February 21, 2012

What is Otology?

Otology is the study and practice of medical and surgical disorders of the ear. These include disorders related to hearing and balance. Some common problems treated by Neurotologists include infections of the ear canal and middle ear (including cholesteatoma and chronic otitis media), eardrum perforations, hearing loss (including conductive, mixed, and sensorineural types), vertigo, and ear ringing. Neurotologists possess Ear, Nose, and Throat training but go on to complete additional fellowship training focusing on Otology and Neurotology.


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