4 Remedies for Ear Infection

Earaches are often caused by infections. Pain in the ear should always be treated by a professional. However, in some cases it is not possible – for instance, if you are in a distant village in the middle of nowhere. In this article, you will find a list of remedies that can help you alleviate the symptoms. Image Credit: eastside-ent.com Ear infection home remedies The ear infection that is most common is acute otitis media, which affects the middle ear. Children are more likely to develop an ear infection, bu...

Do you Hear me? How to Detect Hidden Hearing Loss

Every day we receive an immense number of sound signals from the world around us. These sounds vary from low to high-intensity ones, some are quiet and smooth, while others are loud and sharp, some are what we hear on a regular basis, and some may be new to us. In all their diversity, they are mostly safe for us to hear and comfortable to process. But what happens in case they aren’t? Image Credit: Thnhearingandbalance.com Hidden hearing loss is a condition that causes inability to process certain sounds. This iss...

Misophonia: Rare Disorder Turning Life into Nightmare

Is there a sound that is capable of making you cringe? For most people, the most common example is nails on chalkboard. However, in healthy people, it’s just a minor issue. Today we are going to discuss misophonia, a rare syndrome that makes people rage or panic when they hear ordinary sounds like whistling, yawning, etc. Image credit: alamy.com What is misophonia? The disorder in question is also called selective sound sensitivity syndrome. It is not known what causes it, and even the nature of it remains mys...

Dangers of Being a Commuter: How Public Transport Causes Deafness and Diseases

Many of those who live in the suburbs have to use public transport to get to work. It appears that the noise characteristic of such places is detrimental to our hearing: researchers say that regardless of what means of transportation you use, be it a car, a bicycle or a train, the level of noise is far from being safe. Most surprisingly, the vehicle with the most significant noise exposure is not a train – it’s a bicycle! Image Credit: Tomas Hawk What did the New Research Reveal? A new study carried out by Canadi...

Restoring Hearing With The Help of Stem Cells: New Research Shows Promise and Teeth

Using stem cells is one of the most promising technologies, say scientists, as they are capable of turning into any part of a human body. Hearing loss is also a condition which, according to recent researches, can be reversed with the help of stem cells. Yet such an approach, despite offering hope to those who believe in the method, can also be very dangerous. Investigators from Rutgers University explain what benefits and perils may await those who will inject stem cells into their inner ear in an attempt to restore h...

How to Get Rid of Swimmer’s Ear?

Love swimming? Hate this feeling of water in your ear every time you get out of water? Then, you should probably know that the thing that we all know as “swimmer's ear” is actually a medical condition and it is better to be dealt with fast (in order to avoid unpleasant complications). Facts Swimmer's ear is actually referred to a medical condition of otitis external and it is usually caused by an infection. Strange as it may seem, swimmer's ear frequently bothers not swimmers as well. In order to...

Facts about Conductive Hearing Loss

Under the term of a conductive hearing loss is understood the condition when a person looses the ability to conduct a sound from the external and/or middle ear into the inner ear. Under the term of a conductive hearing loss is understood the condition when a person looses the ability to conduct a sound from the external and/or middle ear into the inner ear.    Types of Hearing Loss Hearing loss can have three types: Conductive hearing loss. It is a mechanical problem that concerns sound vibrations tr...

How to Get Water out of Your Ear?

Normally our ears are not supposed to keep fluid inside. However, in a number of cases water remains inside, causing a lot of inconveniences straight away and having potential to cause even more affecting one’s hearing or leading to an infection. What are the ways to get rid of it? Image Credit: Pinterest.com Almost always the water that got into our ear leaves it without any particular problems. But if one has atypical ear structure or is susceptible to frequent water ingress, like swimmers, water may get stuck ...

Sudden Loss of Hearing

Loss of hearing can have different reasons why it took place at all. Hearing loss means that a person has lost his ability to hear sounds either partially or completely. In the majority of cases it happens gradually as a person ages and health becomes worse. However, there are a lot of cases when sudden loss of hearing takes place due to some external factors. It can be caused by peculiarities of working environment and also some medical condition. Sudden loss of hearing means that a person experiences the reduc...

Nerve Deafness or Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Nerve deafness is also known by the name of sensorineural hearing loss or SNHL. It is a condition resulting from sensory cells damage in the inner ear. It is generally a condition that is fraught with hearing problems such as either complete loss of hearing, or uneven hearing. It is expressed in a person's loss of sensitivity to the higher tones while average and low ones are perceived without any problem. High-pitched noises represent a problem for such patients. As a result, a person is unable to hear as a health...

Meniere’s Disease Causes and Treatment Facts

Meniere's disease was first introduced as a recognized ailment in 1861. It is considered as an abnormality of an inner ear. It is characterized by the following symptoms: One ear is generally affected Partial loss of hearing Fluctuating hearing loss Severe dizziness Vertigo Tinnitus Pressure or pain in the ear The labyrinth is the part of an inner ear consisting of two parts in its turn. They are the membranous labyrinth and the bony labyrinth. The former serves for the purposes of hearing ...

Pulsing in Ear – Tinnitus Explained

Pulsing in ear is also known as pulsating, or vascular tinnitus. This is an unusual sensation in the ear when it feels like you hear your heartbeat in the ear. Image Credit: tinnitracks.com The reasons for such sensations are numerous but generally it happens due to the alternations in the intensity of the blood flow in arteries and veins and so on in the area of the neck and skull, and also the ear. Though it may seem nothing serious, this symptom can be a sign of something really bad going on in the organism. H...

Adult Ear Infections: Types, Treatments and Preventive Measures

Without a doubt, children have various ear infections much more frequently as adults, but that doesn't mean ear infections are not potentially harmful for them. Adult ear infections usually have a little bit different nature and so they require another approach in treatment. If not cured properly, ear infections can cause decrease in hearing and in rare cases the infection can affect human brain. The majority of ear infections are caused by Eustachian tube. Human inner ear is connected to nasal passages by the Eust...

Living with Hear Loss

If you have been diagnosed permanent hear loss, you need to cope with new life conditions. It's a sad fact, but hearing loss interferes in everyday life making even simplest things you’ve done earlier automatically much more complicated. On the other hand, there are millions of people worldwide who have the same problem and they still live at their full. The following preparations will help you to forget about your hearing problems. First, your aim is to delete communication barrier. The majority of people with ...

It’s Time to Take Care of Your Hearing

Even though today hearing loss is a problem that can be solved and hearing can be restored, it doesn’t mean you can neglect the decrease in it. The earlier you notify your hear loss and try to stop it, the better your results will be and thus you can escape permanent hear loss when only mechanical aids can help you. Hear loss always interferes with our everyday activities making some tasks really complicated ones. Another danger is your hear loss can be a progressing one and you can end up with deafness. Usually...