Nearly 30 million Americans have impaired hearing. The most common cause of hearing loss in children is otitis media. For the elderly-the largest group affected-excessive noise, drugs, toxins, and … [Read more...] about Hearing Impairment
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Hearing Loss Associated with Brain Shrinkage
Hearing loss associated with brain shrinkage, with increased risk of dementia, falling, hospitalization and overall decline in physical and mental health. Article provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine … [Read more...] about Hearing Loss Associated with Brain Shrinkage
Facts About Hearing Loss
HOW DO WE HEAR? When a person speaks or something makes a sound it creates vibrations or movement of the air. This movement of the air enters our outer ear, through the ear canal and hits our … [Read more...] about Facts About Hearing Loss
Doctor, why does my child’s Ear Ache?
Insight into otitis media and treatments What Is Otitis Media? Otitis media means inflammation of the middle ear. The inflammation occurs as a result of a middle ear infection. It can occur in one … [Read more...] about Doctor, why does my child’s Ear Ache?
How does an ear work?
The ear has three main parts: the outer, middle and inner ear. The outer ear (the part you can see) opens into the ear canal. The eardrum separates the ear canal from the middle ear. Small bones in … [Read more...] about How does an ear work?
Preventing Ear And Sinus Pain While Flying
This information is intended to help you understand more about the ear or sinus pain that you are concerned you may experience on an upcoming airplane flight. First, let us explain to you how ear … [Read more...] about Preventing Ear And Sinus Pain While Flying
The ear canal is shaped like a funnel. The skin of the outer part of the canal has glands that produce wax, also called cerumen. The main purpose of the wax is to trap dust or particles to keep them … [Read more...] about Earwax (Cerumen)
Serous Otitis Media
Serous otitis media is the most common cause of hearing loss in children. Fortunately, the hearing loss associated with this condition usually is not permanent . Proper treatment restores the hearing … [Read more...] about Serous Otitis Media