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Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections

Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections0

New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss

New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss0

Swimmer's Ear

Swimmer's Ear0

Hearing Loss

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Meniere Disease

Meniere Disease0

Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Its Prevention

Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Its Prevention0

Ear Tubes

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Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

Ear Infection (Otitis Media)0

How to Prevent Painful Swimmer's Ear

How to Prevent Painful Swimmer's Ear0

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Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp0

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A hearing aid may do more than help you hear better: New research suggests that the devices might also help prevent mental decline in elderly people with hearing loss. "We know that hearing aids can ...

1 in 8 U.S. Workers Has Some Hearing Loss: CDC

1 in 8 U.S. Workers Has Some Hearing Loss: CDC0

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 13 percent of U.S. workers suffer from at least some hearing loss, a new federal government study finds. And 2 percent of the more than 1.4 million workers tested across nine industry sectors ...

Hearing Loss Tied to Bigger Medical Bills for Late Middle-Aged

Hearing Loss Tied to Bigger Medical Bills for Late Middle-Aged0

THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss is associated with higher medical costs for late middle-aged adults, a new study finds. Researchers examined health care use by nearly 562,000 adults between the ages of 55 and 64 who had ...

Earplugs Help Prevent Hearing Loss Tied to Loud Concerts: Study

Earplugs Help Prevent Hearing Loss Tied to Loud Concerts: Study0

THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study confirms a common-sense notion: Earplugs can shield you from the temporary hearing loss that can happen after a high-decibel music concert. While getting young people wear earplugs at ...

Experts: Screen More Kids for Middle Ear Fluid

Experts: Screen More Kids for Middle Ear Fluid0

By Marcia Frellick Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Feb. 5, 2016 -- Children with developmental issues, syndromes, or conditions that put them at high risk for fluid in the middle ear should be checked for it, ...

Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds

Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds0

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A certain class of antibiotics used to treat deadly bacterial infections puts patients at high risk for hearing loss, research in mice suggests. Newborns with life-threatening infections are often ...

Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'

Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'0

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple procedure using what's known as a "nasal balloon" can treat hearing loss in children with a common middle-ear problem, preventing unnecessary and ineffective treatment with antibiotics, according to a ...

Health Tip: Triggers of Swimmer's Ear

Health Tip: Triggers of Swimmer's Ear0

(HealthDay News) -- Swimmer's ear occurs when water becomes trapped inside. This can cause pain, inflammation and infection. The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery says potential triggers include: Spending time in a ...

Magnetic Pulses to Brain May Ease Ringing in the Ears

Magnetic Pulses to Brain May Ease Ringing in the Ears0

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Magnetic pulses to the brain may provide lasting relief to many people with tinnitus, new research suggests. The nearly 45 million Americans with tinnitus hear a persistent ringing, buzzing, hissing or ...

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA0

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prescription drops your child is using for ear pain could be among 16 unapproved medications targeted this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These drugs, prescribed and sold for years ...

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss0

Hearing loss, or deafness, can be present at birth (congenital), or become evident later in life (acquired). The distinction between acquired and congenital deafness specifies only the time that the deafness appears. It does not specify whether the ...

Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study

Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study0

THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cochlear implants not only boost hearing in seniors with severe hearing loss, they might also enhance their emotional state and thinking abilities, a new study finds. A cochlear implant is a small ...

Ears May Have Natural Defense Against Loud Noise, Mouse Study Shows

Ears May Have Natural Defense Against Loud Noise, Mouse Study Shows0

FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ears have a natural mechanism to help protect them against extremely loud and damaging noises, new research suggests. Researchers pinpointed a connection from a part of the ear known as the cochlea to ...

Health Tip: Screening for Hearing Loss

Health Tip: Screening for Hearing Loss0

(HealthDay News) -- A hearing test is appropriate at any age, especially if you feel you're not hearing as well as you should. The American Speech-Language Hearing Association suggests hearing screenings for: Newborns, who are generally ...

