Ear Symptoms

A12.Ear Symptoms (pain, hearing loss, tinnitus, otitis)
A12.1.Given a patient presenting with ear symptoms, perform a patient-centered interview and focused physical exam, list and interpret clinical findings
A12.2.Be able to list a differential diagnosis of ear pain
A12.3. Describe the diagnostic considerations for otitis media and otitis externa and the relevant physical exam findings
A12.4. Describe the approach to management, including pharmacologic options, for otitis media and externa in children and adults
A12.5. Describe the diagnostic considerations and an appropriate management plan for tinnitus
A12.6.Be able to give a differential diagnosis for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
A12.7. Describe basic management strategies for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss

Articles

Acute Otitis Media

Soor G, Tirko S. Acute Otitis Media One-Page Primer. DFCM Open. 2011. Available at: http://dfcmopen.com. Attribution CC BY-NC-ND

Otitis Externa

Soor G, Tirko S. Otitis Externa One-Page Primer. DFCM Open. 2011. Available at: http://dfcmopen.com. Attribution CC BY-NC-ND

Tinnitus

Krishna G, Tazkarji B. Tinnitus One-Page Primer. DFCM Open. 2012. Available at: http://dfcmopen.com. Attribution CC BY-NC-ND

Otitis Media Guidelines

British Columbia Ministry of Health Services. Otitis Media: Acute Otitis Media (AOM) & Otitis Media with Effusion (OME). Effective Date Jan 1, 2010. Available at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health

Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Hearing Loss

Isaacson JE, Vora NM. Differential diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. Am Fam Physician. 2003;68(6):1125-1132.