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earache

otalgia

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earache

otodynia

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bleeding from the ear

otorrhagia

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purulent drainage from the ear

otorrhea

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a jingling; ringing or buzzing in the ear

tinnitus

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a turning round; dizziness

vertigo

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inflammation of the external auditory meatus

otitis externa

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excessive buildup of wax in the ear

cerumen impaction

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inflammation of the eardrum

myringitis

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inflammation of the eardrum

tympanitis

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inflammation of the middle ear

otitis media

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inflammation of the middle ear from changes in atmospheric pressure; often occurs in frequent air travel

aerotitis media

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hardening of the bony tissue in the ear

otosclerosis

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inflammation of the mastoid process; most commonly seen as a result of the spread of inflammation and infection in otitis media

mastoiditis

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blockage of the eustachian tube usually as a result of infection, as in otitis media

eustachian obstruction

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benign tumor on the auditory nerve that causes vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss

acoustic neuroma

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condition of absence or malformation of inner ear structures during embryonic development, resulting in hearing loss

aplasia

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inflammation of the labyrinth

labyrinthitis

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disorder of the inner ear due to an excessive buildup of endolymphatic fluid causing episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, and hearing loss; one or both ears can be affected, and attacks vary in frequency and intensity

Meniere disease

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general term for partial or complete hearing loss

deafness

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hearing impairment caused by interference with sound or vibratory energy in the external canal, middle ear, or ossicles

conductive hearing loss

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hearing impairment caused by lesions or dysfunction of the cochlea or auditory nerve

sensorineural hearing loss

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combination of sensorineural and conductive hearing loss

mixed hearing loss

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hearing impairment in old age

presbyacusis

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hearing impairment in old age

presbycusis

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process of measuring hearing

audiometry

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treatment to measure hearing

audiometer

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record of hearing measurement

audiogram

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person who specializes in the study of hearing impairments

audiologist

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physical assessment of hearing; useful in differentiating between conductive and sensorineural hearing loss

auditory acuity testing