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2014-09-18 08:28:47

Important New Platform Reinforces Company Commitment to Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians and Their Patients MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclarent, Inc. announced today the launch of the ACCLARENT AERA(TM) Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System for the treatment of adult patients with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD), a condition marked by ear pain, pressure and dulled hearing. The ACCLARENT AERA(TM) is cleared for use in Europe and is now available...

2014-08-24 23:02:53

Dr. Peter Marincovich of Audiology Associates discusses the latest therapies that make it possible for people suffering from balance issues to return to a more active lifestyle. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2014 Although almost everyone experiences dizziness at some point in their lives, the risk of developing debilitating balance problems increases as we get older. Vestibular (inner ear problems) are a frequent cause of balance issues that can leave a person feeling unsteady and...

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2014-07-24 02:00:27

Jason Bardi, AIP Publishing LLC Even within a phylum so full of mean little creatures, the yellow-colored Ormia ochracea fly is distinguished among other arthropods for its cruelty -- at least to crickets. Native to the southeastern U.S. states and Central America, the fly is a most predatory sort of parasite. It swoops onto the back of a singing male cricket, deposits a smear of larvae, and leaves its wicked brood to invade, kill and consume the cricket from inside out. None of this...

Inner Ear Fossil Shakes Up The Understanding Of Human Evolution
2014-07-08 12:25:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Originally thought to be a sequential progression, human evolution has been shown to include a rich tapestry of species that interbred over thousands of years. A new study from Washington University in St. Louis has revealed yet another twist in this intricate story of our evolution. Based on the re-examination of an approximately 100,000-year-old early human skull found in Northern China, the new study discovered an inner-ear...

2014-07-08 08:30:02

SAN DIEGO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, today announced positive results from two identical Phase 3 trials of AuriPro(TM) in a combined total of 532 pediatric patients with bilateral middle ear effusion requiring tympanostomy tube placement. In both trials, AuriPro achieved the primary efficacy...

2014-06-30 23:15:26

Julie Beall-McKelvey Supports Better Hearing at Miracle-Ear Foundation Fundraising Auction Camp Hill, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Julie Beall-McKelvey, Miracle-Ear franchise owner from Camp Hill, PA, attended the Miracle-Ear annual convention in Dallas, TX last week. The convention consisted of workshops, keynote speakers, and networking events; most notably closing Saturday night with a record breaking auction. In partnership with the Miracle-Ear Foundation, a Minneapolis based non-profit,...

2014-06-23 23:04:35

Miracle-Ear Franchisees Support Giving the Gift of Sound at Fundraising Auction Plymouth, MN (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Miracle-Ear, a nationwide hearing solution franchise organization, hosted over 200 franchisees and business partners in Dallas, TX for their annual convention last week. The convention consisted of workshops, keynote speakers, and networking events; most notably closing Saturday night with a record breaking auction. In partnership with the Miracle-Ear Foundation, a...

2014-05-20 23:04:58

Discovery May Point to Way to Restore Hearing Loss Caused by Sound, Age Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The ability to discern pitch – to hear the difference between “cat,” “bat” and “hat,” for example – hinges on remarkable gradations in specialized cells within the inner ear. New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders has explained, for the first time, what controls these...

2014-05-05 23:10:54

ARC Plastic Surgery's Dr. Jeremy White, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Miami, FL, announces a session of answers regarding baby ear correction with the EarWell device. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 By some estimates, nearly 30% of babies are born with some type of ear shape abnormality. While many of these shape problems improve in the first days of life, nearly half of these babies will have a deformity which persists. Traditionally, surgery has been the only option for...

2014-04-29 23:13:56

Westone's ES60 in-ear monitors feature six balanced armature drivers in each earphone and a multistage crossover design that yields unrivaled sonic purity. Colorado Springs, Colorado (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Westone announced today that their newest custom in-ear monitor (IEM), the Elite Series ES60, is now available by special order through authorized audiologists and dealers. The ES60 high performance in-earphones are designed for music professionals and audiophiles and feature...


Latest Ear Reference Libraries

Ear
2013-04-30 13:31:11

The ear is an organ from the auditory system that collects sounds, and also balances and enables body position. Formation and Orientation The ear can be broken down into the inner and outer ears. The outer part of the ear is the visible flap (auricle) and ear canal which collects sounds which create pressure that echoes through the middle ear. The inner ear, however, is embedded in the temporal bone. There are hollow areas of the inner ear that are filled with liquids and hair cells...

Politzerization
2012-12-31 12:28:34

In 1861 Adam Politzer of Vienna spent much time studying the air movement in the Eustachian tubes and the ear canal. He would measure the air movement by attaching a manometer, a very large gauge, to the ear canal and the pharynx. He developed an apparatus known as the Politzer bag in 1863 which is a less invasive way to clear the Eustachian tubes. Procedure Politzerization, also known as the Politzer maneuver, is a medical procedure which inserts air in the middle ear while the patient...

Incus Bone
2012-06-29 12:09:21

The incus (anvil) bone is an anvil-shaped small bone in the middle ear. It connects the malleus to the stapes. This bone was first described by Alessandro Achillini of Bologna. This bone also transmits sound vibrations from the malleus to the stapes. The incus bone is only found in mammals. The bone, which is derived from a reptilian upper jaw bone (the quadrate bone), embryologically derives from the first pharyngeal arch along with the rest of the bones of mastication, such as the...

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