Healthy Hearing Report

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Understanding the case history form and its questions

When you visit the audiologist for the first time, office staff will have you fill out a case history form. This paperwork asks you a series of questions to help the audiologist better understand your medical and hearing history and health.

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Causes of Retrograde Amnesia

What are all the causes of retrograde amnesia?

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Lyme Disease and Hearing Loss

Do you know of any relationship with Lyme Disease and Tinnitus? Or Lyme Disease and hearing loss?

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Cotton Swabs and Itchy Ears

I read where removing the protective wax dries out the ear canal, which then causes itchiness. When I recently visited the doctor, I admitted gently using a q-tip several times due to itchiness. This obviously removed the wax, but resulted in dryness. The

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Itchy Ears from Cotton Swab Use

When I use Q-Tips to clean my ears, they itch for days. What is the best way to clean my ears and how often should I do it?

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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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Why is it I seem to hear better when I wear my glasses?

This is a typical comment from people with hearing loss. Hearing loss acts like a filter, filtering out certain sounds. Often, consonants are most affected. So if you have a...

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The Balanced View of the Vestibular System

We all know that the neck bone is connected to the backbone and the knee bone is connected to the leg bone. All the other bones in our bodies are interconnected with each other...

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Vestibular Disorder: A Head-Turning Experience

Are you sometimes (or often) so dizzy that you have to hold onto something to keep from falling? If so, you know how scary that feeling is. Loss of balance can have a of...

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Smoking and Hearing Loss: One More Reason to Kick the Habit

Researchers have known the dangers of smoking tobacco for decades. Of course we know smoking cigarettes contributes to lung cancer, throat cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema,...

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A Matter of Balance: It's Not in Your Mind, It's in Your Ear

Ear problems involve hearing loss, right? Well, that's what most of us think because we hear with our ears ? complex collections of membranes, bones, organs and other...

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Tai Chi: Improving Balance with Ancient Art

Tai Chi has been under the microscope of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat specialists) as a beneficial remedy for dizziness. This ancient, Chinese art...

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Hearing Aids: Improves Sex Life and Marriage

Research conducted by The Galaxy Research for Deafness Forum makes it pretty clear that hearing aids have a dramatic impact on overall quality of life – and living life to the fullest.

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Hearing Health: Important For All

Approximately 95 percent of people with hearing loss can be helped by hearing aids, only 23 percent use them. Cost of hearing aids is a primary reason for not seeking help. NIDCD's working group is investigating ways to make hearing care affordable.

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Noise Pollution: It Harms Your Health and Hearing

Noise damages the delicate hearing mechanism nature provides. Exposure to noise above 80 decibels (dB, the measurement of the loudness of noise and sound) is harmful dependent upon the exposure time.

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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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Stethoscope Hearing Aids: Keeping Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss Connected

Medical professionals with hearing loss often struggle with stethoscope use. Fortunately there are options for persons with hearing loss and who wear hearing aids that allow them to continue using a stethoscope successfully.

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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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Hearing Loss Remedies: A Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular disease is one of the many known causes of hearing loss. New research reports that a healthy cardiovascular system helps to prevent hearing loss, particularly among older adults.

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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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