Cauliflower Ear Explained: How It Affects Your Hearing

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Cauliflower ear, also known as perichondrial hematoma, is a swelling of the ear resulting from blood clot, which is caused by any physical damage to the body due to violence, fracture, or accident. This blood clot leads to a lumpy appearance that resembles a cauliflower. It is also famously known as wrestler’s…

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Meniere’s Disease: Treatment, Management and Prevention

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Globally, around 12 out of every 1,000 people suffer from Meniere’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear that may cause episodes of vertigo or dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), imbalance, nausea, vomiting, fullness or pressure in one ear, and fluctuating, progressive hearing loss.   Meniere’s disease is also known as…

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How to Prevent Ear Piercing Infection

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Image source: Reader’s Digest Body piercing in the US has no specific demographic pattern, but statistics show that females have a higher tendency of having their bodies pierced at an earlier age. The most popular locations are the ear, naval and nose. In fact, more than 80% of Americans have had their…

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Keep Your Hearing Aids Clean and Hear Well

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Your hearing aids are designed to perfectly fit your ears and match their specific needs so you can hear well again. Since hearing instruments are made with technical features and highly sophisticated materials, it is your main responsibility to make sure they are clean at all times. This will prevent entry of…

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Scuba Diving and Hearing Loss

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Scuba diving lessons are usually worth the same as a full day of surfing lessons or a few hours of private water skiing lessons. This may sound fun especially if you are someone who loves the ocean and seeks these types of adventure. You can roam the waters freely and bask in…

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Noise Levels for Babies – When Sounds Become Too Loud

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao The pain threshold of a human ear is at 120 decibels (dB) and any sound above 85 dB can already cause hearing loss. A baby’s auditory faculty is more sensitive than the hearing of an adult and therefore has a lower level of tolerance to excessively loud sounds. Parents should be aware…

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Delayed Speech Development in Children

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao  One of the most exciting moments of parenthood especially for first-time parents is when a child begins to utter syllables and eventually speaks his/her first word. Eager moms or dads usually record a milestone such as this to preserve the heartwarming memory. However, speech and language disorders may impede children from joining…

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Live Speech Mapping (LSM) and Hearing Aid Fitting

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao  Live speech mapping (LSM) is used by audiologists to confirm whether your hearing aids are properly programmed for your specific needs or still need adjustment. LSM can indicate the audibility of important sounds and signals such as speech, thus leading to less post-fitting visits and convenience on the part of the patient….

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Hearing Loss Due to Aging: How It Happens

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) reveals age as the strongest predictor of hearing loss among adults who are between 20 and 69 years of age, with the greatest incidence of hearing loss in the 60 to 69 group. Image source: Senior Health 365 Presbyacusis refers to the…

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Bilateral Hearing Loss in Children: Helping Them Cope Up

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Dealing with children suffering from hearing loss requires longer patience and deeper commitment, given the level of dependence they place on adults. A child with bilateral hearing loss, which refers to hearing loss in both ears, may be more sensitive and prone to tantrums, not to mention the possibility of speech difficulty,…

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