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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Cartilage of the EAR AURICLE and the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL.
Distortion or disfigurement of the ear caused by disease or injury after birth.
Pathological processes of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) which contains the essential apparatus of hearing (COCHLEA) and balance (SEMICIRCULAR CANALS).
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 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.
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).
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).
One of the three ossicles of the middle ear. It transmits sound vibrations from the INCUS to the internal ear (Ear, Internal see LABYRINTH).
A general term for the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.
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.
Personal devices for protection of the ears from loud or high intensity noise, water, or cold. These include earmuffs and earplugs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A narrow passageway that connects the upper part of the throat to the TYMPANIC CAVITY.
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.
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 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 audibility limit of discriminating sound intensity and pitch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A general term for the complete loss of the ability to hear from both ears.
Examination of the EAR CANAL and eardrum with an OTOSCOPE.
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.
Measurement of hearing based on the use of pure tones of various frequencies and intensities as auditory stimuli.
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)
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.
Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.
Use of sound to elicit a response in the nervous system.
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.
Conditions that impair the transmission of auditory impulses and information from the level of the ear to the temporal cortices, including the sensorineural pathways.
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.
The posterior part of the temporal bone. It is a projection of the petrous bone.
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.
Pathological processes of the snail-like structure (COCHLEA) of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) which can involve its nervous tissue, blood vessels, or fluid (ENDOLYMPH).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pain in the ear.
One of three ossicles of the middle ear. It conducts sound vibrations from the MALLEUS to the STAPES.
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.
The internal portion of the kidney, consisting of striated conical masses, the renal pyramids, whose bases are adjacent to the cortex and whose apices form prominent papillae projecting into the lumen of the minor calyces.
A temporary or persistent opening in the eardrum (TYMPANIC MEMBRANE). Clinical signs depend on the size, location, and associated pathological condition.
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.)
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.
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.
Ability to determine the specific location of a sound source.
The electric response of the cochlear hair cells to acoustic stimulation.
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 VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH which contains part of the balancing apparatus. Patients with vestibular diseases show instability and are at risk of frequent falls.
Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.
The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.
Thin structures that encapsulate subcellular structures or ORGANELLES in EUKARYOTIC CELLS. They include a variety of membranes associated with the CELL NUCLEUS; the MITOCHONDRIA; the GOLGI APPARATUS; the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM; LYSOSOMES; PLASTIDS; and VACUOLES.
Part of an ear examination that measures the ability of sound to reach the brain.
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.
Inflammation of the middle ear with purulent discharge.
Tests for central hearing disorders based on the competing message technique (binaural separation).
A surgical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, and throat.
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).
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)
Inflammation of the inner ear (LABYRINTH).
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.
The study of hearing and hearing impairment.
Pathological processes of the ear, the nose, and the throat, also known as the ENT diseases.
Mechanosensing organelles of hair cells which respond to fluid motion or fluid pressure changes. They have various functions in many different animals, but are primarily used in hearing.
A paired box transcription factor that is essential for ORGANOGENESIS of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM and KIDNEY.
Any sound which is unwanted or interferes with HEARING other sounds.
An exotic species of the family CYPRINIDAE, originally from Asia, that has been introduced in North America. They are used in embryological studies and to study the effects of certain chemicals on development.
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.
An implant used to replace one or more of the ear ossicles. They are usually made of plastic, Gelfoam, ceramic, or stainless steel.
A technique that localizes specific nucleic acid sequences within intact chromosomes, eukaryotic cells, or bacterial cells through the use of specific nucleic acid-labeled probes.
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.
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.
Partial hearing loss in both ears.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Straight tubes commencing in the radiate part of the kidney cortex where they receive the curved ends of the distal convoluted tubules. In the medulla the collecting tubules of each pyramid converge to join a central tube (duct of Bellini) which opens on the summit of the papilla.
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.
The cluster of cells inside a blastocyst. These cells give rise to the embryonic disc and eventual embryo proper. They are pluripotent EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS capable of yielding many but not all cell types in a developing organism.
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 by which cells convert mechanical stimuli into a chemical response. It can occur in both cells specialized for sensing mechanical cues such as MECHANORECEPTORS, and in parenchymal cells whose primary function is not mechanosensory.
Semiautonomous, self-reproducing organelles that occur in the cytoplasm of all cells of most, but not all, eukaryotes. Each mitochondrion is surrounded by a double limiting membrane. The inner membrane is highly invaginated, and its projections are called cristae. Mitochondria are the sites of the reactions of oxidative phosphorylation, which result in the formation of ATP. They contain distinctive RIBOSOMES, transfer RNAs (RNA, TRANSFER); AMINO ACYL T RNA SYNTHETASES; and elongation and termination factors. Mitochondria depend upon genes within the nucleus of the cells in which they reside for many essential messenger RNAs (RNA, MESSENGER). Mitochondria are believed to have arisen from aerobic bacteria that established a symbiotic relationship with primitive protoeukaryotes. (King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
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.
A fibroblast growth factor that is expressed primarily during development.
Membrane proteins whose primary function is to facilitate the transport of molecules across a biological membrane. Included in this broad category are proteins involved in active transport (BIOLOGICAL TRANSPORT, ACTIVE), facilitated transport and ION CHANNELS.
