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Disorders of the Ear

Disorders of the Ear

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

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Terms to Know
Deafness

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

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.

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.

Vertigo

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