Science and Function

  1. AU
    • Auris Unitas
    • Both Ears
  2. AS
    • Auris Sinistra
    • Left Ear
  3. AC
    Air Conduction
  4. PTS
    Permanent Threshold Shift
  5. EENT
    Ears, Eyes, Nose, Throat
  6. TM
    Tympanic Membrane
  7. TTS
    Temporary Threshold Shift
  8. ABR
    Auditory Brainstem Response
  9. dB
  10. AD
    • Auris Dextra
    • Right Ear
  11. BOM
    Bilateral Otitis Media
  12. Auricle / Pinna
    Cartilage flap and lobe
  13. Tympanic Membrane
  14. Auditory Ossicles
    • 3 Middle Ear Bones
    • Malleous, Incus, Stapes
  15. Vestibule
    • Central Portion of the Inner Ear
    • Contains the Utricle and Saccule
  16. Cerumen
  17. Semicircular Canals
    Bony, fluid-filled loops aiding in equilibrium
  18. Eustachian Tube
    Tube connecting the middle ear to the pharynx
  19. Otitis Media
    Inflammation of the Middle Ear
  20. Organ of Corti
    True organ of hearing; located within the cochlea
  21. Cochlea
    Snailshell-shaped bony structure of the inner ear
  22. Otomycosis
    Fungal Infection of the Ear
  23. Swimmer's Ear
    Infection of the Outer Ear
  24. Tinnitus
    Ringing in the Ears
  25. Vertigo
    Feeling of Spinning
  26. Pathway of Sound
    Auricle, External Auditory Canal, Tympanic Membrane, Malleous, Incus, Stapes, Oval Window, Cochlea, Organ of Corti, Auditory Nerve, Cerebral Cortex
  27. Meniere's Disease
    Chronic inner ear disease characterized by vertigo, hearing loss, pressure and tinnitus
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Science and Function