A ruptured eardrum can be quite painful, or you may not even realize it has happened. Nevertheless, it is not something to take lightly or ignore as a ruptured or perforated eardrum can have some serious complications.
Tinnitus comes from Latin meaning to ring or tinkle. 50 million Americans, or 15% of the population, suffer from this audiological and neurological issue. In simple terms it is a sound that no one else hears, like ringing in the ears. There are, in fact, additional sounds like buzzing, whooshing, hissing and clicking that a person with Tinnitus may experience.
Most adults know that they need to visit their optometrist to get regular vision tests and the dentist to get cleanings twice a year, but when is the last time you went for a checkup on your hearing? Since your ability to hear can change over time, it can be difficult to notice changes until it’s too late.
When the weather turns cold, many people experience pain or discomfort in their ears, nose and throat. People often confuse symptoms caused by cold weather with illness or infection (or vice versa). It is important to know how cooler weather can affect your respiratory health.
All parents have seen their child suffer from an ear infection — but when is it considered a chronic issue? If your child has recurring ear infections, it might be time to call your doctor to learn more about chronic ear infections.
Do you ever think you or your child develop too many ear infections? While ear infections are much more common in children, there may be an underlying cause for repeat or chronic ear infections that needs to be treated.
I’m sure everyone has been told to be careful about sticking Q-Tips too far in their ears. However, it may be a good idea to forgo the use of Q-Tips for cleaning ears all together.