Tympanoplasty (Eardrum Perforation & Reconstruction)

Ear Surgery Information Center
Wonderful site that is very in-depth and helps you to understand the procedure.   Excellent for patients and students.

Grand Rounds Presentation on Tympanoplasty
Very informative website.

The Learning Center on Tympanoplasty
Looks at the pediatric side of Tympanoplasty.  Very general and easy to understand.

Mayo Clinic on Tympanoplasty
Great break down of the procedure and what exactly happens.

Baylor College on Tympanoplasty
Advanced website with in-depth reading.

Surgery Encyclopedia
Large print article on tympanoplasty that also has questions for patients to ask.  Very useful to really understand the procedure without getting to technical.

Pediatric ENT Associates
The best website that I have seen that shows pictures while explaining the procedure.  Very nice!

MedLine Plus.. Eardrum Repair
Basic information for patients about the procedure.

Michigan Ear Institute
Excellent images of the procedure.

Images of Tympanoplasty … Dr. Sullivan
Very good images if the computer has good graphics.  These are from Dr. Roy Sullivan’s video otoscopy web page.  There are several at this location.


American Tinnitus Association
Currently under construction, but still has some information about literature and membership.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Very nice site that has answers to a lot of different questions about tinnitus.

Great website with lots of information. Very useful for patients.

Great site with lots of information. Much more than most sites. Very interesting.

Doctor, What Causes the Noise in My Ear
This article was from the American Academy of Otolaryngology.    It is consumer oriented and very easy to understand.

Tinnitus Support Message Support
A website that is strictly a message board. Always good to use if you have questions.

Tinnitus Online Community
Excellent concept that has email, online chats, and news groups for people with tinnitus.

RNID Website
Interesting website that actually lets you hear what a person with Tinnitus hears.

Tinnitus … Patient Info
Nice web site that has society, web site, research, and patient information links.

Medline Plus Tutorial
Very Cool Website.  Take a look.

Basic tinnitus web site that is in outline and paragraph format.

Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
A nice web site that has self-care tips and questions to ask to see if you should have emergency care or call your primary doctor.

Emedicinehealth… Tinnitus
Looks at a variety of topics.

FAQ’s About Tinnitus … The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
The web site answers the 7 most common questions associated with tinnitus. Brief answers that are easy to understand.

Tinnitus.org looks at both topics and has some definitions that will be useful.

What Causes Tinnitus
Very nice article that clearly explains what happens in the ear.   It also gives publication information.

Tinnitus Site
This site looked at being careful with some different treatments.

OHSU Tinnitus Sheet
Looked at some different treatments.

Tinnitus … New Hope for a Cure
Synopsis of a book with new scientific information, for both suffers and doctors.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy,Information for All
Good site that explains how retraining therapy works for patients.   Interesting concept!

Coping with Tinnitus
This web site has articles, computer software, frequently asked questions, and newsgroups.  Good one to visit.

HearNet.com… Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers
I love this site.  It makes Audiology seem almost cool.

I would not use this instead of an Audiologist or ENT, but it looks interesting.

Oregan Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Treatment Clinic
Lots of good information.

American Family Physicians
Great site that is very informative. A little advanced.

Advanced Web Sites

Tinnitus Research Initative
A site that looks at some grants and research for Tinnitus..

Oregon Tinnitus Data Archive
Advanced web site that is intended to serve as a reference source for tinnitus.

Otosclerosis & Stapedectomy


Otosclerosis… Ear Surgery Information Center
Excellent site that has a computer generated slide show of the actual procedure. It takes a few reviews of the slides to understand what everything actually represents.

FAQs about Otosclerosis …  New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Nice site that answers common questions people have about the pathology.

Otosclerosis … Department of Otolaryngology
Learn the types of otosclerosis, surgical procedures and possible complications in surgery.

