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auditory prosthesis

hearing aid

auditory :hearing


pros:toward


thesis:place

ceruminolysis

breakdown of ear wax

lysis:loose

ceruminolytic

drug that aids in the breakdown of ear wax

lytic:breaking down agent

ear instillation

ear drops

still: drop


ation : condition

ear lavage

rinsing/ washing the external ear canal (usually to remove ear wax)

latin : to wash, bathe

mastoidectomy

removal of the mastoid

mastoidocentesis

puncture of the mastoid

centesis:puncture

otoplasty

surgical reconstruction of the ear

myringectomy

removal of the eardrum

myringoplasty

surgical reconstruction of the eardrum

myringotomy

incision into the eardrum

tympanocentesis

puncture of the eardrum

tympano:eardrum



tympanolabyrinthopexy

surgical fixation of the eardrum to the labyrinth

tympano:eardrum


pext:surgical fixation

tympanoplasty

surgical reconstruction of the eardrum

tympanostomy

creation of an opening in the eardrum

cochlear implant

electronic device that stimulates the cochlea ; it can give a sense of sound to those who are profoundly deaf

im:in


plant:place

labyrinthectomy

removal of the labyrinth

labyrinthotomy

incision into the labyrinth

ototoxic

drug that is damaging to the ear/hearing

oto:ear


tox:poision

vestibulotomy

incision into the vestibule