Ear Vocabulary

  1. acous/o
  2. aur/i
  3. cerumin/o
  4. salping/o
    eustachian tube
  5. typhan/o
  6. pinna
    projected part of the external ear
  7. external auditory meatus (canal)
    external passage for sounds
  8. cerumen
    waxy substance secreted by glands in the external canal
  9. tympanic membreane (TM)
  10. malleus
    first of the three auditory ossicles of the middle ear
  11. incus
    middle of the three auditory ossicles of the middle ear
  12. stapes
    last of the three auditory ossicles of the middle ear
  13. eustachian tube
  14. oval window
    membrane that covers the opening between the middle ear and inner ear
  15. inner ear
    structures and liquids that relay sound waves to the auditory nerve fibers
  16. labyrinth
    inner ear consisting of bony and membrsanous labyrinth
  17. cochlea
    coiled tubular structure of the inner ear that contains the organ Corti
  18. semicircular canals
    three canals within the inner ear that generate nerve impulses with body movement
  19. otalgia
  20. otorrhagia
    bleeding from the ear
  21. otorrhea
    drainage from the ear
  22. tinnitus
    ringing or buzzing in the ear
  23. vertigo
  24. otitis externa
    inflammation of the external auditory canal
  25. cerumen impaction
    excessive buildup of wax in the ear
  26. myringitis
    inflammation of the eardrum
  27. otitis media
    inflammation of the middle ear
  28. aerotitis media
    inflammation of the middle ear
  29. aplasia
    condition of absence of malformation of inner ear structures during pregnancy
  30. labyrinthitis
    inflammation of the labyrinth
  31. conductive hearing loss
    hearing impairment caused by interference with sound
  32. sensorineural hearing loss
    hearing impairment caused by lesions or dysfunction of the cochlea or auditory nerve
  33. mixed hearing loss
    combination of sensorineural and conductive hearing loss
  34. presbyacusis
    hearing imparment in old age
  35. auiometry
    process of measuring hearing
  36. audiometer
    instrument to measure hearing
  37. audiogram
    record of hearing measurement
  38. auditory acuity testing
    physica assesment of hearing
  39. tuning fork
    instrument that vibrates when struck, used to test for hearing
  40. brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP)
    electrodiagnostic testing to measure involuntary responses to sound within the auditory nervous system
  41. otoscopy
    use of an otoscope to examine the external auditory canal and thypanic membranes
  42. myringotomy
    incision into the eardrum
  43. otoplasty
    surgical repair of the external ear
  44. stapedectomy
    excision of the stapes to correct otosclerosis
  45. tympanoplasty
    vein graft of a scarred tympanic membrane to improve sound conduction
  46. cochlear implant
    provides sound perception to patients with severe or nerve hearing loss
  47. ear lavage
    irrigation of the external ear canal
  48. ear instillation
    putting a medicated solution into the external canal
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Ear Vocabulary
Ear Vocabulary