Chronic Otitis Media (COM) is as ancient human problem as humanity itself.1 It is the most common treatable cause of hearing loss in developing countries like Pakistan.2 In the past the subject of hearing restoration was not properly addressed by otologist
, however with the discovery of antibiotics, availability of sophisticated operating microscopes and anesthetic facilities a dramatic revolution has taken place.3 Marcus Banzer was the first surgeon to treat the COM with graft obtained from pig's bladder in 1640.
Counseling was carried out by an otologist
. It was aimed at eliminating the patients' anxiety and increasing their knowledge about tinnitus.
In the 1960s, he was a prominent otologist
of the highest caliber, and he was able to bring the best, i.e., Hal Schuknecht and Jim Sheehy, to Yale to teach.
We propose that all children with foreign body in the external acoustic meatus should be examined by an otologist
to prevent the delay in diagnosing middle ear disorders.
Named after German otologist
Friedrich von Bezold (1842-1908), who in 1881 was the first author to describe neck abscess along the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) , Bezold's abscess (BA) is a severe and very rare ECC of suppurative AOM or cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media (CCOM).
Nakamura, "Laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV)-a new clinical tool for the otologist
," The American Journal of Otology, vol.
Farrior stayed on staff for several years as otologist
at Ochsner Clinic.
A referral to an otologist
, a physician specializing in ear and hearing disorders, may be warranted to discuss available treatment options."
The workshops, comprising lectures and live demonstration of implant surgeries are aimed to educate and train postgraduates and junior practicing otologist
regarding Cochlear implant.
Rolien Free, MD, PhD, is ENT Surgeon, Otologist
, and Pediatric ENT Surgeon, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, and Director of Cochlear Implant Team Northern Netherlands, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Writing in Scientific American, Professor Lieberman said: "An otologist
may one day be able to deliver drugs to the cochlea using a minimally invasive treatment for noise-induced ear damage as easily as an ophthalmologist corrects a myopic eye by laser surgery of the lens."