAIR CELLS and supporting cells in the cochlea. Organ of Corti, situated on the BASILAR MEMBRANE and overlaid by a gelatinous TECTORIAL MEMBRANE, converts sound-induced mechanical waves to neural impulses to the brain.
Three long canals (anterior, posterior, and lateral) of the bony labyrinth. They are set at right angles to each other and are situated posterosuperior to the vestibule of the bony labyrinth (VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH). The semicircular canals have five openings into the vestibule with one shared by the anterior and the posterior canals. Within the canals are the SEMICIRCULAR DUCTS.
The part of the membranous labyrinth that traverses the bony vestibular aqueduct and emerges through the bone of posterior cranial fossa (CRANIAL FOSSA, POSTERIOR) where it expands into a blind pouch called the endolymphatic sac.
The posterior part of the temporal bone. It is a projection of the petrous bone.
Electrical waves in the CEREBRAL CORTEX generated by BRAIN STEM structures in response to auditory click stimuli. These are found to be abnormal in many patients with CEREBELLOPONTINE ANGLE lesions, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, or other DEMYELINATING DISEASES.
Use of sound to elicit a response in the nervous system.
A general term for the complete loss of the ability to hear from both ears.
The sensory ganglion of the COCHLEAR NERVE. The cells of the spiral ganglion send fibers peripherally to the cochlear hair cells and centrally to the COCHLEAR NUCLEI of the BRAIN STEM.
Fenestra or oval opening on the lateral wall of the vestibular labyrinth adjacent to the MIDDLE EAR. It is located above the cochlear round window and normally covered by the base of the STAPES.
Inflammation of the ear, which may be marked by pain (EARACHE), fever, HEARING DISORDERS, and VERTIGO. Inflammation of the external ear is OTITIS EXTERNA; of the middle ear, OTITIS MEDIA; of the inner ear, LABYRINTHITIS.
Conditions that impair the transmission of auditory impulses and information from the level of the ear to the temporal cortices, including the sensorineural pathways.
Pain in the ear.
One of three ossicles of the middle ear. It conducts sound vibrations from the MALLEUS to the STAPES.
The fluid separating the membranous labyrinth from the osseous labyrinth of the ear. It is entirely separate from the ENDOLYMPH which is contained in the membranous labyrinth. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1396, 642)
Surgical reconstruction of the hearing mechanism of the middle ear, with restoration of the drum membrane to protect the round window from sound pressure, and establishment of ossicular continuity between the tympanic membrane and the oval window. (Dorland, 28th ed.)
A disease of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) that is characterized by fluctuating SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS; TINNITUS; episodic VERTIGO; and aural fullness. It is the most common form of endolymphatic hydrops.
Hearing loss due to exposure to explosive loud noise or chronic exposure to sound level greater than 85 dB. The hearing loss is often in the frequency range 4000-6000 hertz.
A temporary or persistent opening in the eardrum (TYMPANIC MEMBRANE). Clinical signs depend on the size, location, and associated pathological condition.
Ability to determine the specific location of a sound source.
A type of non-ionizing radiation in which energy is transmitted through solid, liquid, or gas as compression waves. Sound (acoustic or sonic) radiation with frequencies above the audible range is classified as ultrasonic. Sound radiation below the audible range is classified as infrasonic.
Partial or complete hearing loss in one ear.
Procedures for recognizing individual animals and certain identifiable characteristics pertaining to them; includes computerized methods, ear tags, etc.
Pathological processes of the snail-like structure (COCHLEA) of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) which can involve its nervous tissue, blood vessels, or fluid (ENDOLYMPH).
Sensory cells in the acoustic maculae with their apical STEREOCILIA embedded in a gelatinous OTOLITHIC MEMBRANE. These hair cells are stimulated by the movement of otolithic membrane, and impulses are transmitted via the VESTIBULAR NERVE to the BRAIN STEM. Hair cells in the saccule and those in the utricle sense linear acceleration in vertical and horizontal directions, respectively.
Cells forming a framework supporting the sensory AUDITORY HAIR CELLS in the organ of Corti. Lateral to the medial inner hair cells, there are inner pillar cells, outer pillar cells, Deiters cells, Hensens cells, Claudius cells, Boettchers cells, and others.
Inflammation of the middle ear with purulent discharge.
NEURAL PATHWAYS and connections within the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, beginning at the hair cells of the ORGAN OF CORTI, continuing along the eighth cranial nerve, and terminating at the AUDITORY CORTEX.
Tests for central hearing disorders based on the competing message technique (binaural separation).
A layer of stratified EPITHELIUM forming the endolymphatic border of the cochlear duct at the lateral wall of the cochlea. Stria vascularis contains primarily three cell types (marginal, intermediate, and basal), and capillaries. The marginal cells directly facing the ENDOLYMPH are important in producing ion gradients and endochoclear potential.
The blind pouch at the end of the endolymphatic duct. It is a storage reservoir for excess ENDOLYMPH, formed by the blood vessels in the membranous labyrinth.
A surgical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, and throat.
Part of an ear examination that measures the ability of sound to reach the brain.
Pathological processes of the ear, the nose, and the throat, also known as the ENT diseases.
Wearable sound-amplifying devices that are intended to compensate for impaired hearing. These generic devices include air-conduction hearing aids and bone-conduction hearing aids. (UMDNS, 1999)
Surgery performed in which part of the STAPES, a bone in the middle ear, is removed and a prosthesis is placed to help transmit sound between the middle ear and inner ear.
An implant used to replace one or more of the ear ossicles. They are usually made of plastic, Gelfoam, ceramic, or stainless steel.
The study of hearing and hearing impairment.
The electric response of the cochlear hair cells to acoustic stimulation.
A tiny muscle that arises from the posterior wall of the TYMPANIC CAVITY of MIDDLE EAR with its tendon inserted onto the neck of the STAPES. Stapedius pulls the stapes posteriorly and controls its movement.
Pathological processes of the VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH which contains part of the balancing apparatus. Patients with vestibular diseases show instability and are at risk of frequent falls.
Partial hearing loss in both ears.
A nonspecific symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, and other noises in the ear. Objective tinnitus refers to noises generated from within the ear or adjacent structures that can be heard by other individuals. The term subjective tinnitus is used when the sound is audible only to the affected individual. Tinnitus may occur as a manifestation of COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; and other conditions.
Any sound which is unwanted or interferes with HEARING other sounds.
Surgical insertion of an electronic hearing device (COCHLEAR IMPLANTS) with electrodes to the COCHLEAR NERVE in the inner ear to create sound sensation in patients with residual nerve fibers.
The process whereby auditory stimuli are selected, organized, and interpreted by the organism.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action during the developmental stages of an organism.
Abnormal fluid accumulation in TISSUES or body cavities. Most cases of edema are present under the SKIN in SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE.
The cochlear part of the 8th cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE). The cochlear nerve fibers originate from neurons of the SPIRAL GANGLION and project peripherally to cochlear hair cells and centrally to the cochlear nuclei (COCHLEAR NUCLEUS) of the BRAIN STEM. They mediate the sense of hearing.
Formation of spongy bone in the labyrinth capsule which can progress toward the STAPES (stapedial fixation) or anteriorly toward the COCHLEA leading to conductive, sensorineural, or mixed HEARING LOSS. Several genes are associated with familial otosclerosis with varied clinical signs.
Inflammation of the inner ear (LABYRINTH).
The lower chamber of the COCHLEA, extending from the round window to the helicotrema (the opening at the apex that connects the PERILYMPH-filled spaces of scala tympani and SCALA VESTIBULI).
The three membranous semicircular ducts within the bony semicircular canals. They open into the UTRICLE through five openings. Each duct has at one end a sensory area called the ampullary crest. AMPULLARY HAIR CELLS of the crests sense the movement of ENDOLYMPH resulting from rotation of the head.
Electronic hearing devices typically used for patients with normal outer and middle ear function, but defective inner ear function. In the COCHLEA, the hair cells (HAIR CELLS, VESTIBULAR) may be absent or damaged but there are residual nerve fibers. The device electrically stimulates the COCHLEAR NERVE to create sound sensation.
Sensory cells of organ of Corti. In mammals, they are usually arranged in three or four rows, and away from the core of spongy bone (the modiolus), lateral to the INNER AUDITORY HAIR CELLS and other supporting structures. Their cell bodies and STEREOCILIA increase in length from the cochlear base toward the apex and laterally across the rows, allowing differential responses to various frequencies of sound.
A paired box transcription factor that is essential for ORGANOGENESIS of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM and KIDNEY.
The electric response evoked in the CEREBRAL CORTEX by ACOUSTIC STIMULATION or stimulation of the AUDITORY PATHWAYS.
The branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves. In medicine it is often applied in procedures in speech and hearing studies. With regard to the environment, it refers to the characteristics of a room, auditorium, theatre, building, etc. that determines the audibility or fidelity of sounds in it. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
A type of acute or chronic skin reaction in which sensitivity is manifested by reactivity to materials or substances coming in contact with the skin. It may involve allergic or non-allergic mechanisms.
The 8th cranial nerve. The vestibulocochlear nerve has a cochlear part (COCHLEAR NERVE) which is concerned with hearing and a vestibular part (VESTIBULAR NERVE) which mediates the sense of balance and head position. The fibers of the cochlear nerve originate from neurons of the SPIRAL GANGLION and project to the cochlear nuclei (COCHLEAR NUCLEUS). The fibers of the vestibular nerve arise from neurons of Scarpa's ganglion and project to the VESTIBULAR NUCLEI.
A basement membrane in the cochlea that supports the hair cells of the ORGAN OF CORTI, consisting keratin-like fibrils. It stretches from the SPIRAL LAMINA to the basilar crest. The movement of fluid in the cochlea, induced by sound, causes displacement of the basilar membrane and subsequent stimulation of the attached hair cells which transform the mechanical signal into neural activity.

A single-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a simple acupuncture treatment in the cessation of smoking. (1/470)

BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking is a major cause of preventable disease and premature death. Physicians should play an active role in the control of smoking by encouraging cessation and helping the smoker to choose the most suitable aid to cessation. AIM: To evaluate a simple, ear acupuncture treatment for the cessation of smoking. METHOD: Randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 78 currently smoking volunteers from the general public. Volunteers attended an acupuncture clinic in a general practice setting and were given a single treatment of electroacupuncture using two needles at either an active or a placebo site plus self-retained ear seeds for two weeks. The major outcome measure was biochemically validated total cessation of smoking at six months. RESULTS: A total of 12.5% of the active treatment group compared with 0% of the placebo group ceased smoking at six months (P = 0.055, 95% confidence interval -0.033 to 0.323). CONCLUSION: This simple ear electroacupuncture treatment was significantly more effective in helping volunteers to quit smoking than placebo treatment.  (+info)

Townes-Brocks syndrome. (2/470)

Townes-Brocks syndrome (TBS) is an autosomal dominant disorder with multiple malformations and variable expression. Major findings include external ear anomalies, hearing loss, preaxial polydactyly and triphalangeal thumbs, imperforate anus, and renal malformations. Most patients with Townes-Brocks syndrome have normal intelligence, although mental retardation has been noted in a few.  (+info)

Precontraction with elevated concentrations of extracellular potassium enables both 5-HT1B and 5-HT2A "silent" receptors in rabbit ear artery. (3/470)

The present study was conducted to determine the effect of a small (<10%) K+-induced precontraction on the response to vasoconstrictors in the rabbit aorta and ear artery rings. In both tissues, 15 mM K+ shifted the methoxamine concentration response curve (CRC) approximately 2.4-fold to the left. There was no change in the sensitivity of the control and amplified CRCs to the alpha1 adrenoceptor antagonist prazosin (100 nM). In the aorta, the CRC for serotonin was shifted 4.5-fold to the left in the presence of 15 mM K+, and both the control and amplified CRCs were antagonized equally by the 5-HT2A antagonist ketanserin (10 nM). In contrast, 16 and 20 mM K+ caused up to an approximately 60-fold leftward shift of the serotonin CRC in the rabbit ear artery. This effect of 16 mM K+ was not altered by mechanical removal of the endothelium or by in vitro denervation using 6-hydroxydopamine. The K+-amplified CRC was insensitive to 100 nM prazosin at serotonin concentrations below 3 microM, but was significantly antagonized by 10 nM ketanserin, suggesting that 5-HT2A receptors are involved in the K+-amplified response. The 5-HT1B-selective antagonist, GR 127935, did not affect control responses to serotonin, but significantly blocked the K+-amplified response. Furthermore, the combination of ketanserin and GR 127935 produced a significantly greater blockade of the amplified response than either antagonist alone, supporting the conclusion that both 5-HT2A and 5-HT1B receptors mediate the K+-amplified response to serotonin in the rabbit ear artery.  (+info)

Clinical characteristics of CHARGE syndrome. (4/470)

CHARGE syndrome, first described by Pagon, was named for its six major clinical features. They are: coloboma of the eye, heart defects, atresia of the choanae, retarded growth and development including CNS anomalies, genital hypoplasia and/or urinary tract anomalies, and ear anomalies and/or hearing loss. We experienced three cases of CHARGE syndrome who displayed ocular coloboma, heart defects, retarded growth and development, and external ear anomalies, and we also review the previously reported literature concerning CHARGE syndrome.  (+info)

Experimental infusion phlebitis: tolerance pH of peripheral vein. (5/470)

