Many people experience hearing loss when inner ear hair cells are damaged as a result of illness, drugs or noise exposure. Fortunately, scientists are researching cures for hearing impairment and have made several interesting discoveries. View full article »
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Medical professionals estimate that 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus. Described as persistent ringing sounds in the ears, tinnitus often impacts people’s ability to concentrate, sleep or just enjoy living. Recently scientists identified new strategies that may provide relief from tinnitus. View full article »
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 »
Usually earaches caused by a cold virus disappear with use of over-the-counter cold medications. If it becomes painful or continues for several days, contact the doctor’s office for an evaluation and treatment, as the earache may be accompanied by an infection.
The ability to hear can be damaged by an infection that is not treated promptly. So it’s important to know the signs of an ear infection: View full article »