Earaches, Ear Infections, Otitis Media

Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. The negative health effects of the use of tobacco products represent a global pandemic of enormous proportions.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Tympanostomy Tubes in Children

Leadership: Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Chair); Melissa A. Pynnonen, MD, MSc (Assistant Chair); David E. Tunkel, MD (Assistant Chair); Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

Clinical Practice Guideline: Acute Otitis Externa

Updated from 2006 Publication Leadership: Richard M. Rosenfeld MD, MPH (Chair), Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH (Methodologist) 

Research Gaps - Acute Otitis Externa (AOE)

Research needs are as follows:  RCTs of absolute and comparative clinical efficacy of ototopical therapy of uncomplicated AOE in primary care settings, including the impact of aural toilet on outcomes.

Research Gaps - Otology/Neurotology

Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines: Tinnitus Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Cerumen Impaction Acute Otitis Externa Sudden Hearing Loss