Tinnitus

Insight into causes and treatments for tinnitus What causes tinnitus? How is tinnitus treated? What can help me cope? And more… Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from tinnitus or head noises. It may be an intermittent sound or an annoying continuous sound in one or both ears. Its pitch can go from a low roar […]

Tonsils and Adenoids

Insight into tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy What conditions affect the tonsils and adenoids? When should I see a doctor? Common symptoms of tonsillitis and enlarged adenoids and more… Tonsils and adenoids are the body’s first line of defense as part of the immune system. They “sample” bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth […]

Noise and Hearing Protection

Insight into maintaining auditory health Can noise hurt my ears? How does the ear work? How can I protect myself against noise? and more… One in 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech. Age-related hearing loss is the most common cause of this condition and is […]

Thyroid Disorders and Surgery

Insight into complications and treatment What is a thyroid disorder? What treatment may be recommended? What is thyroid surgery? and more… Your thyroid gland is one of the endocrine glands that makes hormones to regulate physiological functions in your body, like metabolism (heart rate, sweating, energy consumed). Other endocrine glands include the pituitary, adrenal, and […]

Earwax

Insight into the proper care of the ears Why does the body produce earwax? What is the recommended method of ear cleaning? When should a doctor be consulted? and more… Good intentions to keep ears clean may be risking the ability to hear. The ear is a delicate and intricate area, including the skin of […]

Ear Tubes

Insight into causes and treatment options Who needs ear tubes and why? What to expect after surgery and more…   Painful ear infections are a rite of passage for children—by the age of five, nearly every child has experienced at least one episode. Most ear infections either resolve on their own (viral) or are effectively […]

Ears and Altitude

Insight into making air travel more comfortable Why do ears pop? How can air travel cause hearing problems? How to help babies unblock their ears? and more…   Ear problems are the most common medical complaint of airplane travelers, and while they are usually simple, minor annoyances, they may result in temporary pain and hearing […]