Middle-Ear Physiology: Ventilation and Pressure Regulation

  • Haruo Takahashi


Like the lung, the middle ear is an organ in the human body that must maintain an aerated cavity within it for the fulfillment of its function. When hypoventilation occurs in the lungs it threatens the maintenance of life, and when it occurs in the middle ear it causes loss of hearing, which is an important function for maintaining the quality of life.


Pressure Regulation Eustachian Tube Otitis Medium With Effusion Eustachian Tube Function Mastoid Area 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Haruo Takahashi
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  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyOtsu Red Cross HospitalOtsuJapan

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