Otology/Neurotology

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.

Use of Topical Antibiotic Drops

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

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation, or Balance Retraining Therapy, is a scientifically based and clinically valid therapeutic modality for the treatment of persistent dizziness and postural instability due to incomplete compensation after peripheral vestibula

Micropressure Therapy

The Equilibrium Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery have reviewed the literature with respect to micropressure therapy

PREDICT Study

Parent Response to Ear Disease in Children with and without Tubes (PREDICT) Quality of Life Research Study

Otology Outcome Tool: CES

Chronic Ear Survey (CES) Description Provides information regarding total ear-specific health, as well as subscore information regarding activity restriction, symptoms, and medical resource usage attributable to chronic otitis media Targeted Age

Otology Outcome Tool: APHAB

  Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) Description Self-reported tool that measures the amount of trouble they are having with communication or noises in various everyday situations Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 24 (4)

Otology Outcome Tool: UCLA-DQ

UCLA Dizziness Questionnaire (UCLA-DQ) Description Evaluates the impact of frequency and severity on the patients' daily activities, on the quality of life, and on the fear of becoming dizzy Targeted age Adults Items (Domains) 5 (N/A)

Otology Outcome Tool: GBI

  Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) Description A subjective post-interventional questionnaire especially developed to evaluate any otorhinolaryngological surgery and therapy Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 18 (3) Estimated Completion Time

Otology Outcome Tool: THI

Tinnitus Handicap Index (THI) Description Assesses self-reported tinnitus-related handicap Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 25 (N/A) Estimated Completion Time 10-15 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature