Rock concerts, woodworking sessions and constructions sites have something in common: They can cause premature hearing loss. Find out when and how you should protect your ears.
Do you struggle to hear when others are speaking? A hearing aid could be what you need to get you back in the conversation. See signs you might need one, and learn about available styles.
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.
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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Cotton swabs. Baby oil. Ear candles. There are plenty of home remedies for ear wax. But do you know what’s best for your ears? Our ear expert, neurotologist Erika Woodson, MD, FACS offers her do’s and don’ts for safely dealing with earwax buildup.
If you’ve ever wondered if someone is attracted to you, try listening to his or her voice. A recent study found that men and women vary the strength, tone and pitch of their voices when speaking to members of the opposite sex whom they find attractive. At the same time, these subtle voice modulations make … Read More
If your child gets a screening at school to check his or her hearing and is referred to a doctor or audiologist for further testing, don’t panic. Pediatric audiologist Allison Ziska Dirham, AUD, says this is not a full diagnostic test. It’s just a basic health screening. “We have parents come in and they’re losing … Read More
Children often tug on their ears when they’re sleepy, but ear tugging and irritability also can be a sign of an infection. “Ear infections, also know as otitis media, are a common ailment for children from 6 months to 3 years old,” says Brandon Hopkins, MD, a pediatric otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon who … Read More