• 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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  • Facts About Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition in older Americans, after hypertension and arthritis. 1 in 3 people over the age of 60 have hearing loss. 1 in 6 Baby Boomers (ages 49-68) have hearing loss. 1 in 14 Generation Xers (ages 37-48) already…

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  • How Do We Hear?

    Hearing is one of the five senses. It is a complex process of picking up sound and attaching meaning to it. The ability to hear is critical to understanding the world around us. The human ear is a fully developed part of our bodies at birth and responds to sounds…

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