Latest Perforated eardrum Stories

2014-02-28 23:00:44

Dr. Peter Marincovich, Ph.D. of Audiology Associates has spent his career revolutionizing the way audiology and hearing diagnostics are performed and he is highly versed in the latest treatments for helping patients manage tinnitus. We are pleased to announce the new Tinnitus Program now being offered in Audiology Associates’ Marin Offices. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Tinnitus, or persistent ringing in the ears, occurs in about 1 out of 5 people, or 50 million adults in the...

2012-01-19 06:21:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Good news! What? I said good news! A revolutionary surgical technique for treating perforations of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) in children and adults, called Myringoplasty, has been created to replace traditional techniques. Myringoplasty is a surgical procedure used to repair the eardrum when it has been perforated or punctured as the result of infection, trauma, or dislodgement of a myringotomy tube (also known as a pressure equalization tube). This new...

2011-04-29 12:14:14

A study by Henry Ford Hospital shows a direct association between cotton swab use and ruptured eardrum. The study also shows that in most cases the rupture heals on its own and surgery is only necessary for the most severe cases. "In the past, many otolaryngologists have wondered if surgery is really necessary to treat a ruptured eardrum. The results of this study show that 97 percent of cases healed on their own within two months, proving that most cases do not require surgery," says Ilaaf...

2010-06-22 15:17:08

A history of ear tubes to treat infections does not appear to adversely affect children with cochlear implants, regardless of whether the tubes are left in place or removed before implantation, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Newborn hearing screening is now widespread and cochlear implants to reverse hearing loss have been shown to be successful in children younger than age 2, according to...

2007-08-22 18:15:00

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE An unusual study by doctors treating blast victims at a field hospital in Iraq has found that ruptured eardrums may help reveal which troops are at risk of hidden brain injury. The finding is important because many such brain injuries have been missed in the past, especially when more severe or obvious wounds demanded attention. Researchers report their observation in a letter in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Diagnosing brain injury,...

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