More than meets the ear

Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, Megan Coylewright, Paul G. Auwaerter, John A. Flynn

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A 62-year-old, generally healthy man presented with a "clogged" sensation and a 6-week history of diminished hearing in his right ear. He had no tinnitus, ear pain, or dizziness. Audiometry confirmed a mixed, but principally conductive, hearing loss in the right ear. Otoscopy revealed amber-colored fluid behind an intact right eardrum. Serous otitis media was diagnosed and treated with intranasal corticosteroids. His symptoms recurred 5 months later, and a right myringotomy was performed. He continued to report slightly "muffled" hearing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1228-1233
Number of pages6
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number13
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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