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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 »

CoupleListening177856917Medical 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 »

Newborn Hearing Screenings

hearing concernsBabies 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 »

Earache or Ear Infection?

ear infectionIt’s not uncommon for kids and adults to experience an earache with a cold virus. But sometimes the ache may be a sign of an ear infection.

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 »

How Well Do You Hear?

Recognizing National Protect Your Hearing Month

hearing“What did you say?” or “Could you repeat that?” are statements we’ve all made when we can’t understand a comment someone has made. While most hearing problems occur due to background noises muffling conversation or because we aren’t paying attention to what someone says, it also may be a sign of hearing loss or impairment. View full article »

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