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Tinnitus is a ringing or swishing that seems to originate in the ear or head. Causes of tinnitus include loud noise exposure, medications, and other diseases. Treatment options are limited for tinnitus. Tinnitus can be prevented by wearing hearing protection when exposed to loud noises.

Understanding Ear Infections Slideshow

Watch this slideshow tour through the ear, helping you understand the causes of ear infections and how they are diagnosed and treated. See how ear tubes work to ease chronic ear infections and protect against hearing loss.

Image Collection: Illustration of Ear Anatomy

View an illustration of ear anatomy and learn about the outer, middle and internal sections that make up the ear and their functions.

Eustachian Tubes

Learn Eustachian tube problems like clearing the ears when flying, or suffering infection and incurring an ear infection.

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Watch this slideshow on Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and learn causes, symptoms, relief remedies, treatments and prevention tips.

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Swimmer's Ear

Read about swimmer's ear (external otitis or otitis externa), an infection of the skin covering the outer ear. Find prevention tips, symptoms, causes and treatment (ear drops) for chronic, acute infections.

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