Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is very common and affects millions of people a year. There are many factors that can contribute to hearing loss, such as genetics, health conditions, noise exposure, natural aging, a punctured eardrum and fluid or wax buildup. You may also experience hearing loss if there is an abnormal growth, tumor or foreign object... Read more »

Check out These Tips for Reducing the Impact of Tinnitus Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises. Get your blood pressure checked; if it’s high, get your doctor’s help to control it. Exercise daily to improve your circulation. Get adequate rest and avoid fatigue. Use background music/noise or a sound machine to help dampen or... Read more »

Genes and Hearing Loss

Genes play an important role in congenital hearing loss, causing about 60 percent of deafness in infants. One of the most common congenital (present at birth) abnormalities is hearing loss or deafness, affecting as many as three of every 1,000 babies. Exact data is not available, but it is likely that genes also play an... Read more »

Ear Tubes

Most children have experienced at least one painful ear infection by the age of five. Many ear infections resolve on their own, especially if they are viral, and some bacterial infections require treatment with antibiotics. Sometimes recurrent ear infections and/or persistent fluid in the middle ear may become a chronic problem leading to other issues... Read more »