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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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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 […]

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New Hope for ‘Ringing’ in the Ears

New Hope for ‘Ringing’ in the Ears

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Hearing News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For people with tinnitus, the persistent sense of ringing in the ears is mildly annoying at best and disabling at worst. But a new device may help ease the phantom noises, researchers report. The experimental device uses precisely timed sound and […]

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Health Tip: How a Cochlear Implant Works

Health Tip: How a Cochlear Implant Works

(HealthDay News) — A cochlear implant is a small, electronic device that when surgically placed under the skin, stimulates the nerve endings in the cochlea to provide a sense of sound to a person who is severely hard of hearing. Latest Hearing News The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves of the use of cochlear […]

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Swimmer’s Ear (Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment)

Swimmer’s Ear (Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment)

Swimmer’s ear definition and facts Swimmer’s ear, or external otitis, is typically a bacterial infection of the skin of the outer ear canal. In contrast to a middle ear infection, swimmer’s ear is an infection of the outer ear. Swimmer’s ear can occur in both acute and chronic forms. Excessive water exposure and water trapped […]