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Reasons for Hearing Loss: Drinking Alcohol

British researchers at the University College of London Hospitals studied a group of 30 healthy adults, tested their hearing levels sober and as they consumed alcohol and discovered that as the subjects drank, their hearing became less acute.

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Tinnitus and Herbal Drugs

Is there a connection between tinnitus and any of the popular herbal drugs (eg. St. John's Wort)?

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Prozac and Dizziness

I have been off prozac for 9 months but am still experiencing a feeling of imbalance accompanied by a feeling of fullness in my ears and head and tinnitus. I've been to an otolaryngologist, had an MRI and all they could tell me is that I have lost some

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Beta-Carotene and Tinnitus

What is known at this time about massive doses of beta-carotene in reduction of tinnitus?

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Vitamins Prevent Hearing Loss?

Mom was right. Vitamins are good for you. They help stave off disease by strengthening the body's immune system so, indeed, you're less likely to come down with the...

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Hearing Loss Causes: Over The Counter Painkillers

A recent study found men under the age of 60 who regularly take aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are twice as likely to suffer hearing problems such as hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems.

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Does Viagra cause hearing loss?

If you are taking Viagra, you should be aware of the various symptoms of hearing loss it can cause.

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Sudden Hearing Loss Treatment: Short-Course Corticosteroids May Help

Sudden senorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) has wide age distribution, but occurs most commonly in people aged 50-60 years, usually affects one ear only. If the situation is not life threatening, a treatment of short-course corticosteroids is recommended, although no treatment is proven.

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Reasons For Hearing Loss: Some You Know, Some You Don't

There are many different ways you can lose your hearing including ones you may not have even known about. It’s a noisy world and once your hearing is gone it’s usually gone for good.

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Meniere's Disease 101

Perhaps it is a disease you have never heard of. Or perhaps it is one that you know far too well. Meniere's Disease is a disease that affects the inner ear and...

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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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What is an ENT (ear-nose-and-throat doctor)?

Otolaryngologists (also called ear-nose-and-throat, or ENT, doctors) are physicians who have advanced training in disorders of the ear, nose, throat and head and neck.

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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 the difference between an Otoloaryngologist, Neurotologist, and Otologist?

Otolaryngologists, neurotologists and otologists are the physicians who typically treat disorders of the ear requiring medical or surgical solutions.

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New Tinnitus Treatments will be Highlight of Fifth Annual Conference

New information about tinnitus treatments, causes of tinnitus, and other topics related to ringing in the ears will be presented at the Fifth Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference, "The Neuroscience of Tinnitus," sponsored by UB's Center for Hearing and Deafness. The event will take place August 19-21, 2011.

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Hearing loss causes: Viagra

An extensive study has now officially shown a relationship between hearing loss and the use of Viagra.

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Can a Pill Protect Against Hearing Loss? You Are What You Eat

It sounds like another web scam take a pill and protect yourself against hearing loss. Too good to be true, right? Well, if calcium strengthens bones, protein increases mas...

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Hearing Loss Causes: Viagra, Cialis & Levitra

New research shows an association between hearing loss and the use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra and possibly Cialis and Levitra too.

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