A POU domain factor that activates neuronal cell GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION of GENES encoding NEUROFILAMENT PROTEINS, alpha internexin, and SYNAPTOSOMAL-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 25. Mutations in the Brn-3c gene have been associated with DEAFNESS.
The process whereby auditory stimuli are selected, organized, and interpreted by the organism.
The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.
The two lipoprotein layers in the MITOCHONDRION. The outer membrane encloses the entire mitochondrion and contains channels with TRANSPORT PROTEINS to move molecules and ions in and out of the organelle. The inner membrane folds into cristae and contains many ENZYMES important to cell METABOLISM and energy production (MITOCHONDRIAL ATP SYNTHASE).
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Microscopy using an electron beam, instead of light, to visualize the sample, thereby allowing much greater magnification. The interactions of ELECTRONS with specimens are used to provide information about the fine structure of that specimen. In TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen are imaged. In SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY an electron beam falls at a non-normal angle on the specimen and the image is derived from the reactions occurring above the plane of the specimen.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The electric response evoked in the CEREBRAL CORTEX by ACOUSTIC STIMULATION or stimulation of the AUDITORY PATHWAYS.
Abnormal fluid accumulation in TISSUES or body cavities. Most cases of edema are present under the SKIN in SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE.
The development of anatomical structures to create the form of a single- or multi-cell organism. Morphogenesis provides form changes of a part, parts, or the whole organism.
A spiral thickening of the fibrous lining of the cochlear wall. Spiral ligament secures the membranous COCHLEAR DUCT to the bony spiral canal of the COCHLEA. Its spiral ligament fibrocytes function in conjunction with the STRIA VASCULARIS to mediate cochlear ion homeostasis.
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.
The inner portion of a retinal rod or a cone photoreceptor cell, situated between the PHOTORECEPTOR CONNECTING CILIUM and the synapse with the adjacent neurons (RETINAL BIPOLAR CELLS; RETINAL HORIZONTAL CELLS). The inner segment contains the cell body, the nucleus, the mitochondria, and apparatus for protein synthesis.
One or more layers of EPITHELIAL CELLS, supported by the basal lamina, which covers the inner or outer surfaces of the body.
A subfamily of the Muridae consisting of several genera including Gerbillus, Rhombomys, Tatera, Meriones, and Psammomys.
Fluids found within the osseous labyrinth (PERILYMPH) and the membranous labyrinth (ENDOLYMPH) of the inner ear. (From Gray's Anatomy, 30th American ed, p1328, 1332)
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
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.
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 continuing periodic change in displacement with respect to a fixed reference. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
A common name used for the genus Cavia. The most common species is Cavia porcellus which is the domesticated guinea pig used for pets and biomedical research.
The lipid- and protein-containing, selectively permeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
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 developmental entity of a fertilized chicken egg (ZYGOTE). The developmental process begins about 24 h before the egg is laid at the BLASTODISC, a small whitish spot on the surface of the EGG YOLK. After 21 days of incubation, the embryo is fully developed before hatching.
Mice bearing mutant genes which are phenotypically expressed in the animals.
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  • Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. (
  • Some ear infections, such as middle ear infections, need antibiotic treatment, but many can get better without antibiotics. (
  • There are different types of ear infections. (
  • Antibiotics are often not needed for middle ear infections because the body's immune system can fight off the infection on its own. (
  • Drops should not be used by people with ear tubes, damaged ear drums, outer ear infections, or ear drainage (pus or liquid coming from the ear). (
  • Ear infections left untreated for so long could explain your falls, and ear pain etc. (
  • I have looked everywhere in your Digest for info on ear infections. (
  • Please, please enlighten your readers on ear infections with dogs. (
  • Most ear infections in dogs affect the portion of the ear canal that lies between the visible external ear and the ear drum. (
  • When you clean your ferret's ears, you'll be working with the outer ear, which is where most problems-parasites, infections, and occasional tumors-develop. (
  • If you don't clean remove it regularly, your ferret can experience hearing loss, infections, pressure, and ear mites. (
  • Some causes of hearing loss are loud noise, medications that potentially damage the ear nerves, impacted ears, infections in the middle ear, and aging. (
  • 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. (
  • Dirty ears can lead to chronic ear infections, requiring veterinary visits and expensive medications. (
  • A build-up of wax and dirt can lead to painful ear infections. (
  • These are classic symptoms of either ear infections or mites, both of which need veterinary intervention and medication to be cured. (
  • According to the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, middle ear infections occur in 80 percent of children by the time they reach age 3. (
  • Most middle ear infections occur during the winter and early spring. (
  • Often, middle ear infections go away without any medication. (
  • What are the types of middle ear infections? (
  • There are a number of reasons why children get middle ear infections. (
  • There are a variety of symptoms associated with middle ear infections. (
  • How do doctors diagnose middle ear infections? (
  • There are a number of ways to treat middle ear infections. (
