Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

McGovern Medical School

Ear (OPAL)

  1. Vertigo

    The human body has three organs that assist in locating your location in space: Your eyes see the horizon, Your… Read the full article…

  2. Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is the term that describes “ringing in the ears.” It is often just a temporary symptom, but also could… Read the full article…

  3. Swimmer’s Ear

    Swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa, is a fairly common infection that usually manifests itself with the symptoms of ear pain… Read the full article…

  4. Inner Ear Infection

    An inner ear infection/inflammation, or labyrinthitis, usually manifests itself as balance problems. However, hearing loss and ringing sensation in the… Read the full article…

  5. Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids

    Hearing loss is a relatively common condition in our society, and too often, it is not formally evaluated.   Diagnostic audiologic… Read the full article…

  6. What You Need to Know About Hearing Aids

    One in three adults in the United States have hearing loss, and 1.4 million children experience hearing problems. While the… Read the full article…

  7. Ear Infections and Earache

    What Is Otitis Media? Otitis media means inflammation of the middle ear. The inflammation occurs as a result of a… Read the full article…

  8. Hearing Loss

    Five minute hearing test How does the hearing sense work? What can I do to improve my hearing? Tips to… Read the full article…

  9. Cochlear Implants

    A cochlear implant is an electronic device that restores partial hearing to the deaf. It is surgically implanted in the… Read the full article…

  10. Home Epley Maneuver

    The Epley maneuver can be done at home. We often recommend the home Epley to our patients who have a… Read the full article…

  11. Vestibular Habituation Exercises

    Go from a sitting position to flat on your back.  Repeat 5 times. Go from flat on your back to… Read the full article…

  12. Tinnitus

    Tinnitus describes an abnormal sound that is generated in the ear or head. Although tinnitus is a very common condition, … Read the full article…

  13. Your Genes and Hearing Loss

    One of the most common birth defects is hearing loss or deafness (congenital), which can affect as many as three… Read the full article…

  14. What you should know about otosclerosis

    What Is Otosclerosis? The term otosclerosis is derived from the Greek words for “hard” (scler-o) and “ear” (oto). It describes… Read the full article…

  15. The Necessity of Early Intervention in Hearing to Optimize Hearing Health

    Why Is Early Childhood Hearing Screening Important For Your Child? Everyday in the United States, approximately 1 in 1,000 newborns… Read the full article…

  16. Seniors Can Face Age-related Hearing Loss: How You Can Prevent and Minimize the Impact

    If you gather ten people in a room and check their hearing, the chances are at least one of them… Read the full article…

  17. Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health

    Your child has an earache. After your first visit to a physician you may hear some of the following terms… Read the full article…

  18. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children

    The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports that approximately 28 million Americans have lost some or all… Read the full article…

  19. Know the Power of Sound

    Sound is measured in decibels (dB). Each decibel is one tenth of a bel, which is a unit that measures… Read the full article…

  20. Kids and Facial Paralysis

    About 40,000 people in the United States develop facial paralysis each year with children comprising a small percentage of that… Read the full article…

  21. Infant Hearing Loss

    If your newborn child: does not startle, move, cry or react in any way to unexpected loud noises, does not… Read the full article…

  22. Hyperacusis—An increased sensitivity to everyday sounds

    What Is Hyperacusis? Hyperacusis is a condition that arises from a problem in the way the brain’s central auditory processing… Read the full article…

  23. How the Ear Works

    The ear has three main parts: the outer, middle and inner ear. The outer ear (the part you can see)… Read the full article…

  24. Earaches

    Insight into otitis media and treatments What is otitis media? How does the ear work? What are the symptoms? and… Read the full article…

  25. Ear Infection and Vaccines

    Researchers continue to look for help for children and parents of children who suffer from the most common type of… Read the full article…

  26. Doctor? ¿Por Qué a Mi Hijo Le Duele El Oído? (Doctor, why does my son’s ear hurt?)

    Introducción a la otitis media y su tratamiento ¿Qué Es La Otitis Media? La otitis media significa inflamación del oído… Read the full article…

  27. Doctor? ¿Qué Causa El Ruido En El Oído? (Doctor, what causes a ringing in the ear?)

    A Veces Siento un Ruido en el Oído. ¿Es Esto Raro? De ninguna manera. Este ruido en el oído (tinnitus… Read the full article…

  28. Cochlear-Meningitis Vaccination

    What you should know • The CDC and FDA, in partnership with state health departments, have recently completed an investigation… Read the full article…

  29. Child's Hearing Loss

    Your child with a hearing loss can succeed – in school, in work, and in life! It is important to… Read the full article…

  30. Chronic Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) and Hearing Loss

    What is otitis media? Otitis media refers to inflammation of the middle ear. When infection occurs, the condition is called… Read the full article…

  31. Cholesteatoma

    Insight into ear growths What causes a cholesteatoma? How is cholesteatoma treated? Symptoms and dangers and more… An abnormal skin… Read the full article…

  32. Children’s Hearing Health

    Insight into behavioral benchmarks, risk indicators, and hearing tests What are potential indicators for hearing loss? How, when, and why… Read the full article…

  33. Children and Facial Paralysis

    About 40,000 people in the United States develop facial paralysis each year with children comprising a small percentage of that… Read the full article…

  34. Better Ear Health

    Many medical conditions, such as those listed below, can affect your hearing health. Treatment of these and other hearing losses… Read the full article…

  35. Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease

    What is AIED? Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is an inflammatory condition of the inner ear. It occurs when the… Read the full article…

  36. Otoplasty

    Protruding and drooping ears or torn earlobes can be surgically corrected. Exceptionally large ears or those that stick out make… Read the full article…

  37. Sensorineural Hearing Loss

    A Q & A with AAO-HNS Member Expert Barry E. Hirsch, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and… Read the full article…

  38. Age-Related Hearing Loss

    How You Can Prevent and Minimize the Impact If you gather ten people in a room and check their hearing,… Read the full article…

  39. Tinnitus

    Insight into causes and treatments for tinnitus What causes tinnitus? How is tinnitus treated? What can help me cope? and… Read the full article…

  40. Noise & Hearing Protection

    Insight into maintaining auditory health Can noise hurt my ears? How does the ear work? How can I protect myself… Read the full article…

  41. Travel Tips for the Hearing Impaired

    Insight for hearing-impaired travelers What are common problems? What arrangements can be made? How should hearing aids be handled when… Read the full article…

  42. Ménière’s Disease

    Insight into diagnosis and treatment What is Ménière’s disease? What are the causes? How is it treated? and more… Affecting… Read the full article…

  43. Fall Prevention

    Insight into preventing injuries caused by falls Why are falls more likely during the senior years? How does lifestyle management… Read the full article…

  44. Ears and Altitude

    Insight into making air travel more comfortable Why do ears pop? How can air travel cause hearing problems? How to… Read the full article…

  45. Ear Aches

    Insight into otitis media and treatments What is otitis media? How does the ear work? What are the symptoms? and… Read the full article…

  46. Children’s Hearing Health

    Insight into behavioral benchmarks, risk indicators, and hearing tests What are potential indicators for hearing loss? How, when, and why… Read the full article…

Ear Archives (UT ORL Update)

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Ear Archives (ORL Progress Notes)

  1. Two ORL Faculty Members Receive Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award