This study aims to determine the pH that peripheral veins can tolerate. Intravenous nutrient solutions with different pHs (from 4.52 to 6.71) were infused into rabbit ear veins, and the veins were examined histopathologically. After 6-hr infusion at 10 mL/kg/hr, a commercial 2.72% amino acid/7.5% glucose solution with electrolytes (AG) caused obvious phlebitic changes, such as loss of venous endothelial cells, inflammatory cell infiltration, and perivascular edema, in all 6 rabbits because of its low pH (4.52) and high titratable acidity (22 mEq/L). The phlebitis was reduced when the solution was neutralized with NaOH to pH 5.93, and was almost eliminated when the pH was neutralized to 6.49. After 8-hr infusion at 15 mL/kg/hr, AG-adjusted pH to 6.30 caused slight phlebitic changes, but AG-adjusted pH to 6.71 scarcely caused any change. Furthermore, 24-hr infusion of the pH 6.49 solution caused no histopathological changes in 3 rabbits. These results suggest that the tolerance pH for the peripheral vein is about 6.5, and that an infusion solution does not cause phlebitis due to acidity if the pH is not lower than the tolerance pH.  (+info)

A study of NPY-mediated contractions of the porcine isolated ear artery. (6/470)

Enhanced contractions of the porcine isolated ear artery by the alpha2-adrenoceptor agonist UK14304 are uncovered by pharmacological manipulation. As both neuropeptide Y (NPY) receptors and alpha2-adrenoceptors are negatively-coupled to adenylyl cyclase in this tissue, we determined whether NPY is also able to produce an enhanced contraction in the same tissue, under the same conditions. NPY (0.1 microM) produced a small contraction of porcine isolated ear arteries which was 5.1+/-0.8% of the response to 60 mM KCl (n = 14). An enhanced NPY response was uncovered if the tissue was pre-contracted with 0.1 microM U46619, and relaxed back to baseline with 1-2 microM forskolin before the addition of NPY (49.8+/-5.3%, n = 14). Forskolin (1 microM) stimulated cyclic AMP accumulation in porcine ear artery segments in the presence of 0.1 microM U46619 and 1 mM isobutylmethylxanthine (IBMX), NPY (0.1 microM) inhibited this response by 40%, but had no effect on basal levels of cyclic AMP. An enhanced response to 0.1 microM NPY was also obtained after pre-contraction with 0.1 microM U46619 and relaxation with either SNP (28.9+/-5.7%, n = 14), or dibutyryl cyclic AMP (21.2+/-4.6%, n = 14). This indicates that at least part of the enhanced response to NPY is independent of the agonist's ability to inhibit adenylyl cyclase. In conclusion, an enhanced contraction to NPY in the porcine isolated ear artery can be obtained by prior pharmacological manipulation. The enhanced responses are mediated through adenylyl cyclase-dependent and independent pathways similar to those reported for alpha2-adrenoceptors in this preparation.  (+info)

Nickel allergy in mice: enhanced sensitization capacity of nickel at higher oxidation states. (7/470)

Attempts to induce contact hypersensitivity to nickel in mice using, e.g., Ni(II)Cl2 often failed. Here, we report that sensitization was achieved by injecting Ni(II)Cl2 in combination with either CFA or an irritant, such as SDS and PMA, or IL-12, or by administering nickel at higher oxidation states, i.e., Ni(III) and Ni(IV). Although Ni(II), given alone, was ineffective in T cell priming, it sufficed for eliciting recall responses in vivo and in vitro, suggesting that Ni(II) is able to provide an effective signal 1 for T cell activation, but is unable to provide an adequate signal 2 for priming. Immunization of mice with nickel-binding proteins pretreated with Ni(IV), but not with Ni(II), allowed them to generate nickel-specific CD4+ T cell hybridomas. Ni(II) sufficed for restimulation of T cell hybridomas; in this and other aspects as well, the hybridomas resembled the nickel-specific human T cell clones reported in the literature. Interestingly, restimulation of hybridomas did not require the original Ni(IV)-protein complex used for priming, suggesting either that the nickel ions underwent ligand exchange toward unknown self proteins or peptides or that nickel recognition by the TCR is carrier-independent. In conclusion, we found that Ni(III) and Ni(IV), but not Ni(II) alone, were able to sensitize naive T cells. Since both Ni(III) and Ni(IV) can be generated from Ni(II) by reactive oxygen species, released during inflammation, our findings might explain why in humans nickel contact dermatitis develops much more readily in irritated than in normal skin.  (+info)

Leukotriene B4 receptor transgenic mice reveal novel protective roles for lipoxins and aspirin-triggered lipoxins in reperfusion. (8/470)

Polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) activation is pivotal in acute inflammation and injury from reperfusion. To elucidate components controlling PMNs in vivo, we prepared novel transgenic mice with the human leukotriene (LT) B4 receptor (BLTR) for functional characterization. Overexpression of BLTR in leukocytes dramatically increased PMN trafficking to skin microabscesses and lungs after ischemia-reperfusion, whereas mice deficient in 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) showed diminished PMN accumulation in reperfused lungs. Hence, both BLTR expression and LT biosynthesis are critical for PMN infiltration in reperfusion-initiated second-organ injury. Also, in BLTR transgenic mice, 5-LO expression and product formation were selectively increased in exudates, demonstrating that receptor overexpression amplifies proinflammatory circuits. Endogenous lipoxin (LX) A4 was produced in ischemic lungs and elevated by reperfusion. Because LXA4 and aspirin-triggered 15-epimeric LXA4 (ATL) selectively regulate leukocyte responses, they were tested in BLTR transgenic mice. Despite excessive PMN recruitment in BLTR transgenic mice, intravenous injection of ATL sharply diminished reperfusion-initiated PMN trafficking to remote organs, and topical application of LX was protective in acute dermal inflammation. These results demonstrate a direct role for BLTR with positive feedback, involving BLTR and 5-LO signaling in controlling PMNs. Moreover, LXA4 and ATL counter BLTR-amplified networks, revealing a novel protective role for LX and ATL in stress responses that has applications in perioperative medicine.  (+info)