Tinnitus Causes

Tinnitus Causes0

Comment by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, hissing, or roaring sound that you hear in one or both ears. It is caused when cells in part of your inner ear are damaged, and they send signals to the brain making you think ...

Vertigo, Not an Easy Diagnosis

Vertigo, Not an Easy Diagnosis0

Medical Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEMMedical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD The room spins wildly around, and you become intensely nauseous. No, it's a ride at your local amusement park, not the residual of an all night party, but ...

MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants

MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants0

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with cochlear implants experience pain, discomfort and problems with the implant's internal magnet when they undergo an MRI scan, a new study finds. According to background information ...

Boston Marathon Bombing's Legacy of Hearing Damage

Boston Marathon Bombing's Legacy of Hearing Damage0

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people suffered long-term ear and hearing problems after the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, a new study finds. The study included nearly 100 people who were treated for ear/hearing ...

Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids

Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids0

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 10 percent of babies born with an infection called cytomegalovirus will suffer permanent hearing loss, a new study reports. But only one in 10 children with the virus shows symptoms, and ...

Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Ear Infection

Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Ear Infection0

(HealthDay News) -- Children seem particularly prone to ear infections, but there are things parents can do to help lower a child's risk. The U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders offers these ear ...

Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?

Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?0

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and ...

Coffee May Keep Your Ears From Ringing

Coffee May Keep Your Ears From Ringing0

FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being a coffee lover may be good for your ears, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who consumed higher amounts of caffeine were less likely to have tinnitus, which is a steady ringing or ...

Eustachian Tube Problems (Problems Clearing Your Ears)

Eustachian Tube Problems (Problems Clearing Your Ears)0

Medical Editor: David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP Dr. Perlstein received his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati and then completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at The New ...

Sounds of Summer May Threaten Your Hearing

Sounds of Summer May Threaten Your Hearing0

FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some of the most common sounds of summer -- such as outdoor concerts, fireworks and construction -- can pose a threat to your hearing if you don't take steps to protect yourself, an expert warns. "Once ...

Professional Musicians Face Greater Risk of Hearing Problems

Professional Musicians Face Greater Risk of Hearing Problems0

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Professional musicians face a nearly four times greater risk of developing hearing loss compared to the rest of the public, according to new research. Musicians are also 57 percent more likely to ...

Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds

Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds0

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Australian researchers say that gene therapy may one day improve the hearing of people with cochlear implants, allowing them to appreciate music and hear in noisy environments. In experiments with ...

Objects Or Insects In Ear

Objects Or Insects In Ear0

Objects or insects in ear overview Foreign objects in the ear are common reasons for emergency room visits, especially in children. The majority of these foreign objects are harmless. Some are extremely uncomfortable (insects or sharp ...

carbamide peroxide - otic, Auro, Debrox

carbamide peroxide - otic, Auro, Debrox0

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage USES: This medication is used to treat earwax buildup. It helps to soften, loosen, and remove the earwax. ...

Cauliflower Ear

Cauliflower Ear0

What is cauliflower ear? Cauliflower ear (boxer's ear, wrestler's ear) is an acquired deformity of the outer ear. It is usually due to blunt trauma to the ear. When the cartilage of the ear is injured by trauma or inflammation, the blood ...

Ear: Anatomy of Hearing and Balance

Ear: Anatomy of Hearing and Balance0

The anatomy of the ear can be a little confusing, especially since the ear is responsible not only for hearing, but also for balance. There are three components to the ear: the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. All three are involved ...

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Usher Syndrome

Usher Syndrome0

What is Usher syndrome? Usher syndrome is the most common condition that affects both hearing and vision. A syndrome is a disease or disorder that has more than one feature or symptom. The major symptoms of Usher syndrome are hearing loss and ...

Implanted Hearing Device Approved

Implanted Hearing Device Approved0

THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first implantable device for adults with a severe or profound form of a condition called "sensorineural hearing loss" has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Sensorineural ...

