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 »
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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 »
Recognizing National Protect Your Hearing Month
“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 »
It is described as a hissing, roaring, ringing, chirping or whooshing sound that disrupts hearing and peace of mind. This malady is called tinnitus, and it affects more than 44 million people in the United States. These individuals report the frequency of sounds occurring occasionally or regularly throughout the day. Medical professionals believe tinnitus usually results from exposure to loud noises. For example, soldiers returning from combat, where they were exposed to loud explosions on the battlefield, have experienced significant problems with tinnitus. View full article »