Ear Diseases

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Acoustic neuroma
Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that usually arises from the Schwann cells of the vestibular nerve and in rare cases also from the Schwann cells of the cochlear nerve.
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Blast injury
Blast injury is a type of acoustic shock that affects not only your ears but your brain as well.
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Cholesteatoma
Cholesteatoma is a chronic, purulent inflammation of the middle ear caused by a proliferation of squamous epithelium from the outer auditory canal into the middle ear.
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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a feeling of vertigo which occurs due to a change in position. The word “benign” means harmless, while “paroxysmal” means spasmodic.
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Cochlear implant
What are cochlear implants?
Modern medical science has come up with a solution in the form of cochlear implants, which mimic the role of the inner ear, restoring lost hearing.
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Earache
An earache can make life hard to enjoy. If left untreated, any sort of ear pain can lead to more serious health problems.
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Ear candling
Ear Candling is a practice that alternative medicine practitioners claim will remove unwanted ear wax, impurities and toxins from the ear.
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Ear infections
Few things in life are as irritating as developing an ear infection, but almost everyone encounters them at some stage in their lives.
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Hyperacusis
Hyperacusis is the medical term for the inability to tolerate ordinary noises, to the extent that this intolerance causes distress and difficulties in a patient's everyday life.
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Labyrinthitis
Labyrinthitis is an inner ear disorder. It occurs when a canal in the inner ear known as the Labyrinth becomes inflamed.
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Ménière's disease
Ménière's disease is primarily a unilaterally occurring disease of the cochleovestibular organ in the inner ear. It is characterized by a sudden onset of vertigo and vomiting, ringing in the ears, and temporary hearing loss.
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Otosclerosis
Otosclerosis is a medical condition that afflicts the bony labyrinth in the inner ear.
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Otitis externa
Otitis externa
An inflammation of the ear canal (also otitis externa) is defined as a bacterial, fungal, or allergic inflammation of the skin and subcutis in the outer ear canal.
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Otitis media
Otitis media
An acute middle ear infection (otitis media acuta) is a condition often triggered by a cold.
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Presbycusis
Presbycusis definition can be complicated but simply put it is a slowly progressing sensorineural hearing loss.
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