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…

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….

The Classroom as a Learning Environment for the Hearing Impaired

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Children who are deaf or who are diagnosed to be suffering from hearing impairment usually have difficulty coping with the real world. If not properly guided, they might become insecure, develop lower self-esteem, and distant themselves from family and people in general. Hence, educators of the deaf have a great responsibility in…

Putting Importance on the Hearing Aid Fitting Process

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Individuals with hearing difficulty require correct diagnosis and management for them to be able to identify the best possible solution to their condition. The fitting process plays a vital role in ensuring that they will be able to maximize the use of hearing aids as they go out of the doctor’s office…

Turning On Your Equilibrium Again

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Most of us have in one time or another, experienced that feeling of being off, of not being able to keep our balance, or feeling like the room is spinning. One of the most common causes of this condition is labrynthitis or vestibulitis, the inflammation of the inner ear. Equilibrium is a function of the…

How Sound Travels

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For those suffering from hearing loss, the science of sound and how sound travels is an interesting subject. Learning how sounds travels through various states of matter, echo, and vibrations of sounds are discussed in the video.

Family Health Watch: Your infant and hearing loss

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Per the U.S. National Library of Medicine, there are two common factors that can determine if a greater risk of hearing loss can be predetermined at infancy; that is, family history and low birth weight. In the first three to six months of life, one to two percent of healthy newborns are diagnosed with hearing…

Hearing and Balance

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Our ears are used for more than just hearing sound—they are also used for balance. Have you ever had an ear infection and became dizzy or unable to walk in a straight line? That is because the inner ear controls the ability to balance. The video below is a journey through sensory systems with a…

How Loud is Too Loud?

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Follow these guidelines to measure safe decibel levels.  Contact us if you have any questions about other sounds not listed on the chart.

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