• Implantes cocleares

    Un implante coclear es un dispositivo electrónico que restablece parcialmente la audición a las personas hipoacúsicas. Se implanta quirúrgicamente en el oído interno y se activa mediante un dispositivo que se coloca fuera del oído. A diferencia de un audífono no genera un sonido más fuerte o

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  • Doctor? ¿Por Qué a Mi Hijo Le Duele El Oído?

    Introducción a la otitis media y su tratamiento ¿Qué Es La Otitis Media? La otitis media significa inflamación del oído medio. La inflamación ocurre como resultado de una infección. Puede suceder en uno o en los dos oídos. En los niños la otitis media es la causa más frecuente de las consultas

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  • Perfóracion Timpánica

    Estudio de las lesiones de oído ¿Qué es una perforación timpánica? ¿Cual es la causa de la perforación timpánica? ¿Cómo se afecta la audición afectada por un tímpano perforado? Y más... Un orificio o ruptura en el tímpano, una delgada membrana que separa el canal auditivo

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  • Hyperacusis - An increased sensitivity to everyday sounds

    What Is Hyperacusis? Hyperacusis is a condition that arises from a problem in the way the brain’s central auditory processing center perceives noise. It can often lead to pain and discomfort. Individuals with hyperacusis have difficulty tolerating sounds which do not seem loud to others, such as

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  • Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat

    Who is in day care? The 2000 census reported that of among the nation's 19.6 million preschoolers, grandparents took care of 21 percent, 17 percent were cared for by their father (while their mother was employed or in school); 12 percent were in day care centers; nine percent were cared for by other

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  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children

    What is laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)? Food or liquids that are swallowed travel through the esophagus and into the stomach where acids help digestion. Each end of the esophagus has a sphincter, a ring of muscle, that helps keep the acidic contents of the stomach in the stomach or out of the throat.

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  • Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors

    Tumors or growths in the head and neck region may be divided into those that are benign (not cancerous) and malignant (i.e., cancer). Fortunately, most growths in the head and neck region in children are considered to be benign. These benign growths can be related to infection, inflammation, fluid collections,

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  • How the Voice Works

    We rely on our voices every day to interact with others, and a healthy voice is critical for clear communication. But just as we walk without thinking about it, we usually speak without thinking how our body makes it happen. However, knowing how we make sound is useful to maintaining the health and effectiveness

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  • Child Screening

    Why Is Early Childhood Hearing Screening Important For Your Child? Approximately two to four of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing, making hearing loss the most common birth disorder. Many studies have shown that early diagnosis of hearing loss is crucial to the

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  • Pediatric Thyroid Cancer

    The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the base of the throat. It has two lobes separated in the middle by a strip of tissue (the isthmus). The thyroid itself secretes three main hormones: (1) Thyroxine contains iodine, needed for growth and metabolism; (2) Triiodothyronine, similar in function

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  • Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist

    Everyone has gastroesophageal reflux (GER), the backward movement (reflux) of gastric contents into the esophagus. Extraesophageal Reflux (EER) is the reflux of gastric contents from the stomach into the esophagus with further extension into the throat and other upper aerodigestive regions. In infants,

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  • Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer

    Laryngeal cancer is not as well known by the general public as some other types of cancer, yet it is not a rare disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2005 almost 10,000 new cases of laryngeal cancer will be diagnosed, and close to 3,800 people will die from laryngeal cancer in the United

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  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children

    The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports approximately 28 million Americans have lost some or all of their hearing, including 17 in 1,000 children under age 18. Noise exposure is increasingly common in the age of iPods and other personal music players. Overexposure

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  • Facial Plastic Surgery

    Insight into procedures Why consider facial plastic surgery? What kinds of problems are treated? and more... Facial expressions are a way to interact with others. How we look has an impact on how others perceive us, so most of us are concerned about our face's appearance. Some would like to change

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  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

    What is cleft lip and cleft palate? We all start out life with a cleft lip and palate. During normal fetal development between the 6th and 11th week of pregnancy, the clefts in the lip and palate fuse together. In babies born with cleft lip or cleft palate, one or both of these splits failed to fuse. A

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  • Are We Through With Chew Yet?

    As many as 20 percent of high school boys and two percent of high school girls continue to use smokeless tobacco, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite public education campaigns sponsored by medical societies, organized baseball, and individuals, 12 to 14 million American

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  • Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?

    Sleep apnea is known to affect 1 to 3 percent of children, but because there may be many unreported cases, could actually affect more. Sleep apnea can affect your child's sleep and behavior and if left untreated can lead to more serious problems. Because sleep apnea can be difficult to diagnose, it is

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  • Earwax

    Insight into the proper care of the ears Why does the body produce earwax? What is the recommended method of ear cleaning? When should a doctor be consulted? and more... Good intentions to keep ears clean may be risking the ability to hear. The ear is a delicate and intricate area,

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  • Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?

