HEALTH RESEARCH

Ear Infection Quiz

By Sinovic, Dianna 
 | 
June 05, 2019

Take the Ear Infection Quiz

Infections of the middle ear are also called otitis media. They are a common problem during childhood. Three in 4 children have at least one middle ear infection by the time they turn 3. How much do you know about this illness? Take this quiz.

1. An ear infection usually begins with a cold.
2. Otitis media usually affects just babies and young children.
3. The ear's eustachian tube is the main part of the ear affected in otitis media.
4. The adenoids also play a role in otitis media.
5. Difficulty sleeping and loss of balance are 2 symptoms of otitis media.
6. Children who live in homes where there is cigarette smoke are more likely to get otitis media.

Updated:  

June 05, 2019

Sources:  

Acute Otitis Media in Children: Epidemiology, Microbiology, Clinical Manifestations, and Complications. UptoDate., Created for Vitality magazine

Reviewed By:  

Ashutosh Kacker MD,Marianne Fraser MSN RN,Daphne Pierce-Smith RN MSN CCRC