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Measles and Hearing Loss

There are two different types of measles (rubella and rubeola).  Rubella also know as “German Measles” is generally a mild, three-day infection that has the potential to cause birth defects in babies born to mothers who are infected with it during pregnancy. Rubeola typically referred to as just “measles” is a more serious disease and […]

What does Spring Mean to Your Ears?

Winter is winding down and spring is on its way.  Unfortunately for allergy sufferers that isn’t always good news.  Spring for many allergy sufferers can be a dreadful time of the year.  Allergies are defined as an abnormal reaction of the body to a previously encountered allergen introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection, or skin contact. Some […]

Hearing Aids and Balance in Older Adults

From Medical News Today… A small study suggests that older people with hearing loss may find that their balance improves when they use hearing aids. The finding supports the idea that improving hearing in older people with hearing loss may help reduce their risk of falls. In The Laryngoscope journal, senior author Timothy E. Hullar says […]

What Exactly is Tinnitus?

TINNITUS EXPLAINED Tinnitus (pronounced “tin-it-tus”) is an abnormal noise in the ear.  It is extremely common – nearly 36 million Americans have tinnitus.  More than half of the normal population has intermittent tinnitus. Tinnitus may be in both ears or just in one ear. About 6% of the general population has what they consider to be […]

Hearing Loss and Aphasia

Aphasia, as defined by the Mayo Clinic “is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. Aphasia can affect your ability to express and understand language, both verbal and written.  Aphasia typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. But it can also come on gradually from a slowly growing brain […]

Tinnitus Explained

TINNITUS EXPLAINED Tinnitus (pronounced “tin-it-tus”) is an abnormal noise in the ear.  It is extremely common – nearly 36 million Americans have tinnitus.  More than half of the normal population has intermittent tinnitus.  About 6% of the general population has what they consider to be “severe” tinnitus.   Tinnitus may be in both ears or […]

What’s That Bump in My Ear Canal?

You felt a small bump in your ear canal when you were cleaning your ears with a Q-tip (which, by the way, you should not be doing).  And now you’re wondering what it might be.  One of the possibilities (and there are others) is that the bump in your ear is an osteoma.  An osteoma […]

Hearing Loss and High Blood Pressure

If you or someone you know suffers from hypertension (high blood pressure), you should know that it could lead to more problems than you may have imagined. A study published in February 2013 demonstrated a significant association between hypertension (high blood pressure) and hearing loss. A total of 274 patients between the ages of 45 – […]

Hearing Loss and Social Isolation

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION you feel hopeless […]

What is Hyperacusis?

HYPERACUSIS DEFINED Hyperacusis is the medical term used to describe abnormal and severe discomfort caused by sounds that are tolerable to listeners with normal hearing. The sounds do not have to be loud but can be sounds that are part of the listener’s everyday environment. SIGNS OF HYPERACUSIS Reduced tolerance to sound Increase sensitivity to […]