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Hearing Loss is More Common in Men

June celebrates Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, making it the perfect opportunity to discuss hearing health amongst men. Hearing health issues and hearing loss affects men and women differently. Men are almost twice as likely as women to have hearing loss among adults aged 20-69. Noise-induced hearing loss is thought to be one of…
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Avoid Airplane Ear this Summer

Ever wonder why babies scream, or people try to yawn or chew gum when a plane takes off and lands? It has to do with the thin passageways called Eustachian tubes, linking your middle ear, back of your nose, and your upper throat, regulating the pressure in your middle ears. Normally the air pressure inside…
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How to Avoid Summer Swimmer’s Ear

With kids out of school and the arrival of summer just around the corner, summertime activities are in full swing, including swimming, water sports, surfing and more. While attention is typically directed to safety in and on the water, we see water-related ear problems every year! Unfortunately, sometimes a fun beach day leads to an…
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Better Speech and Hearing Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about hearing and speech problems, encouraging people to analyze their own hearing and speech and to take action if they think there might be a problem. Treatment can then be given to improve the quality of life in people with communication problems.…
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Am I Going To Die From An Ear Infection?

Ear infections, or otitis media, is the most common cause of earaches. Except for wellness baby visits, ear infections are the most common reason for trips to the pediatrician, accounting for approximately 30 million doctor visits a year in the U.S. Although this condition is a frequent cause of infant distress and is often associated…
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AIGTD From Q-Tips

It’s a satisfying feeling when you finally rid your ears of that unwanted wax. Q-Tip’s are a common household item being used to clear and clean earwax from your ears. However, if you’re using a Q-tip to do the cleaning, there are more risks than you might realize. Earwax can prevent dirt, dust, and other…
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QTip Injuries

Stemming from a recent patient encounter for removal of an ear foreign body, here are a few tidbits on q tips and ear safety- A significant number of urgent care, emergency room visits stem from ear injuries resulting from attempts to clean the ears using qtips Its still a large misconception that qtips are required…
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Preventing and Treating ear wax build-up

Latest guidelines issued from American Academy of Otolaryngology 2017:  Ear wax, also called cerumen, is a substance naturally produced by the body to clean, provide a  thin protective barrier, and lubricate the ears. Without your wax, the ears would be dry itchy and prone to infection. Although cerumen(wax) is essential for ear health, too much…
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TINNITUS: HOW YOU CAN GET RELIEF

TINNITUS: HOW YOU CAN GET RELIEF Do you suffer from ringing or roaring in your ears? Do you have difficulty sleeping at night or does being in a quiet room bother you?  Does the ringing, roaring, hissing or buzzing drive you CRAZY??? So many people suffer from this life altering annoyance called tinnitus.  The good…
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Do You Have Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a symptom that associated with some forms of hearing loss, and it can be a sign of other health issues as well. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that 12 million Americans are sufferers. For some, the roaring, clicking, hissing, or ringing sound in their ears interferes with their daily activities, including sleep. What…
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What is an ENT Doctor?

Most people ask this question regularly, because a good portion of the population is not quite sure what an ENT doctor is or what one can do. That is perfectly fine! ENT stands for ear, nose and throat, and ENT doctors are also referred to as otolaryngologists. While this might seem like a scary word, it…
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Hearing loss cure being studied

Hearing loss is a terrible disease that destroys quality of life. As of 2013, As many as 48 million people in the U.S. alone have been affected by hearing loss to some degree. But hearing loss may no longer be a problem as recent studies have created solutions. Could there finally be a hearing loss…
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