Granted, a lot of national or international days-with-a-capital-W commemorate the frivolous. We all gotta eat, but can't we do without National Pancake Day, National Corndog Day, National Fried Chicken Day, and World Nutella Day? I like games, but do we need Foursquare Day? Affection is great, but do we need National Hugging Day and International Free Hugs Day? What the point of two International Friendship Days? Is it worth figuring out exactly what International Public Domain Day refers to?
But many bring attention to important issues, such as World Hearing Day, which took place on March 3. Originally designated as International Ear Care Day at the First International Conference…
Here’s how to keep your ears in good shape—so you aren’t kicking yourself 10 years down the road.
A clogged or ringing ear may belie a more serious health problem.
I realize the dangers inherent in this overall trend—I might even go so far as to call it “socially alienating” and “destructive of relationships”—but I nevertheless feel it’s inexorable.
The shape of the ear has a big effect on how one hears, with the outer flap, or pinna, acting as a sound gatherer.
For most of us, our ears simply seem to take care of themselves. But when you're exposing them to overloud music, things can change, and not for the healthier.
New studies of causes and treatments for deterioration in your brain’s ability to decode words in loud situations, also known as hidden hearing loss.
For many patients, it can be difficult to alter existing travel plans due to illness, so it is important that we educate patients about what to do if they experience trauma to the ear and symptoms persist after flying.
If your child has an ear infection, your doctor may recommend delaying flying, if possible, until the infection is gone to avoid increased pain and possible rupture, or tear, of the eardrum. In kids who have had tubes inserted in the eardrums because of ear fluid problems, the artificial tubes will help the air pressure equalization happen more easily.
Have you ever wondered how is it that a normal hearing human being can hear and understand one person talking in an environment where there are many other people talking just as loudly be it a restaurant, conference, county fair, etc?
According to one Australian researcher, by just chewing a gum or singing/talking loudly, one could be protecting your ears from noise-induced hearing damage. How???
A common cause of clogged ears with inability to pop them easily is due to eustachian tube dysfunction. There are a number of ways to address this annoying problem, but one of the first steps to try is intranasal medications whether in nasal spray form or nasal drop form.
Why does the company want to make it easy for doctor's and parents to peer inside their kids' heads? Because ear infections are the number 1 reason children are taken to see pediatricians and often why they end up in the emergency room.
Should hearing aids be sold at local pharmacies like a pair of reading glasses? It is a question that federal lawmakers are now considering with bipartisan legislation to create a new category of hearing aids sold over-the-counter for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Now parents may not like this, but I do have a possible solution to getting teenagers to turn the music volume down so not to damage their hearing... Get them noise-cancelling headphones
Consumers should “steer clear of ear candles – hollow cones that are about 10 inches long and made from a fabric tube soaked in beeswax, paraffin, or a mixture of the two.”
When Beethoven composed his 9th Symphony, it was an amazing accomplishment especially when considering he did so totally deaf. It has been a medical mystery as to what caused his slowly progressive hearing loss to the point of deafness, but a recent publication suggests it was due to chronic low-level lead exposure consumed from wine tainted with lead.
There’s another factor that is probably contributing to the decline in ear infections, and it has to do with tightening the definition of what we call a true otitis media, and even beyond that, what we treat.
Everywhere you go these days people are plugged in to their smartphones. Increasingly, those people are damaging their hearing. But a little awareness can help you not be one of them.
These seven subtle changes to your ears can be a sign of a health problem that might surprise you, for example — though with something as important as your hearing, these symptoms might not seem so "subtle" at all.
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