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I don't hear well. What should I do? What should I expect? First, visit a physician who can refer you to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat specialist), because many hearing problems can be corrected medically. If you have ear pain, drainage, excess earwax, hearing loss in only one ear, sudden or rapidly progressive hearing loss, or dizziness, it
Insight into maintaining auditory health Can noise hurt my ears? How does the ear work? How can I protect myself against noise? and more... One in 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech. Age-related hearing loss is the most common cause of this condition and is more prevalent than hearing loss
Most changes in the voice result from a medical disorder. Failure to seek a physician’s care can lead to hoarseness and more serious problems. Laryngitis Laryngitis is a swelling of the vocal cords usually due to an infection. A viral infection (a “cold”) of the upper respiratory track is the most common cause for infection of the voice box. When
Insight into sleeping disorders and sleep apnea Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight people and usually worsens with age. Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and should not be taken lightly. An otolaryngologist can help you to determine where the
Researchers continue to look for help for children and parents of children who suffer from the most common type of ear infection, called middle ear infection or otitis media (OM). About 62 percent of children in developed countries will have their first episode of OM by the age of one, more than 80 percent by their third birthday, and nearly
Sore Throats Insight into relief for a sore throat What causes a sore throat? What are my treatment options? How can I prevent a sore throat? Infections from viruses or bacteria are the main cause of sore throats and can make it difficult to talk and breathe. Allergies and sinus infections can also contribute to a sore throat. If you
1% to 4% of the population suffers from congestion that is unrelated to colds and allergies. Environmental irritants like pollution and cigarette smoke can cause nasal polyps to form, which can cause a clogged-up feeling and diminished sense of smell. Read more...
Your ears…They are a complex system, sort of like a biological microphone. When you notice changes, it’s hard to tell which part of the ear its coming from. That’s why we’ve asked Cheryl Pucci , Nurse Practitioner with Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Wisconsin, to provide a simple summary of the parts of the ear to help you understand
Everyone feels dizzy sometimes. In fact, as many as 35% adults aged 40 years or older in the United States—approximately 69 million Americans—have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction. Eighty percent of people aged 65 years and older have experienced dizziness: BPPV, the most common vestibular disorder, is the cause of approximately 50% of dizziness in older people. Dizziness is
How did that last roller coaster ride make you feel? Did you stand up too fast from your favorite chair? It’s pretty common to feel dizzy sometimes. In fact, it can be an unwelcome entry in to middle age. As many as 35 percent of adults aged 40 years or older have experienced some form of vestibular (aka “balance”) dysfunction.