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eardrum; drum-like structure that receives sounds collected in the external auditory meatus and amplifies it through the middle ear
projection of the temporal bone located behind the ear containing air cells that connect to the middle ear
inflammation of the mastoid process; most commonly seen as a result of the spread of inflammation and infection in otitis media
disorder of the inner ear due to an excess buildup of endolymphatic causing episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, and hearing; one or both ears can be affected, and attacks vary in frequency and intensity
conductive hearing loss
hearing impairment caused by interference with sound or vibratory energy in the external canal, middle ear, or ossicles
sensorineural hearing loss
hearing impairment caused by lesions or dysfunction of the cochlea or auditory nerve
incision into the eardrum, most often for the insertion of a small metal or plastic tube, to keep meatus open, avoiding fluid buildup as that which occurs as a result of otitis media
electronic device implanted in the cochlea that provides sound perception to patients with severe or profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears
middle part of the inner ear in front of the semicircular canals and behind the cochlea that contains the utricle and saccule
three canals within the inner ear that contain specialized receptor cells that generate nerve impulses with body movement
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