Water sports provide hours of fun and fitness activities for Americans. While many apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses to protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, they may not realize that they also need to protect their ears. The Hearing Health Foundation reports that frequent swimming and surfing can create ear problems. View full article »
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. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 1 to 3 of every 1,000 babies born have some degree of hearing loss. For at least 50 percent of them, there were no known risk factors present that would indicate the problem before birth. View full article »
Traveling by airplane for work or pleasure is often a great way to arrive quickly at your destination. Although flying often affords convenience to arrive by a scheduled time, you may have to endure some physical challenges in terms of patience, cramped muscles or airplane ear. View full article »
Have you ever experienced a cold with heavy congestion, affecting your ability to breathe, blow your nose, swallow or even hear normally?
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. View full article »