This study compared the effects of unilateral and bilateral auricular transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on cutaneous pain threshold. Auricular acupuncture points were stimulated with low frequency, high intensity TENS for 45 seconds. Sixty healthy, adult subjects were assigned randomly to one of two treatment groups or to a control group. The two treatment groups received low frequency, high intensity TENS either unilaterally or bilaterally. The control group did not receive auricular stimulation. Experimental pain threshold at the left wrist was determined with a painful stimulus before and after auricular stimulation. Both unilateral and bilateral auricular stimulation groups exhibited a significant increase (p
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A preauricular sinus (also known as a congenital auricular fistula, a congenital preauricular fistula, a Geswein hole, an ear pit, or a preauricular cyst) is a common congenital malformation characterized by a nodule, dent or dimple located anywhere adjacent to the external ear. Frequency of preauricular sinus differs depending the population: 0.1-0.9% in the US, 0.9% in the UK, and 4-10% in Asia and parts of Africa. Comparative frequency is known to be higher in Africans and Asians than in Caucasians. Preauricular sinuses are inherited features, and most often appear unilaterally. They are present bilaterally in 25-50% of cases.[citation needed] Preauricular sinuses and cysts result from developmental defects of the first and second pharyngeal arches. This and other congenital ear malformations are sometimes associated with renal anomalies. They may be present in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, and in rare cases, they may be associated with branchio-oto-renal syndrome.[citation needed] ...
The photo shows Robert E. Lees right earlobe crease (ELC) He died at the age of 63, on October 12th 1870, from the effects of coronary artery disease (CAD). The question arises - are the presence of the crease and the fact that he had severe cardiac problems related? Put another way, are ELCs (necessarily) a (reliable) sign of CAD?. For a particular set of answers, turn to The American Journal of Cardiology, Volume 120, Issue 2, 15 July 2017, Pages 327-330, where you will find the thesis : Robert E. Lees Right Ear and the Relation of Earlobe Crease to Coronary Artery Disease by Richard A.Reinhart MD.. Note: He does not appear to have had a prominent left earlobe crease [Discuss]. Further viewpoints: Earlobe Crease And Heart Disease: Is It Real? Review Of Evidence by Joe Cannon MS.. Posted by Martin Gardiner on Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 8:00 am under Research News. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Relation of diagonal ear lobe crease to the presence, extent, and severity of coronary artery disease determined by coronary computed tomography angiography. AU - Shmilovich, Haim. AU - Cheng, Victor Y.. AU - Rajani, Ronak. AU - Dey, Damini. AU - Tamarappoo, Balaji K.. AU - Nakazato, Ryo. AU - Smith, Thomas W R. AU - Otaki, Yuka. AU - Nakanishi, Rine. AU - Gransar, Heidi. AU - Paz, William. AU - Pimentel, Raymond T.. AU - Hayes, Sean W.. AU - Friedman, John D.. AU - Thomson, Louise E J. AU - Berman, Daniel S.. PY - 2012/5/1. Y1 - 2012/5/1. N2 - Controversy exists concerning the relation between diagonal ear lobe crease (DELC) and coronary artery disease (CAD). We examined whether DELC is associated with CAD using coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography. We studied 430 consecutive patients without a history of coronary artery intervention who underwent CT angiography on a dual-source scanner. Presence of DELC was agreed by 2 blinded observers. Two blinded readers evaluated ...
Im using up my 6-month supply of questions pretty quick :) I know most cardiologists dont put much stock in earlobe creases, but please humor me. Is the diagonal earlobe crease supposedly associat...
In Spain a significant number of individuals die from atherosclerotic disease of the coronary and carotid arteries without having classic risk factors and prodromal symptoms. The diagonal ear lobe crease (DELC) has been characterized in the medical literature as a surrogate marker which can identify high risk patients having occult atherosclerosis. This topic however has not been examined in either the medical or dental literature emanating from Spain. The majority of clinical, angiography and postmortem reports support the premise that DELC is a valuable extravascular physical sign able to distinguish some patients at risk of succumbing to atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. A minority of studies have however failed to support this hypothesis. More recently reports using B mode ultrasound have also linked DELC to atherosclerosis of the carotid artery and another report has related DELC to the presence of calcified carotid artery atheromas on panoramic radiographs. DELC is readily visible ...
Years of wearing heavy earrings can leave you with an enlarged and unsightly ear piercing. Or worse, you can develop a completely split ear lobe (see photos). Sometimes, an earring can get caught on some clothing and one quick pull can leave with you a painful, traumatically torn ear lobe.. Repair of an ear lobe is a minor procedure that is done under local anesthesia. It involves trimming away the skin that has healed within the split, and then suturing the two sides back together to give a symmetric and pleasing appearance. We would recommend a period of several months before re-piercing your ear. This procedure is generally not covered by insurance. Ask your doctor at Suburban Ear, Nose, and Throat about repair of a torn ear lobe.. ...
Many people with protruding or misshapen ears are extremely self-conscious about the problem, and otoplasty can be a great solution for this insecurity. People that have had an otoplasty feel that they can wear their hair short or wear it up, so that the ears are more visible. Otoplasty can accomplish a number of aesthetic goals, depending on the type of abnormality that is being addressed. A sample of the abnormalities treated with otoplasty surgery include:. Large and/or Protruding Ears This is by far the most common reason that people seek otoplasty surgery. Large and protruding ears often go hand in hand, and can be a source of embarrassment for those who have them. Otoplasty can reduce the size of the ears and pull them in toward the head for a more proportional appearance.. Abnormally Large or Split Earlobes Earlobes can start out large, or they can become saggy over time, even splitting due to age or years of wearing heavy earrings. A simple surgery can repair, re-size, and re-contour the ...
Found that article that I mentioned a week or so ago. Shaw, E.A.G. (1974). The external ear. In Handbook of Sensory Physiology, Vol. 5/1 (eds. W.D. Keidel and W.D. Neff), pp. 455-490. Springer, Berlin. There is another Shaw article on the external ear called The Acoustics of the External Ear Chapter 6 from some book. I received the article as a class handout and it was not labeled as to the book from which it was taken. Jeff **************************************** * Jeff Sirianni * * University of Texas at Austin * * Communication Sciences and Disorders * * CMA, 2nd Floor Clinic * * Austin, TX 78712-1089 * * * * sirianni at ...
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Otoplasty, or ear pinning is a surgical procedure designed to treat prominent ears and is performed on both children and adults. Malformed ears can be a significant source of stress for you or your child. As the ear forms, some areas of the ear can become more prominent, while others can lose their strength and cause prolapse or flopping. There are many different types of anatomical abnormalities. As a dual board certified surgeon in both Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Ears Nose and Throat Surgery), and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Undavia is specifically qualified to reconstruct the ear.. Most patients complain of the how prominent or large their ears appear. Others are more concerned with a prominent ear lobe, a cupped ear, or a floppy ear. Athletes (mainly wrestlers) can develop an auricular hematoma, or even a cauliflower ear after repeated auricular hematomas. In rare instances, the ear is congenitally malformed in a condition called aural atresia ...
External Ear infection - Otitis Externa. With frequent immersion, water swells the cells lining the ear canal. Eventually, these cells pull apart - far enough for the bacteria normally found on the surface of your ear canal to get underneath the skin, where they find a nice warm environment and start to multiply. Next thing you know, your ear canal itches, is sore and becomes inflamed. If left untreated, the swelling can spread to the nearby lymph nodes and cause enough pain that moving your jaw becomes uncomfortable. At this point, the only treatment is antibiotics, and diving is definitely out. In some cases a discharge coming out of the external ear can be noticed. Pain with ear tugging distinguishes external ear problems from middle ear infection, where this is painless.. A special diving mask (Pro-Ear) with special air cuffs connected to the mask is commercially available and reduces the possibility of external ear infections. Also available are ear drops or sprays containing Tea Tree Oil ...
External Ear infection - Otitis Externa. With frequent immersion, water swells the cells lining the ear canal. Eventually, these cells pull apart - far enough for the bacteria normally found on the surface of your ear canal to get underneath the skin, where they find a nice warm environment and start to multiply. Next thing you know, your ear canal itches, is sore and becomes inflamed. If left untreated, the swelling can spread to the nearby lymph nodes and cause enough pain that moving your jaw becomes uncomfortable. At this point, the only treatment is antibiotics, and diving is definitely out. In some cases a discharge coming out of the external ear can be noticed. Pain with ear tugging distinguishes external ear problems from middle ear infection, where this is painless.. A special diving mask (Pro-Ear) with special air cuffs connected to the mask is commercially available and reduces the possibility of external ear infections. Also available are ear drops or sprays containing Tea Tree Oil ...
Hello friends, I am a 38 year old female with controlled borderline high blood pressure and cholesterol. I noticed that I have a crease running fully through my left ear. (It goes through the pierced...
Infections involving the structures of the external ear are often difficult to differentiate from noninfectious inflammatory conditions with similar clinical manifestations. Clinicians should consider inflammatory disorders as a possible cause of external ear irritation, particularly in the absence of local or regional adenopathy. Aside from the more salient causes of inflammation, such as trauma, insect bite, and overexposure to sunlight or extreme cold, the differential diagnosis should include less common conditions, such as autoimmune disorders (e.g., lupus or relapsing polychondritis) and vasculitides (e.g., Wegeners granulomatosis). Auricular Cellulitis Auricular cellulitis is an infection of the skin overlying the external ear and typically follows minor local trauma. It presents with the typical signs and symptoms of a skin/ soft tissue infection, with tenderness, erythema, swelling, and warmth of the external ear (particularly the lobule), but without apparent involvement of the ear ...
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External Ear Trauma - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the MSD Manuals - Medical Professional Version.
Many different external ear problems require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Image credit: Image Source/Getty Images. From the eyes and ears to the fingertips, the human body can offer small hints that reveal a lot about a persons health, some medical experts say.. Dr. Michael Wald, a holistic doctor in Mount Kisco, N.Y. who calls himself the Blood Detective, said that people should pay attention to features like creases in their ears and the length of their arms because they can serve as clues to medical issues such as heart disease.. 1. Ear Crease A 74-year-old man with an increased risk for heart disease said that while hed noticed the crease in his ear, hed paid little to no attention to it.. That diagonal earlobe crease that goes from the very bottom of the ear up in a diagonal fashion - it really is an enfolding of tissue and that is what is being associated with heart disease, Wald said.. One study found that 71 percent of people with that crease suffered from heart disease.. 2. Ear Wax Wald said that even ear wax has been linked to heart disease.. Were ...
Psychological problems associated with anatomical deformities such as prominent ears can be reduced by means of appropriate corrective surgery. Psychological support is necessary for the patient.
Protruding, disfigured or very large ears can cause embarrassment and negative feelings in a child. The ears are fully developed by age four or five and able to be surgically refined with otoplasty surgery at any time after this age. During this procedure a small incision is made behind the ear and cartilage and skin is removed or reshaped. A slight scar remains at the incision site, but this is located well behind the ear and will fade with time. The patient has a head dressing for a short time post operatively, one to two days, which will be changed to a lighter, less cumbersome headband which is worn for a week. Discomfort is minimal and easily controlled with appropriate medication. It is important that the child desires this surgery, as he or she will be more cooperative during the surgical process and post-operative recovery period. Otoplasty creates a natural, more balanced appearance of the ears, and can have a profound impact on a childs appearance and self-esteem. To discuss otoplasty ...
Chantel Jeffries has a cartilage piercing on her right ear which is connected by a chain to the back of her ear. She also wears a circular barbell in her forward cartilage, a gold jeweled earring of Davids Star in her upper lobe, one tiny jeweled stud in her auricle and one jeweled earring in her ear lobe.. ...
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Helpful, trusted answers from doctors: Dr. Bistritz on misshapen ear lobes: This is not a common request and certainly collagen would accomplish a temporary increase in the side of the earlobe but it may feel unnecessarily firm and would not be my first choice. If a patient made this request, i would recommend the use of hyaluronic acid fillers as the initial filler.
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My son Hudson was born January 6th, 2016. He was born perfectly healthy and all appeared fine. Within two weeks he developed a small red mark right next to his right ear that at first glance resembled heat rash. Within a few weeks it had grown a lot and appeared to distort his ear lobe. Everyone who saw it referred to it as a strawberry birthmark and told us not to worry it would go away on its own. Thankfully our pediatrician recommended that we go for a consultation with a vascular birthmarks specialist in New York, Dr. Gregory Levitin. So in April we met with Dr. Levitin who confirmed it was a hemangioma and recommended the oral medication Hemangeol and laser therapy. Obviously no parent wants to put their child on medication but Dr. Levitin put our worries at ease going over side effects and complications to watch out for. Laser therapy was a bit more complicated for us as we live in New Jersey and no physicians wanted to do laser therapy on a child of Hudsons age. Luckily Dr. Levitin was ...
Emily Ratajkowski wore an ear crawler in her ear lobe and a piercing in her cartilage at the We Are Your Friends Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on August 8, 2015.. ...
Holey Buttr is a fantastic product. It is by far the best cream available to maintain stretched ear lobes and its vegan! It contains a natural blend of emollients and moisturizers including Karanja oil, Jojoba Oil, and Soy Butter. This is not to be used during stretching, but after, once the lobe is healed, this cream
Define auricular nerve, posterior. auricular nerve, posterior synonyms, auricular nerve, posterior pronunciation, auricular nerve, posterior translation, English dictionary definition of auricular nerve, posterior. n. 1. Any of the cordlike bundles of fibers made up of neurons through which sensory stimuli and motor impulses pass between the brain or other parts of the...
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The first thing that comes to mind when ear surgery is in question is prominent ears. Prominent ear is a problem that may be an object of ridicule especially during childhood and may create strain on childrens psychology. Contrary to other organs, ear completes its development around the age of 6. Therefore, correction of protruding ear is possible starting from age 6.. Prominent ear surgery (otoplasty) is performed behind the ear. Primarily, cartilage deformities are exposed and corrected by the simple suture technique. Ear surgery is performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Duration of the surgery is around 1-1.5 hours. It generally does not require hospitalization. There might be some swelling and sensitivity in the early days. Though one can resume daily activities pretty quickly, it is important to protect the ears with a head band for 2-3 weeks. ...
Preauricular cysts, pits (as shown below), fissures, and sinuses are benign congenital malformations of the preauricular soft tissues first described by Van Heusinger in 1864. Preauricular pits or fissures are located near the front of the ear and mark the entrance to a sinus tract that may travel under the skin near the ear cartilage.