  • What are the complications associated with middle ear infections? (
  • Complications resulting from ear infections are rare, but they can occur. (
  • How can I prevent middle ear infections? (
  • The American Osteopathic Association also recommends breastfeeding your baby if possible, as it can help to reduce the incidence of middle ear infections. (
  • Ear infections are less common in adults than in children, but they may be more serious or more difficult to treat in adulthood. (
  • Ear infections are quite common, especially in babies and children. (
  • Ear Infections: If you have a drop-eared dog, ear infection may be on ongoing problem. (
  • Are dogs with hanging ears more likely to get ear infections? (
  • However, most dogs with hanging ears will not suffer from infections, 17 and ear conformation is not considered to be a primary cause. (
  • Otitis media (colloquially called an ear infection) is common in children, and kids with aural atresia can develop these infections as well. (
  • The most common causes of hearing loss among Indigenous Australians are disorders of the middle ear, specifically bacterial and viral infections leading to otitis media. (
  • Several other studies have found that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in remote communities experience severe and persistent ear infections. (
  • The tube, however, also permits bacteria to enter the ear, creating the potential for secondary infections. (
  • It can lead to recurring infections of the ear and surrounding bone and cause hearing loss, dizziness, and facial weakness. (
  • Acute ear infections - also known as acute otitis media - are common causes of ear pain, ear drainage, and hearing loss. (
  • Chronic ear infections have been present for more than three months and may be accompanied by the development of a cholesteatoma. (
  • A hole in the eardrum can occur following acute or chronic ear infections, symptoms associated with cholesteatoma, removal of ventilation tubes, or trauma. (
  • Symptoms may include repeated ear infections, pain, drainage from the ear, and hearing loss. (
  • Other causes of facial weakness or paralysis include trauma causing a fracture of the temporal bone, acute or chronic ear infections, and noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant) tumors. (
  • Less commonly, infections in this location may be secondary to fungal invasion of the ear canal. (
  • During colds, allergies, ear infections or sinusitis, the eustachian tube can become blocked by mucus and cause a person's ears to feel clogged, with a temporary loss of hearing. (
  • The causes of ear infections in dogs are usually bacteria, fungi, yeast or mites. (
  • If your pet is prone to ear infections, it could be due to something in their environment. (
  • A tiny probe goes in the ear canal, then many pulse-type sounds are introduced. (
  • A computer records involuntary eye movements as the child looks at a moving target or moves the head up and down, or after an injection of warm or cold water into the ear canal. (
  • When the outer ear canal is infected, the condition is called swimmer's ear , which is different from a middle ear infection. (
  • Swimmer's ear (also known as otitis externa) is an infection of the outer ear canal. (
  • Swimmer's ear can occur when water stays in the ear canal for long periods of time, providing the perfect environment for germs to grow and infect the skin. (
  • Tilt your head to hold each ear facing down to allow water to escape the swimming/rwi/illnesses/swimmers- ear canal. (
  • For more tips on what you can do to · If there is still water left in ears, consider using a hair dryer to move air within help prevent the spread of germs at the ear canal. (
  • swimming/protection/triple-a- DON'T put objects in the ear canal (including cotton-tip swabs, pencils, paperclips, healthy-swimming.html or fingers). (
  • Ear wax helps protect your ear canal from infection. (
  • You get it when water trapped in your ear canal begins to breed germs. (
  • Never push the cotton swab into the ear canal, even if you can see wax in it. (
  • Her parents took her to the hospital and the doctors found ants in her ear canal. (
  • But if you hear something similar to a heartbeat, it could signify a blood vessel problem such as high blood pressure, an aneurysm, a tumor, or a blockage in the ear canal. (
  • The Eustachian tube is a small canal that runs between your nose and your middle ear. (
  • 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). (
  • Use over-the-counter ear drops that contain alcohol to dry out the ear canal. (
  • If you suspect that there is a foreign object inside your ear canal, do not try to remove it yourself. (
  • Lift your dog's ear and look down the ear canal. (
  • What is potentially problematic is the wax you can't see, deeper in the ear canal. (
  • If there is dirt and wax in the outer part of the ear, there is surely plenty deeper in the ear canal. (
  • Dogs with upstanding ears are not usually as prone to ear problems because air can circulate into the ear canal. (
  • Additionally, long hair on the inside of a floppy ear traps dirt and debris that makes its way down the ear canal. (
  • There is some speculation that grain-based diets (kibble) promote the growth of yeast in the ear canal. (
  • For this test, a device is put inside your ear canal, changing the pressure and making the eardrum vibrate. (
  • 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. (
  • 5 It has been suggested that a hanging ear or abundant hair in the ear canal increases humidity and so may promote the development of infection originating from a skin disorder or irritant. (
  • It should also be noted that some people believe ear cropping itself is harmful by exposing the ear canal to water and irritants, potentially leading to deafness, 1 0 however this belief may stem from a coincidental combination of a cropping tradition and a congenital defect in a breed. (
  • Furthermore, the surgery commonly performed to avoid (re)occurrence of otitis externa aims to open or remove the ear canal rather than reduce the pinna (ear flap). (
  • Q: My sister told me my nephew was born without an ear canal. (
