Fall Prevention

Insight into preventing injuries caused by falls Why are falls more likely during the senior years? How does lifestyle management affect fall prevention? and more… Today’s society is more active than ever, but inevitably every year more than two million Americans fall and sustain serious injury, costing the healthcare system in excess of $3 billion… Read more »


TMJ Pain

Insight into causes and treatments How does the Temporo-Mandibular Joint work? What causes TMJ pain? How is TMJ pain treated? and more… Open your jaw all the way and shut it. This simple movement would not be possible without the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). It connects the temporal bone (the bone that forms the side of… Read more »


Earwax

Insight into the proper care of the ears Why does the body produce earwax? What is the recommended method of ear cleaning? When should a doctor be consulted? and more… Good intentions to keep ears clean may be risking the ability to hear. The ear is a delicate and intricate area, including the skin of… Read more »


Earaches

Insight into otitis media and treatments What is otitis media? How does the ear work? What are the symptoms? Otitis media means “inflammation of the middle ear,” as a result of a middle ear infection. It can occur in one or both ears. Otitis media is the most frequent diagnosis for children who visit physicians… Read more »


Ear Tubes

Insight into causes and treatment options Who needs ear tubes and why? What to expect after surgery and more… Painful ear infections are a rite of passage for children-by the age of five, nearly every child has experienced at least one episode. Most ear infections either resolve on their own (viral) or are effectively treated… Read more »


Cholesteatoma

Insight into ear growths What causes a cholesteatoma? How is cholesteatoma treated? Symptoms and dangers and more… An abnormal skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum is called cholesteatoma. Repeated infections and/or and a tear or retraction of the eardrum can cause the skin to toughen and form an expanding sac. Cholesteatomas often… Read more »


Tinnitus

Insight into causes and treatments for tinnitus What causes tinnitus? How is tinnitus treated? What can help me cope? And more… Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from tinnitus or head noises. It may be an intermittent sound or an annoying continuous sound in one or both ears. Its pitch can go from a low roar… Read more »


Travel Tips for the Hearing Impaired

Insight for hearing-impaired travelers What are common problems? What arrangements can be made? How should hearing aids be handled when traveling? and more… Travel is an important aspect of our lives. Whether for business or vacation, traveling can be as stressful as it is enjoyable. And for more than 20 million people in the U.S.… Read more »


Swimmer’s Ear

Insight into acute otitis externa What causes swimmer’s ear? What are the signs and symptoms? How is swimmer’s ear treated? and more… Affecting the outer ear, swimmer’s ear is a painful condition resulting from inflammation, irritation, or infection. These symptoms often occur after water gets trapped in your ear, with subsequent spread of bacteria or… Read more »


Perforated Eardrum

Insight into ear injuries What is a perforated eardrum? What causes eardrum perforation? How is hearing affected by a perforated eardrum? and more… A hole or rupture in the eardrum, a thin membrane that separates the ear canal and the middle ear, is called a perforated eardrum. The medical term for eardrum is tympanic membrane.… Read more »