Inflammation of the middle ear © Siemens Stiftung 2018 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Inflammation of the middle ear

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Section of an ear shows the regions affected by middle ear inflammation.

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2018-04-22
In cases of inflammation of the middle ear (Otitis media) the mucous membrane of the tympanic cavity is inflamed.

Middle ear inflammation is usually caused by infections of the nasopharynx region which rise up into the tympanic cavity via the Eustachian tube.

Information and ideas:
This graphic is good for discussing possible complications (for example “mastoiditis”). The students should be made aware of how important it is to have these diseases properly treated and to make sure that they recover fully and properly.
Further information regarding inflammation of the middle ear in particular and diseases of the ear in general is available as information sheet on the media portal of the Siemens Stiftung.

Relevant for teaching:
Hearing defect/hearing impairment
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Biology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Anatomy (human); Disease; Ear; General public; Health; Hearing impairment
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