  • A: The outer part of the ear helps channel sound waves into the ear canal. (
  • The ear canal begins in the outer part of the ear, where it is surrounded by cartilage, and continues deeper to the inner ear where it is surrounded by bone. (
  • The development of the ear canal occurs during the fifth and six months of gestation. (
  • Aural atresia (also called external auditory canal atresia) is a rare congenital disorder (1 in 10,000 children are born with it) where the ear canal does not develop normally. (
  • As would be expected, the lack of an ear canal will compromise conductive hearing. (
  • The amount of the hearing compromise depends on how severely the ear canal is affected, as well as if the atresia is in one or both ears. (
  • this cannot be done in children with aural atresia since the ear canal compromise prevents direct visualization of the eardrum. (
  • Causes may include wax in the ear canal, a hole (perforation) in the eardrum, or problems with the small bones of hearing in the middle ear (ossicular chain). (
  • Cancer can develop in the ear canal or in the deeper structures within the temporal bone. (
  • This is usually a bacterial infection initiated by a scratch or trauma to the ear canal and exposure to contaminated water or external humidity. (
  • Potential causes include wax impaction in the ear canal or fluid behind the eardrum. (
  • More than 40-million Americans own an I-Pod and many use ear bud headphones that are placed directly outside of the ear canal. (
  • It could be an ear infection. (
  • What is an ear infection? (
  • Middle ear infection (acute otitis media) is an infection in the middle ear. (
  • Your doctor can make the diagnosis of a middle ear infection by looking inside your child's ear to examine the eardrum and see if there is pus in the middle ear. (
  • For mild cases of middle ear infection, your doctor might recommend watchful waiting or delayed antibiotic prescribing . (
  • Swimmer's ear is not the same as the common childhood middle ear infection. (
  • Syringing my ears only causes the infection to return immediately as well. (
  • If your ear hurts when you pull on your earlobe or push on the tiny flap that closes it, you probably have this outer ear infection. (
  • How can a middle ear infection cause ear pain? (
  • Hi, I had a quick look through your prior posts to see if there was something 'else' that could of made you think about MS, but nothing MS or Parkinsons related popped up, though I did notice you said last week that you'd had an ear infection since January and you'd just got antibiotics. (
  • Mileena my boxer who had the mast cell surgery has an ear infection, staph, the vet says this is fairly normal for dogs but it is our first. (
  • She has a bad ear infection. (
  • We are using Anipryl for the Cushing's, but stopped the Anipryl because she will not take pills because she is so weak from the ear infection. (
  • The vet told us that she has a tear in the ear drum and an infection. (
  • Air pressure changes when flying or diving underwater can impact your ears, as can a cold or ear infection. (
  • A middle ear infection can cause ear congestion, as well as dizziness, ear pain, and occasionally fluid drainage. (
  • If ear pressure leads to severe pain with a fever, seek medical advice, as this can be a sign of an ear infection. (
  • An ear infection is diagnosed by a doctor and she may prescribe antibiotics to treat it. (
  • What is a middle ear infection? (
  • A middle ear infection, also called otitis media, occurs when a virus or bacteria cause the area behind the eardrum to become inflamed. (
  • This type of ear infection comes on quickly and is accompanied by swelling and redness in the ear behind and around the ear drum. (
  • After an infection goes away, sometimes mucous and fluid will continue to build up in the middle ear. (
  • They often stem from a prior infection of the respiratory tract that spreads to the ears. (
  • What are the symptoms of a middle ear infection? (
  • What is the best way to treat a middle ear infection? (
  • Symptoms of an ear infection are, hearing problems, tugging at ears, sharp pain in the ear, ear drainage and trouble sleeping. (
  • The ears, nose and throat are all susceptible to the MRSA bacteria or antibiotic resistant staph infection. (
  • If the infection is confined to one ear, your dog may tilt her head in an attempt to equalize pressure. (
  • Why do long-eared breeds have higher rates of ear infection? (
  • What should be done for dogs at increased risk of ear infection? (
  • A horrific inner ear, two year, (mastoid bone) fungus infection I trace back to reusing, my own, ear-plugs for up to a week in the middle-east. (
  • Therefore, pediatricians caring for patients with aural atresia should maintain a high index of suspicion of an ear infection, and they should treat these kids with antibiotics if one is suspected. (
  • Otitis media with effusion involves a collection of fluid that occurs within the middle ear space, and chronic suppurative otitis media is a perforation in the eardrum and active bacterial infection within the middle ear space which lasts several weeks or more. (
  • It's a great idea for you to break your dog's habit of licking your other dog's ears because, while the wax is not harmful for the licker, the ears of the dog being licked can be made extra moist by the licking, providing the perfect environment for an ear infection. (
  • If your dog appears to be in some discomfort, and is shaking their head or pawing at it, then they could have contracted an ear infection. (
  • One of the most important aspects of caring for a dog with an ear infection is to ensure they do not end up with another one in the future. (
  • ringing in the ears" ( tinnitus ). (
  • That ringing in the ears (also called tinnitus) that you get after hearing loud music is often due to damage caused to the microscopic endings of nerves in your inner ear. (
  • Constant stimulation may damage the hair cells leading to symptoms of noise induced hearing loss.Ringing in the ears that does not get better or go away is called Tinnitus. (
  • Tinnitus, or ringing in your ears, affects about one in five people. (