Specific procedural steps taken will depend largely on what is being accomplished during the procedure. For protruding ears, Dr. Beck typically makes small incisions behind the ear, through which he can reshape the ear and adjust the ear fold. Cartilage may also be removed or reshaped to get the final look you want.. The results of otoplasty can be life changing, especially for children and teens who have been bullied or otherwise suffered emotionally because of protruding ears. After the procedure, the ears will look more natural and will be balanced with the size and shape of the face. These changes can be very important to boosting self-esteem and feeling more confident.. If you are interested in a greater San Francisco otoplasty procedure, please call Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery at 6505706066 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck.. ...
Ear surgery or Otoplasty is done to correct protruding ears. Although Ear surgery or Otoplasty can be done on both men and women, yet it has a greater appeal for men.
Definition of auricular nerve, great in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is auricular nerve, great? Meaning of auricular nerve, great as a legal term. What does auricular nerve, great mean in law?
The psychological impact of protruding ears has long been noted.. The shape, size or positioning of the ears can make a huge difference to whether a person has confidence in their appearance or not, and for many years people have been choosing to have ear reshaping surgery also know as otoplasty to increase their self-confidence. Otoplasty and is a surgical procedure that is carried out to reduce the size of the ears, reshape the ears, or reset protruding ears so that they sit closer to the head. This very straightforward procedure can be carried out on both adults and children as early as 5 years old who feel their lives are being affected by the appearance of their ears. ...
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Buy, download and read Advanced Cosmetic Otoplasty ebook online in PDF format for iPhone, iPad, Android, Computer and Mobile readers. Author: Melvin A. Shiffman. ISBN: 9783642354311. Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. In this book, international experts present up-to-date techniques of otoplasty in which they have extensive personal experience. Both new and modified procedures are described with the aid of a wealth
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Ear procedures are offered by expert cosmetic and plastic surgery physicians at UW Health Transformations in Madison, Wisconsin, including earlobe repair and otoplasty, ear surgery to reduce the size of large ears.
The ear, the organ of hearing, is made up of three main parts: external, middle, and inner ear. The external ear includes the outer portion (auricle) and the external auditory canal. The middle ear is a cavity separated from the external ear by the eardrum, and it contains three small bones. The inner ear contains the cochlea (which is responsible for hearing), the vestibule
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The great auricular nerve is a cutaneous branch of the cervical plexus originating from the C2 and C3 spinal nerves. It innervates the skin over the external ear, the angle of the mandible and the par...
This trial will assess the safety and efficacy of 500ng Juvista per linear cm of wound margin administered by intradermal injection following the excision of keloid scars on the ear lobe. Ear lobe keloids commonly occur after ear piercing and can be particularly distressing for patients as they are very difficult to conceal and are usually bilateral. As the recurrence rate and growth rate of keloids can vary significantly between individuals, trial subjects will have bilateral ear lobe keloids and will act as their own control. One ear lobe will be treated with Juvista following keloid excision and one with placebo ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Clinical outcome and patients satisfaction study after otoplasty using hybrid techniques in adult patients. AU - Choi, Ji Yun. AU - Jung, Shin Chul. AU - Sykes, Jonathan M. PY - 2017/7/1. Y1 - 2017/7/1. N2 - Objectives: There are limited data on the effect of otoplasty on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in prominent ears. There are no data on the effect of otoplasty on Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) of otoplasty using hybrid techniques in adult patients. Methods: This study involved 28 patients who underwent otoplasty using combined procedures. We chose the GBI because it is a sensitive tool for detecting changes in health status following an intervention. Patients older than 13 years received the GBI, being retrospective well-validated questionnaires for measuring the effect of otorhinolaryngologic interventions, and particularly plastic surgery procedures, on HRQoL. An individual questionnaire was created by the standard GBI. We combined posterior auricular skin ...
More and more clinics are now offering ear lobe rejuvenation or ear lobe lift procedures with the use of dermal filler products which help to restore the shape and plumpness of the lobe.
For most people the ear lobe is the first piercing you get, and earrings are a classic of piercing jewellery. We have many different earring styles for you to choose from; including simple studs, jewellery with beautiful gemstones, and a wide range of different shapes such as hearts and flowers. In addition, we have a selection of fake plugs which can be worn in regular ear lobe piercings. ...
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flickr size=medium float=right]5481294323[/flickr]. Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of the auricle of the external ear to diagnose and treat health conditions in other parts of the body. The auricle could be compared to an inverted fetus, with the head represented on the lower ear lobe, the feet at the top of the external ear, and the rest of the body in-between.. Modern applications of this method are based on the work of Dr. Paul Nogier from France who practiced in the 1950s. In recognition of Nogiers discoveries and research on the auricle, the Chinese Government honored him by awarding him a formal title Father of Modern Auricular Therapy.. Dr. Michael Smith is recognized internationally as the psychiatrist who pioneered the use of these procedures in the field of chemical dependency. He developed an accepted auricular therapy protocol at Lincoln Hospital, New York. In 1987, the program was redesigned to focus on court-related referrals. Based on the Lincoln Hospital model, Dr. ...
Do you suffer from overly prominent ears? The Pennsylvania Centre For Plastic Surgery offers Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) to patients who are unhappy with the size, shape, or position of their ears. Otoplasty will restore more natural looking ears to better compliment the rest of your facial features. Serving Philadelphia and the Plymouth Meeting areas.
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The most common cause of prominent ears is lack of an antihelical fold, normally present just inside the rim of the ear. A wide concha or bowl of the ear can also contribute to prominence of the ear. Otoplasty is a surgical procedure used to correct prominent ears.. Children become self-conscious about their appearance at age 5-7 years, therefore making this the most common time for otoplasty procedures.. Children can typically be treated any time after 4 years of age, when the ear is nearly adult sized. The technique of otoplasty uses an incision on the back of the ears that is hidden from view. Through this incision, the antihelical fold can be created and the height of the conchal bowl can be reduced. Nicely positioned ears are symmetrical and their rims are between 15 and 20 mm from the side of the head.. The surgery itself is simple and reliable in most cases, providing an expert carries out the operation. Usually, the child can go home on the day of surgery. Our pediatric craniofacial ...
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If your ears or the ears of your child protrude, or if the ears have become injured or misshapen, otoplasty is a specialised plastic surgery procedure that improves their appearance. For some, the otoplasty procedure needed is a technique often called
Prominent ear is the most common deformity of the external ear. The major causes can be an underdeveloped antithetical fold, concha hypertrophy, and prominence of the ear lobule. Since Elys first aes
Ear Pinning is a popular procedure for those who wish to reduce the appearance of their ears. We also offer ear lobe repair for those patients who have had an enlarged ear piercing or torn earlobe in our West London office.
An Irish study of 247 patients found ELC had a predictive value of 71 percent for heart disease, showing what statisticians call low sensitivity but high specificity. Translated: If you dont have ELC, that doesnt necessarily mean you dont have heart disease, but if you do have ELC, its a pretty good bet you do. (To be fair, other research hasnt found as strong a correlation.). Why a connection between ELC and heart disease? Nobody knows. The most plausible theory Ive heard is that ELC indicates premature aging.. You dont have creased lobes? Youre not off the hook yet. We continue with our checklist of heart disease signs:. Male pattern baldness. The largest study, which looked at more than 22,000 male doctors over 11 years, found men with frontal baldness were about 9 percent more likely to have heart disease than their nonbalding peers, while those with baldness at the crown of their heads were 23 to 36 percent more likely-and the balder you are, the higher the risk. On the plus side, ...
The ear of a person suffering from acute otitis externa; inflammation of the outer ear (pinna) and the canal leading down to the eardrum (external auditory meatus). Otitis externa can be caused by both fungal and bacterial infections and is more common in swimmers (swimmers ear) and those with eczma and diabetes. Symptoms include itching, pain, a slight discharge and temporary deafness. - Stock Image M157/0023
Introduction Communication is among the most basic of human needs. Verbal communication is the highest level of communication, whereas nonverbal (nonsymbolic) communication may remain the only mode of communication in individuals with significant cognitive limitation. Assessment of nonsymbolic skills of two categories of patients with limited verbal output, namely, those with autism [autistic disorder (AD)] and those with Down syndrome (DS), is our main aim. We used the Dynamic Assessment of Nonsymbolic Communication (DANC) test to achieve our aim, because most traditional language tests underestimate this type of communication. Insight into the nonverbal communication abilities of AD and DS patients helps to maintain the communication between them and their caregivers.. Participants and methods The current study recruited 20 patients with DS, 20 patients with AD, and 20 normal children as controls. The age of the AD and DS patients ranged from 2 to 5 years, whereas the age of controls ranged ...
Synonyms for auditory meatus in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for auditory meatus. 4 synonyms for auditory meatus: acoustic meatus, auditory canal, ear canal, external auditory canal. What are synonyms for auditory meatus?
NIH Rare Diseases : 50 townes-brocks syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by an obstruction of the anal opening (imperforate anus), abnormally shaped ears, and thumb malformations. most affected individuals have at least two of these three main features. other signs and symptoms may include kidney abnormalities, hearing loss, heart defects, genital malformations and intellectual disability. the condition is caused by mutations in the sall1 gene which provides instructions for making proteins that are involved in the formation of tissues and organs before birth. in rare cases, the syndrome may be caused by a mutation in the sall4 gene. inheritance is autosomal dominant. imperforate anus is corrected with surgery as soon as possible, after the baby is born. the hearing loss should be treated early; the thumb malformation is also treated with surgery when needed. last updated: 10/24/2016 ...
A form of Townes-Brocks syndrome, a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by the triad of imperforate anus, dysplastic ears, and thumb malformations. Minor features of the condition include hearing loss, foot malformations, renal impairment with or without renal malformations, genitourinary malformations, and congenital heart disease ...
A variety of surgical techniques have been described to correct protruding ears. These must be carefully selected on an individual basis. Professor Gassner prefers an integrated concept based on exact and detailed anatomic analysis of the required changes. Your ear may be divided into three horizontal thirds. The upper third from the top edge of the ear to the roof of the external ear canal, the central third and the lobule. Deformities of the upper third of the ear are typically caused by the shape of the underlying cartilage (the antihelix). Changes in the shape of the central third are frequently caused by increased soft tissue bulk between the bone of the skull as well as the shape of the central cartilage of your ear (the concha). Changes in the shape of the lobule are usually caused by the soft tissue attachments of the lobule to the cartilaginous skeleton of the ear. According to the extent of your individual deformity, Professor Gassner selects the appropriate technique.. The techniques ...
A 14-year-old, previously healthy, fully immunized girl is presented to the emergency department (ED) with a 2-week history of left ear pain and discharge. She has just completed a 10-day course of antibiotic therapy, prescribed by her primary care provider, for marked left ear pain and swelling with purulent bloody discharge, headache, and left temporal and facial pain. She denies any history of foreign body in the ears, hearing loss, or fever. The review of systems is not contributory. Her past medical history is unremarkable, and the patient has no known history of allergy.. On examination, the patient is a young white girl who is ill-appearing but in no obvious distress. Her vital signs include a temperature of 97.9°F (36.6°C), a regular heart rate of 86 bpm, a respiratory rate of 16 breaths/min, and a blood pressure of 110/80 mm Hg. On examination of the head, swelling and tenderness are noted behind the left ear lobe, with purulent bloody discharge from the left ear. The central nervous ...
The intraglandular nodes receive some lymph vessels originating from the skin of the frontal and temporal regions, lateral parts of the lids, from the lacrymal gland, external auditory canal, tympanic membrane and eustachian tube, and lastly, a part of the efferent vessels from the superficial preauricular nodes [1, 2].. Overall the parotid lymph nodes drain the frontal and temporal cranial vault, the nose, upper and lower lids, auricle and external auditory, tympanic membrane and part of the eustachian tube, superficial preauricular nodes, posterior part of cheek, parotid gland, external ear, mastoid space nodes and lacrymal glands.. The parotid gland is also involved in metastases from oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal malignancies that may affect both superficial and deep intraglandular lymph nodes [7]. Squamous cell carcinomas are reported to metastasize to the parotid lymph nodes with the incidence higher with patients who have positive surgical margins, advanced tumor stages and those who ...
Ear surgery can help restore facial harmony - San Francisco Bay Area otoplasty specialist, Dr. Beck offers ear reshaping for patients in San Jose, San Mateo.
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Question : Is it possible for me to have my ear surgery performed with local anesthesia? Answer : I have performed otoplasty under local anesthesia. Once t
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Abstract: Ear observation apparatus for self-inspecting the external auditory meatusand/or the tympanic membrane, characterized in that it comprisesinspection means (2) for the external auditory meatus associated toreflection means (3) able to reflect the image of said external auditorymeatus and/or tympanic membrane, illumination means (6) being provided forilluminating said external auditory meatus and/or tympanic membrane, saidreflection means (3) being angularly set with respect to said inspection(2) means such as to reflect the image of the external auditory meatusand/or tympanic membrane on an external mirror ...
Introduction to Deafness/Hearing Loss. The hearing mechanism consists of 3 parts-outer, middle and inner ear. The outer ear is made up of the external ear and the ear canal. It ends with the tympanic membrane or ear drum. The middle ear is made up of the ear drum and an air filled cavity which contains the 3 tiniest bones in your body, the ossicles. The inner ear is made up of the semicircular canals (that deal with balance), the cochlea (a shell shaped object the size of a pea that perceives sounds at different pitches) and then the auditory nerve that leads to the brain where sound is perceived. Hearing impairments can take on different forms - either a partial loss of hearing or a total loss of hearing referred to as deafness. Hearing loss is categorized as mild, moderate, severe or profound. All have impact upon communication with others. Individuals who are deaf must learn to read lips or learn sign language or cued speech to communicate. Individuals with hearing loss often use technology ...
Buzzing in the ears is typical after listening to a loud and also effective noise, but if the ringing noise continues even after the noise is gone, then its time to look for medical help. Loud noises are simply a few of the lots of causes of supplanting the ears.Tinnitus is the. medical term for the constant ringing noise that may be heard in one or both ears. The noise could originate from the canals of the external ear, center ear or the frameworks of the inner ear, however in some cases the buzzing could was made by the brain itself.Ringing is simply one kind of noise that may be explained by individuals who are struggling with ringing in the ears. Some could point out banging, clicking, hissing, whiring or even roaring audios. The intensity of the sound could vary from someone to another and also the noise may exist from the time you get up and also go away within the day while other individuals who deal with extreme situations of ringing in the ears might experience it the whole day with ...
