Swimmers Ear, Otitis Media

Swimmer's Ear

Affecting the outer ear, swimmer’s ear (also called acute otitis externa) is a painful condition resulting from inflammation, irritation, or infection.

Position Statement: Infant Hearing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has adopted the position statement of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing, 2007.Adopted 7/10/1992Reviewed 9/16/1995Reaffirmed 9/16/1995Submitted for Review 3/1/1998Reaffirmed 3/1/1998Revi

Position Statement: Active Middle Ear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery considers active middle ear implants as appropriate treatment for adults with moderate to severe hearing loss when performed by a qualified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon.

Position Statement: Hearing Aids

The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery states: dispensing of hearing aids, hearing assisted devices and other hearing rehabilitation devices are within the scope of practice for otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons.Adopted

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: 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.

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

Otology Outcome Tool: CES

Chronic Ear Survey (CES)DescriptionProvides information regarding total ear-specific health, as well as subscore information regarding activity restriction, symptoms, and medical resource usage attributable to chronic otitis mediaTargeted AgeAdultsIt