It’s not uncommon for adults and children to experience ear, lung or sinus infections during the cold and flu season. They may be treated with home remedies, but often a prescription antibiotic is required to kill the bacteria causing the problem. Some people experience recurring infections, causing doctors to search for new solutions, though.
Water sports provide hours of fun and fitness activities for Americans, but the Hearing Health Foundation reports that frequent swimming and surfing can create ear problems.
Babies start learning as soon as they are born, and hearing is a key sense they use to become aware of the world around them. That’s why it is important for newborns to have a health screening in the first few days after birth.
Airplane ear is an injury to the middle ear caused by unequal pressure between your middle ear and the cabin. It usually transpires when fluid builds up in the ear due to a sinus infection, cold, allergies or congestion. It may occur in one or both ears and usually causes temporary pain and hearing loss.
Colds are often caused by rhinoviruses – invisible droplets in the air we breathe or on things we touch. Scientists have discovered that there are more than 105 different types of rhinoviruses that can attack your immune system and make you sick.