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There are several hearing tests out there to help measure your ability to hear and recognize sound. They range from whispered speech tests to auditory brainstem tests and speech recognition testing. If you think you suffer from hearing loss, it’s likely that your hearing specialist will conduct one or more of these tests to help identify the degree of hearing

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It’s an interesting fact that our ears are self-cleaning. Earwax is part of a system to keep dirt and debris away from our eardrums. Because it’s a bit sticky, the dirt adheres to the wax, which migrates to the outer ear when you move your jaw. This unique system means our ears don’t need vigorous cleaning, just a little assistance

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Headphones, earphones, earbuds and Bluetooth devices are all over the market these days. They are almost always found plugged into tablets, computers, smartphones, MP3 players and iPods. These devices are used actively by adults, teens and kids of all ages and provide a private listening experience in any public place.  What damages hearing? Earbuds are considered to be one of

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Earwax , or cerumen, is the oily substance that keeps our ears waterproof, clean and germ-free. Most of the time, it does its job and – along with dead skin cells and the dirt it gathers – exits the ear canal. Sometimes, however, too much earwax builds up, gets trapped and hardens into a ball that can’t be softened or

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We’ve all had the urge to put that cotton swab in our ear canal to clean out earwax . By now you should know that cotton swabs (or anything small or pointy) should stay as far away from your ear canal as possible! But there’s wax in there that I need to take out, right? Actually, more often than not,

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The technical term for an infection in the middle ear is otitis media. It can cause temporary hearing loss by preventing the bones in the middle ear from vibrating properly. Almost anyone can be impacted by this infection at some point in life. According to the University of Maryland’s Medical Center, 75 percent of all children will experience an ear

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Your audiologist is your partner for better hearing. Their profession is devoted to the science of hearing and they are devoted to helping you get the most out of the hearing you have. Their training, skill and familiarity with the latest technology provide the best treatment when it comes to your hearing loss. That’s why it is important to pick

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There are many reasons to evaluate your hearing, especially if you are in your 50s or older. If it seems that people are mumbling or that you have trouble hearing the television or on the telephone, you may need a hearing test . Other indicators include asking people to repeat themselves, ringing in your ears or a family history of

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Many Americans – roughly 62 percent – rely on alternative medicine and therapies for general health maintenance, according to a study conducted by the National center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. One such alternative therapy, used for removing excess wax in addition to relieving sinus pain, curing ear infections or relieving tinnitus or vertigo symptoms, is ear candling. Ear candling

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When it comes to your health, you’re familiar with your dentist, your primary care provider and your optometrist. What about your audiologist ? You don’t have one yet? If you’re 55 or older, it’s a good time to make an appointment to have your hearing checked, especially if it’s been years since your last hearing exam. Here’s what to expect

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