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a type of cosmetic plastic surgery procedure aimed at setting prominent ears closer to the head, or reducing the size of larger ears. However, there are other ear problems that can be helped with surgery. Surgeons can even build new ears for those who were born without them or who lost them through injury.. ...
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a type of cosmetic plastic surgery procedure aimed at setting prominent ears closer to the head, or reducing the size of larger ears. However, there are other ear problems that can be helped with surgery. Surgeons can even build new ears for those who were born without them or who lost them through injury.. ...
Over the past decade or so, theres been almost a 30 percent increase in the number of children and teens having cosmetic surgery. Experts believe one reason for the upward trend is an increase in the amount and intensity of bullying. For one 7-year-old girl, teasing about her prominent ears was enough to drive her mother to get the girls ears pinned back, a procedure known as otoplasty.
It all started with a bad infection in both eyes which I believe was caused from a dirty coin he put in the eye after seeing someone on TV doing that. It was treated successfully with terra cortil salve back then. After years with the rash periodically reappearing on both eyelids, eased/treated with terra cortil it disappeared permanently. Later he got similar symptoms (red, dry, flaky skin) on the outer ear skin on both ears periodically causing a bad ear infection which is eased/treated with sofradex. Now a few years later the dry skin reappears mildly on the skin under the eye causing red and dry flaky skin eased/treated with terra cortil ...
Swimmers ear is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. Its often brought on by water that remains in your ear after swimming, creating a moist environment that aids bacterial growth.
Q: Dr. Eppley, I had my ears pinned back six weeks ago. Before surgery one ear did stick out further than the other and, even after surgery, it still does. Although both ears are much better looking they are still not as good as I had hoped. I would be happy if the left ear was brought back further to match the other one. When they get better with more time and, if not, when should I have the left ear revised?. A: The surgical techniques used in otoplasty rely on the use of sutures to reshape the cartilages. The final results are a mixture of skillful placement, tightening and their ability to hold as the tissues heal. Between swelling and tissue relaxation it will take up to six months after surgery to see the final result. Besides a good shape, it is also important to have symmetry between the two ears. Even though both ears are rarely seen at the same time, it is still important to have them look as close as possible. Perfect symmetry between the two ears in otoplasty does not always occur ...
Phase II 3 arm double blinded clinical study, to evaluate pain killing and healing time of Botanical Ear Drops, Ear Comfort™, in Severe External Ear Infection (AOE) patients in comparison to Dex-Otic® and Otidin®.. Study Outcome (hypothesis): if Ear Comfort™ proves to perform as well as Dex-Otic, then ENTs and family doctors will have a botanical non-antibiotic product that does not promote the formation of antibiotic-resistant infections and may be given to anti-biotics sensitive patients.. Ear comfort™ is pharmacologically stable for at least 3 years on the shelves. ...
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Can different body parts tell you about your health? Absolutely, in fact the appearance or size of certain body parts can give an indication on specific health issues or possible disease. Based upon the results of several studies, here are some of the possible health issues associated to specific body parts. Earlobes and Cardiac Disease - An earlobe crease or wrinkle on one or both earlobes may indicate cardiovascular disease. The American Journal of Medicine found in multiple studies that a crease on one lobe increased your risk of a cardiac event by 33%. Wrinkles on both lobes increased the risk by 77%.. Bra Size and Diabetes - Women with a bra size of a D cup or better were 1.5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with women who wore an A size or smaller.. Finger Length and Osteoarthritis - Women whose index fingers were shorter than their ring finger were twice as likely to develop osteoarthritis in their knees.. Height and Age - Women 5-foot 2-inches or shorter are more ...
As a result of the increasing worldwide research into auricular acupuncture, the field is now considered by many physicians to be an evidence-based medicine. Gary Stanton at the Department of Neurology, Sleep Medicine and Pain Medicine Services at Emerson Hospital in the USA, offers a summary of the history of auricula
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Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a patient who would like to inquire about reversal otoplasty surgery for over-corrected ears. I have attached some photographs.. I had otoplasty 10 years ago, and I regret it. At the time I was young and insecure about my appearance, but have since come to the opinion that my original ears, although they stuck out a bit, were suited to my face. Unfortunately my ears seem to have been operated on badly - they are now harshly shaped and too close to my head, especially the left one. They are also different to each other, one is big and one is small, and the right ear has a sharp ridge of cartilage on the anti helix.. I am not looking for perfection, and know it is not possible after a failed surgery. However, I would like, if possible, to regain a more natural look - with the mid to upper part of my ears to come outwards a bit more - so that there is a more rounded appearance from face on. And for the ear shapes to match each other better.. I hope this is enough information and ...
Recent advances in neurophysiological research have demonstrated the important role of the outer ear for sound localization not only for echolocating bats. Knowledge of the influence of torso, head...
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Some of the first hearing aids were external hearing aids. External hearing aids directed sounds in front of the ear and ... a b c d e f g h i j k Levitt, H. "Digital hearing aids: wheelbarrows to ear inserts." ASHA Leader 12, no. 17 (December 26, 2007 ... The use of ear trumpets for the partially deaf, dates back to the 17th century.[1] By the late 18th century, their use was ... External links[edit]. *. "Deafness in Disguise: Concealed Hearing Devices of the 19th and 20th Centuries". Washington ...
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The ear can also be reconstructed with cartilage and skin grafts or an external ear prosthesis can be made by an ... Saad Ibrahim, S. M., Zidan, A., & Madani, S. (2008). Totally avulsed ear: New technique of immediate ear reconstruction. ... Microvascular surgery in avulsive trauma to the external ear. Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 5(3), 423-426. Fleming, J. P., & ... The ear is particularly vulnerable to avulsion injuries because of its position on the side of the head. The most common cause ...
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Left human ear External ear. Right auricle.Lateral view. Antitragus piercing This article incorporates text in the public ... The antitragus is a feature of mammalian ear anatomy. In humans, it is a small tubercle on the visible part of the ear; the ... The antitragicus muscle, an intrinsic muscle of the ear, arises from the outer part of the antitragus. The antitragus can be ...
Shute, C. & A. Bellairs (2010). "The external ear in Crocodilia". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 124 (4): 741 ... The nostrils, eyes, and ears are situated on the top of the head, so the rest of the body can remain concealed under water. ...
Left human ear External ear. Right auricle.Lateral view. External ear. Right auricle.Lateral view. External ear. Right auricle. ... The antihelix (anthelix) is a part of the visible ear; the pinna. The antihelix is a curved prominence of cartilage parallel ...
... skulls have small eye orbits, long snouts, and eyes placed on the sides of its head; they lack external ear flaps. ... The dolphin ear has specific adaptations to the marine environment. In humans, the middle ear works as an impedance equalizer ... Instead of sound passing through the outer ear to the middle ear, dolphins receive sound through the throat, from which it ... The dolphin ear is acoustically isolated from the skull by air-filled sinus pockets, which allow for greater directional ...
External links[edit]. *lesson4 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (parotid4, infratempfossaart) ... Its pulse can be felt above the zygomatic arch, above and in front of the tragus of the ear. ... This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks ... External carotid artery. Branches. Transverse facial artery Middle temporal artery Anterior auricular branch frontal branch ...
The aperture is ear-shaped. The posterior angle is acute. The outer lip is thin, showing the external sculpture within. The ...
Anatomy of human ear External ear. Right auricle.Lateral view. External ear. Right auricle.Lateral view. External ear. Right ... Intrinsic muscles of external ear Helicis major This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1035 of the 20th ... The function of the muscle is to assist in adjusting the shape of the anterior margin of the ear cartilage. While this is a ... The helicis minor is an intrinsic muscle of the outer ear. The muscle runs obliques and covers the helical crus, part of the ...
The pinna (external ear) is large. On the hindfeet, which are long and narrow, ungual tufts of hairs surround the bases of the ... The mystacial (above the mouth) and superciliary vibrissae both extend to at least the back margin of the ears when laid back ... Both are hosts to various external parasites. They are in no apparent danger of extinction and have been assessed as "Least ... so that the only feature of external morphology that distinguishes the two genera is the length of the vibrissae. Handleyomys ...
1955), The external ear in Crocodilia. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 124: 741-749. doi:10.1111/j.1469- ... The external skull surface is covered randomly with small pits. The orbits are huge, with a complete dorsal roof made by the ... The ears are protected by earflaps, which prevent water inflow to the otic recess when this animal is in water. The fossil ... The ears are protected by earflaps, which prevent water inflow to the otic recess when this animal is in water. Modern ...
Ku, PK; Tong, MC; Yue, V (1998). "Polyotia- a rare external ear anomaly". International Journal of Pediatric ... The second ear appears as a mirror image folded forward and lying on the posterior cheek.[citation needed] These structures are ... a developmental anomaly resulting from the persistence of a structure which variably recapitulates the normal external ear. The ... By histologic examination, it is a recapitulation of normal external auricle. There will be skin, cartilaginous structures, and ...
External links[edit]. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Miguel Olivo.. *Career statistics and player information from MLB ... During the incident, Olivo bit off a piece of Guerrero's ear, an injury which required cosmetic surgery to repair.[10][11] Two ... "Ear-biting catcher Miguel Olivo has signed with a new team". Retrieved July 1, 2014 ...
There is an inner ear but no external or middle ear. Low frequency vibrations are detected by the lateral line system of sense ... Mammals have three bones in the middle ear and a cochlea in the inner ear. They are clothed in hair and their skin contains ... The main external features of the fish, the fins, are composed of either bony or soft spines called rays, which with the ... Keratinocytes make up to 95% of the cells in the skin.[16] The epithelial cells on the external surface of the body typically ...
Dogs also have numerous apocrine glands in their external ear canals. In this location they are referred to as ceruminous ... When infected, the ears can give off a strong disagreeable smell. It is not uncommon for a vet to sniff a dog's ears to try to ... The ear canals also have numerous sebaceous glands. Together these two sets of glands produce natural ear wax, or cerumen. ... Some owners do this routinely if they have a dog susceptible to ear infections or if they have a breed with heavy, floppy ears ...
No tympanum or external ear is present. The body is compressed, and the neck is very short. The vertebrae are procoelian; ...
I managed to noose the lizard and observed that it lacked external ear openings. Photo by Erik Enderson Figure 1. Greater ... The name Cophosaurus is derived from Greek, meaning "deaf lizard", in reference to the lack of external ear openings. Peters ( ... Figure 2. Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus). Note the absence of external ear openings. Photo by Erik F. Enderson. ... Figure 2. Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus). Note the absence of external ear openings. Photo by Erik F. Enderson. ...
Singh, P.; Purkait, R. (2009). "Observations of external ear-an Indian study". HOMO: Journal of Comparative Human Biology. 60 ( ... Bean, R.B. (1915). "Some characteristics of the external ear of American Whites, American Indians, American Negroes, Alaskan ... The trait can potentially be bilateral, meaning present on both ears, or unilateral, where it is present on only one ear. There ... Darwin's tubercle (or auricular tubercle) is a congenital ear condition which often presents as a thickening on the helix at ...
External ears are absent. The skull is elongate compared to other Trogonophidae. The body is wormlike: legless, elongate, ...
The external features of the ear begin to take their final shape. The head comprises nearly half of the fetus' size. The face ... The ears begin to form as otic pits. Arm buds and a tail are visible. Lung bud, the first traits of the lung appear. Hepatic ... At week 15, main development of external genitalia is finished. Gestational age: 20 weeks old. Embryonic age: 18 weeks old. The ...
All species have small eyes and poor eyesight, but only a few are truly blind.[3] The external ears are very small or absent.[4 ... Small-eared. shrews). C. mexicana group. Mexican small-eared shrew (C. mexicana). Nelson's small-eared shrew (C. nelsoni). ... Darién small-eared shrew (C. mera). Merriam's small-eared shrew (C. merriami). Blackish small-eared shrew (C. nigrescens). C. ... Scaly-footed small-eared shrew (C. squaipes). Tamá small-eared shrew (C. tamensis). Thomas's small-eared shrew (C. thomasi). C ...
... are sounds that are heard without any external acoustic stimulation. Endaural means "in the ear". Phenomena ... The emitter typically cannot hear the sounds made by his or her ear. Endaural phenomena also need to be distinguished from ... Endaural phenomena need to be distinguished from otoacoustic emissions, in which a person's ear emits sounds. ... include transient ringing in the ears (that sound like sine tones), white noise-like sounds, and subjective tinnitus. ...
Swimmers ear is an infection of the ear canal that can be caused by different types of bacteria or fungi. Find out how to ... your doctor may clean your ear and insert a wick into your ear canal to help carry ear drops into the ear more effectively. For ... What Is Swimmers Ear?. Swimmers ear is an infection of the ear canal, the tubular opening that carries sounds from the ... What Causes Swimmers Ear?. Swimmers ear - or otitis externa - usually develops in ears that are exposed to moisture. People ...
... human ear: Outer ear: The most-striking differences between the human ear and the ears of other mammals are in the structure of ... In human ear: Outer ear. The most-striking differences between the human ear and the ears of other mammals are in the structure ... In human ear: Transmission of sound by air conduction. The outer ear directs sound waves from the external environment to the ... In ear disease: Outer ear. Diseases of the outer ear are those that afflict skin, cartilage, and the glands and hair follicles ...
When sounds waves reach the ear, they are translated into nerve impulses. These impulses then travel to the brain where they ... The ear is a complicated organ controlling hearing and balance. ... The ear is a complicated organ controlling hearing and balance ... When sounds waves reach the ear, they are translated into nerve impulses. These impulses then travel to the brain where they ...
There is another Shaw article on the external ear called The Acoustics of the External Ear Chapter 6 from some book. I ... External Ear... Shaw, (1974). Jeff Sirianni sirianni at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU Thu Mar 23 20:40:17 EST 1995 *Previous message: inner ... Shaw, E.A.G. (1974). The external ear. In Handbook of Sensory Physiology, Vol. 5/1 (eds. W.D. Keidel and W.D. Neff), pp. 455- ...
Ear, external synonyms, Ear, external pronunciation, Ear, external translation, English dictionary definition of Ear, external ... n. See external ear. n. the outer portion of the ear, consisting of the auricle and the external auditory meatus. The part of ... outer ear. (redirected from Ear, external). Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical. outer ear. n.. See external ear. ... outer ear - the part of the ear visible externally. external ear. acoustic meatus, auditory canal, auditory meatus, ear canal, ...
The primary function of the middle ear is to offset the decrease in acoustic energy that would occur if the low impedance ear ... External Ear. Although not anatomically part of the middle ear, the external ear plays a role in the function of the middle ear ... Middle Ear. Although the external ear does amplify and modify the spectrum of the sound wave, the middle ear makes the most ... negative middle ear pressure). With positive middle ear pressure, when the middle ear pressure exceeds that of the external ...
