The Ear: What Our Hearing Can do

The philosopher Immanuel Kant is reputed to have said, “Not being able to see separates from things. Not being able to hear separates from man.” He valued hearing as a social sense, perhaps more important than sight. Our modern world is very much dominated by visual stimuli. Therefore, the importance of hearing and also the … The Ear: What Our Hearing Can do

Throat, Nose and Ears

When there is a disease of the throat, nose or ears, the three body parts are usually treated together. This is due to the many connections that exist between these important organs. What is the structure and function of the ear, nose and throat, what diseases are common and how are they diagnosed and treated … Throat, Nose and Ears

Help for Nasal Spray Addiction

When the nose is blocked, nasal sprays help to breathe and thus provide quick relief from acute rhinitis. But if used regularly for too long, there is a risk of nasal spray addiction: The nasal mucosa becomes accustomed to the active ingredient and the spray must be used more frequently to achieve the desired effect. … Help for Nasal Spray Addiction

Nosebleeds Causes

For nosebleeds, the first thing to do is to stay calm – it usually looks worse than it is. The affected person should bend his head slightly forward while sitting or standing, preferably over a sink, and press the nostrils together with thumb and forefinger for several minutes. What you can also do to stop … Nosebleeds Causes

Otosclerosis: Causes

Pathogenesis (development of disease) The cause of otosclerosis has not been conclusively determined. The disease runs in families. Otosclerosis results in bone remodeling processes at the ossicles with fixation of the stapes at the oval window. The result is a conductive hearing loss (middle ear hearing loss). If the otosclerosis affects the cochlea (snail), a … Otosclerosis: Causes

Otosclerosis: Or something else? Differential Diagnosis

Congenital malformations, deformities, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99). Genetically determined forms of hearing loss. Auditory canal stenosis (narrowing)/atresia of the auditory canal (nonunion of the auditory canal). Malformations of the ear, unspecified Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) – genetic diseases with autosomal dominant inheritance, more rarely autosomal recessive inheritance; 7 types of osteogenesis imperfecta are differentiated; the main … Otosclerosis: Or something else? Differential Diagnosis