Otosclerosis… Hereditary Hearing Impairment Resource Registry
Good site that has really good information and also looks at the genetic background of the pathology.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Very nice explanation of Otosclerosis and the different treatments.  Check this web site out for a good overview.

Otosclerosis and Stapedectomy
Good pictures and images to explain this topic


Issues in Stapedectomy… Grand Rounds
The article at this web site is mainly about the history of the Stapendectomy. It is interesting to read.

Cornell University … Stapes Surgery
Nice website about the actual surgery.

Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)

Earaches & Otitis Media
Very nice website that has a lot of useful information for parents or someone with concerns about an ear infection.

Fluid in Your Ears … Cochlear Fluids Lab
Excellent pictures!!!  Good site to visit to help people understand the difference between middle ear and inner ear fluid.

Acute Otitis Media
Excellent site that has a large amount of information that is very beneficial for a parent, patient, or student to know.  It has several pages of great easy to understand text.

McKinley Health Center
An excellent web site that has information on the definition,  alternative names, causes, prevention, signs, treatments, and several other topics.

Middle Ear Infection: Information for Parents and Patients
Excellent easy to understand text with very nice pictures. Good site to visit!

Frequently Asked Questions About Otitis Media
Good site that answers common questions people have about earaches.

Medline: Otitis Media
Good site that shows illustrations with a nice volume of information for patients and parents.

Health WorldOnline
Article by David Parry, MD and Peter S Roland, MD which looks at medical treatments as well as alternative medicines. I found it interesting to read.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Informative website on a variety of topics dealing with ear infections.

Very Nice web site dedicated to informing parents about health issues.  It also has tabs for related articles. Kudos!!!

Advanced Web Sites

American Academy of Otolaryngology
Nice descriptive article on the symptoms and treatment of Otitis Media.

Chronic Otitis Media …  The Merck Manual
Very nice website that has advanced information and was published in 1992.   It may be out of date, but has some interesting information about perforations of the tympanic membrane.

National Library of Medicine….  Health Services / Technology Assessment Text
Typing in Otitis Media into the search engine will produce a large amount of advanced material on this subject.

Otitis Externa (Outer ear infection, Swimmer’s Ear)

Swimmer’s Ear and More
Very nice page that lists the causes, symptoms, and how to prevent getting Swimmer’s Ear.   It also mentions why ears itch and what to do if you get a bug or foreign object in the ear canal.

Mayo Clinic Outer Ear Infection (Swimmer’s Ear)
General information is given about the description of an outer ear infection, prevention, possible complications, and treatment.

Swimmer’s Ear…. Pool Solutions
Very nice site that lists general information and has several links that may be of interest on the subject.

Otitis… External and Internal
Nice site that lists the definition, causes, prevention, symptoms, treatment,  prognosis, and several other areas of interest.

Otitis Media and Externa
Gives basic information about both types of infection.   Has a nice picture to help in the understanding the information and where the differences are.

Otitis Externa… Baylor Collegeof Medicine
Advanced information that is intended for health care professionals.  It has a large bibliography at the end of the article.

American Family Physician
Very advanced web site by Robert Sander, M.D.  Very interesting and detailed.


American Academy of Neurology
The American Academy of Neurology web page provides information to professionals and to the public. They have an excellent patient information guide that can be very helpful.

Otoneurology Home Page
This is a small site with some information about the topic of Otoneurology. Has some patient support and information.

University of Wisconsin
This web site has great pictures of the ear. Click on Earworks and it will take you there.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Nice web site about neurology and the senses.  Helps to explain how the hair cells work. Easy to understand, which is hard to find in this area.

The Basement
The Basement web page has a collection of pages labeled general info, neurophysics, auditory page, brain collection, computing page, reference shelf, and net worthy sites. This is a very good site.

Neurosurgery… MedNets
MedNets has a very good site that has suggested links, journals and online resources, clinical information, diseases, research, and clinical information. Once you choose your topic go over to the left side of the screen and click on the topic. Took me a few minutes to figure that out.