  • The researchers weren't sure why caffeine may reduce tinnitus risk, although past research has shown it has a direct effect on the inner ear, or may be involved through its role in stimulating your central nervous system. (
  • Zug, Switzerland, March 13, 2018 - Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS), a clinical-stage company dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs in neurotology, today provided an update on the TACTT3 clinical trial with Keyzilen® in the treatment of acute inner ear tinnitus as well as the results from the Company's Extraordinary General Meeting held on March 12, 2018. (
  • Simply put, Tinnitus is a condition where people experience a ringing in their ears, but it can also sound like clicking, hissing, roaring, or buzzing for others. (
  • Various conditions can trigger tinnitus, such as age-related hearing loss, an ear injury, or a circulatory system disorder. (
  • Based on a study done by the Harvard Health School , most people who seek medical help for tinnitus experience a constant ringing or buzzing sound in the ear have some degree of hearing loss. (
  • Tinnitus can also be a symptom of Meniere's disease, which is a condition that is characterized by vertigo, hearing loss, and fullness in the ear. (
  • Tinnitus can arise from the other ear, middle and inner ear to the brain's auditory cortex. (
  • Tinnitus could also be an aftereffect of imbalanced neural circuits caused by damage in the inner ear, causing changes in signaling activity in the auditory cortex (the part of the brain that processes sound). (
  • This benign growth in the middle ear or skull base causes local bone destruction, ear fullness, and often pulsatile tinnitus (sounds of blood flow in rhythm with the heart beat). (
  • This condition, called tinnitus, often occurs because the tiny hair cells in the inner ear that conduct sound are damaged, producing constant stimulation of aural nerves. (
  • Most of the time, your ear keeps pressure equal on both sides of your eardrum. (
  • The rapid changes in air pressure during air travel, especially during takeoff and landing, puts stress on your middle ear and eardrum. (
  • Another remedy is to chew gum or place a few drops of olive oil in the ear, as long as the eardrum isn't ruptured, to provide ear pressure relief. (
  • Ear pain that abruptly ends can be a sign of a ruptured eardrum. (
  • When the tube that connects the middle ear to the pharynx (eustachian tube) is blocked, fluid will collect behind the eardrum. (
  • During the exam, your doctor will look at the outer ear and eardrum using a lighted instrument called an otoscope to check for redness, swelling, pus, and fluid. (
  • Sound waves then hit the eardrum (part of the inner ear) causing it to move. (
  • This eardrum motion is subsequently sensed by cells in the inner ear, stimulating electric signals. (
  • The pressure difference between the middle ear and the outside, if not released, can result in a burst eardrum. (
  • Often, they refer kids to an audiologist or otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist, or ENT) for tests. (
  • Early last year I visited a new doctor who referred me to the ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinic in Royal Liverpool Hospital. (
  • Popping" your ears by preventing air from blowing out of your nose and mouth also helps. (
  • These motions cause the tube between the middle ear and the nose and throat (the Eustachian tube) to open up. (
  • Allergy symptoms that could accompany ear pressure include a runny nose, nasal congestion, watery eyes, facial pain, tooth pain, a starchy throat or hives, according to Rutgers University. (
  • UPMC Northwest ENT (a part of the UPMC Department of Otolaryngology) offers expertise in the treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat, as well as surgery and reconstruction of the face, head, neck, and jaw. (
  • The ear, nose, and throat specialists of UPMC Northwest treat a variety of diseases and conditions. (
  • Our experts and otolaryngologists can manage and treat all types of ear, nose, and throat conditions. (
  • Further symptoms could be thick pus draining from the ears or nose. (
  • From neonatal care to cancer and cardiovascular issues, from asthma to ear, nose and throat, from neuroscience to infectious disease, we care for more kids than any other hospital in Minnesota. (
  • An ear, nose, and throat practitioner. (
  • Dr. Gordon Katz, DO is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist who practices in Beavercreek, OH. (
  • The eustachian tube is the channel that connects the middle ear with the back of the nose and throat. (
  • Cauliflower ear can also present in the setting of nontraumatic inflammatory injury of auricular connective tissue such as in relapsing polychondritis (RP), a rare rheumatologic disorder in which recurrent episodes of inflammation result in destruction of cartilage of the ears and nose. (
  • Swallowing pulls open the eustachian tubes while the movement of the tongue, with the nose closed, compresses air which passes through the tubes to the middle ear. (
  • The vertebrate organ of hearing, responsible for maintaining equilibrium as well as sensing sound and divided in mammals into the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. (
  • 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. (
  • Vagus nerve stimulation via the external ear using electronic devices has been shown to increase the "relaxation response" of the parasympathetic nervous system and reduce fight-or-flight stress responses driven by the sympathetic nervous system. (
  • which found that using one of these electrical vagus nerve stimulation devices-that is applied to a specific region of the external ear by a technician-activated the parasympathetic system in ways that reduced inflammation. (
  • the cymba concha is a highly-conserved anatomical feature of the external ear that was identified by the device operator. (
  • by this University of Leeds group found that tVNS via the external ear improved autonomic function in healthy young participants. (
  • Most patients with aural atresia have abnormal development of their external ear. (
  • if cosmetic surgery is needed (this depends on the extent of the abnormality of the patient s external ear), a plastic surgeon should also be included on this team. (
