eardrum :

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  • n  the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound

  • Most eardrum-damaged patients have moderately severe impediments.
  • Turns out there's a reason our ear canals are so inaccessible: to protect the delicate eardrum.
  • Particularly with noise-induced hearing loss, the primary area where the ear is damaged is not the eardrum, not the part of the ear that you can see and not the bones that are .
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  • Momsense: Sibling rivalry must be genetic
    I was on the phone the other day with my sister when a ruckus broke out. Here I was, driving to work and suddenly, my eardrum was ambushed with piercing screeches. It sounded like feral cats were clawing each other to death on the other end of the line.
    June 18, 2013 - The Bay Bulletin

  • David Elleray in Sportinglife.com
    But there can be problems and Elleray recalled: "When I was an active referee we had one female assistant who had a burst eardrum because of feedback. It can almost be a distraction."
  • Ken Doherty in BBC News
    Lil Floyd been agreed to the terms, then Freddie Roach starting backtracking. First he said it was all on Lil Floyd and they were ready to go and this and that, and then he changed it to Manny got a busted eardrum, March is too soon and all that... Floyd Mayweather Jr http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Mayweather,_Jr.&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGELBzK66bl-a2vm_dOW3L1vLZeJg Fight Hype http://www.google.com/url?q=http://fighthype.com/pages/content6425.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE5kayfCBGXwCvfZabbo55IhgsMvg Dec 7, 2009 31173 40136 eardrum Although I have still got a hole in my eardrum, I have been well looked after by the doctors and I feel better," Doherty said. "It was so bad that they would not let me fly home. I had to get the boat but I have been given the okay to fly to...

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