PERFORATED EARDRUM

When the thin membrane that separates the ear canal and the middle ear (the “eardrum”) is pierced or becomes ruptured, there will be decreased hearing and possibly a liquid discharge.  A “perforated eardrum” may result from a sudden loud noise...

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WHO KNEW?

People are continuously advised to shield their ears from noise, a common cause of hearing loss.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), noise pollution is one of the pressing threats to public health and is responsible for a range...

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DID YOU KNOW?

Most hearing problems occur so gradually that it can often take years before people realize they’re not hearing properly!  Frequently, it goes undetected until it interferes with daily living.  It is not the same as listening to sounds with the...

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ALL ABUZZ!!

Ringing in the ears (“tinnitus”) affects an estimated 10%-15% of the worldwide adult population.  This annoying condition, most commonly caused by exposure to loud noise, affects men more than women, especially as they get older.  The majority of those with...

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