  • It aims to rebalance the pressure between the external ear and middle ear. (
  • A healthy ear and an infected ear, including outer, middle, and inner ear, showing inflammation and fluid in the ear. (
  • If you can wiggle the outer ear without pain or discomfort then your ear condition is probably not swimmer's ear. (
  • Your ear consists of three parts: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. (
  • Now, gently wipe the tip through all of the crevices in your ferret's outer ear. (
  • Take several swabs if you need to and make sure to remove debris from all of the pockets and folds in the outer ear. (
  • In recent months, non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) devices that do not require a surgical implant-but can reach the auricular branch of the vagus nerve that extends to the outer ear-have been making headlines. (
  • 2019) from the University of Leeds reports that self-administered non-invasive transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) via the outer ear-performed for 15 minutes daily for two weeks at home-boosted "rest and digest" parasympathetic activity and reduced "fight or flight" sympathetic activity in a cohort of adults 55+ years old. (
  • The good news: Their research suggests that stimulating the vagus nerve using a tVNS electrical device attached to the tragus region of the outer ear helps to rebalance the autonomic nervous system and may slow the adverse effects of aging in people over age 55. (
  • This condition occurs when sound vibration cannot progress from the outer ear to the inner ear. (
  • As a result, the outer ear becomes permanently swollen and deformed, resembling a cauliflower. (
  • The components of the ear involved in cauliflower ear are the outer skin, the perichondrium, and the cartilage. (
  • The outer ear skin is tightly adherent to the perichondrium because there is almost no subcutaneous fat on the anterior of the ear. (
  • Never use a cotton swab or anything else to poke into the dog's ear. (
  • Lift the dog's ear straight up without pulling. (
  • Do not insert anything inside your dog's ear-you may cause further damage. (
  • Usually, this will require administration directly to the affected area, which means pouring it into your dog's ear on a regular basis. (
  • For more information, visit "Swimmer's Ear" (Otitis Externa) . (
  • Facts About Swimmer's Ear. (
  • What is Swimmer's Ear? (
  • Although all age groups are affected by swimmer's ear, it is more common in children and can be extremely painful. (
  • How is Swimmer's Ear Spread in the Places we Swim? (
  • Germs found in pools and other places we swim are one of the most common causes of swimmer's ear. (
  • Swimmer's ear cannot be spread from one person to another. (
  • If you think you have swimmer's ear, consult your health care provider. (
  • Swimmer's ear can be treated with antibiotic ear drops. (
  • and Swimmer's Ear? (
  • How can swimmer's ear cause ear pain? (
  • Symptoms of an acoustic neuroma include hearing loss in one ear, ringing in your ear, dizziness and facial numbness or weakness. (
  • According to the Mayo Clinic, other ear problems share the same symptoms as inner ear tumors, this makes diagnosing an early stage tumor difficult. (
  • Air travel and changes in altitude can also cause Eustachian tube dysfunction , which can cause symptoms of ear congestion. (
  • 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. (
  • Ear pressure caused by allergies will be accompanied by other common allergy symptoms. (
  • Ear pressure without any other allergy symptoms could be a sign of a more serious condition and needs to be evaluated by a doctor. (
  • Antihistamines address allergy symptoms, decongestants will reduce inflammation in the sinuses that is causing the pressure and pain relievers will alleviate any pain in the ear from the pressure. (
  • Itchy, inflamed ears and paws are symptoms of an allergy. (
  • Tiny earphones go in the ear canals and electrodes (small stickers) go on the scalp and behind the ears. (
  • An endoscopic camera spotted more dead ants inside, but her ear canals and eardrums are all unharmed. (
  • The new hearing device is scaled down to fit smaller female ear canals. (
  • Ear congestion occurs when your Eustachian tube becomes obstructed or is not functioning properly. (
  • When the Eustachian tube becomes clogged, you feel fullness and pressure in your ear. (
  • 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 excessive pressure from swollen sinuses during an allergic reaction cuts off the Eustachian tube in the ear, blocking the tubes normal function of draining fluid. (
  • The blockage of the Eustachian tube and pressure from the sinuses can lead to a severe ear pressure, resulting in pain and discomfort. (
  • The operation is intended to create an "artificial Eustachian tube," he said, allowing air to flow into the middle ear. (
  • The air in the middle ear passes to the Eustachian tube. (
  • You can read an Overview of Ear Mites in Dogs . (
  • Look out for signs of ear mites. (
  • Dark brown, reddish black, or black ear wax are signs of ear mites. (
  • When wax buildup gets out of control, ear mites can develop. (
  • Ear mites cause ferrets to rub their ears on the floor, shake their heads, scratch their ears, and walk with their head tilted. (
  • If you're coming home from a concert or a club, and your ears won't stop ringing, it's because you've damaged some of the little hairs in your cochlea, which causes inflammation and stimulation of nerves. (
  • Otitis media is an inflammation of the middle ear. (
  • This is an inflammation of the middle ear, especially common among children. (
  • Dogs can become allergic to their food, and this can cause the inflammation in the ear. (
  • The 'clicking your ears' can actually be heard if one puts one's ear to another person's ear for them to hear the clicking sound. (
  • It occurs when fluid builds up in the middle ear without being infected and without causing fever, ear pain, or pus build-up in the middle ear. (
  • Cauliflower ear is an irreversible condition that occurs when the external portion of the ear is hit and develops a blood clot or other collection of fluid under the perichondrium. (
