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Ear and Hearing Disorders

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on ear and hearing disorders and related issues, including hearing loss, otitis externa, otitis media, and tinnitus. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Overview

Screening, Diagnosis, and Prevention

Treatment

Complications and Special Situations

Patient Education, Self-Care



Overview

07/01/2015 AAO-HNSF Releases Guideline on Managing Tinnitus [Practice Guidelines]
11/15/2014 AAO-HNSF Releases Clinical Practice Guideline on Acute Otitis Externa [Practice Guidelines]
10/01/2013 Otitis Media: Diagnosis and Treatment
12/01/2012 Acute Otitis Externa: An Update
06/15/2012 Hearing Loss in Older Adults
11/01/2009 Diagnosis and Management of Cerumen Impaction [Practice Guidelines]
05/15/2007 Cerumen Impaction Patient Education
07/15/2003 Necrotizing (Malignant) External Otitis

Screening, Diagnosis, and Prevention

01/15/2014 Diagnostic Approach to Patients with Tinnitus Algorithm
01/01/2013 Audiometry Screening and Interpretation
03/01/2008 Diagnosis of Ear Pain Algorithm
11/01/2004 Tympanometry

Treatment

11/01/2016 AAO-HNS Releases Updated Guideline on Management of Otitis Media with Effusion [Practice Guidelines] new
06/15/2015 Amoxiclav Causes Diarrhea in 1 of 8 Persons Who Take It [POEMs]
05/01/2014 AAO-HNSF Releases Guideline on Tympanostomy Tubes in Children [Practice Guidelines] Algorithm
03/15/2014 Tinnitus [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
11/15/2013 Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
10/01/2013 Should Children with Acute Otitis Media Routinely Be Treated with Antibiotics? Yes: Routine Treatment Makes Sense for Symptomatic, Emotional, and Economic Reasons [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
10/01/2013 Should Children with Acute Otitis Media Routinely be Treated with Antibiotics? No: Most Children Older Than Two Years Do Not Require Antibiotics [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
06/15/2013 Pharmacologic Therapy for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
02/01/2012 Steroids for the Treatment of Otitis Media with Effusion in Children [Cochrane for Clinicians]
01/15/2012 Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Young Children: The Case of the Shifting End Points [AFP Journal Club]
11/15/2011 Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Young Children [AFP Journal Club]
01/01/2011 Short Course of Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media Treatment [Cochrane for Clinicians]
04/15/2009 Treatment of Otitis Media with Perforated Tympanic Membrane [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
04/01/2007 Decongestants and Antihistamines Do Not Relieve Symptoms of Otitis Media with Effusion [Cochrane for Clinicians]
09/01/2005 Do Tympanostomy Tubes for OME Prevent Hearing Loss? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Complications and Special Situations

03/01/2013 AAO-HNS Releases Guideline on Sudden Hearing Loss [Practice Guidelines]
10/15/2007 Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, and Throat

Patient Education, Self-Care

01/15/2014 Tinnitus Patient Education
05/15/2007 Earwax: What You Should Know Patient Education

From Familydoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Information Resource

Ear Infections
Ear Problems - Search by Symptom
Hearing Problems in Children
Hearing Problems
Hearing: Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing: Tips for Working with Your Doctor

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