Some may not realize this (or may just need a friendly reminder), but loud sounds are incredibly harmful to your ears. In fact, noise-induced hearing loss is a common condition, and it is an ailment that can affect anyone, of all ages. Noise-induced hearing loss occurs when a loud noise damages the tiny hair cells in your cochlea,
A vestibular disorder is a condition that you may or may not have heard of. Considered to be a chronic balance disorder, vestibular dysfunction can affect both the patient and their family in many ways. Affecting you not just on a physical level, but also on an emotional and mental level. Balance in life is crucial if you want to remain healthy,
While personal technology such as iPods and iPads has its share of advantages, for children, it can hinder their development, specifically in the speech and hearing department. Many feel that the excessive use of technology is replacing face to face human interaction and conversation. While other evidence suggests that these devices can have adverse effects on brain development.
Heading back to school can be exciting, but it also can be overwhelming for a child. A new classroom, new teacher, and a different set of students can make a lot of children anxious about the new school year. However, this feeling can become even more compounded if the child is hard of hearing or deaf.
Having ears on your head, giving you the ability to maintain balance and the ability to hear the world around you truly is a gift. Unfortunately, some may take this gift for granted. Not fully realizing that what they have is something special. However, the truth is that many of us are in this boat,
While there is no cure for tinnitus, there are treatments to help offer relief. New ways to reduce or manage the sounds associated with this condition are continually being sought out and developed. One option is to watch what you eat, with a heavy focus on nutritious foods. What you put into your body affects everything else.
When it comes time to get rid of excess earwax, it’s not uncommon for an individual to reach for cotton swabs, or Q-Tips to clean their ears. Ear cleaning can quickly become a habit that one does on their daily hygiene routine without thinking about it. However, you may be doing more damage to your ear than it’s worth.
Having the ability to hear is a gift. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for a person to view this sense as trivial, especially when they have had the ability to hear their entire life. However, for those with impaired hearing, they understand that this isn’t true. Unfortunately, many don’t realize this until they start contending with the symptoms of hearing loss themselves.
Communication is something that many of us might view as trivial, but having the ability to communicate your thoughts, feelings, and needs is an essential aspect of human life. Having the ability to communicate can help you attain and build upon your self-esteem, as well as build relationships with others. Having the ability to express yourself and communicate with others is necessary in order to have a high quality of life.
When the temperatures heat up, many can’t wait to get outdoors and soak up the sun. However, while many of us like to partake in summertime activities, many personal safety issues can occur during the summer if the proper precautions are not followed. For example, skin that’s left unprotected in the sun can eventually lead to skin cancer.