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.
Typically, hearing loss cannot be fully restored, but there are many different treatments available that may help. Implants, surgery, and wearing hearing aids can help recover a large portion of your hearing, but there is also another route you can take to help improve the health of your ears and ward off hearing loss. Focusing on food and what you put into your body can significantly affect how you feel and how well your body functions.
Produced by glands in the ear canal, earwax helps protect the eardrum from infection and damage. A waxy substance, earwax helps trap bacteria, dust, and other foreign particles from entering the ear. Earwax also helps protect the skin of the ear canal, which is delicate and helps keep our ears moisturized. If we had dry,
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.