Otology/Neurotology

2012 G-I-N Conference Scholars

December 2012New York, NY David O.

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.

Noise and Hearing Protection

One in 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech. Age-related hearing loss is the most common cause of this condition and is more prevalent than hearing loss caused by excessive noise exposure.

How the Ear Works

The ear has three main parts: the outer ear (including the external auditory canal), middle ear, and inner ear. The outer ear (the part you can see) opens into the ear canal.

Position Statement on Cochlear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. considers unilateral and bilateral cochlear implantation as appropriate treatment for adults and children with severe to profound hearing loss.

Hearing Aids

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

Implantable Hearing Devices

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

Infant Hearing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. has adopted the position statement of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing, 2007.

Otology/Neurotology

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

Minimal Test Battery for Cochlear Implants

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