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What are middle ear implants?

Middle ear implants are surgically implanted devices. Particular middle ear implants have been approved by the FDA for specific hearing losses, such as chronic middle ear...

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What is conductive hearing loss?

Conductive hearing loss can occur when there is a problem in the outer ear or middle ear. Sometimes, conductive hearing loss can be treated with medication or surgery.

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Hearing Health: New Ear Cleaning "How-To" Rules

Regular readers of Healthy Hearing know we've covered the problem of cerumen ? commonly called ear wax ? in previous editions. Why? Well, we all have it and ear...

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Are there medical treatments for hearing loss?

Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common hearing loss type and typically cannot be medically treated. Conductive hearing loss, caused by ear wax, middle ear infections, or other disorders, is often temporary and sometimes treatable with medical intervention.

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What is a tympanogram?

Tympanogram results can help diagnose middle ear problems, such as ear infections or Eustachian tube dysfunction. It is an important test to provide medical clearance for hearing aids.

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Obesity and Ear Infections In Kids: More Proof That We Are What We Eat

The goal of every parent is to ensure their kids eat a healthy diet. Unfortunately, its a goal few moms and dads reach. Too much fast food, junk food, empty calories, sugary...

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What are Bone Conduction Implants?

Bone conduction implants are designed for patients with untreatable middle ear conductive or mixed hearing losses and those who have a unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, or...

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What Are The Primary Causes Of Hearing Loss?

Many different conditions can cause hearing loss and an appropriate hearing loss treatment often depends on its cause.

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Promising New Ear Infection Treatment Developed

Researchers have developed an antibiotic pellet that promises to be an effective treatment for ear infections. Ear infection symptoms in children include hearing loss and problems with speech development and difficulties in school.

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Oral Health and Hearing Loss

If you don’t take care of your oral health, harmful mouth bacteria can enter your bloodstream and cause inflammation and narrowing of arteries and blood vessels – including those essential for hearing health in your ears and brain.

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Is Your Hearing Loss Temporary or Permanent?

Regardless of your age, any noticeable change in hearing health should be investigated by a medical professional.

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Oticon Medical’s Ponto Hearing Implant System Gains Acceptance

Studies show Oticon Medical’s Ponto Bone Anchored Hearing Implant System proves successful.

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