Chapter 13
Special Senses:
The Eye & Ear
By: Litrina Valera
Overview
 In this presentation, you will learn the
abbreviations that relate to the special
senses.
PE Tube
 Stands for: Pressure equalizing tube.
 The PE tube is a small tube surgically
placed in a child’s eardrum to he...
EENT
 Stands for: eyes, ears, nose and
throat.
BC
 Stands for: Bone conduction
 It is the conduction of sound to the
inner ear, through the bones of the
skull.
 BC is...
dB
 Stands for: Decibel
 dB measures the intensity or loudness
of a sound.
 0 decibels is the quietest sound
measured, ...
AU
Stands for: Both ears
OM
 Stands for: Otitis media
 Seen frequently in children; also
reffered to as a middle ear infection.
 Fluid accumulat...
EM
 Stands for: Emmetropia
 State of normal vision.
XT
 Stands for : exotropia
 Outward turning of the eye.
 Also called wall-eyed.
OS
 Stands for: Left Eye
EOM
 Stands for: Extra Ocular Movement
VA
 Stands for: Visual Acuity
 Measurement of the sharpness of a
persons vision, usually using the
Snellen chart and hav...
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Special Senses: Eye and Ear

  1. 1. Chapter 13 Special Senses: The Eye & Ear By: Litrina Valera
  2. 2. Overview  In this presentation, you will learn the abbreviations that relate to the special senses.
  3. 3. PE Tube  Stands for: Pressure equalizing tube.  The PE tube is a small tube surgically placed in a child’s eardrum to help drain the trapped fluid inside the ear. It also equalizes pressure between the middle ear cavity and the atmosphere.
  4. 4. EENT  Stands for: eyes, ears, nose and throat.
  5. 5. BC  Stands for: Bone conduction  It is the conduction of sound to the inner ear, through the bones of the skull.  BC is reason why our voices sound different to us when we hear ourselves when recorded and played back. We perceive our voices to be a higher pitch than how others actually hear it.
  6. 6. dB  Stands for: Decibel  dB measures the intensity or loudness of a sound.  0 decibels is the quietest sound measured, and 120 dB is the loudest sound measured.
  7. 7. AU Stands for: Both ears
  8. 8. OM  Stands for: Otitis media  Seen frequently in children; also reffered to as a middle ear infection.  Fluid accumulates in the middle ear cavity, the fluid may be watery or full of pus.
  9. 9. EM  Stands for: Emmetropia  State of normal vision.
  10. 10. XT  Stands for : exotropia  Outward turning of the eye.  Also called wall-eyed.
  11. 11. OS  Stands for: Left Eye
  12. 12. EOM  Stands for: Extra Ocular Movement
  13. 13. VA  Stands for: Visual Acuity  Measurement of the sharpness of a persons vision, usually using the Snellen chart and having a person read it from 20 feet away.
  14. 14. Thanks for viewing!
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