Setting the mood, dispensing pleasant fragrance, even showing the way when the lights go out–lit candles are good for all of these things. What aren’t they good for? Drawing out earwax or treating sinus infections through the popular but very dangerous and ineffective practice of ear candling.
If you experience hearing loss, you may be referred to an otolaryngologist or a neurotologist to determine the underlying cause of your condition.
A study looks at the impact of having both hearing and vision impairment on the chances of developing dementia.
What people hear and do not hear can have a direct effect on their balance, according to new research from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). The research, published in the March 12 issue of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, provides a better understanding of the relationship between hearing loss and why people fall, especially in the elderly population.
It’s no surprise that we all get a little hard of hearing when we’re older. The ear’s ability to process sound naturally changes over time. But experts say that today, hearing loss is occurring at younger and younger ages, and they suspect our earphone habits (listening at too-loud volumes for too long) may be to blame.