  • The Austrian research team proposed that this substantial evolutionary change of mammalian ear anatomy has - in addition to any direct enhancements of mastication and hearing - also increased the "evolvability" (capacity for adaptive evolution) of the ear and its associated sensory functions. (
  • Another condition that affects the middle ear is called otitis media with effusion . (
  • It helps equalize the pressure in your middle ear. (
  • Fever, ear pain, and hearing impairment often occur as a result of trapped fluid and/or mucous in the middle ear. (
  • Your doctor might also conduct a test called tympanometry to determine whether the middle ear is working properly. (
  • Middle Ear Function: Overview, What is Sound? (
  • 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. (
  • The middle ear is connected to the nasopharynx via this. (
  • Of the nearly 5,000 children who received audiology services as part of the NTER, two-thirds had at least one middle ear condition, 53% were found to have hearing loss, 33% had hearing impairment and almost 12% had chronic suppurative otitis media. (
  • The study also included a reference group, selected to represent the demographics of the study population and to include a range of children from those with no middle-ear effusion to those whose condition stopped just short of making them eligible for the trial. (
  • Dr. Paradise said the study contradicts the standard recommendation that children with fluid in the both middle ears for at least three months should have tubes inserted, and that those with fluid in one ear for 4.5 months should undergo the procedure. (
  • In cases where antibiotics fail, doctors can perform a myringotomy to drain fluid or insert a ventilation tube in the middle ear to maintain aeration. (
  • Ear clearing or clearing the ears or equalization is any of various maneuvers to equalize the pressure in the middle ear with the outside pressure, by letting air enter along the Eustachian tubes, as this does not always happen automatically when the pressure in the middle ear is lower than the outside pressure. (
  • No single method is considered safest or most successful in equalization of the middle ear pressure. (
  • They suggest that the incorporation of the bones of the primary jaw joint into the ear has considerably increased the genetic, regulatory, and developmental complexity of the mammalian ear, which, in turn, has increased the degrees of freedom for an independent adaptation of the different functional ear units. (
  • This evolutionary transformation of the primary jaw joint into the mammalian ear ossicles is one of the most iconic transitions in vertebrate evolution, but it is not clear why this complex transition has happened. (
  • The incorporation of the bones of the primary jaw joint into the ear has considerably increased the genetic, regulatory, and developmental complexity of the mammalian ear. (
  • They suggest that despite the tight spatial entanglement of functional ear components, the increased evolvability of the mammalian ear may have contributed to the evolutionary success and adaptive diversification of mammals in the vast diversity of ecological and behavioral niches observable today. (
  • 2. An invertebrate organ analogous to the mammalian ear. (
  • Welcome to How to help ringing ears after a concert! (
  • 1] Although the most helpful routine to stop ringing in your ears is prevention, there are steps that you can take to treat the ringing buzz even after the damage is done. (
  • Ringing in the ears that is caused by exposure to loud noises usually goes away after a few hours. (
  • If you take several medications, talk with your doctor about possible side-effects that could be causing the ringing in your ears. (
  • Several different noise-suppression tactics are used by doctors to mask the sound of ringing in your ears. (
  • White noise machines that produce "background" sounds, such as rain falling or wind whooshing, may help drown out the ringing in your ears. (
  • Masking devices are fitted over ears and produce a continuous wave of white noise to mask the chronic ringing. (
  • Can Coffee Keep Your Ears from Ringing? (
  • Do you ever hear ringing in your ears? (
  • It is a potent supplement that gradually reduces the ringing in the ears. (
  • Research has shown that it is an effective and safe composition that solves your ears' ringing problem. (
  • If I apply the earplugs firmly, I hear the ringing in my ears all too clearly. (
  • Ringing, buzzing, or roaring in the ears that only you can hear. (
  • Certain foods can worsen ringing in the ear. (
  • An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from a chronic or recurrent ringing, roaring, whistling, hissing, clanging or shrieking sound in their ears, according to How Stuff Works. (
  • Several food or food additives can trigger or exacerbate ringing in the ear. (
  • A diet high in these unhealthy fats increases bad cholesterol and decreases good cholesterol, affecting long-term heart health and potentially heightening the severity of ringing in the ears. (
  • What Causes a Constant Ringing Noise in the Ear? (
  • The first sign is ringing of the ears. (
  • Daily use of these ear wipes will help to prevent a build up of wax, blockage and can minimize any odour. (
  • Allergies that cause ear pressure can lead to complications. (
  • Ear pressure from allergies can be treated with home care and over-the-counter medications. (
  • advises that the most effective way to prevent ear pressure from allergies to avoid allergens. (
  • Someone suffering from ear pressure because of allergies can take antihistamines during high allergy season and consider allergy shots. (
  • Allergies: The most common cause of dog ear problems is an allergic reaction of some sort. (
  • CONSULT your health care provider if you have ear pain, discomfort, or drainage staff.html from your ears. (
  • Importantly, an auricular hematoma can also occur on the posterior ear surface, or even both surfaces. (
  • Voluntary opening of the eustachian tubes - French: béance tubaire volontaire (BTV) - is a method of equalising or clearing the ears described by doctor Georges Delonca and used in scuba diving and freediving. (