Washington University Neuromuscular Disease Center
Very nice site with a lot of information.

Washington University… Center for Study of Nervous System Injuries
Overview of a variety of diseases of the spinal cord and brain. Not much on Otoneurology that I could find, but still helpful..

Washington University Neuroscience Tutorial
Really great web site to help you understand how it all works. This is a wonderful site to help you when you can’t seem to understand your textbook or professor on this subject.

Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Very nice web site with a lot of valuable information. Just find you topic in the menus on the right.

Dizziness caused by neurological problems
You will find this topic about half way down the page, along with a large amount of information on other ear problems.

Neuroguide to the Internet
Excellent search engine that shows you how to use this resource to find information about neuroscience.


Cholesteatoma…. Ear Surgery Information Center
Good Site with excellent information!!

Cholesteatoma…. Eighth International Conference
Contains schedule for the international conference to be held in Turkey.

FAQ’s about Cholesteatoma’s: The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
Basic web site that has very nice answers about several common questions that are usually associated with cholesteatoma’s.

Pediatric Cholesteatoma…. Baylor College of Medicine
Interesting information about cholesteatomas that occur in childhood. Not much information in general is written on the subject. Makes for good reading.

Concise and easy to understand article that has a lot of useful information for patients, students, and the general public. Try to ignore the pop-ups.

CT Appearances of External Ear Canal Cholesteatoma
This is an advanced web site that looks at a rare type of cholesteatomas. It is a very interesting web site. It has images of the CT scans, but a computer with high resolution is recommended to view them.

Cholesteatoma…A Serious Ear Condition
General information about cholesteatomas, how they occur, how to treat the condition and what are the symptoms.

Cornell Medical Center
General explanation of a Cholesteatoma, what I like is the picture they provide.

Great web site!! Has a really nice explanation of what it is and how it is treated. Also what happens if left untreated.

American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Very nice patient oriented site. You can also look up information on other ENT topics.

eMedicine: Cholesteatoma
Very thorough article on this topic.

Basic look at Cholesteatoma’s and treatment. Nice easy reading

Advanced Web Sites

Cholesteatoma…. Pathogenesis and Surgical Management
Article and slides help to make this more advanced information easier to comprehend and understand.

Cholesteatoma images
Great look at a Cholesteatoma with video otoscopy.

Houston Otolaryngology
Great pictures of surgery. If you have a weak stomach, this site is not for you.

Cerumen Impaction (Earwax)

Earwax and What to Do About It

Nice page that gives basic information to a patient about ear wax.

Cerumen Definition
An excellent children‚ health guide and provides some direction for concerned parents.

Ear Wax Blockage
Very interesting page that tells you all kinds of information about earwax. It mentions the definition, signs and symptoms, causes, how to prevent it, and how to treat it.

Ear Candling: Introduction
Kind of an interesting site that looks at ear candling. I don’t recommend that you try this, but it makes for interesting conversation.

Very basic information

External Ear Obstructions.. The Merck Manual
Mentions only cerumen Impaction. This site is intended for physicians and audiologists only.

Earwax and Hearing Aid Users
Good article about how hearing aid users tend to accumulate more wax in their ears compared to other people.

Case Study.. Video Otoscopy
Not much information. Has a lot of pictures.

Health A to Z: Cerumen Impaction
Good site with all kinds of basic information. Excellent for a patient.

Wax Blockage: University of Maryland Medical Center
Mainly for patient information.

Cerumen Clinical Resources
University of Alabama has a list of resources that could be beneficial. You will have to do some digging to find the information you are looking for.

Basic Meniere’s Disease And Dizziness Information

The Meniere’s Page… The Ear and Skull Base Center
This is the an excellent site that offers an abundance of information about Meniere’s disease in a variety of way. Has a link to inner ear fluid and links to over 100 related sites

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. .. Meniere’s Disease
Nice web site that gives good solid information about Meniere’s disease.