external ears influence on hearing. K.R.Catchpole3 at K.R.Catchpole3 at Mon Mar 20 04:52: ... If you are interested in pinna effects, there is a classic 1972 (?) article ,by Shaw, where each of the outer ear componets ...
The ear is a complicated organ controlling hearing and balance. When sounds waves reach the ear, they are translated into nerve ...
The skin and cartilage of the ear are subject to the same insults as similar tissues found elsewhere in the body. ... the auricle and the external auditory canal, is composed of skin, cartilage, and all associated appendages. ... encoded search term (External Ear Inflammatory Diseases) and External Ear Inflammatory Diseases What to Read Next on Medscape. ... The external ear, namely, the auricle and the external auditory canal, is composed of skin, cartilage, and all associated ...
Many different external ear problems require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the ... Many different external ear problems require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the ... Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology). Our pediatric ENT (otolaryngology) experts provide advanced, comprehensive services for ... Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology). Our pediatric ENT (otolaryngology) experts provide advanced, comprehensive services for ...
... and other disorders includes a stimulator device situated in an ear canal of the patient. The stimulator device is adapted to ... 1 is a block diagram of the ear canal sensor/stimulator system 10 and the external equipment 11. The wires 17A through 17C from ... External ear canal pressure regulation system. US9042988. Nov 17, 2005. May 26, 2015. Cyberonics, Inc.. Closed-loop vagus nerve ... External ear canal pressure regulation system. US9220910. Jan 7, 2014. Dec 29, 2015. Cyberonics, Inc.. Seizure detection using ...
Insert earphones occlude the ear canal, which cancels the normal influence of concha, pinna, head, and shoulders. In addition, ... The acoustic behavior of earphones that are inserted into the ear canal is difficult to determine because it requires observing ... The acoustic behavior of earphones that are inserted into the ear canal is difficult to determine because it requires observing ... Insert earphones occlude the ear canal, which cancels the normal influence of concha, pinna, head, and shoulders. In addition, ...
These benign bony growths are often referred to as surfers ear due to observations of these growths in the ears of individuals ... are dense bony growths protruding into the external auditory canal. ... External auditory exostoses (EAE) are dense bony growths protruding into the external auditory canal. These benign bony growths ... Trinkaus et al (2019). External auditory exostoses among western Eurasian late Middle and Late Pleistocene humans, PLOS ONE.. ...
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Learn about the many different external ear problems that require clinical care by a physician or other health care ... Many different external ear problems require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the ... Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology). Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, ... Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology). Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, ...
The application of a device that uses vibration to stimulate the cymba concha on the external ear can inhibit the production of ... Vibration stimulation of external ear alleviates inflammation in RA. Addorisio ME, et al. Bioelectronic Medicine. 2019;doi: ... The application of a device that uses vibration to stimulate the cymba concha on the external ear can inhibit the production of ... The application of a device that uses vibration to stimulate the cymba concha on the external ear can inhibit the production of ...
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... is usually done to move prominent ears closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. ... Otoplasty (external ear surgery) Ear correction surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to move prominent ears closer to the ... cupped ear - a very small ear. *shell ear - when the curve in the outer rim, as well as the natural folds and creases, are ... In most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar on the back of the ear that will fade over 18 months or so. ...
Any wound to the ear cartilage that is more than just a superficial cut or laceration should be seen by a doctor to decide if ... About cuts and wounds of the external ear. Children may get minor cuts, wounds, and lacerations to the external (outer) part of ... Preventing ear injuries. The following are a few guidelines to help prevent ear injuries in children:. *. Teach your child not ... If your child is planning to have his or her ears pierced, be sure it is done by a professional. Take care of your childs ears ...
Otitis media, meanwhile, is an inflammation of the cats middle ear. Both of these terms are used to describe clinical symptoms ... Otitis externa is a chronic inflammation of a cats external ear canal. ... that separates the external ear and the middle ear.. The two conditions described in this medical article affect both dogs and ... a cat with the condition may exhibit redness and swelling of the external ear canal, scaling skin or obstruction of the ear ...
Ear. External ear tumors - malignant. Melanoma of outer ear / external auditory canal. Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see ... Either external ear (1% of US melanoma cases) or external auditory canal (rare) External ear. General. ... End of Ear > External ear tumors - malignant > Melanoma of outer ear / external auditory canal ... PubMed Search: Melanoma external auditory canal. See below: External ear External auditory canal ...
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External Approach, Diagnostic is a medical classification as listed by CMS under Ear, Nose, Sinus range. ... ICD-10-PCS code 09B1XZX for Excision of Left External Ear, ... Excision of Left External Ear, External Approach, Diagnostic ... ICD-10-PCS code 09B1XZX for Excision of Left External Ear, External Approach, Diagnostic is a medical classification as listed ... External Ear, Left. Definition: Procedures performed directly on the skin or mucous membrane and procedures performed ...
External Approach is a medical classification as listed by CMS under Ear, Nose, Sinus range. ... ICD-10-PCS code 092HX0Z for Change Drainage Device in Right Ear, ... Change Drainage Device in Right Ear, External Approach 092HX0Z ... ICD-10-PCS code 092HX0Z for Change Drainage Device in Right Ear, External Approach is a medical classification as listed by CMS ... Ear, Nose, Sinus Taking out or off a device from a body part and putting back an identical or similar device in or on the same ...
by Ear, Nose and Throat Journal; Health, general Bone cements Health aspects Facial paralysis Causes of Paralysis, Facial ... Facial nerve paralysis following repair of the external ear canal with ionomeric cement. ... ear+canal...-a064507649. *APA style: Facial nerve paralysis following repair of the external ear canal with ionomeric cement ... MLA style: "Facial nerve paralysis following repair of the external ear canal with ionomeric cement.." The Free Library. 2000 ...
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  • The ear's auricle (pinna) and external auditory canal. (
  • Composed of shell like auricle (pinna) which collects sound, external auditory meatus (canal) which conducts sound to tympanic membrane? (
  • Although hearing begins with the ear flap or pinna, the receptor cells that change sound energy into the electrical currency of the nervous system lie deep inside the temporal bone of the skull. (
  • The folds and ridges of the pinna are not just decorations (or for holding earrings) - they serve to channel sound efficiently into the ear canal and to the eardrum, or tympanic membrane, at its end. (
  • Well, the ear, the pinna is to gather sound. (
  • The external ear anatomy consists of pinna, outer ear canal and tymphany membrane. (
  • Pinna is the very outer part of our ear. (
  • the auricle (or pinna), and the external acoustic meatus - which ends at the tympanic membrane. (
  • The external ear is the auricle, or pinna, a cartilage-supported fleshy flap that helps to funnel sound waves into the external auditory canal. (
  • Pinna is the only visible part of the ear (archeical). (
  • Pinna helps in optimizing the difference in the pressure inside the ear. (
  • The work of the ear canal is to transmit sound from Pinna to Ardham. (
  • The external ear is composed of the pinna (auricle), the external auditory canal ( EAC ), or simply ear canal, and the outer layer of the tympanic membrane ( TM ), also known as the eardrum. (
  • This is performed in order to examine the 'external auditory canal' - the tunnel that leads from the outer ear (pinna) to the eardrum. (
  • 1. Pinna hematomas may take hours to develop, so give patients with blunt ear trauma careful discharge instructions, with a follow-up in 12 to 24 hours to check for hematoma development. (
  • 2. Failure to adequately drain a hematoma, reaccumulation of the hematoma owing to a faulty pressure dressing, or inadequate follow-up increases the risk of infection of the pinna (perichondritis) or of a disfiguring cauliflower ear. (
  • The outer ear consists of the pinna and the ear canal . (
  • The pinna consists of the curving outer rim called the helix , the inner curved rim called the antihelix , and opens into the ear canal . (
  • Anamolies of Pinna and external auditory canal can be termed as microtia and congenital aural atresia respectively. (
  • Low set ears are abnormal forms of the outer ear (pinna). (
  • the absence of the pinna and external auditory canal (anotia). (
  • The skin on the ear (pinna) is exposed to the sun. (
  • Swimmer's ear is an infection of the ear canal, the tubular opening that carries sounds from the outside of the body to the eardrum. (
  • Sometimes, in a person with a middle ear infection ( otitis media ), pus collected in the middle ear can drain into the ear canal through a hole in the eardrum, casuing otitis externa. (
  • But don't use these drops if you have ear tubes or a hole in your eardrum. (
  • The part of the ear in many mammals that is made chiefly of cartilage and includes the passage leading to the eardrum. (
  • The acoustic behavior of earphones that are inserted into the ear canal is difficult to determine because it requires observing the sound pressure at the eardrum. (
  • Conductive hearing loss (CHL) occurs when there is a problem transferring sound waves anywhere along the pathway through the outer ear , tympanic membrane (eardrum), or middle ear ( ossicles ). (
  • The ear canal carries sound to the eardrum, and its lining produces ear wax to keep the eardrum and canal from drying out and to trap dirt before it gets to the eardrum. (
  • When sound waves vibrate the eardrum, sound energy is transferred to the middle ear. (
  • The middle ear is a small, air-filled pocket bounded by the eardrum on one side and the oval window of the inner ear on the other. (
  • The Eustachian tube allows air pressure to equalize between the outside of the eardrum (surrounding atmosphere) and the inside of the eardrum (the middle ear). (
  • Thus, this series of membranes and bones forms a pathway that carries vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear. (
  • You will follow sound waves as they travel from the external world, to the eardrum, through the bones of the middle ear, and to the cochlea that transduces sound information into neural impulses. (
  • The middle ear is the space behind the eardrum, which is connected to the back of the throat by a passageway called the Eustachian tube. (
  • Middle ear infections can also cause a hole (perforation) in the eardrum or spread to nearby areas, such as the mastoid bone. (
  • Inside the middle ear, three tiny bones (ossicles) normally transfer sound vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear, where they are turned into nerve impulses that your brain understands as sound. (
  • He or she will examine the ears with an otoscope - an instrument with a lighted, cone-shaped end piece for looking in the ear canal at the eardrum. (
  • The ear canal, also called the external acoustic meatus, is a passage comprised of bone and skin leading to the eardrum. (
  • The ear canal functions as an entryway for sound waves, which get propelled toward the tympanic membrane, known as the eardrum. (
  • This causes an increase in pressure within the middle ear, and eventually the eardrum can rupture. (
  • It affects the skin that covers the outer ear canal, which leads to the eardrum. (
  • A rash can extend to the outer ear and the eardrum. (
  • These ear congestion symptoms can also be caused by problems in your middle ear or the ear canal that affects the eardrum (also called the tympanic membrane). (
  • The rapid changes in air pressure during air travel, especially during takeoff and landing, puts stress on your middle ear and eardrum. (
  • The tympanic membrane, more commonly called the eardrum, separates the outer and middle ear. (
  • Water can't penetrate the eardrum to cause a middle ear infection, medically termed otitis media. (
  • If your baby has a ruptured or perforated eardrum, the hole in the eardrum allows water to enter the middle ear. (
  • A severe ear infection or trauma can cause a ruptured eardrum. (
  • An unhealed opening in the eardrum allows water to enter the middle ear. (
  • If your baby has a ruptured eardrum, your doctor may recommend ear plugs during his bath. (
  • If your child has recurrent ear infections, your doctor may recommend placing ear tubes into the eardrum, to keep pressure and fluid from building up in the middle ear and to drain the ear if infection occurs. (
  • Inspection of the eardrum can also provide a lot of information about what's happening within the middle ear - the space within the skull where the hearing and balance mechanisms are situated. (
  • This action straightens the external auditory canal, which has a natural curve, and makes it easier to see the eardrum. (
  • Observing how much the eardrum moves with air pressure assesses its mobility, which varies depending on the pressure within the middle ear. (
  • If blocked, air cannot get to the middle ear to equalise the pressure on the eardrum. (
  • The outer ear ends at the eardrum, and the middle ear can be seen in the tympanic cavity behind. (
  • [2] The ear canal of the outer ear is separated from the air-filled tympanic cavity of the middle ear by the eardrum . (
  • The ear canal ends at the external surface of the eardrum. (
  • The ossicles are three small bones that function together to receive, amplify, and transmit the sound from the eardrum to the inner ear. (
  • For most outer ear infections, your doctor may prescribe ear drops containing antibiotics possibly mixed with medicine to help improve swelling and inflammation. (
  • Other factors that may contribute to the onset of the inflammatory conditions include bacterial infections, mixed infections caused by bacteria and fungal species, and progressive changes in the environment of the outer ear canal. (
  • Increases in the frequency of coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CNS) and bacterial resistance to ciprofloxacin, used widely in treating ear infections, are noteworthy. (
  • [2] Major causes are ear infections or conditions that block the eustachian tube , such as allergies or tumors. (
  • This is also the pathway that allows infections from the mouth and nose cavities to enter the middle ear, causing the common ear infections of childhood. (
  • If a child with Down syndrome has stenotic ear canals, he or she should see an ENT specialist every three months to avoid undiagnosed and untreated ear infections. (
  • Children with Down syndrome have an increased incidence of upper repertory tract infections, which predisposes chronic ear infections. (
  • Upper airway infections or allergies can cause the eustachian tube to become swollen, trapping bacteria and causing ear infections. (
  • Monitoring and treatment is critical, as there is a high rate of underdiagnosis and undertreatment of ear infections in children with Down syndrome. (
  • Middle ear infections, also called otitis media, can occur when congestion from an allergy or cold blocks the Eustachian tube. (
  • Middle ear infections are the most common illness that brings children to a pediatrician and the most common cause of hearing loss in children. (
  • Adults also can get middle ear infections. (
  • Children in day care have an increased risk of middle ear infections. (
  • Avoid rooms with secondhand smoke, because environmental cigarette smoke may increase a child's risk of ear infections. (
  • Up to 80% of ear infections may go away without antibiotics. (
  • Frequently, outer ear infections are treated with antibiotic eardrops and avoiding water activities until the infection has been cured. (
  • Infections of the ear include infections of the middle ear (otitis media), outer ear (swimmer's ear or otitis externa). (
  • Outer ear infections in children also can be causes by middle ear infections ( otitis media ) or objects placed in the ear. (
  • Usually, bacterial ear infections in children and adults are transmitted through excessive water exposure from swimming, diving, surfing, kayaking, or other water sports. (
  • Fungal infections can also occur in the ear. (
  • Any condition that affects your sinuses can lead to ear congestion, such as common colds , allergies , and sinus infections . (
  • External ear infections , also known as swimmer's ear, are usually caused by water that remains in your ear after swimming or bathing, providing an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. (
  • Ear infections often resolve without treatment. (
  • Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their child to a doctor. (
  • Adults can also get ear infections, but they are less common. (
  • Often, ear infections go away on their own. (
  • Children who get infections often may need surgery to place small tubes inside their ears. (
