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Otitis

Category: Illness or disabilities

Type

Involuntary

Introduction and description

 

Otitis is the general term for inflammation or infection of the ear, in both humans and other animals.  It is subdivided into the following:

  • Otitis externa, external otitis, or "swimmer's ear" involves the outer ear and ear canal.
  • Otitis media or middle ear infection involves the middle ear.
  • Otitis interna or labyrinthitis involves the inner ear. The inner ear includes sensory organs for balance and hearing.   

A full description of the symptoms and causes as well as the different types of ear disease can be found by following this LINK

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