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What is Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when damage is sustained to a person’s inner ear or to connecting nerves between the ears and the brain. More specifically, this kind of hearing loss happens to the inner ear when its hair cells or connecting nerves are damaged. Those who have lost their hearing due to this condition remark […]

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Inner Ear Infection

Whether a person is a young infant or a senior citizen, they can acquire an ear infection. Ear infections bring along a host of symptoms ranging from annoying to serious, and many of them stay confined to the outer ear. Although all ear infections can be painful, they are easier to treat and tend to […]

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What is a Hearing Impairment?

People use the terms deafness and hearing impairment interchangeably to mean a complete hearing loss. However, what is hearing impairment? It is defined as a partial or total inability to perceive sounds. There are situations when a condition can be reversed through specialized treatment. Given that hearing is one of the essential senses required to […]

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How to Take Care of a Toddler’s Ears

Like anything else on a toddler, ears can be a very sensitive area to care for. It comes with its share of whining and not sitting still which can make it hard to get the job done. It’s also not a very popular area to clean, sometimes overlooked even. Here are a few tips to […]

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What is Conductive Hearing Loss?

Millions of people suffer from hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss is one of the types a person can experience. It’s important to know what this type of hearing loss is and what can cause it. Conductive Hearing Loss Conductive hearing loss involves issues with the outer and middle ear, generally, the parts of the ear […]

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What is unilateral hearing loss?

Unilateral hearing loss (UHL) is a hearing impairment of one ear termed single-sided deafness, while the other ear retains some degree of hearing. UHL can occur before birth and anytime through adolescence or adulthood for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the loss is caused by viral infections, Meniere’s disease, head or ear injuries and surgical […]

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What Causes Sudden Hearing Loss in One Ear?

Autoimmune diseases can cause sudden deafness in one or both ears. If you have hearing loss in one ear, it is important to see an ear doctor to see if you can rule out tumors on the auditory nerve. Sudden deafness in one ear can be caused from always sleeping on one ear. Sudden deafness […]

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Muffled Hearing Loss in One Ear: What does this mean?

Muffled hearing loss can happen suddenly to anyone in one or both ears temporarily. It happens when sound waves have trouble passing through the inner ear. The sensation most feel is like having cotton stuffed in your ears. It interferes with your ability to detect sound. Mountain heights, airplane cabins or underwater diving environments can […]

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Why Do I Hear A High Pitch Sound In My Left Ear?

Many people experience a high-pitched ringing or sound persistently. This is a symptom of tinnitus, which can be a huge nuisance to deal with. Diagnosis When you report to the doctor that you hear this sound, they will examine your head, neck, and ears for possible signs of tinnitus. Tests can include: Audio-logical or hearing […]

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What Does it Feel Like to have Tinnitus?

There are many different causes of tinnitus that may be bothering you. Since so many people experience it, it is important to discover the true cause of tinnitus as well. There are some common causes that can further exacerbate the condition. Age: Hearing sensitivity can get worse as you grow older. After 60, hearing loss […]

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