• Are You Taking Ototoxic Medications?

    Certain medications can damage the ear, resulting in hearing loss, ringing in the ear or balance disorders. These drugs are considered “ototoxic”. There are more than 200 known ototoxic medications (prescription and over-the-counter) on the market today….

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  • More Facts About Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss is a major public health issue that is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease. Gradual hearing loss can affect people of all ages — varying from mild to profound. Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease…

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  • Eustachian Tube Dilation

    The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the back of the nose and throat. It opens periodically to allow air to pass into the middle ear to equally balance pressure with the outside world. Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) means that the Eustachian tube is…

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  • Eustachian Tube Definition and Facts

    The Eustachian tube originates in the rear of the nose adjacent to the soft palate, runs a slightly uphill course, and ends in the middle ear space. The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear space to the rear of the nose near the soft palate. The middle ear space…

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