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otology

[ō′täl·ə·je]
(medicine)
A branch of medicine that deals with the ear and its diseases.
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TQS is a very effective, cheap, and easy method to help the otologist in grading the patients as per the severity of symptoms.
In this exceptional, oft-cited case, Itard, an otologist at the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in Paris, took on the task of educating a feral child found in the woods; the boy did not speak, was animal-like in his posture and actions, and was "without affections, indifferent to everything and attentive to nothing." Itard developed educational methods that became the model for all later work in the area of young children's development, including that of Maria Montessori.
It is recommended that persons with Paget's disease and hearing loss, or with Paget's disease involving the skull, undergo a baseline hearing test and evaluation by an ear, nose, and throat specialist or an otologist. The doctor may also want to study the temporal bone with special tests to determine whether Paget's diseaseis present in the ear.
An examination by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat physician) or otologist (ear physician) is needed to rule out other diseases or health problems that may cause these same symptoms.
One otologist invidiously categorizes such patients as being bronze, silver, or gold performers, respectively." If the hearing impairment is sufficiently severe, the child will be a potential candidate for a cochlear implant -- a prosthetic device that can presumably correct deafness.
This handbook also presents sound professional advice from otologist Donald H.
If you suspect a hearing loss, consult a physician with special training in ear care and hearing disorders (called an otolaryngologist or otologist).
This team includes an internist, an anesthesiologist, a specially trained surgical nurse, a neurosurgeon and an otologist (ear specialist).
If you hear persistent ringing or other noises, you should see an otologist (ear specialist) or an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist).
Before being fitted for a hearing aid, the client sees an otologist and an audiologist.
Dr Payal Mukherjee, an Otologist, Cochlear Implant and LateralSkull Base Surgeon in Sydney & Deputy Chair of the RACS NSW State Committee,stressed on the need for not only research but also availability of facilities for conducting clinical trials on large animals.
They suggest that new and student otologists read through it a few time, take it to the laboratory to use as a reference while they dissect temporal bones, and find a knowledgeable otologist to be a mentor and teacher.