Ear Care

Ear Care

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
BPPV is a problem with the nerves and structure of the inner ear that causes dizziness. FamilyDoctor.org provides a quick overview on BPPV, including symptomps, risk factors, treatments, and questions to ask your doctor.
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A Mayo Clinic guide to BPPV outlining symptoms, when to seek medical care, and how to prepare for a medical appointment if you are exhibiting BPPV symptoms. This resource also includes treatments and home remedy ideas.
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Ear barotrauma
Ear barotrauma is discomfort and possible damage in the ear due to pressure differences between the inside and outside of the eardrum. The National Library of Medicine explains how and when ear barotrauma occurs, and outlines many treatment ideas.
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Hearing Problems in Children
Most children hear and listen from the moment they are born, which impacts how they learn to talk. Babies should have hearing screenings completed before they are a month old. See more at MedlinePlus about hearing problems and children and how it impacts their development.
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Meniere's Disease
Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes severe dizziness, roaring sounds called tinnitus, hearing loss and ear pressure or pain. No causes or cures have been identified, but MedlinePlus offers treatment ideas and other information.
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Noisy Planet
Noisy Planet is a national public education campaign designed to increase awareness among parents of children ages 8 to 12 about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.
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Ear Infections
Ear infections, called otitis media, are common in children and occurs when the tubes inside the ears become clogged with fluid and mucus. MedlinePlus outlines signs of ear infections in children and what to do to help.
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Otosclerosis
Otosclerosis is the abnormal growth of bone of the middle ear. The abnormal growth prevents ear structures from properly functioning and causes hearing loss. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) website includes a comprehensive guide to otosclerosis.
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Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sensorineural deafness is a type of hearing loss. It occurs from damage to the inner ear, the nerve that runs from the ear to the brain (auditory nerve), or the brain. For more information on symptoms, causes and treatment for sensorineural hearing loss, visit MedlinePlus.
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Tinnitus
If you hear ringing, roaring, clicking or hissing sound on a regular basis, you might have tinnitus. Tinnitus has a variety of symptoms and causes, and can sometimes be a symptom of other health problems. Treatments for tinnitus can vary depending on the person – to learn about these and more visit MedlinePlus.
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Hearing Screening and Evaluation
The difference between hearing screening and hearing evaluation can sometimes be confusing. The difference can be explained at the ASHA website.
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Hearing Disorders and Deafness
Hearing disorders make it difficult to hear, while deafness can keep you from hearing at all. MedLine Plus provides a guide on deafness and other hearing disorders, including potential causes, tutorials and guides.
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