Medical Abbreviationspertaining to the Ear and Eye BY: COURTNEY LIGNOSKI
Pressure Equalizing Tube = PE tube This is a tube that a physician inserts inside the ear drum to allow air into the middle ear. This helps in the prevention of painful, reoccurring ear infections.
Eye, ears, nose, and throat = EENT These are grouped due to their close proximity and relation to one another. Some doctors who specialize in these areas are called ENT’s (ear, nose, and throat).
Bone conduction = BC Bone conduction is the conduction of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull. Many hearing aids are based off of this natural occurrence.
Both Ears = AU “both ears” translated from Latin is “auris utraque.”
Otitis media = OM Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear, just behind the ear drum.