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Ear disorders

This section concerns all aspects of ear disorders including but not limited to: dizziness, tinnitus and hearing loss. The section considers articles concerning prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

  1. Single-sided deafness (SSD) and asymmetric hearing loss (AHL) have recently been proposed as a new indication for cochlear implantation. There is still no recommended treatment for these hearing deficits, and ...

    Authors: Mathieu Marx, Nadège Costa, Benoit Lepage, Soumia Taoui, Laurent Molinier, Olivier Deguine and Bernard Fraysse
    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2019 19:1
  2. Otitis media is among the leading causes of childhood illnesses although it can also affect the adults resulting in frequent physician visits, drug prescription and a key contributor to antibiotic resistance. ...

    Authors: Kasahun Gorems, Getenet Beyene, Melkamu Berhane and Zeleke Mekonnen
    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:17
  3. To the best of our knowledge, no empirically based consensus has been reached as to if, and to what extent, persons with hearing loss (HL) have reduced generic Quality of life (QoL). There seems to be limited ...

    Authors: Øyvind Nordvik, Peder O. Laugen Heggdal, Jonas Brännström, Flemming Vassbotn, Anne Kari Aarstad and Hans Jørgen Aarstad
    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:1
  4. The location of the sigmoid sinus within the mastoid cavity is quite variable. An anteriorly- displaced vertical segment of the sigmoid sinus constitutes an uncommon but dangerous anatomical variation that sur...

    Authors: Sarah Zaher Addeen and Mohammad Al- Mohammad
    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:12
  5. There are many methods for assessing hearing performance after cochlear implantation. Standard evaluations often encompass objective hearing tests only, while patients’ subjective experiences gain importance i...

    Authors: Geerte G. J. Ramakers, Yvette E. Smulders, Alice van Zon, Gijsbert A. Van Zanten, Wilko Grolman and Inge Stegeman
    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:10
  6. To date, a large number of acoustic therapies have been applied to treat tinnitus. The effect that produces those auditory stimuli is, however, not well understood yet. Furthermore, the conventional clinical p...

    Authors: Luz María Alonso-Valerdi, David I. Ibarra-Zarate, Francisco J. Tavira-Sánchez, Ricardo A. Ramírez-Mendoza and Manuel Recuero
    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:9
  7. Chronic tinnitus affects 5 % of the population, 17 % suffer under the condition. This distress seems mainly to be dependent on negative cognitive-emotional evaluation of the tinnitus and selective attention to...

    Authors: Dennis Golm, Carsten Schmidt-Samoa, Peter Dechent and Birgit Kröner-Herwig
    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:10
  8. The purpose was to study hearing aid (HA) use in persons 65 years and older, and to investigate how socioeconomic and hearing related factors were associated to use of HA.

    Authors: Anne-Sofie Helvik, Steinar Krokstad and Kristian Tambs
    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:8
  9. Otosclerosis is characterized by bony deposits in the otic capsule, resulting in stapes fixation and progressive hearing loss. It can be treated effectively by surgically removing (part of) the stapes and repl...

    Authors: Laura S. M. Derks, Inge Wegner, Rinze A. Tange, Digna M. A. Kamalski and Wilko Grolman
    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:3
  10. Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a major health problem in developing countries causing hearing loss and life threatening complications. Early and effective treatment based on the knowledge of causat...

    Authors: Martha F. Mushi, Alfred E. Mwalutende, Japhet M. Gilyoma, Phillipo L. Chalya, Jeremiah Seni, Mariam M. Mirambo and Stephen E. Mshana
    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:1