Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance. A variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance. Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children. Tinnitus , a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes. Meniere's disease may be the result of fluid problems in your inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness. Some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness .

Ear Disorders Discussions

  1. link Susiq68
    ear pain
    Ear drainage, constant flaking skin from outer ear, painful to touch, feels like I am getting a larg boil, or a pimple in my ear.
    Susiq68- over a year ago - in Ear Disorders
  2. link Sunshine621
    Lump on the end of her jaw under left ear heache shoulder pain.
    My mom recently woke up having a headache but dismissed it without any worries and continued doing whatever she normally does but then while taking a - 77% more...
    Sunshine621- over a year ago - in Ear Disorders
  3. link Ckarys1928
    ears buzing or bee sound like continous buzing
    I have no disiness. medications Lisinopril, omeprazone,warfarin,simvastatin,prednizone,aledronate is the last medication i started about amonth ago.
    Ckarys1928- over a year ago - in Ear Disorders
  4. link Sylvester
    fullness
    I don't know what could be causing my ears to feel so strange. Is it congestion or inflammation interfering with my ear drum? My doctor tells me I don - 13% more...
    Sylvester- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Ear Disorders
  5. link Mata
    tinnitus and dizziness
    We have been on a road trip for the past two weeks. The tinnitus and dizziness come and go. I have never had tinnitus before or the extreme dizziness. - 40% more...
    Mata- over a year ago - 30 Replies - in Ear Disorders
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