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Audiology Organizations Supporting the Deaf Community

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao United Nations and federal statistics show that there is an estimated 1 million of so-called “functionally deaf” individuals in the US and about 70 million worldwide. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that 15% of Americans aged 18 and above report some difficulty in hearing. And about…

Otitis Media: Neurologic Complications in Adults and Children

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Image source: Clinical Advisor  While infants and children are more vulnerable to ear infections (may be related to hygiene habits and developing or underdeveloped immune systems), otitis media in adults may mean a subsidiary ear disease such as cholesteatoma, an abnormal, non-cancerous skin growth that can develop behind the eardrum, and chronic…

White Noise Benefits

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao White noise definition can be better interpreted when a human hears all combined sounds of varying frequencies or pitches. Imagine white noise as 20,000 tones all playing at the same time. White noise is based on auditory masking, which happens when your brain and ears focus on the loudest sound in a…

Natural Home Remedies to Achieve Inner Ear Balance

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Need immediate relief to ear pain? There are a lot of home remedies that you can try to lessen the pain without having to worry about possible harmful side effects. Ear pain is mostly caused by sinus infections, tonsillitis, and the most common one, ear infection, also known as acute otitis media….

Causes of Mystery Ear Pain and Proper Management

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Image source: verywell Ear pain, otherwise known as earache or otalgia, may be caused by a wide number of factors, such as allergies, inflammation, and ear infection, described as the most common cause of ear pain. Signs and symptoms of otalgia vary, which may include ear fullness, stiff jaw, difficulty to open…

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Treatment

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common types of vertigo related to the ears. The most known BPPV symptoms include dizziness, nausea, and lightheadedness. While BBPV may mainly be attributed to a rapid switch in head movement, most BPPV causes are still unknown. People who are showing BPPV…

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…

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…

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…

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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