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acoustic

pertaining to the sense of hearing

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audiogram

record of hearing by audiometry

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audiometer

instrument use to measure hearing

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audiphone

instrument that conveys sound to the auditory nerve through teeth or bone

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auditory

pertaining to the sense of hearing

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aural

pertaining to the ear

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auricle

external portion of the ear

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binaural

pertaining to both ears

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cerumen

earwax

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cholesteatoma

tumourlike mass filled with epithelial cells and cholesterol

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cochlea

portion of inner ear shaped like snail shell

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electrocochleography

recording electrical activity produced when the cochlea is stimulated

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endaural

pertaining to within the ear

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endolymph

clear fluid contained within the labyrinth of the ear

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Eustachian tube

narrow tube between middle ear and throat

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fenestration

surgical operation where a new opening is made in the labyrinth of the inner ear

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incus

middle of the three ossicles

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labyrinth

inner ear

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labyrinthectomy

surgical excision of the labyrinth

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labyrinthitis

inflammation of the labyrinth

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labyrinthotomy

incision of the labyrinth

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malleus

largest of three ossicles

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mastoidalgia

pain in the mastoid process

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mastoiditis

inflammation of one of the mastoid bones

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Ménière's disease

abnormality of inner ear causing multiple symptoms: vertigo, tinnitus, fluctuating hearing loss, sensation of pressure and pain

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monaural

pertaining to one ear

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myringectomy

surgical excision of the tympanic membrane

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myringoplasty

surgical repair of tympanic membrane

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myringoscope

medical instrument used to examine eardrum

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myringotome

surgical instrument used for cutting eardrum

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myringotomy

surgical incision of tympanic membrane

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ossicle

small bones of the middle ear

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otic

pertaining to the ear

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otitis

inflammation of the ear

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otitis media

inflammation of the middle ear

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otodynia

pain in the ear

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otolaryngologist

physician who specializes in the study of the ear and larynx

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otolaryngology

study of ear and larynx

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otolith

ear stone

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otomycosis

fungal infection of the ear

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otoneurology

specialized diagnosis and treatment of ear and its neurological association

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otopharyngeal

pertaining to ear and pharynx

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otoplasty

plastic surgical repair of the air

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otopyorrhea

pus in the ear

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otorhinolaryngology

study of ear, nose, and larynx

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What is the hearing organ of the inner ear called?

Organ of Corti

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otosclerosis

hardening condition of ear structures

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otoscope

medical instrument used to examine the ear

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oval window

membrane of middle ear into which the footplate of the stapes fits

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perilymph

serum fluid of the inner ear

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presbycusis

impairment of hearing occurring with aging

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stapedectomy

surgical excision of the stapes

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stapes

innermost of the ossicles in the middle ear

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tinnitus

sensation of ringing/roaring sounds in one or both ears

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tympanectomy

surgical excision of the tympanic membrane

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tympanic

pertaining to the eardrum

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tympanitis

inflammation of the eardrum

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tympanoplasty

surgical repair of the tympanic membrane

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utricle

small, saclike structure of the labyrinth of the inner ear

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