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, Inc.

Position Statement: Implantable Hearing Devices

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

Position Statement: Hearing Aids

The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery, Inc.

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, Inc.

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