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perilymph
fluid contained in the inner part of the ear.
labyrinth
maze-like series of canals of the inner ear.
pinna
the outer flap of the ear; auricle.
eustachian tube
channel between the middle ear and the nasopharynx.
cerumen
waxy substance secreted by the external ear.
cholesteatoma
collection of skin cells and cholesterol in a sac within the middle ear.
myringotomy
incision of the eardrum.
otosclerosis
hardening of bony tissue in the inner ear; ankylosis of the stapes may occur.
semicircular canals
passages in the inner ear that are associated with maintaining equilibrium.
otolaryngologist
specialist in the study of the ear and voice box.
tinnitus
sensation of noises (ringing
vertigo
sensation of irregular or whirling motion either of oneself or of external objects.
ossiculoplasty
surgical repair of a small bone in the middle ear.
audiometer
instrument to measure hearing.
otomycosis
fungal infection of the ear.
auditory canal
channel leading from the outer ear flap to the eardrum.
acoustic neuroma
benign tumor arising from the 8th cranial nerve in the brain.
cochlea
a snail-like
tympanoplasty
surgical repair of the eardrum.
Suppurative otitis media
inflammation of the middle ear with pus formation.