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Am Losing My Hearing? Signs of Hearing Loss

You might think that it would be easy to recognize hearing loss but, because onset is often gradual, you could be missing the signs. Have you found yourself asking someone to slow down, stop mumbling, or enunciate? Is it difficult to follow a conversation when you are in a busy room? These can be Continue Reading

Hearing Aids and Cell Phones

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People who wear hearing aids or have implanted hearing devices may experience some difficulties when trying to use cell phones. That buzzing noise you hear is interference due to radiofrequency (RF) emissions from your phone. RF interference does not occur for all combinations of digital wireless Continue Reading

Watch that Volume!

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The holidays are here and that often means festive parties, loud music, and new electronic devices. Many of us will receive gifts designed to deliver maximum volume at a minimum size: portable headphones; TV soundbars and surround systems; wi-fi speakers—the list goes on and on. And, if we're not Continue Reading

Does Cold Weather Cause Earaches?

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Cold weather has arrived, and many of us are paying attention to a body part that often goes unnoticed during warmer months—our ears! So, can cold weather cause an earache? Well, sort of. While the cold temperatures may not directly cause an earache, the cold can cause other problems that lead to Continue Reading

Want a Healthy Brain? Hearing Aids May Help!

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New Study Suggests that Hearing Aids My Slow Cognitive Decline Proper exercise and nutrition are obvious and important parts of staying healthy as we get older, but what about proper hearing?According to a newly-released study, published by the University of Manchester and authored by  Dr. Continue Reading

Head and Neck Cancers

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A fact sheet from the National Cancer Institute about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation for cancers of the head and neck. Continue Reading

What is otosclerosis?

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Healthy hearing relies on a series of events that change sound waves in the air into electrochemical signals within the ear. The auditory nerve then carries these signals to the brain. Otosclerosis, can disrupt the ability of sound to travel from the middle ear to the inner ear. Continue Reading

Swimmer’s Ear or Otitis Externa

Summertime means an increase in ear infections caused by contaminated water remaining in the ear after swimming. Swimmer’s Ear, or Otitis Externa, occurs in the outer ear and can be very painful. Although it can affect people of all ages it is most common in children. Symptoms of Swimmer’s Ear Continue Reading