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Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Ringing in the Ears: Study

Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Ringing in the Ears: Study

Latest Hearing News MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can make life miserable, but a brain implant may help, preliminary research suggests. In a phase 1 trial of five patients whose severe tinnitus did not respond to other treatments, deep brain stimulation (DBS) diminished the ringing in four. The […]

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Water in Your Ear After a Swim? Here’s How to Get It Out

Water in Your Ear After a Swim? Here’s How to Get It Out

By Karina Lichtenstein on 09/24/2019 12:09 PM Latest Hearing News Source: MedicineNet Health News Swimming is one of the best parts of summer. Splashing around in the pool or ocean is a great way to beat the heat and have fun with your friends and family … until you get water in your ear. “The […]

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Swimmer’s Ear (External Otitis)

Swimmer’s Ear (External Otitis)

Swimmer’s ear in adults and children definition and facts Swimmer’s Ear (Outer Ear Infection) 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 […]

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Inner Ear Infection (Labyrinthitis)

Inner Ear Infection (Labyrinthitis)

Labyrinthitis (inner ear infections) definition and facts Inner Ear Infection (Labyrinthitis) 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 […]

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Health Tip: Cleaning Out Earwax

Health Tip: Cleaning Out Earwax

(HealthDay News) — Earwax protects your ear canal by trapping dirt and slowing the growth of bacteria, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Hearing News Blockages created by earwax often develop after people try to clean their ears with cotton swabs. This can push the wax deeper into the ear and cause serious damage. Mayo says wax […]

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Summer Can Be Hard on Your Hearing

Summer Can Be Hard on Your Hearing

Latest Hearing News SATURDAY, July 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some of the sounds of summer can pose a serious threat to your hearing. Outdoor concerts, fireworks, thunder, and lawn and garden equipment are among the things that trigger hearing loss, the American Academy of Audiology warns. “Many summer activities are noisy and can result […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

Health Tip: Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

(HealthDay News) — Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the outer ear that is caused by water remaining in the ear canal after swimming or showering. Latest Hearing News To help prevent swimmer’s ear, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests: Teach children to use a towel to dry their ears after water activities. Encourage children […]

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Health Tip: Headphones and Hearing Loss

Health Tip: Headphones and Hearing Loss

(HealthDay News) — About 1 in 5 teens has some degree of hearing loss, says the American Osteopathic Association. Latest Hearing News Experts think many instances could be linked to headphone use. To avoid headphone-induced hearing loss, the association suggests: Listen to music at less than 60 percent of maximum volume. Listen to music for […]