What Are Audiologists and What Is Their Role?

Primarily concerned with the investigation of the various functions of the ear, audiologists are trained specialists in this field and their role is to study those subjects that may exhibit evidence of impairment to any of these functions. The job includes taking the steps to determine, where possible, its probable cause and then to effect or to recommend a suitable course of treatment. Thou...

The Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Hearing Loss

The term hearing loss is a generic and one that is used to describe any condition in which the sensitivity of one or both ears to sound is reduced to varying degrees as compared to that which is accepted to be the norm. The condition is actually quite distinct from the total inability to detect any sound at all and referred to as deafness. The impairment experienced by a given individual may...

It Pays To Understand Ear Infection and Its Treatment

Perhaps the most important thing to know with regard to ear infections is that, although their symptoms can be both very distressing and extremely painful, they need have no serious consequences if an appropriate course of treatment is provided once they are recognised. In practice the majority of children are likely to experience some form of this condition on several occasion before they r...

Ear Infections – Their Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Concerns

Among the most common conditions that the average general practitioner is called upon to diagnose and treat are ear infections and of those, the majority tend to affect children. The organ consists of three chambers described as external, middle and inner. Each provides its own particular set of functions and all are susceptible to attack by a range of pathogenic organisms that includes fung...

Persistent Ringing in the Ears Should Always Be Investigated

It is more than likely that anyone reading this article will, on more than one occasion during his or her life, have experienced the sensation often described as ringing in the ears. It is a fairly common occurrence that, in the majority of cases, is likely to be a temporary symptom lasting only a few minutes or so. The phenomenon is known as tinnitus and, although widely experienced in the ...


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