Otology & Neurotology

Connection between Hearing loss and Dementia / Alzheimer’s disease

Hearing impairment in older adults was strongly and independently associated with the likelihood of having dementia (memory loss), according to a case-control study published in the Journal of the American […]
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Middle Ear Hearing Implants – An Overview

Middle ear hearing implants belongs to the group of Implantable Acoustics or Mechanical hearing devices which are used in rehabilitative management of patients with hearing loss, offering an alternative to […]
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Ultrasound Otoscopes For Aiding Diagnosis Of Middle Ear Infections

Middle ear infections are one of the most common problems for a clinical visit to an otolaryngologist. The disease is more prevalent in pediatric populations but can affect any age […]
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FDA Approves Cochlear Implants for Asymmetric, Single-Sided Deafness

Cochlear implants are electronic prosthetic devices used in adults and children with sensory neural hearing loss, who are not benefited by the use of conventional hearing aids. Unlike hearing aids, […]
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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) – Clinical presentation, Diagnosis and Treatment

Sudden hearing loss (SHL) is an emergency clinical condition characterized by a rapid-onset subjective sensation of hearing impairment in one or both ears. When not recognized and managed promptly, sudden […]
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Sudden Hearing Loss: Updated Clinical Practice Guideline

Sudden hearing loss (SHL), defined as a rapid-onset subjective sensation of hearing impairment in one or both ears is an emergency in the ear-nose-throat clinical practice. If not recognized and […]
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Malignant Otitis Externa – Clinical presentation, Diagnosis and Treatment

Malignant otitis externa (MOE) is an aggressive and potentially life-threatening infection of the soft tissues of the external ear and its surrounding structures, which quickly spreads to involve periosteum and […]
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What’s the molecules telling?

A 65-year-old male presented with a nonhealing ulcer over the pinna of the right ear for 5 months. A biopsy from the lesion was done and the following is the […]
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Temporal bone cancer staging systems

Staging of cancers is essential for patient counseling, treatment planning, predict treatment outcome and survival. Most commonly followed staging system for head and neck malignancies is the Tumor, Node, Metastasis […]
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NICE guidelines for Cochlear implantation in children and adults

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is a non-departmental public body in England, that provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. On 7th […]
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Its all in the genes!

A 42-year-old female was seen at an outside facility for progressive bilateral hearing loss and was referred to the otology clinic. On further inquiry, she gave a history of chronic […]
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WHO launches “hearWHO” app for mobile devices to help detect hearing loss

To mark the World Hearing Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched “hearWHO“, a free application for smart mobile devices which allows people to check their hearing regularly and […]
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Recurrent Meningitis with Hearing loss

A 12-year-old male child was referred from the pediatric department following resolution of the third episode of meningitis, with complaints of left-sided hearing loss since childhood. Parents noticed the hearing […]
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I can’t hear you!

A 45-year-old locomotive driver consulted his family physician because of a ringing sensation in both his ears for the past 5 years. Away from work, he had difficulty understanding conversations […]
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Painful swelling of ear in a middle aged man

A 35-year-old man presented to the ear, nose, and throat outpatient department with a 1-week history of painful swelling of the right ear. He was having recurrent episodes of similar […]
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