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auditory prosthesis

any internal or external device that improves or substitutes for natural hearing

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hearing aid

an external amplifying device designed to improve hearing by more effective collection of sound into the ear

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cochlear implant

an electronic device implanted in the cochlea that provides sound perception to patients with severe or profound sensorineural (nerve) hearing loss in both ears

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ear lavage

irrigation of the external ear canal, often to remove excessive build up of cerumen

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ear instillation

introduction of medicated solutions to the external ear canal, usually administered by drops in the affected ears

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antibiotic

a drug that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms

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antihistamine

a drug that blocks the effects of histamine

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histamine

a body substance released in allergic reactions, causing swelling and inflammation of tissues

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antiinflammatory

a drug that reduces inflammation

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decongestant

a drug that reduces congestion and swelling of membranes in the nose and Eustachian tube in an infection

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