Simon I. Angeli, MD
Location and Office HoursUniversity Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine
1120 NW 14th
Miami, FL 33136
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How does air pressure affect my sinuses?
Sanford Health answeredMuch like when your ears "pop" when flying or when there are changes in elevation, there is an equalizing of pressure that takes place between the hollow space behind your ear and your nose. Sinuses are very similar in the fact that unless the pressure is equal both in the sinus and in your nose, this difference in pressure may cause pain. For normal sinuses the pressure can often equalize on its own but when the passage way between the sinus and the nose becomes blocked or is not large enough, the pressure will build up causing increased pain and pressure.
What causes protruding ears?
Arthur Perry, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredProtruding ears are one of the most common abnormalities at birth. No statistics are available that fully define the occurrence of this deformity. It would be difficult to figure out, because there is no solid definition of what is normal and what is too much protrusion.
In 1881, the first operation to correct protruding ears was performed in New York City. In 2005, 27,000 otoplasties were performed in the United States, with 40% of the patients being men. Many men have this procedure because their hair doesn't hide their ears in the way women's hair does.
The framework of the ear is made of cartilage, a plastic-like material that can bend to the point of complete folding without breaking. During fetal development the cartilage of the ear folds into its final shape. In babies born with protruding ears, the portion of the ear known as the antihelix is not folded properly.
The ear cartilage of babies is very malleable. Just as we can mold the ears of a dog, it is possible to tape and shape human protruding ears. This molding must be performed within the first three months of life to be effective.
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What are ear, nose, and throat specialists (otolaryngologists)?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
An otolaryngologist or ear, nose, and throat physician (ENT) is a medical doctor (MD or DO) that examines and treats problems associated with the ears, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck. The otolaryngologist trains at least five years in this field after medical school.
This head and neck surgeon also performs and supervises hearing and balance testing and diagnoses and treats common problems such as ear infections, tonsillitis, and sinusitis as well as more serious infectious diseases of the head and neck such as cancer.In addition, an otolaryngologist fits people for hearing aids and performs surgical cochlear implants, among other treatments. After passing a national examination, the otolaryngologist can be board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
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