Perforated Ear Drum

Perforated Ear Drum

This long-suffering education video will help you understand what an eardrum perforation is. It discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment ...

DrSugar Explains How Easy It Is to Lose Your Hearing

DrSugar is in the enterprise! This week she''s teaching us all how to protect our hearing.

Ever wonder if listening to your portable music entertainer of choice could be detrimental to your hearing? New research, published in the International Journal of Audiology and reported by WebMD , suggests that up to one-fourth of college students may have confirmation of early hearing loss and that it''s possible that portable music players may play a r.

The researchers made this discovery after recruiting college students with normal hearing for a study on whether the use of carry-on music players can lead to temporary hearing loss. Several of the students who reported well-adjusted hearing were actually found to have signs of hearing loss when tested formally. To learn more about hearing injury and its possible correlation to portable music players, keep reading!

Hearing loss is plain as people age and there are many symptoms and signs of hearing loss which includes: muffled quality of sales pitch and other sounds, difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd of people, every so often asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly, needing to turn up the volume of the goggle-box or radio, withdrawal from conversations, and avoidance of some social settings. Causes of hearing demise include: earwax blockage, ruptured eardrum, ear infection, abnormal bone growth, tumors, and most commonly — invoice to the inner ear structures (hair and nerve cells).