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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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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.
Teachers, speech-language pathologists, otologists, audiologists, and parents of deaf children were suggested to consider risk factors for successful use of an implant and work together for a better end (Easterbrooks and Mordica (2000) and Marschark et.
Kaga and Asato present 25 articles detailing reconstructive surgery for microtia/atresia of the external auditory canal performed jointly by plastic surgeons and otologists, for plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, speech therapists, teachers, and patients' families.
No real effort has yet been made in this regard by the authorities, employers, and otologists.
For beginning otologists and otolaryngologists, Tos (otorhinolaryngology, U.
Mental health providers may also benefit from working as a team with other providers such as audiologists, otologists, and primary care providers.
Brian Steer, Gyrus Group chairman said, ``This innovative new product provides an opportunity for us to take advantage of our franchise with otologists and to rapidly grow our sales, with a unique and proven product which addresses a common condition not fully served by traditional hearing devices.
Who Should Attend: SLPs, OTs, special educators, early-intervention professionals, pediatricians, otologists, neurologists, families, direct support professionals.
Patients who have these acoustic neuromas are likely to require lifelong attention from otologists and neurologists because of the complexity of management.
As a general rule, patients should seek treatment centers where the otologists (doctors with a subspecialty in ear disorders) have considerable experience with stapes surgery.
However, as with many newly introduced medical interventions, it is not unreasonable to expect that five to ten years hence, when more follow-up years have been observed and when possible improvements in technology have been made, otologists and audiologists will be able to claim greater successes for the cochlear implant in prelingually deaf children.
The charts audited also included entries from other clinicians within the medical center; the likelihood of capturing visits to other outpatient clinics, the emergency room, and otologists was thus enhanced.