Are You Musical or Tone Deaf? Genes May Be Key

Are You Musical or Tone Deaf? Genes May Be Key0

WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inheriting certain inner-ear genes may make for top-notch musical chops. A study by Finnish scientists suggests that the genes that influence the structure of auditory pathways -- the structures ...

NIH Launches 'Nerve Stimulation' Trial to Ease Tinnitus

NIH Launches 'Nerve Stimulation' Trial to Ease Tinnitus0

THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Volunteers are being recruited for a clinical trial to test a new method to treat ringing in the ears, the troubling condition known as tinnitus. The technique being studied uses nervous system ...

Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear,' New Guidelines Say

Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear,' New Guidelines Say0

MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who's ever contracted "swimmer's ear" knows how painful the infection can be. Now, updated expert guidelines stress that the condition is best managed by antibiotics or antibacterials given as ...

Ear Tubes

Ear Tubes0

The following information is provided to help you understand more clearly the associated benefits, risks, and complications of ear tube surgery. Ask your doctor any questions that you feel necessary to help you better understand the ...

Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age

Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age0

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with impaired hearing may have a faster rate of brain shrinkage as they age, a new study suggests. A number of studies have found that older people with hearing loss tend to have a quicker ...

Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Ear Infections

Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Ear Infections0

(HealthDay News) -- Ear infections are common in children, but there are things parents can do to help reduce a child's risk. The New York State Department of Health offers these suggestions: Breast-feeding, if a viable option, may reduce ...

Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Its Prevention

Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Its Prevention0

What is the importance of noise-induced hearing loss? The industrial and technological revolution may have propelled society to higher levels of achievement, but this progress has also made the world a noisier place in which to live. In fact, ...

Meniere's Disease

Meniere's Disease0

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the flow of fluids of the inner ear.Although the cause of Meniere's disease is unknown, it probably results from an abnormality in the way fluid of the inner ear is regulated. In most cases only one ear is ...

New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'

New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'0

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Patients suffering from the intense, chronic and sometimes untreatable ringing in the ear known as tinnitus may get some relief from a new combination therapy, preliminary research suggests. The study ...

Tinnitus

Tinnitus0

Tinnitus facts Tinnitus is abnormal ear noise. Tinnitus can arise in any of the four sections of the ear: the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain. Persisting unexplained tinnitus is evaluated with a hearing test ...

Hear This, Musicians: French Horn May Hurt Your Ears

Hear This, Musicians: French Horn May Hurt Your Ears0

SUNDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Budding musicians, listen up: Out of all the instruments in the orchestra pit, the brass French horn is the one most likely to hurt your ears, according to new research. Say what? Professional French horn ...

Health Tip: Is the Noise Too Loud?

Health Tip: Is the Noise Too Loud?0

(HealthDay News) -- Prolonged exposure to very loud noise can lead to hearing loss. But how do you know when the noise is too loud? The U.S. National Institutes of Health mentions these warning signs of excessive noise: To be heard by ...

Tinnitus Treatments

Tinnitus Treatments0

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the ...

Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

Ear Infection (Otitis Media)0

Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a ...

Social Toll of Hearing Loss Could Be Cause for Alarm

Social Toll of Hearing Loss Could Be Cause for Alarm0

TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Straining to catch the gist of conversations is frustrating enough, but a new study shows that seniors with hearing loss are also at increased risk for hospitalization, illness, injury and ...

Swimmer's Ear

Swimmer's Ear0

Swimmer's ear facts Swimmer's ear, or external otitis, is typically a bacterial infection of the skin of the outer ear canal. Swimmer's ear can occur in both acute and chronic forms. Excessive water exposure and frequent instrumentation ...

Health Tip: Devices to Help You Hear Better

Health Tip: Devices to Help You Hear Better0

(HealthDay News) -- If you have a significant hearing loss, hearing aids and other sound-amplification devices can help you cope. The National Institute on Aging mentions these "assistive" devices that can help you hear better: A ...

Ear Wax

Ear Wax0

Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from ...

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