Ears

Electrocochleography

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that Electrocochleography (ECoG) is a useful neurophysiologic test and is medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation of certain persons with suspected auditory and bal

Vestibular Myogenic Potential (VEMP) Testing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) testing is a useful neurophysiologic test and is medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation of certain persons with su

AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline: Tinnitus

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has released the first ever multi-disciplinary, evidence-based clinical practice guideline to improve the diagnosis and management of tinnitus, the perception of

Clinical Practice Guideline: Tinnitus

Leadership: David E. Tunkel, MD, (Chair), Carol A. Bauer, MD, (Assistant Chair), Gordon H. Sun, MD, MS (Assistant Chair), Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)Guideline Development Group: Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD; Eugene R.

What Is Earwax?

Cerumen (se-roo-men) or earwax is a self-cleaning agent produced in your ears with protective, lubricating, and antibacterial properties. Earwax is not really a "wax" but a water-soluble mixture of secretions, plus hair and dead skin.

What Is Earwax?

Cerumen (se-roo-men) or earwax is a self-cleaning agent produced in your ears with protective, lubricating, and antibacterial properties. Earwax is not really a "wax" but a water-soluble mixture of secretions, plus hair and dead skin.

Conductive Hearing Loss: Causes and Treatments

How does the ear hear sounds?The ear can be divided into three parts: 1) the external ear includes the pinna (outer, visible ear) and the ear canal, 2) the middle ear includes the tympanic membrane (ear drum) and the ossicles (middle ear bones), 3) t

Cochlear Implant Health: What Parents Should Know

The Importance of Vaccinations in Cochlear Implant UsersBacterial meningitis is a serious infection of the brain and the fluid that surrounds the brain.  Bacterial meningitis is a life-threatening infection. Individuals who have a cochlear implant ar

Pneumococcal Vaccination to Protect Cochlear Implant Patients

Pneumococcal Vaccination is Key to Protecting Cochlear Implant PatientsCochlear implants bring sound to thousands of people with hearing loss worldwide. People with cochlear implants are at increased risk for pneumococcal meningitis.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Q&A With Dr. Barry Hirsch

Noise-Induced Hearing LossA Q & A with AAO-HNS Member Expert Barry E.