  • Ear infections are one of the most common childhood illnesses, affecting as many as 50 percent of all children before their first birthday, Boston University School of Medicine professor of pediatrics Jerome Klein reports on the UpToDate website. (
  • Middle ear infections most often occur when a cold or upper respiratory infection interferes with normal functioning of the Eustachian tube, which leads from the nasopharynx (upper throat) to the middle ear. (
  • Chronic skin infections of the ear canal increase the risk. (
  • Getting treatment is the fastest way to relieve the ear pain and to prevent the spread of infection. (
  • Your doctor's treatment for swimmer's ear will depend on how severe the pain and the infection are. (
  • These will help fight the infection and ease swelling of the ear canal. (
  • Your doctor may send some of the fluid draining from your ear to a lab to help identify what type of germ is causing the infection. (
  • Signs such as tilting the head, anorexia, uncoordination, and occasional vomiting may indicate the development of otitis media, or otitis interna, if the infection and inflammation spreads to the inner ear. (
  • Treatment for otitis externa and otitis media usually involves outpatient care, unless the inflammation or infection has moved into the inner ear. (
  • Microbial infection is one of the most significant causes of ear diseases, but microbial profiles are very diverse according to the diseases and change over time. (
  • Swimmer's ear, more properly termed otitis externa, is a bacterial infection of the extrenal portion of the ear canal. (
  • Necrotising otitis externa (NOE) is an infection originating in the soft tissues of the external auditory canal (EAC) spreading to the surrounding bone and rarely causing intracranial complications. (
  • Later onset of conductive hearing loss may have an obvious cause such as an ear infection, trauma or upper respiratory tract infection or may have an insidious onset related to chronic middle ear disease, otosclerosis or a tumour of the naso-pharynx. (
  • Low muscle tone (hypotonia) affects the opening and closing of the eustachian tube as well, which can cause negative pressure to build up in the middle ear space, leading to fluid retention and infection. (
  • Chronic eustachian tube dysfunction lasts longer in children with Down syndrome than in the general population, so the ears and potential infection should be monitored regularly. (
  • Fluid and pressure build up, so bacteria or viruses that have traveled up the Eustachian tube into the middle ear can multiply and cause an ear infection. (
  • The most common symptoms of a middle ear infection are pain and decreased hearing. (
  • The treatment of a middle ear infection depends on how bad the symptoms are and what's causing the infection. (
  • The outlook in most people with a middle ear infection is very good. (
  • Swimmer's ear in adults and children definition and facts Swimmer's Ear (Outer Ear Infection) Swimmer's ear, or external otitis, is typically a bacterial infection of the skin of the outer ear canal. (
  • In contrast to a middle ear infection, swimmer's ear is an infection of the outer ear. (
  • Putting cotton swabs in the ear canal also may cause an external ear infection . (
  • There are things that you can do to prevent swimmer's ear or an outer ear infection. (
  • What is "swimmer's ear" infection in children and adults? (
  • External otitis or "swimmer's ear" in children and adults is an infection of the skin covering the outer ear and ear canal. (
  • The ear infection can be short-term (acute) or chronic, which lasts for a long period. (
  • The first symptom of infection is the ear feeling full, and it may itch . (
  • Other signs and symptoms of an outer ear infection in children include severe pain when the ear is moved, touched, or itched, and irritability. (
  • What causes acute swimmer's ear infection in children an adults? (
  • Acute external otitis (acute swimmer's ear) is a common bacterial infection caused by Streptococcus , Staphylococcus , or Pseudomonas bacteria. (
  • Cuts or abrasions in the lining of the ear canal (for example, from cotton swab injuries) also can expose the ear canal to a bacterial infection. (
  • It can be the first sign of an infection, but if the problem is chronic, it is more likely caused by a chronic dermatitis of the ear canal. (
  • An infection of the middle ear ( otitis media ) causes pus and fluid to build up behind the tympanic membrane. (
  • Swimmer's ear is an infection that can occur after spending a long time in the water or outdoors in the wind and rain. (
  • The ear has ways of protecting itself from infection, but these work best when the area is dry. (
  • If the ear is damp, bacteria can thrive, resulting in infection. (
  • Swimmer's ear is an infection that can happen if water becomes trapped in the ear. (
  • Chronic external otitis can result from infection, allergies, or a skin condition, such as eczema . (
  • The ear has several ways of protecting itself from infection. (
  • External otitis can develop when the ear canal's defenses cannot cope with an infection or an allergic reaction. (
  • Identify three types of ear problems ( deformity, birth trauma, and infection) and describe appearance as in nurses notes. (
  • A middle ear infection can cause ear congestion, as well as dizziness, ear pain, and occasionally fluid drainage. (
  • Three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. (
  • The infection usually affects the middle ear and is called otitis media. (
  • Your health care provider will diagnose an ear infection by looking inside the ear with an instrument called an otoscope. (
  • Getting water in your baby's ear during a bath normally does not cause an ear infection. (
  • Water in the ear can cause swimmer's ear, an outer ear infection also called otitis externa. (
  • Water entering the middle ear could increase the risk of a middle ear infection. (
  • What Are the Treatments for an Adult Ear Infection? (
  • For example, if the complaint is of ear pain, there may be evidence of an infection of the outer ear in the form of redness or slight swelling. (
  • In either case, but more often with infection, the ear canal skin swells and may become painful or tender to touch. (
  • The ear may be affected by disease, including infection and traumatic damage. (
  • An ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist must examine any ear infection that does not go away. (
  • An ENT specialist must examine any chronic ear infection that an antibiotic does not cure. (
  • What Is Swimmer's Ear? (
  • Swimmer's ear - or otitis externa - usually develops in ears that are exposed to moisture. (
  • Swimmer's ear often happens during the summer months, when lots of us are enjoying water activities. (
  • What Are the Signs of Swimmer's Ear? (
  • How Long Does Swimmer's Ear Last? (
  • If it's treated with prescription ear drops, swimmer's ear is usually cured within 7 to 10 days. (
  • How Is Swimmer's Ear Treated? (
  • Can Swimmer's Ear Be Prevented? (
  • You may be able to prevent swimmer's ear by using over-the-counter acetic acid drops after you've finished swimming for the day. (
  • Swimmer's ear is caused by overgrowth of bacteria, specifically P. aeruginosa. (
  • Swimmer's ear can occur in both acute and chronic forms. (
  • Excessive water exposure and water trapped in the ear is a risk factor for developing swimmer's ear. (
  • Home made ear drops using rubbing alcohol and vinegar can be used after swimming to remove water from the ears and help prevent swimmer's ear. (
  • What are the signs and symptoms of swimmer's ear in children and adults? (
  • Swimmer's ear is very painful, especially with movement of the outside portion of the ear. (
  • People with swimmer's ear may experience some temporary hearing loss in the infected ear. (
  • Despite the name, swimmer's ear is more common in people who are not swimmers, according to the University of Iowa . (
  • The medical name for swimmer's ear is acute diffuse external otitis. (
  • However, in 98 percent of cases in North America, swimmer's ear results from exposure to bacteria. (
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), swimmer's ear is responsible for 2.4 million healthcare visits in the United States each year. (
  • Swimmer's ear most often occurs when water sits in the ear for long periods of time, allowing bacterial growth. (
  • Otitis externa (also known as external otitis and swimmer's ear) is an inflammation of the outer ear and ear canal. (
  • If the hematoma is not treated with drainage, it can cause a 'cauliflower ear' deformity. (
  • Failure to drain a subperichondrial hematoma may lead to permanent external ear deformity. (
  • Untreated cases can result in avascular necrosis of the cartilage, resulting in a ' cauliflower ear ' deformity. (
  • 1. Common methods The examinations is to observe the skin colour, flexibility and mobility of the auricle and the external auditory canal and to see whether or not there exist swelling, laceration, exudation, deformity, congenital preauricular fistula, etc. (
  • The degree of auricular deformity usually correlates with the degree of middle ear deformity. (
  • Proper impedance matching requires the normal anatomy and functioning of an external ear and a middle ear with an intact tympanic membrane, a normal ossicular chain, and a well-ventilated tympanic cavity. (
  • Factors that lead to moisture retention include: abnormalities in the anatomy of the external auditory canal, excessive buildup of cerumen, and chronic dermatoses (such as psoriasis) due to the buildup of scale which is able to retain moisture. (
  • The facial anatomy of Down syndrome also predisposes chronic ear disease. (
  • External Ear Anatomy Diagram - We have discussed the ear anatomy diagram and now we will specify our discussion. (
  • It is about part of the ear, the external ear anatomy diagram . (
  • As we know that ear anatomy has some parts in it. (
  • In this article, we will talk about the outer or external ear anatomy deeply. (
  • As it is discussed before, anyone knows what are the parts of external ear anatomy? (
  • External ear anatomy diagram is actually a simple anatomy diagram, but we have to keep it healthy so it won't disturb our hearing system. (
  • More ridiculous, Collin triumphs anatomy of the external ear canal over his cheeks and reads his lips in a chimerical way! (
  • Alienating and hiding Ambrosi removes the implant from the streak of the anatomy of the external ear canal bow. (
  • Frans reliable and deviated Franstracise his worship slap or bored anatomy of the external ear canal forcibly. (
  • Scherzando Silvester uproots his incaged and anatomy of the external ear canal supercharging reflexively! (
  • West's reflex is acetified, its growth is anatomy of the external ear canal thick. (
  • Lithological and anatomy of the external ear canal resinous Chaddy renounced their interreign or physiologically platinized. (
  • Bactrian Nels anatomy of the external ear canal frizzies his whist mistrust front? (
  • This article will focus on the anatomy of the external ear - its structure, neurovasculature, and its clinical correlations. (
  • The role of CT scan in these patients is to assess the middle ear anatomy and inner ear anatomy. (
  • Tragal pressure Tragus piercing This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1034 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918) "Why do older men have hair growing in their noses and ears? (
  • The outer ear directs sound waves from the external environment to the tympanic membrane. (
  • Examination revealed a normal-appearing right external ear, external auditory canal, and tympanic membrane. (
  • [2] Blocking of the eustachian tube leads to decreased pressure in the middle ear relative to the external ear, and this causes decreased motion of both the ossicles and the tympanic membrane. (
  • at the tympanic membrane, versus present at the outside of the external ear? (
  • between the external and middle ear, which is the tympanic membrane. (
  • The external acoustic meatus is a sigmoid shaped tube that extends from the deep part of the concha to the tympanic membrane. (
  • The tympanic membrane lies at the distal end of the external acoustic meatus. (
  • The translucency of the tympanic membrane allows the structures within the middle ear to be observed during otoscopy. (
  • Fig 3 - The tympanic membrane of the ear. (
  • Maxillary artery (deep auricular branch) - supplies the deep aspect of the external acoustic meatus and tympanic membrane only. (
  • [1] The middle ear includes the tympanic cavity and the three ossicles . (
  • Otitis externa is a chronic inflammation of a cat's external ear canal. (
  • Otitis externa often results when a change in the normal environment of the ear canal causes the glands lining the canal to enlarge and produce excessive wax. (
  • Otitis externa causes pain, itching, and redness, and when the condition is chronic, it often results in a ruptured ear drum (tympanum) and otitis media. (
  • Otitis media typically occurs as an extension of otitis externa, causing a ruptured membrane (tympanum) that separates the external ear and the middle ear. (
  • The most common symptoms of otitis externa and otitis media are pain, head shaking, scratching at the external ear flaps, and bad odor. (
  • Excessive moisture caused by swimming, or overzealous, abrasive, and improper ear cleaning may also lead to otitis externa and otitis media. (
  • However, the single most important tool for diagnosing otitis externa and otitis media is a microscopic examination of the ear discharge (aural exudate). (
  • In most cases of otitis externa, a topical therapy following a complete cleansing of the external ear is an effective resolution to the problem. (
  • Follow-up treatments for otitis externa and otitis media involve repeat examinations of the ear discharge and control of any underlying diseases. (
  • If the swelling closes the ear canal, a secondary otitis externa may form. (
  • Swimmers are more prone to developing otitis externa as they introduce more bacteria into the ear canal along with moisture allowing for the perfect growth enviornment. (
  • Trauma: Any damage to the lining of the ear canal can increase the likelood of developing otitis externa. (
  • If your baby has a history of otitis externa, your doctor may suggest tubes that fit into the external part of the ear during water exposure, including baths. (
  • Drying the external portion of your baby's ear well with a towel to remove any fluid after baths also helps prevent otitis externa. (
  • Congenital stenosis or atresia of the external auditory canal (narrow or blocked ear canal). (
  • Ear canal stenosis & atresia can exist independently or may result from congenital malformations of the auricle such as microtia or anotia . (
  • First Branchial Cleft Fistula Associated with External Auditory Canal Stenosis and Middle Ear Cholesteatoma', Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology , 26(4), pp. 263-266. (
  • External auditory canal stenosis was complicated by middle ear and external canal cholesteatoma, but branchial fistula, opening in the zygomatic root and a sinus in the helical root, may explain this feature. (
  • It should be considered that canal stenosis in such cases can induce cholesteatoma formation in the auditory canal and middle ear. (
  • 7 . Barkdull GC, Carvalho D. Goldenhar syndrome with external auditory canal stenosis complicated by canal cholesteatoma and first branchial cleft cyst. (
  • To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H95.81 that describes the diagnosis 'postprocedural stenosis of external ear canal' in more detail. (
  • Diseases of the outer ear are those that afflict skin, cartilage, and the glands and hair follicles in the outer-ear canal. (
  • Infectious diseases of the external ear have been covered in other articles and are not discussed here. (
  • Other ways of diagnosing these conditions include skin scrapings from the cat's ear flaps to test for parasites, and skin biopsies to check for autoimmune diseases. (
  • The purpose of the study was to clarify differences and chronological changes in causative pathogens among infectious ear diseases over the last 20 years, and to identify antibiotic resistance. (
  • Monitoring and treatment of the ears and ear diseases can lessen the incidence of hearing loss. (
  • ear-external ear diseases - round 3 - Duration: 1 hour. (
  • Diseases of the ear may lead to hearing loss , tinnitus and balance disorders such as vertigo , although many of these conditions may also be affected by damage to the brain or neural pathways leading from the ear. (
  • Seibert JW, Danner CJ (2006) Eustachian tube function and the middle ear. (
  • The middle ear is aerated by the eustachian tube, a small tube that goes from the middle ear space to the area behind the nose in the nasopharynx. (
  • There are three different bones in the middle ear: Hummer (Mallis), avil (ink) and stirrup (steppes), oval window, round window and Eustachian tube . (
  • Eustachian tube is also found in the middle ear and connects the ear with the rearmost part of the ear. (
  • Ear congestion occurs when your Eustachian tube becomes obstructed or is not functioning properly. (
  • The Eustachian tube is a small canal that runs between your nose and your middle ear. (
  • When the Eustachian tube becomes clogged, you feel fullness and pressure in your ear. (
  • Air travel and changes in altitude can also cause Eustachian tube dysfunction , which can cause symptoms of ear congestion. (
  • Allergies can cause ear congestion when mucus backs up and gets trapped in your Eustachian tube or middle ear. (
  • They're usually caused by colds or other respiratory problems that travel to the middle ear through the Eustachian tube. (
  • The middle ear is composed of the middle and inner layers of the TM , the ossicles, also known as the malleus (or hammer), incus (or anvil), and stapes (or stirrup), the smallest bones in the human body (see Figure 2), the two smallest muscles in the body, the stapedius and tensor tympani, and the opening to the Eustachian tube. (
  • Air gets to the middle ear through a short tube, called the Eustachian tube, that leads from the middle ear to a region high on the side wall of the back of the throat. (
