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….

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…

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…

Differentiating Hearing Aids from Sound Amplifiers

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Sound amplifiers can help individuals hear sounds that are far away from the listener or at low volume better. However, people sometimes mistake them as substitute for hearing aids because they are relatively cheaper and are readily available in the market. Plus, they do the task well if a person’s purpose is to watch TV…

The Latest Trends in Hearing Aids

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The global market for hearing aids has underwent many changes for the past years and similar to what every industry strives for, companies have continuously made efforts to improve their services by first offering a wide variety of hearing aids customers can choose from. Basically, hearing aids can be classified into three types: In-The-Ear (ITE)…

Understanding the Signs of Hearing Loss

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For individuals who were born without hearing defects, it is not always easy to accept the truth if they begin experiencing cases of hearing difficulty. In most situations, unless confirmed by an audiologist, people tend to ignore the warning signs and so the condition is left untreated and worsens over time. Below are just some…

An Overview: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2015

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Sponsored by Representative Brett Guthrie, the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act (EHDI) of 2015 (H.R. 1344) amends the Public Health Service Act to expand programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns and infants to include young children. Consequently, the programs have been modified and reauthorized for FY2016-FY2020. Image Source: What does…

Assistive Listening Devices: How Useful Are They?

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Assistive Listening Systems (ALSs), otherwise known as Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs), are used by people with hearing loss (mild or profound) to separate the sounds, speech in particular, that they want to hear from background noise. An ALS has three basic parts: a microphone, a transmission technology and a receiving device. What…

Hearing Loss in Adults and Children

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Adults aged 50 onwards are more prone to hearing loss due to age-related damage to the cochlea, the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti, or spiral organ, the receptor organ for hearing. There are two types of hearing loss:…

The HLAA 2017 Convention

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is holding its 2017 convention on June 22-25 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Early registration is open until March 31 at lower rates. You can register online by logging into the HLAA online portal. You may also sign up offline by completing the early-bird registration…

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