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Ear Infections in Children

Basic consumer health information about otitis media including a description, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Earwax

Good intentions to keep ears clean may be risking the ability to hear. Learn the proper care of the ears.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

Facts About Tinnitus

This fact sheet provides information about the causes of and treatments for tinnitus, a symptom associated with many forms of hearing loss.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis

Labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis are disorders resulting from an infection that inflames the inner ear. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. If treated promptly, many inner ear infections cause no permanent damage.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Vestibular Disorders Association

Meniere's Disease: AAFP

Meniere's disease is an ear disorder that causes dizziness and may be related to a build up of fluid in the inner ear. Learn about symptoms, treatment, and how to cope when experiencing an attack.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Meniere's Disease: Mayo Clinic

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that may cause vertigo — a sensation of a spinning motion. Learn of symptoms, causes and strategies that may help you manage your symptoms.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Vestibular Disorders: Support Group Directory

If you suffer from a vestibular (balance) disorder, find a support group in your geographic area or join an online support community.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Vestibular Disorders Association

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits. VRT can help with a variety of vestibular problems, including Ménière’s disease, labyrinthitis, and vestibular neuritis.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Vestibular Disorders Association

What Is a Vestibular Disorder?

Vestibular disorders can cause dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, problems with hearing, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, concentration, and other symptoms. Information on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for various disorders is offered.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Vestibular Disorders Association

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