Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acoustic neuroma: To treat or not to treat?

Dear Mayo Clinic: I was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma last year. My doctor says I likely won't need treatment. But I know others who have had the same condition and had surgery to remove the tumor. Why would I not need ...

Medical research

Simple treatment may minimize hearing loss triggered by loud noises

It's well known that exposure to extremely loud noises—whether it's an explosion, a firecracker or even a concert—can lead to permanent hearing loss. But knowing how to treat noise-induced hearing loss, which affects ...

Health

Why you should stop cleaning your ear with cotton swabs

Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn't clean your ears with cotton swabs, as this could lead to hearing loss, damage or worst, said Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Senior Consultant Prof Dr Asma Abdullah of the Canselor Tuanku ...

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Ear

The ear is the organ that detects sound. It not only receives sound, but also aids in balance and body position. The ear is part of the auditory system.

The word "ear" may be used correctly to describe the entire organ or just the visible portion. In most mammals, the visible ear is a flap of tissue that is also called the pinna and is the first of many steps in hearing. In people, the pinna is often called the auricle. Vertebrates have a pair of ears, placed somewhat symmetrically on opposite sides of the head. This arrangement aids in the ability to localize sound sources.

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