Did you know that there is a little known about but common chronic disorder group called Vestibular disorders? Many do, as this affliction affects over 35% of adults over the age of 40. Vestibular disorders are issues that affect balance and the functioning of the inner ear. A list of the most common types includes benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV),
It’s summertime, and many are taking advantage of the warm weather and the loosening of travel restrictions and are heading out of town. In many cases, air travel needs to be done, and when that happens, preparation is necessary. Airplane travel can be stressful in itself, but adding the stress of travel and the possibility of experiencing airplane ear can make the experience quite uncomfortable if the proper precautions are not taken.
Tinnitus is considered to be the most commonly experienced hearing condition, and it can negatively affect a person’s quality of life. When a person experiences tinnitus, they hear sounds that other people do not hear, and there is no external cause for the sounds. The sounds can be described as ringing, clicking, hissing, whining, roaring,
Unwelcome noise can be bothersome. However, it’s worse when you are the only one who can hear it. For those that hear a humming, buzzing, clicking, ringing, whistling, whooshing, or hissing sound in one or both of your ears that isn’t audible to others, you are not crazy. You are just experiencing tinnitus. According to the American Tinnitus Association,
With Valentine’s Day earlier this month, this is one of the biggest times of the year (minus Halloween) for chocolate. While your sweet tooth may be kicked into gear this month, being picky about the type of chocolate you consume could pay off by improving your health and even your hearing. Eating raw cacao, or dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cacao,
Did you know that your ears are self-cleaning? While you may not believe it, they are self-cleaning, so there’s no need for routine maintenance. Earwax and debris slowly move out of the ear canal opening naturally courtesy of the ear’s design and from the motion of talking and eating. While inserting cotton-tipped swabs into your ears can make the problem worse by pushing earwax farther into the ear canal.
Suffering from ear pain can be quite debilitating, as the pain can range from dull to severe. No matter your pain level, dealing with ear pain is never a welcome event. When you are dealing with an earache, it can be difficult to drink, eat, sleep, and can even affect your focus and concentration. While the most common cause of ear pain is ear infections,
One of the most common causes of hearing loss in young adults, otosclerosis is a disease that affects the bones of the middle ear. Otosclerosis affects the stapes bone, which is the smallest hone in the human body, yet the stapes plays a crucial role in your ability to hear. Having the ability to hear means the stapes bone,
During the summer, a person’s allergies can run rampant, resulting in blocked sinuses. Often caused by a sinus infection, cold, or allergies, blocked sinuses can occur due to dysfunction of the Eustachian tube. When the sinuses become blocked, temporary hearing loss can be one of the symptoms experienced, which may be unsettling to some. In these situations,
There are not many things worse than having ears that feel clogged, and a ringing sound in your head that doesn’t go away. These symptoms can have a negative impact on your day by affecting your concentration, affecting your mood, and could even affect your ability to remain balanced. Unfortunately, there are a few possible causes of clogged and ringing ears.