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otitis media

Otitis media with effusion

Newsletter Otitis media with effusion Otitis media with effusion (OME) is the persistence of fluid in the middle ear for a period of 3 months or more. It is also referred to as ‘glue ear’. Incidence and aetiology OME is the most common cause of hearing loss in children. Persistent fluid in the middle ear […]

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Tinnitus Tinnitus, the complaint of noises in the ears, is common and difficult to relieve. The tinnitus may be constant or intermittent and usually varies in its intensity and character. It is more apparent in quiet surroundings and is aggravated by fatigue, anxiety and depression. It is not a disease but a symptom. Management The […]

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Newsletter Otosclerosis Otosclerosis, usually an hereditary disorder, causes abnormal bone to be formed around the stapes footplate, preventing its normal movement.Conductive deafness then results. More rarely, the bone of the cochlea is affected and results in sensorineural deafness. Clinical Features Of Otosclerosis Usual onset in second and third decades. Two-thirds give a family history. Two-thirds […]

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Acute Otitis Media

Newsletter Acute Otitis Media Acute otitis media, acute inflammation of the middle-ear cavity, is a common condition and is frequently bilateral. It occurs most commonly in children and it is important that it is managed with care to prevent subsequent complications.It most commonly follows an acute upper respiratory tract infection and may be viral or […]

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Hearing Tests for Adults

Newsletter Hearing Tests for Adults Voice tests and tuning fork tests are easily carried out in a doctor’s office with little or no equipment.   Voice Tests A good idea of how well a patient hears can be established through simple observation – can he/she hear normal conversational voice or do you have to raise […]

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