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Hearing may be the ears' main job, but it's not all they do. Learn all about the ears in this Body Basics article.
Can Chronic Ear Infections Cause Long-Term Hearing Loss?
Find out what the experts have to say.
Flying and Your Child’s Ears
That weird ear-popping sensation is a normal part of air travel. Here's how to help equalize the air pressure in your child's ears and eliminate, or at least decrease, ear pain.
Middle Ear Infections and Ear Tube Surgery
Many kids get middle ear infections (otitis media). Doctors may suggest ear tube surgery for those with multiple infections or a hearing loss or speech delay.
Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa)
Swimmer's ear is an infection of the ear canal caused by many types of bacteria or fungi. Find out how to prevent it.
Middle Ear Infections
Ear infections are common among kids and, often, painful. Find out what causes them and how they're treated.