Earaches, Ear Infections, Otitis Media

Research Gaps - Pediatrics

Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines:Polysomnography for Sleep Disordered Breathing Prior to Tonsillectomy in ChildrenTonsillectomy in ChildrenTympanostomy Tubes in Children

Position Statement: Disorders of Equilibrium and Drivers Licensing Boards

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery believes that physicians should not be required to report their patients with disorders of equilibrium to drivers licensing boards.

Position Statement: Middle-Ear Ventilation Tube Placement

The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that complications may occur following the placement of middle-ear ventilation tubes.

Position Statement: Minimal Test Battery for Cochlear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery endorses the concept of the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) and Consonant-Noise-Consonant (CNC) Test as minimal research reporting requirements for results of cochlear implantation in adults.

Positions Statement: Otology/Neurotology

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that after general surgical training an otolaryngology resident spends four years being educated and trained in the head and neck region.

Position Statement: Ototoxicity

Ototoxicity refers to injury of the inner ear as the result of exposure to chemicals or medications. When use of an ototoxic medication is medically necessary with no reasonable alternatives, the lowest therapeutic dose should be used.

Position Statement: Red Flags-Warning of Ear Disease

Hearing loss and balance disorders are medical conditions. Only licensed physicians with a medical school degree and medical training (MD or DO) may diagnose and direct the management of diseases and medical disorders.

Management of Otosclerosis

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recognizes otosclerosis as a condition of abnormal bone growth that results in a progressive conductive hearing loss.

Position Statement: Use of Topical Antibiotic Drops

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recognizes the appropriateness of utilizing currently available topical preparations, including those containing aminoglycosides, in the treatment of diseases of the external auditory canal


Parent Response to Ear Disease in Children with and without Tubes (PREDICT) Quality of Life Research StudyThis multi-institutional study has explored the impact that ear disease, in children ages 6 to 24 months, has on the child and their family in