  • The eared dove is common to abundant in savannahs and other open areas, including cultivation, and it readily adapts to human habitation, being seen on wires and telephone posts near towns in Trinidad and Venezuela , almost in all public spaces of large urban areas such as Bogotá , Colombia and feeding near beach resorts in Tobago. (
  • 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. (
  • Ear wax in dogs is common, especially in floppy-eared dogs. (
  • In 2004-05, ear/hearing problems were more common for children living in overcrowded households (15% versus 8%), those living in the most socioeconomically disadvantaged areas (15% versus 11% for the most advantaged areas) and those living in households with regular smokers (10% versus 8% without smokers). (
  • The feeling of pain or popping in your ears during a flight is a common reaction to altitude-related changes in cabin air pressure. (
  • This type of noncancerous (benign) tumor is one of the most common growths within the ear. (
  • The most common cause of cauliflower ear is blunt trauma to the ear leading to a hematoma which, if left untreated, eventually heals to give the distinct appearance of cauliflower ear. (
  • Facial weakness, dizziness, severe headaches and ear swelling are all signs of complications, according to MedlinePlus. (
  • The following are causes of ear congestion and their treatments. (
  • Occasional hydrogen peroxide use is OK but has a tendency to dry the ear out. (
  • Apply hydrogen peroxide ear drops and then lie with your ear facing down for a few minutes. (
  • Clean your ferret's ears with a cotton swab and ear-cleaning solution. (
  • This video teaches basic techniques for ear massage including accupressure points, lobe massage, ear rolling, cupping and more. (
  • London-based artist Percy Lau has created this trippy earring design which makes it look like you've got a smaller ear growing off your lobe. (
  • Jiggle or tug on your ear lobe with your ear tilted toward your shoulder. (
  • The ear can be rinsed with a bulb ear syringe, a turkey baster or just by pouring the vinegar/water mixture in from a measuring cup. (
  • Use an ear syringe with lukewarm water or a saline solution. (
  • With a syringe or turkey baster, gently flush the mixture into the ear. (
  • Join the ' Otitis Media with Perforation of Ear Drum ' group to help and get support from people like you. (
  • Our support group for Otitis Media with Perforation of Ear Drum has 2 questions and 3 members. (
  • Otitis Media with Perforation of Ear Drum - What drugs would you avoid with a perforated ear drum? (
  • Avoid mineral oil, which can increase oily ear buildup. (
  • Regular cleaning for your ferret's ears will reduce wax buildup and minimize odors. (
  • Keep an eye out for ear wax buildup. (
  • Clean your ferret's ears when you notice signs of wax buildup. (
  • She is being treated with Tresaderm (in ear) and Cephalexin (oral antibiotics). (
  • Pain when the infected ear is tugged or when pressure is placed on the ear. (
  • Diagnosis of Ear Pain. (
  • National Health Service: "Earache," "What Are the Differential Diagnoses for Chronic Ear Pain? (
  • How can you avoid ear pain caused by air pressure on a plane? (
  • I ma getting terrible pain in ears esp when i have laid on them. (
  • ear pain help my grandmother had parkinsons. (
  • You might also experience muffled hearing and ear pain. (
  • MedlinePlus instructs using a cold compress on the ear for 20 minutes to help alleviate ear pain and pressure. (
  • If your dog is scratching frequently, shaking its head or indicates pain when its ears are petted, take it to the vet right away. (
  • The ear itself is often tense, fluctuant, and tender with throbbing pain. (
  • They are advised to engage in an ear clearing method to relieve pressure, or pain if any. (
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline: Earwax Removal , " "Earaches and Otitis Media," "Ears and Altitude," "Earwax and Care," "Experts Update Best Practices for Diagnosis and Treatment of Earwax (Cerumen Impaction) Important Patient Education on Healthy Ear Care. (
  • This means that the medical provider will make the diagnosis by using elements of the history of the injury (examples: participation in contact sports, trauma to the ear, previous similar episodes) and combine this with findings on physical exam (examples: tenderness to the area, bruising, deformation of the ear contours) to confirm the diagnosis and decide on the appropriate treatment for the patient. (
  • Feed babies or give them a pacifier to relieve ear pressure. (
  • This will encourage sucking, and help relieve ear pressure. (
  • Breeds like cocker spaniels and some hounds are very susceptible to ear problems caused by a build-up of wax, dirt and moisture in the ears. (
  • No group deems a high incidence of otitis externa a valid reason for advocating routine cropping of the ears of Cocker Spaniels or Poodles. (
  • You talked about vinegar and water rinse for ears, how do you rinse the dog's ears? (
  • Do a routine ear cleaning with a mild vinegar and water solution. (
  • 8. ears Informal Headphones. (
  • On long plane flights, I put them over the ear opening, put headphones over them, and listen to music on my portable CD player. (
  • hearing problems, usually in both ears (called bilateral hearing loss ). (
  • While it's typically not serious, it can significantly impact your quality of life (and it may get worse with age, or be a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury, or a circulatory system disorder). (
  • People who do intense weight lifting, like squats, may experience sudden conductive hearing loss due to air pressure building up inside the ear. (
  • To restore their hearing, the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles outfitted each with a penetrating auditory brain stem implant, a gadget that connects an external microphone to eight microscopically thin electrodes jacked directly into nerve tissue. (
  • The warm, moist environment created by the fold in the ear flap is ideal for bacterial growth. (
  • A tVNS device attaches to the ear and gently provides electrical stimulation, which rebalances the autonomic nervous system. (