Category: Illness or disabilities



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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