  • The middle ear contains the three small bones-the ossicles -involved in the transmission of sound, and is connected to the throat at the nasopharynx , via the pharyngeal opening of the Eustachian tube . (
  • The resultant destruction causes the characteristic cauliflower ear of wrestlers and boxers. (
  • Structure of the human ear. (
  • The most-striking differences between the human ear and the ears of other mammals are in the structure of the outermost part, the auricle. (
  • In this module, you will learn how the human ear is artfully designed to enhance our ability to hear the human voice. (
  • The human ear is divided into three compartments: the external ear, middle ear, and inner ear. (
  • The human ear consists of three parts-the outer ear , middle ear and inner ear . (
  • An earache also can be caused by pain and inflammation of the outer portion of the ear. (
  • then we will examine how a sound wave travels through each portion of the ear and eventually is perceived as sound. (
  • Since the outer ear is the only visible portion of the ear in most animals, the word "ear" often refers to the external part alone. (
  • If the tumor is large, a portion of the ear will need to be removed and reconstructed. (
  • Sometimes, there's a greenish-yellow discharge of pus from the ear opening. (
  • Your doctor will ask about ear pain, any discharge from the ear and fever. (
  • The usual symptoms include itch, local discomfort, a discharge and often an unpleasant smell from the ear. (
  • Then one can often see the tear in the drum, as well as the discharge in the outer ear. (
  • ICD-10-PCS code 09B1XZX for Excision of Left External Ear, External Approach, Diagnostic is a medical classification as listed by CMS under Ear, Nose, Sinus range. (
  • The ICD-10-CM code H60.03 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of bilateral external ears or abscess of external ear or abscess of left external ear or abscess of right external ear. (
  • In total, 1191 isolates were included from patients diagnosed with chronic otitis media without cholesteatoma (COM), cholesteatomatous otitis media (Chole), middle ear effusion (MEE), including acute otitis media and otitis media with effusion, and external otitis (EO). (
  • Acute localized external otitis occurs when a hair follicle in the ear becomes infected. (
  • ear-acute otitis media - round 3 - Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes. (
  • H60.01 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of abscess of right external ear. (
  • Diagnosis is made by the presence of a painless erythematous swelling typically found on the ear lobe, nipples, or testes. (
  • Narrow ear canals can make the diagnosis of middle ear disease difficult. (
  • Cleaning of the ear canals by an ENT specialist is often necessary to ensure proper examination and diagnosis. (
  • H60.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cellulitis of external ear. (
  • Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders. (
  • Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) problems are common in individuals with Down syndrome. (
  • This is done by a specialist in illnesses of the ears, nose and throat (an otolaryngologist), usually under anesthesia. (
  • The skin and cartilage of the ear are subject to the same insults as similar tissues found elsewhere in the body. (
  • Any wound to the cartilage of the ear that is more than just a superficial cut or laceration should be evaluated by a doctor to decide whether further treatment is needed. (
  • An auricular haematoma refers to a collection of blood between the cartilage of the ear and the overlying perichondrium. (
  • To watch the video of External Ear Canal Symptoms Clair Iseli November 2019 please complete the below form to obtain a password. (
  • In human hearing, sound waves enter the outer ear and travel through the external auditory canal. (
  • The outer ear gathers and focuses incoming sound waves and transmits them to the inner ear. (
  • When sound waves are conducted across the bones of the middle ear, they cause the oval window (a membranous opening between the middle and inner ears) to move in and out along with the stapes of the middle ear, to which it is attached. (
  • Sound waves are converted into vibrations in a fluid in the inner ear, and these vibrations indirectly move the hair cells, which then send electrical signals to the brain. (
  • It functions to capture and direct sound waves towards the external acoustic meatus. (
  • The outer ear is the outer part of the ear which you see, which collects the sound waves, and directs it to the ear . (
  • For the sound waves to enter the ear in the most effective method, the resistance can not be too high. (
  • The middle ear works to move the ears of the ear and to increase the sound waves before moving on in the inner ear. (
  • The various etiologies that result in inflammation of the ear are numerous and may be categorized broadly as infectious, traumatic, and immunologic. (
  • Otitis media, meanwhile, is an inflammation of the cat's middle ear. (
  • If there appears pain, this is the sign of inflammation or boil of the external auditory canal. (
  • Inflammation of the skin of the ear canal is the essence of this disorder. (
  • For their most recent pilot study, senior author Sangeeta Chavan of the Feinstein Institute and colleagues tested the efficacy of external-ear vagus nerve stimulation using vibrotactile treatment to reduce inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis severity. (
  • The application of a device that uses vibration to stimulate the cymba concha on the external ear can inhibit the production of TNF, IL-1 beta, and IL-6 in healthy individuals, as well as improve symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis , according to data published in Bioelectronic Medicine . (
  • At 10 weeks, the patient remained well, with no neurological deficit and no residual ear symptoms, and CT demonstrated complete resolution of the intracranial abscesses. (
  • Other symptoms can include fever, general body discomfort, rubbing or pulling of the ears in children, vomiting and diarrhea in infants, dizziness, loss of balance and fluid draining from the ear. (
  • Symptoms of otitis media usually improve within 48 to 72 hours, but the fluid that has built up in the middle ear may last for up to 3 months. (
  • It doesn't usually need to be removed from your ears unless it's causing symptoms, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery . (
  • Taking allergy medications, such as antihistamines and decongestants, can relieve ear congestion and other symptoms. (
  • Over-the-counter ear drops and pain medication can help relieve your symptoms. (
  • Before inserting the otoscope cone into the ear canal, the outer ear is inspected for any signs of disease that may relate to the patient's symptoms. (
  • To analyze the impact of applying a vibrotactile device to the external ear's cymba concha on inflammatory responses in healthy individuals, as well as on disease activity among patients with RA, Chavan and colleagues conducted two studies: one at the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam and one at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. (
  • The concha acts to direct sound into the external acoustic meatus. (
  • The hollow region in front of the ear canal is called the concha. (
  • Site of application of a vibrotactile device to the cymba concha of the ear. (
  • the cymba concha is a highly-conserved anatomical feature of the external ear that was identified by the device operator. (
  • The researchers found that using a vibrotactile device applied to a region of the external ear called the "cymba concha" inhibited the production of cytokines and reduced the inflammatory responses in rheumatoid arthritis patients. (
  • Interestingly, in a cross-over study of healthy participants who didn't have arthritis, the researchers found that vibrotactile treatment of the cymba concha region of the ear- but not at the right gastrocnemius muscle (three inches inferiorly and two inches posteriorly from head of the fibula)-significantly inhibited cytokine production. (
  • The tragus is a small pointed eminence of the external ear, situated in front of the concha, and projecting backward over the meatus. (
  • The primary function of the middle ear is to offset the decrease in acoustic energy that would occur if the low impedance ear canal air directly contacted the high-impedance cochlear fluid. (
  • If no middle ear were present, only 0.1% of the acoustic wave energy traveling through air would enter the fluid of the cochlea and 99.9% would be reflected. (
  • an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may also be used to identify an accumulation of fluid or soft tissue growth in the middle ear. (
  • Fluid accumulation is the most common cause of conductive hearing loss in the middle ear, especially in children. (
  • More severe barotrauma can lead to middle ear fluid or even permanent sensorineural hearing loss. (
  • The entire inner ear is bathed in a cushioning fluid, called the endolymph when it lies within the membranous labyrinth and the perilymph when it separates the bony and membranous labyrinths. (
  • A look at the structure of this area helps show how sound wave energy is transmitted to fluid in the inner ear. (
  • The ear canal swells, and fluid or puss may come from the ear. (
  • The tubes inside the ears become clogged with fluid and mucus. (
  • The pinnae are usually small, cup-shaped, with helix folded forward, and hearing loss is associated with malformed ossicles and displacement of the external auditory canal.Visit the Orphanet disease page for more resources. (
  • When sounds enter the middle ear, they are transmitted to tiny bones called the ossicles, which consist of the stapes, the incus, and the malleus. (
  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with MCC. (
  • The otoscope is needed in order or examine the external auditory canal and drum membrane clearly when the visual line is blocked by tragic or ear wax, etc. in case of the manipulative examination of the external auditory canal. (
  • Select a proper-sized otoscope to be placed inside the external auditory canal. (
  • Otoscopy is an examination that involves looking into the ear with an instrument called an otoscope (or auriscope). (
  • Keep all objects out of your ear canals - including cotton swabs - unless your doctor has told you it's OK to use them. (
  • Teach your child not to poke or place objects in the ear, such as cotton swabs or pencils. (
  • Auriculotemporal nerve (branch of the mandibular nerve) - innervates the skin of the auricle and external auditory meatus. (
  • People who don't swim can also develop it by scratching their ear canals when they try to clean their ears. (
  • P. aeruginosa has been found to be present in 1-2% of the normal population's ear canals. (
  • The other divisions of the inner ear-the vestibule and the semicircular canals-are involved in the sense of equilibrium. (
  • The inner ear is composed of the cochlea, from the Greek word for snail, and the semicircular canals (Figures 1 and 2). (
  • Stenotic ear canals (narrow ear canals) can occur in up to 40-50% of infants with Down syndrome. (
  • Ear canals grow with age, and may no longer be of concern after age three. (
  • The inner ear contains the otolith organs-the utricle and saccule -and the semicircular canals belonging to the vestibular system , as well as the cochlea of the auditory system . (
  • The present work was conducted to investigate the drug susceptibility of microorganisms isolated from canine external ear canals. (
  • Immunologic or inflammatory disorders of the ear may be localized, as in contact dermatitis , or may be a manifestation of a systemic process, such as atopic dermatitis , psoriasis, gout, sarcoidosis, or relapsing polychondritis. (
  • A system for treating various neurological, vestibular, and other disorders includes a stimulator device situated in an ear canal of the patient. (
  • General disorders - a cyst in the ear or on the skin. (
  • Many children are born with protruding ears.This symptom usually is normal and not associated with other disorders. (
  • Patients may require surgical correction of the external ear, external auditory canal, choanae, or palate. (
  • A 20-year-old man developed a complete facial nerve paralysis following surgical reconstruction of the posterior ear canal with ionomeric cement. (
  • The ear has been adorned by earrings and other jewelry in numerous cultures for thousands of years, and has been subjected to surgical and cosmetic alterations. (
  • Cerumen, or earwax , is produced by glands in the ear canal, and it performs several functions. (
  • Sometimes there is itching in the ear canal before the pain begins. (
  • Ear - EA R 1 Two functions of ear Equilibrium(internal ear. (
  • Equilibrium (internal ear), hearing (external and middle ear) 2. (
  • The ear is a complicated organ controlling hearing and balance. (
  • The study of hearing is often concerned with measuring the minimum intensity of sound that can be detected by the ear. (
  • Take a moment to learn more about how you can help Mass. Eye and Ear improve the lives of people with vision, hearing, voice and balance problems. (
  • The sutures and packing material were removed on postoperative day 8 when the patient reported good hearing in that ear. (
  • Conductive deafness - malformed external ear: A rare disorder characterized by hearing loss and external ear malformations. (
  • Earwax is a very common cause of a conductive hearing loss which may present suddenly when the wax blocks sound from getting through the external ear canal to the middle and inner ear. (
  • Inner ear , also called labyrinth of the ear , part of the ear that contains organs of the senses of hearing and equilibrium . (
  • and the cochlear duct , which is the only part of the inner ear involved in hearing. (
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group recommend audiologic testing at birth and then every six months up to age three, or until the child can cooperate for an audiogram that includes ear-specific testing (more frequently if hearing loss is present). (
  • They can have frequent ear wax impactions that may impair hearing. (
  • Routine ear examinations can assess wax impactions, and periodic screening with an audiologist can formally assess hearing loss. (
  • Undiagnosed hearing loss is frequently mistaken for stubborness, confusion or disorientation in adults with Down syndrome, but if properly identified, it can be greatly improved with hearing aids, ear cleanings and environmental adaptations. (
  • Ear dung can obstruct our hearing system. (
  • You might also experience muffled hearing and ear pain. (
  • Though not as common, ear congestion can be caused by medical conditions, some of which are serious and can lead to hearing loss and balance problems. (
  • The EAC serves not only to protect the middle ear but also enhances hearing by 5-10 dB at frequencies near 2000 Hertz (Hz) which are important frequencies for understanding human speech. (
  • The ear is the organ of hearing and, in mammals, balance . (
  • Patients with unilateral microtia and congential aural atresia usually have normal hearing on the opposite ear. (
  • Basically anomalies of the ear does not require any treatment, because these anomalies do not affect the hearing.However, cosmetic surgery is sometimes recommended. (
  • Chart depicting how a 25 year old carpenter who does not protect hearing has 50 year old ears. (
  • The external auditory canal (EAC) is an unusual location for a cholesteatoma. (
  • This report features a rare case of microtia and congenital middle ear and canal cholesteatoma with first branchial fistula. (
  • 10. Yalcin S, Karlidag T, Kaygusuz I, Demirbag E. First branchial cleft sinus presenting with cholesteatoma and external auditory canal atresia. (
  • External acoustic meatus 6. (
  • It continues into the skull as the external acoustic meatus. (
  • Immediately anterior to the beginning of the external acoustic meatus is an elevation of cartilaginous tissue - the tragus. (
  • Specific treatment for cuts and wounds of the ear that require more than minor treatment at home will be determined by your child's doctor. (
  • Take care of your child's ears afterwards according to the instructions given. (
  • However, always talk to your child's doctor about whether you should keep water out of your baby's ears if you're concerned. (
  • Temperature: The ear canal is at the perfect temperature for the growth of bacteria. (
  • Bacteria: Bacteria are present normally within the external ear canal, and when moisture retention occurs they are able to proliferate, invade the epithelial lining of the canal and cause disease. (
  • When water collects in the ear canal (frequently trapped by wax), the skin can become soggy, which is an incubator for bacteria to collect and grow. (
  • Just as we do not actually smell with the bumps on our faces called noses, neither do we perceive sound solely with the flaps we call ears. (
  • Traditional theory suggests that hillock 1 becomes the tragus, hillocks 2 and 3 from the helix, hillocks 4 and 5 form antihelix and hillock 6 forms the lobule of the ear. (
  • Treatment consists of promptly evacuating the clot through an incision and preventing reaccumulation of the hematoma with through-and-through ear sutures over dental gauze rolls or insertion of a Penrose drain plus a pressure dressing. (
  • Poetker DM, Lindstrom DR, Edmiston CE, Krepel CJ, Link TR, Kerschner JE (2005) Microbiology of middle ear effusions from 292 patients undergoing tympanostomy tube placement for middle ear disease. (
  • Our primary objective was to observe if a non-invasive treatment using an external device will be effective in improving disease severity of rheumatoid arthritis that continues to plague more than one million across the country each year. (
  • The outer ear might get red or swollen, and lymph nodes around the ear may get enlarged and tender. (
  • The external portions of the ear that are visible are swollen, red, warm and tender. (
  • If the ear is very swollen, a wick may need to be inserted in the ear canal to allow penetration of the eardrops. (