Disorders of the Ear

Disorders of the Ear


This lesson will examine the cause and effect of various disorders of the ear.

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  • Otis Media

    A disorder of the ear often caused by the spreading of a cold that produces inflammation of the inner ear.

  • Tinnitus

    A disorder of the ear characterized by buzzing or ringing in the ear often caused by an ear infection.

  • Deafness

    A disorder of the ear that results in the inability to properly hear.

  • Vertigo

    A disorder in which an infection or injury to the ear disrupts proper functioning of the vestibular apparatus.

  • Motion Sickness

    A disorder in which hair cells in the ear’s organs of equilibrium and balance are over-stimulated causing feelings of dizziness and nausea.