With advancements in wetsuit technology, our bodies are capable of being out on the water in harsher, more cold and wet conditions; however, whereas our body is now equipped to handle the cold of the water, our poor ears have been left… to grow bone? Surfer’s ear, named because of its prevalence in surfers, is caused […]
Dr. Payam Daneshrad and his team at Daneshrad Clinic in Torrance and Santa Monica, California see patients with many issues regarding the ear, nose, and throat. Certain conditions, such as swimmer’s ear, are common and sometimes require assistance from our medical team. Swimmer’s ear, medically known as acute otitis externa, is a painful condition that
Ear Infections and Earache What Is Otitis Media? Otitis media means inflammation of the middle ear. The inflammation occurs as a result of a middle ear infection. It can occur in one or both ears. Otitis media is the most frequent diagnosis recorded for children who visit physicians for illness. It is also the most
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction The ear is divided into three parts: the external ear includes the visible part of the ear (the pinna) and the ear canal; the middle ear is the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the three middle ear bones (the ossicles); and the inner ear contains the sensory organs of hearing
Genes and Hearing Loss One of the most common birth defects is hearing loss or deafness (congenital), which can affect as many as three of every 1,000 babies born. Inherited genetic defects play an important role in congenital hearing loss, contributing to about 60 percent of deafness occurring in infants.
How the Ear Works The ear has three main parts: the outer, middle and inner ear. The outer ear (the part you can see) opens into the ear canal. The eardrum separates the ear canal from the middle ear. Small bones in the middle ear help transfer sound to the inner ear. The inner ear