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    Ear and Hearing Disorders

    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 two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Apr 15, 2024 Audiometry Interpretation for Hearing Loss in Adults   CME
    Screening, Diagnosis, and Prevention
    Apr 15, 2023 Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Clinical Summary of the USPSTF Recommendation [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]   FREE
    Jan 01, 2021 Making Recommendations to Reduce Noise Exposure [Curbside Consultation]
    Jan 01, 2018 Ear Pain: Diagnosing Common and Uncommon Causes   Alg   Tool
    Nov 01, 2004 Tympanometry
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Feb 15, 2023 Acute Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear) [Information from Your Family Doctor]   FREE
    Jun 01, 2021 Tinnitus [Information from Your Family Doctor]
    May 15, 2007 Earwax: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Feb 15, 2023 Acute Otitis Externa: Rapid Evidence Review   CME   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Jun 01, 2021 Tinnitus: Diagnosis and Management   Alg   POC   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2019 Otitis Media: Rapid Evidence Review   Alg
    Jul 15, 2019 Hearing Loss in Adults: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
    Oct 15, 2018 Cerumen Impaction: Diagnosis and Management   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2014 AAO-HNSF Releases Clinical Practice Guideline on Acute Otitis Externa [Practice Guidelines]
    Jul 15, 2003 Necrotizing (Malignant) External Otitis
    Mar 15, 2024 What Physicians Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids [Curbside Consultation]   Alg
    Jun 15, 2018 Antibiotics for Otitis Media in Children [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Jan 15, 2017 Acute Otitis Media in Children [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Nov 01, 2016 AAO-HNS Releases Updated Guideline on Management of Otitis Media with Effusion [Practice Guidelines]
    Jun 15, 2015 Amoxiclav Causes Diarrhea in 1 of 8 Persons Who Take It [POEMs]
    Mar 15, 2014 Tinnitus [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Nov 15, 2013 Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Jun 15, 2013 Pharmacologic Therapy for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Mar 01, 2013 Caring for Older Patients Who Have Significant Hearing Loss [Curbside Consultation]
    Feb 01, 2012 Steroids for the Treatment of Otitis Media with Effusion in Children [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jan 15, 2012 Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Young Children: The Case of the Shifting End Points [AFP Journal Club]
    Nov 15, 2011 Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Young Children [AFP Journal Club]
    Jan 01, 2011 Short Course of Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media Treatment [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Apr 15, 2009 Treatment of Otitis Media with Perforated Tympanic Membrane [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Sep 01, 2005 Do Tympanostomy Tubes for OME Prevent Hearing Loss? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Complications and Special Situations
    Mar 01, 2013 AAO-HNS Releases Guideline on Sudden Hearing Loss [Practice Guidelines]
    Oct 15, 2007 Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, and Throat

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