Better Hearing and Speech Month: How Hearing Impacts Speech

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which makes this a great time to understand better how hearing impacts speech. It can help parents and seniors to better prepare for the responsibilities that come with adjusting to hearing impairments. Why Better Hearing & Speech Month Is Important Better Hearing Month might not get as much […]

Eustachian Tubes: How They Function and Common Issues

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The nasopharynx is the area in the back of the nasal passages that extends down into the throat. The ears are connected to the nasopharynx through the pharyngotympanic tubes. The scientific name for these tubes describes where they are found in the body, between the pharynx, or the throat, and the tympanic membrane, or eardrum. […]

How Are Your Ears Affected by Spring Allergies?

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Allergy season is almost here. If you suffer from terrible seasonal allergies, you might already begin to have flashbacks of last year’s experiences. One particular symptom you might remember is discomfort in the ears. This might have prompted you to wonder how allergies affect your ears, if at all. The nasal passage and throat are […]

Top 10 Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health issues in the United States. It decreases your ability to understand speech and hear sounds around you. People who work in noisy environments such as construction sites, road crews, and factories may lose hearing over time from being exposed to constant noise without proper protection. However, individuals […]

What Are Hearing Aid Domes?

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Throughout the centuries, people have struggled with hearing loss and finding adequate listening devices. Long ago are the days of using a hearing trumpet to encourage sound to travel deeper into the inner ear, but the struggle for an efficient hearing aid continues. In the quest to make sure people are given the best assistance […]

Ear Buds: How to Care For Your Ears While Using Ear Buds

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Technology has opened the door to all sorts of personal entertainment, including the ability to listen to music or take part in a conversation from tiny devices inserted into the ears. Though small pieces of equipment, wearable listening devices can have a damaging effect on your ears and hearing if both your ears and the […]

Best Hearing Aids for Everyday Use

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Hearing loss is a national crisis affecting approximately 48 million Americans, primarily those 65 and older. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that more than 30% of adults between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from hearing loss. That estimate increases to 50% for people 75 and older. If left […]

Your Ear Care Routine: Recommendations for Healthy Ears

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Ears are crucial to our interpretation of the world, affecting everything from our ability to communicate to our balance. Deciphering sound waves into speech and language is only a small part of the role of the ear. Without the correct and healthy functioning of these obscure appendages, people could find it challenging to communicate and […]

Pediatric Ear Care: What Parents Need To Know

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The responsibilities of parenthood are vast and innumerable, ensuring health and happiness, teaching responsibility and respect, showing the ways and rules of society and the world. However, chief among parental responsibilities is the health and safety of your child. One of the critical aspects of that obligation is caring for your child’s ears, ensuring they […]

Unclogging and Relieving Ear Pressure

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Most people are familiar with stuffy ears, especially during specific times of the year, like cold and allergy seasons. While ear pressure can be a nuisance, it is often quickly remediated with little to no need for surgical or prescription intervention. However, many causes can affect the outer or middle ear, requiring different treatment approaches. […]