Associates in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery: Meniere’s Disease
Good web site that has small explanations about symptoms, evaluation, and coping skills for someone suffering with Meniere’s.

When Life is A Balancing Act… Discussion on Dizziness
A down to earth explanation of how the balance mechanism work. It also has a nice picture of the vestibular system.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
This is a large web page that can link to other audiological topics.

Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center
This site gives basic information on symptoms, evaluations, medical management, prognosis, and medical treatment.

Healthtouch Online… Vertigo, Meniere’s Disease,& Other Dizziness Problems
Healthtouch Online gives brief paraphrases for a variety of vestibular disorders. This site is very good, because it links up to a very large web page that gives additional information on a large number of topics.

AAFP Patient Information Handout…How to Cope with Meniere’s Disease
Site that is written in a very easy to understand format for patient information.

MedicineNet..Meniere’s Disease
Basic informative site

Meniere’s Disease Organization Home Page
Very nice web site that has a search engine dedicated to Meniere’s disease. It also has a web forum, group lists, and a chat room.

AudioHealth Library…Meniere’s Disease
This is an excellent site due to the audio portion that people who may have trouble seeing can benefit greatly from. Your computer must have a sound card to have this extra service.

The Vestibular Disorder Association (VEDA)
This is an excellent site that is informative on vestibular disorders, associations, and sources.

Virtual Hospital…Meniere’s Disease
Basic site, but is linked to a much larger web site that has a nice search engine on a variety of audiology topics.

Web Sites Relevant to Meniere’s Disease
This is a huge web site that links up to a large amount of servers. Most are of high quality. Very beneficial!!!!!

Meniere’s Disease…The Merck Manual
The web site is very nice and is very informative on a variety of topics on Meniere’s. Excellent reference source.

Washington University School of Medicine… The Meniere’s Page
Nice site with patient support information.

Meniere’s-Disease.ca…information and resources
Great web site for patient information. They are not doctors, but offer some advise on the subject.

Meniere’s Disease and Allergies
Interesting web site that links allergies with Meniere’s disease.

Meniere’s Info Site
Large amount of information on all different topics.

Advanced Meniere’s Disease and Dizziness

Meniere’sDisease: New Treatment Options
A quick look at new treatment possibilities for Meniere’s disease by using Isolated Perfusion.

Meniere’s Disease:New Treatment Options
A quick look at new treatment possibilities for Meniere’s disease by using Dexamethasone Perfusion.

Electrocochleography and Meniere’s Disease
An excellent site that is very informative

Discordin the Inner Ear… Harvard Medical Web
Discusses how the auto immune system can cause problems in the inner ear. Can get to the Harvard Home page by Harvard Medical Web Page.

Meniere’s Disease…Bandolier Internet Publications
Examines the incidence and prevalence of Meniere’s disease and gives brief paraphrases on published papers.

Meniere’s Disease…Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center
List a few projects that are in an experimental design format. Not a lot here, but could give some ideas for a project or paper.

Use of Intravenous Innovar in Vestibular Disorders..Virginia Merrill BloedelHearing Research Center
Innovar has been shown to be an effective drug for the relief of vertigo due to peripheral vestibular disorders. It is a good site that is easy to understand.

Negative Summating Potential in Meniere’s Disease-Before and After Treatment
This site explains quickly how summating potentials examine if there are the presence of endolymphatic hydrops in a Meniere’s patient.

Meniere’s Disease.. Ear Surgery Information Center
This is an excellent site that is very informative. Wonderful pictures. Explains a variety of topics that deal with Meniere’s.

Meniere’s Disease: New Treatment Options
A very nice site that goes into detail about options , but also gives a nice background on Meniere’s.

Meniere’s Disease.. University of Minnesota Health Related Library
Basic Meniere’s web site that explains a variety of treatment options.

History of Dizziness and Vertigo
Great web site with a huge amount of information. Great for help on a paper.