You’ve all heard it before: Never put anything, especially a cotton swab, in your ears. Yet people still do it sometimes in an effort to keep their ears clean. Experts say that cotton swabs in the ears can cause disastrous results. Learn more.
Hearing loss can lead to social isolation and affect your quality of life. Find out when you should seek help, especially when hearing problems are a sign of other, potentially more serious problems.
If you have a certain kind of hearing loss for which hearing aids provide limited benefit, a new solution may improve your ability to hear and understand. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first implantable device for people who have severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss of high-frequency sounds, but can hear low-frequency sounds with or without a hearing aid. … Read More
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One out of every three cases of hearing loss in the United States is 100 percent avoidable. Surprised? While figures vary, these cases — caused by noise exposure — affect approximately 36 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Audiology. Many people don’t realize how noise exposure could put them at risk for this … Read More
When an infant has an ear infection, it can be hard to recognize. You watch for a telltale sign, such as tugging on the ear, but as a parent, you may simply find yourself in the wee hours with your little one trying to console the seemingly inconsolable. At least 0lder kids can tell you … Read More
Just a few months ago, 1-year-old Mason Henoch was way behind in his ability to communicate. Wendy Henoch, Mason’s mom, said she and her husband Matt knew something was wrong, but didn’t realize how severe the problem was. Around his first birthday, the couple took Mason to Cleveland Clinic, where he was diagnosed with severe … Read More
In the next 20 years, the number of elderly drivers — age 70 and older — is predicted to triple in the United States. Although many older motorists become more careful on the road, statistics show that they are more likely than younger drivers to be involved in multi-vehicle crashes. “The majority of elderly individuals … Read More
According to the American Academy of Audiology, approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, which is the third most common health problem in the United States. Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD, attributes the significant number of hearing loss cases in adults to a variety of causes, including aging, noise exposure and genetics. While hearing loss … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about new technology and better hearing? Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD, Head & Neck Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at noon (ET). New Technology, Better Hearing Live Web Chat: noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on Oct. … Read More