A 42-year-old male was recently fitted for occupational ear molds to protect him from excessive noise exposure at work and further hearing loss. During the fitting, he experienced severe, sudden otalgia and vertigo and complained that hearing loss in the left ear, his better-hearing ear, had worsened.
Articles tagged with "otitis media"
Does tympanostomy tube placement affect vestibular function in young children? Background: One of the most common questions we are asked as otolaryngologists is whether placement of ventilation tubes will help a child who has otitis media with an effusion (OME). OME is defined as the presence of a middle-ear effusion with signs or symptoms of an […]
It is now well recognized that pathogens found in biofilms play a role in many mucosal-based otolaryngologic-related infections, but what that role is and how to prevent or treat biofilms remain unknown, concluded a panel of experts convened here on Sept. 17 at the 2011 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting.