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Is the Ringing in My Ears Normal? Not at all. Tinnitus is the name for these head noises, and they are very common. Nearly 36 million... Read More

Swimmer’s ear

WARNING: If you already have an ear infection, or if you have ever had a perforated or otherwise injured eardrum, or ear surgery, you should consult... Read More

Perforated eardrum

A perforated eardrum is a hole or rupture in the eardrum, a thin membrane that separates the ear canal and the middle ear. The medical term... Read More

How the ear works ..?

The ear has three main parts: the outer, middle and inner ear. The outer ear (the part you can see) opens into the ear canal. The... Read More


Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear! Cotton swabs are for cleaning bellybuttons, not ears. You have probably heard these admonitions from relatives... Read More

Ears and altitude

Have you ever wondered why your ears pop when you fly on an airplane? Or why, when they fail to pop, you get an earache? Have... Read More

Ear infections and earache

What Is Otitis Media? Otitis media means inflammation of the middle ear. The inflammation occurs as a result of a middle ear infection. It can occur... Read More

Cochlear implants

A cochlear implant is an electronic device that restores partial hearing to the deaf. It is surgically implanted in the inner ear and activated by a... Read More


What Is a Cholesteatoma? A cholesteatoma is a skin growth that occurs in an abnormal location, the middle ear behind the eardrum. It is usually due... Read More

Dizziness and motion sickness

Each year more than two million people visit a doctor for dizziness, and an untold number suffer from motion sickness, which is the most common medical... Read More


SNORING: NOT FUNNY, NOT HOPELESS Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in... Read More


Insight into Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy   Tonsils and adenoids are masses of tissue that are similar to the lymph nodes or “glands” found in the neck,... Read More