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Vertigo, Not an Easy Diagnosis

Vertigo, Not an Easy Diagnosis

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 instead, you are challenged with vertigo. The symptoms are highly unpleasant and incapacitating, and the […]

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Swimmer’s Ear: The Facts

Swimmer’s Ear: The Facts

Medical Author: Melissa Stoppler, M.D.Medical Editor: Barbara K. Hecht, Ph.D. Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the outer part of the ear canal and the external ear. It occurs most commonly following extended exposure to water. Because the infection causes inflammation of the external ear, it is medically known as otitis externa. The infected ear […]

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Ear: Anatomy of Hearing and Balance

Ear: Anatomy of Hearing and Balance

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 in hearing but only the inner ear is responsible for […]

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Health Tip: Recognizing Hearing Loss

Health Tip: Recognizing Hearing Loss

(HealthDay News) — Hearing loss affects a lot of people, especially seniors. About one-third of people aged 65 to 74 can’t hear as well as they should, and nearly half of people 75 and older have difficulty hearing, the National Institute on Aging says. Latest Hearing News If you have hearing loss, it may be […]

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Healthy Eating May Protect Her Hearing

Healthy Eating May Protect Her Hearing

Latest Hearing News MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet may reduce a woman’s risk of hearing loss, a new study finds. “We observed that those following an overall healthy diet had a lower risk of moderate or worse hearing loss,” said study first author Dr. Sharon Curhan, of Brigham and Women’s […]

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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, […]