One of the most common birth abnormalities, protruding ears is when a person’s ears are oversized, projecting out more than the average distance from the head. Producing what some call “Dumbo ears.” Protruding ears can come in many forms and for different reasons and can occur at birth and as a person ages. Some ears can protrude from the ear lobe,
The end of the year is approaching fast, which means celebrations are in order. Some people may opt for a party. Some may brave the cold to watch the ball drop in NYC, while others can’t wait for the fireworks display. On New Year’s Eve the excitement builds as the clock ticks down to a new year,
While the holiday season is the perfect time to get together with family and friends, holiday dinners and functions can be challenging for those with hearing loss. It’s not unheard of for a person with impaired hearing to skip the festivities all together because they can be exhausting and overwhelming. Events and large dinners can be stressful for anyone,
The month of December is a time of giving and receiving. A time that’s spent with friends and family, enjoying the company that they provide, the holidays are a time that many people count their blessings. However, despite all the beautiful things the holidays have to offer, they don’t come without a bit of stress.
Cerumen or ear wax is something we all deal with but rarely speak about. Yet, it has a very important job. Ear wax lines the ear canal to help protect your ears from water, bacteria, and other forms of debris by trapping and expelling it. Because of its beneficial nature, ear wax should not be removed,
With the holiday season upon us and the changing of the temperatures, the need for a warm, comforting bowl of soup is high on the list. There is no better way to warm your bones, all while getting a good dose of nutrients from a hearty meal. With the weather changing and the temperatures dropping,
Considered to be two of America’s most widespread health concerns, there is a considerable overlap between hearing loss and diabetes as people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing hearing problems than people without diabetes. In fact, back in 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) discovered that hearing loss is twice as likely to happen to an adult with diabetes as those who do not have the disease.
With the holidays around the bend, it’s the season of giving. Thoughtful gifts are always received with enthusiasm, especially when they help improve a person’s quality of life. If you have a loved one with a hearing impairment, you may be stumped on what to get them this holiday season. However, if they wear a hearing aid the answer may be a lot simpler than you think.
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), one of the most common causes of hearing loss and the most common occupational illness in the United States, is a result of being exposed to loud sounds. Due to the repeated and prolonged exposure to loud noises, the hair cells in your inner ear become damaged and eventually lose its ability to pick-up and transmit sound to the brain.
Halloween is around the bend, and you know that that means-tricks, treats costumes, and lots of fun. There’s nothing better than dressing up as your favorite superhero or character and going door to door to collect candy when you are a child. While this holiday can make any parent a bit uneasy, for parents of children with hearing loss,