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eardrum

[′ir‚drəm]
(anatomy)
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Such artificial eardrums could be used to replace or repair eardrums that have become perforated through injury or disease, which again is particularly prevalent in young children.
MIND your eardrums - he's here again (Jamie's Super Food, Channel 4, Monday).
This maximizes the pressure differences on the two sides of the eardrum, magnifying the time difference between the sound arriving at the ear drum via two different paths to allow the animal to pinpoint the source.
When broadcaster Gaby Roslin's eardrum burst following on from a debilitating ear infection, she suffered temporary tinnitus and impaired hearing.
In it she is alleged to have said that had her eardrum not been "exploding" she would have "dragged the kid out of his mother's arms and stomped him to death".
The Cochrane Database published a systematic review of 9 randomized controlled trials in which systemic antibiotics were compared with topical antibiotics or antiseptics for the treatment of chronically discharging ears with underlying eardrum perforations in more than 800 patients of all ages.
One eardrum recovered naturally, but in January Ms French had an operation to repair the right ear.
Both of Marjorie's eardrums were lacerated or torn.
If this is not found, the GP will examine the eardrums through an illuminating instrument (an auriscope or an otoscope) pushed gently into the ear canal.
"Saddam Hussein's secret police broke bones; shattered skulls and eardrums; and whipped, burned, shocked, beat, starved and urinated on our POWs.
Indeed, the floating, animated components had an uncanny corporeality, resembling not only eardrums but disembodied hearts or mechanical viscera.
Television can be a visual delight but also an acoustic nightmare, assailing our eardrums from every direction even if we are diverting our gaze from the screen.