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|Regions of the Ear|
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- Chronic ear infections
- A poorly functioning eustachian tube
- Down syndrome
- Turner syndrome
- Cleft palate
- Abnormalities of the bones of the skull and face
- A family history of chronic middle ear disease or cholesteatoma
- Hearing loss
- Discharge from the ear, sometimes foul-smelling
- Pressure in the ear
- Numbness of the ear
- A sensation of spinning when you are not moving
- Muscle weakness in the face on the affected side
- Hearing tests and balance tests
- Caloric stimulation
Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.healthychildren.org
About Kids Health—The Hospital for Sick Children http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Cholesteatoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 27, 2013. Accessed September 11, 2014.
Cholesteatoma. ENT Health Information: Ears. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/cholesteatoma.cfm. Updated March 2011. Accessed September 11, 2014.
Levenson M. Cholesteatoma. Ear Surgery Information Center website. Available at: http://www.earsurgery.org/cholest.html. Accessed September 11, 2014.
4/29/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Angtuaco EJ, Wippold FJ. American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria for hearing loss and/or vertigo. Available at: http://www.acr.org/~/media/ACR/Documents/AppCriteria/Diagnostic/HearingLossVertigo.pdf. Updated 2013. Accessed September 11, 2014.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014
- Update Date: 09/11/2014