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U.S. Soldier’s New Ear Grown in Arm

U.S. Soldier’s New Ear Grown in Arm

A U.S. soldier who lost an ear in a car crash received a new ear that was “grown” in her arm, doctors say. The team at William Beaumont Army Medical Center created the new ear for Pvt. Shamika Burrage, 21, by using cartilage from her rib cage. The cartilage was inserted beneath the skin on […]

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Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital

Latest Hearing News THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hearing aids may mean fewer visits to the hospital for seniors, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data from more than 1,300 adults aged 65 to 85 with severe hearing loss, and found that only 45 percent of them used a hearing aid. Those who […]

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Health Tip: Cope With Hearing Difficulties at Work

Health Tip: Cope With Hearing Difficulties at Work

(HealthDay News) — A hearing problem can make it difficult to be productive at work. Latest Hearing News The AARP offers advice on what to do if this applies to you: Ask for a desk that is away from background noise. Reduce noise reverberations by placing a small rug under your chair or by installing […]

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Drinking May Worsen Hearing Loss at Loud Concerts

Drinking May Worsen Hearing Loss at Loud Concerts

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Hearing News THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High-decibel music blasting at big concert venues is a known cause of short-term hearing loss. But new research suggests drinking doesn’t help matters, with drunk concertgoers actually moving closer to loudspeakers. The study of 51 young attendees at an outdoor music […]

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Hearing Loss Might Leave You Accident-Prone

Hearing Loss Might Leave You Accident-Prone

Latest Hearing News THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You may think your poor hearing just means you miss parts of conversations, but a new report suggests it also might make accidental injuries more likely. “Many adults believe that hearing loss, particularly due to aging, is ‘normal’ and therefore of little consequence other than, […]

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Hearing Loss Joins Long List of Smoking Harms

Hearing Loss Joins Long List of Smoking Harms

Latest Hearing News THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You can add hearing loss to the many health risks of smoking, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed eight years of health data on more than 50,000 people in Japan. After accounting for work-related noise exposure and other hearing loss risk factors, the […]

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Five ways to make ringing stop after a concert

Five ways to make ringing stop after a concert

Long exposure to loud noises, such as attending a concert with no ear protection, can damage the delicate structures within the ear. This can cause a ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus. Tinnitus can be bothersome, as the sound can make hearing difficult and interrupt daily life. Tinnitus after a concert is usually temporary […]

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Eustachian Tube Problems (Ear Tube Dysfunction, Blockage)

Eustachian Tube Problems (Ear Tube Dysfunction, Blockage)

Eustachian tube definition and facts The Eustachian tube originates in the rear of the nose adjacent to the soft palate, runs a slightly uphill course, and ends in the middle ear space. The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear space to the rear of the nose near the soft palate. The middle ear space is […]

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Inner Ear Infection (Symptoms, Signs, Treatments, Home Remedies)

Inner Ear Infection (Symptoms, Signs, Treatments, Home Remedies)

Inner ear infection (in adults and children) definition and facts An inner ear infection often is inflammation or irritation of the parts of the ear responsible for balance and hearing called labyrinthitis. Less commonly, an inner ear infection is a true infection caused by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms of inner ear infections include: The […]

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Labyrinthitis (Inner Ear Inflammation) Symptoms, Causes, Contagious, Treatment Cure

Labyrinthitis (Inner Ear Inflammation) Symptoms, Causes, Contagious, Treatment Cure

Labyrinthitis definition and facts Labyrinthitis is an inner ear condition that causes dizziness, spinning sensation (vertigo) and problems with balance. Inner ear infections and/or other ear problems can trigger labyrinthitis. Symptoms of labyrinthitis include: Researchers and doctors do not know the cause of labyrinthitis. The condition may be caused during -or after a viral infection […]