|Regions of the Ear|
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- Ear infections
- Congenital defects
- A poorly functioning eustachian tube
- Discharge from the ear, sometimes foul-smelling
- Pressure in the ear
- Hearing loss
- Numbness of the ear
- Muscle weakness in the face on the affected side
- Your doctor may examine your ears. This can be done with hearing tests and balance tests.
- You may need to have pictures taken of your bodily structures. This can be done with:
- Your doctor may want to check the function of your nerves. This can be done with:
- Caloric stimulation
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American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
About Kids Health http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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Levenson M. Cholesteatoma. Ear Surgery Information Center website. Available at: http://www.earsurgery.org/cholest.html . Accessed January 31, 2013.
- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 01/31/2013 -