Home > Medical > Hearing management > What is... What is... All sections in Hearing Management » About Hearing Management » Anatomy of Hearing » Ear Disorders » FAQs » Health Tips » Hearing Aids » Hearing in Children » Multimedia » Hearing News » Noise » Real-life Story » What is... Acoustic neuroma An acoustic neuroma is a benign brain tumour that develops in the acoustic or auditory nerve, which is responsible for hearing. Otitis media Otitis media is an inflammation or infection of the cells lining the middle ear cavity. The middle ear is the area located immediately behind the eardrum. Ear canal infection Ear canal infection (otitis externa or swimmer's ear) is an infection of the outer ear canal skin and can occur in acute and chronic forms. Ask Hearing Care expert » Join Body Talk » Like Health24 on Facebook » Follow Health24 on Twitter » How noise affects your health The worst noise makers in your office What is a cochlear implant? Not all deaf children benefit from conventional hearing aids. Fortunately, there is a solution for some profoundly deaf children or those with total sensori-neural hearing. Middle ear infection Otitis media is an inflammation or infection of the cells lining the middle ear cavity. The middle ear is the area located immediately behind the eardrum. An audiogram An audiogram is the result of a hearing test. On a pure-tone audiogram two qualities of a person’s hearing are shown. Tinnitus Tinnitus is characterised by a persistent sound in one ear or both ears. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.