Hearing impairment is condition of difficulty in hearing that may be permanent or fluctuating. Difficulty in hearing can adversely affect a person’s daily life and his performance. Anyone can suffer from hearing loss. The patient may be unable to hear …

Labyrinthitis is inflammation of the labyrinth. It is the inner most part of the ear. The main function of labyrinth is to keep balance of the body. Patient suffering from inflammation of labyrinth can experience imbalance and dizziness. Patient may …

The V111 cranial nerve is the auditory nerve or vestibulocochlear nerve which carries the sound wave from inner ear to the brain. It is also involved in balancing of the body. This sensory nerve has two branches. The cochlear branch …

Human ear is divided into three parts namely the outer ear, middle ear and the inner ear. The outer ear is made up of ear lobe and the ear canal that leads till the ear drum. Pain and tenderness in …

Burning sensation in ear is common when you are angry, embarrassed or after eating hot and spicy food. This normal physiological burning sensation is result of sudden flushing and rush of blood caused due to dilatation of tiny blood vessels …

Common cold and flu are viral infection that predominantly affect the upper respiratory tract and in some cases problems related to ear. Pressure build up in ear is one of the problems that many people suffer from during cold and …

Hearing is a sense of perceiving sound. When you have loss of hearing, your ability to perceive sound is reduced. It may be a scary experience when a person notices sudden loss of hearing. Most of us may have felt …

Cholesteatoma is a disease of ear in which there is abnormal growth of skin in middle ear and mastoid bone. This skin cyst is not malignant but can cause destruction of delicate structures of middle ear as it increases in …

Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder. It is the commonest cause of vertigo. This condition is characterized by episodes of vertigo, ringing in ear, momentary deafness and feeling of pressure in the ear. People in their third or fourth …

Ear gauging has become a style statement in recent days although it is practiced since olden days in some tribal communities for religious purpose. For some people gauged ear may be distasteful but there are others who think gauges are …

Ear infection in babies and children is quiet common health problem. It is a frequent cause of sleepless nights not only for the baby but even for parents. The first symptom of infection in ear is severe ear ache that …

Bleeding from ear is one of the most frequent causes for which people consult an ENT surgeon. Along with frank bleeding, the discharge can be a mix of pus, wax, or thin watery fluid. It can be mild tinge of …

Human ear is nature’s skilful delicate creation without which it would be difficult to hear the sound. It also helps in maintaining the balance of your body. Similar to other organs of the body, ear too can be afflicted with …

The shape of outer ear differs from one person to another and it is determined by the shape of external elastic structure called ear cartilage. Often you may have experienced pain in ear cartilage after trauma to the external ear …

An eardrum is a thin tissue between the outer ear canal and the inner ear. It is also known as tympanic membrane. This thin tissue plays vital role in auditory system. The sound waves which enter into the ear canal …

The sound of wind rushing in ears is quiet annoying when there is no external environmental stimulus to trigger it. This subjective phenomenon is distressing for a person especially when the sound in ears is continuous. Patient may not be …

Foreign body in ear is a common medical problem in children and sometimes in adults. Anything that gets stuck inside the ear canal can be considered as foreign body, except earwax. Ear canal is a small tube between the opening …

Ear stretching is a technique deliberately used to expand the size of healed piercing. The ritual of ear stretching is practiced since olden days all over the world among many tribes for traditional or religious purpose. This practice of ear …

We come across many people having protruding or prominent ears. Nearly 1 to 5 percent of populations all over the world are known to have prominent ears. Often the condition is inherited and the child is born with it. Protruding …

Human ear is indeed nature’s most beautiful work of craftsmanship which no mortal creature is able to build. It is intricately crafted to serve many purposes at the same time. Hearing is the main function besides maintaining equilibrium of body.…