    Sleep apnea is known to affect 1 to 3 percent of children, but because there may be many unreported cases, could actually affect more. Sleep apnea can affect your child's sleep and behavior and if left untreated can lead to more serious problems. Because sleep apnea can be difficult to diagnose, it is

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  • Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer

    Laryngeal cancer is not as well known by the general public as some other types of cancer, yet it is not a rare disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2005 almost 10,000 new cases of laryngeal cancer will be diagnosed, and close to 3,800 people will die from laryngeal cancer in the United

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  • Do I Have Sinusitis?

    Sinusitis is inflammation of the lining membrane of any sinus. Take the following quiz to see if you have sinusitis. Choose "yes" if you have any of the following symptoms for ten days or longer; otherwise, choose "no." 1. Facial pressure/pain? yes no 2. Headache pain? yes no 3. Congestion or stuffy

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  • Noise and Hearing Protection

    Insight into maintaining auditory health Can noise hurt my ears? How does the ear work? How can I protect myself against noise? and more... One in 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech. Age-related hearing loss is the most common

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  • Pediatric Thyroid Cancer

    The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the base of the throat. It has two lobes separated in the middle by a strip of tissue (the isthmus). The thyroid itself secretes three main hormones: (1) Thyroxine contains iodine, needed for growth and metabolism; (2) Triiodothyronine, similar in function

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  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

    What Is CPAP? The most common and effective nonsurgical treatment for sleep apnea is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP which is applied through a nasal or facial mask while you sleep.  The CPAP device does not breathe for you.  Instead, it creates a flow of air pressure when you inhale

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  • Chronic Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) and Hearing Loss

    What is otitis media? Otitis media refers to inflammation of the middle ear. When infection occurs, the condition is called "acute otitis media." Acute otitis media occurs when a cold, allergy, or upper respiratory infection, and the presence of bacteria or viruses lead to the accumulation of pus and

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  • How the Ear Works

    The ear has three main parts: the outer ear (including the external auditory canal), middle ear, and inner ear. The outer ear (the part you can see) opens into the ear canal. The eardrum (tympanic membrane) separates the ear canal from the middle ear. The middle ear contains three small bones which help

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  • Nódulos, pólipos y quistes

    El término lesión benigna de cuerda se refiere a un grupo de crecimientos anormales (lesiones), no cancerosos (benignos), sobre o a lo largo de la cubierta de la cuerda vocal. Las lesiones de las cuerdas vocales son una de las causas más comunes de problemas de voz y se observan generalmente en tres

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  • Antibiotics and Sinusitis

    An antibiotic is a soluble substance derived from a mold or bacterium that inhibits the growth of other microorganisms. The first antibiotic was Penicillin, discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1929, but it was not until World War II that the effectiveness of antibiotics was acknowledged, and large-scale

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  • Antihistamines, Decongestants, and "Cold" Remedies

    Insight into recommended use and side effects What are the side effects of antihistamines? Who should not use decongestants? What are combination remedies? and more… Drugs for stuffy nose, sinus trouble, congestion and drainage, and the common cold constitute a large segment of

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  • Pediatric GERD

    Everyone has gastroesophageal reflux (GER), the backward movement (reflux) of gastric contents into the esophagus. Extraesophageal Reflux (EER) is the reflux of gastric contents from the stomach into the esophagus with further extension into the throat and other upper aerodigestive regions. In infants,

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  • Pediatric Sinusitis

    Your child's sinuses are not fully developed until age 20. Although small, the maxillary (behind the cheek) and ethmoid (between the eyes) sinuses are present at birth. Unlike in adults, pediatric sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because symptoms can be subtle and the causes complex. How Do I Know

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  • Child Screening

    Why Is Early Childhood Hearing Screening Important for Your Child? Approximately two to four of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing, making hearing loss the most common birth disorder. Many studies have shown that early diagnosis of hearing loss is crucial to

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  • Glosario para una buena salud del oído

    Su hijo tiene dolor de oído. Después de su primera visita a un médico usted puede escuchar algunos de los siguientes términos relacionados con el diagnóstico y el tratamiento de este trastorno común de la niñez. Otitis media aguda - El término médico para la infección del oído común. Otitis

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  • La pérdida de la audición

    Prueba de Audición de cinco minutos ¿Cómo funciona el sentido de la audición? ¿Qué puedo hacer para mejorar mi audición? Consejos para mantener la salud auditiva Usted puede tener pérdida de la audición, y ni siquiera ser consciente de ello. Personas de todas las edades pueden

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  • Cera en los oídos

    Comprensión de la atención adecuada de los oídos ¿Por qué el cuerpo produce cera en los oídos? ¿Cuál es el método recomendado para la limpieza del oído? ¿Cuándo se debe consultar a un médico? y mucho más ... Las buenas intenciones de mantener las orejas limpias puede

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