• Airplanes and the Eustachian Tube

    Extreme air-pressure changes in the airplane cabin during ascent and descent affect the functioning of the Eustachian tube, which is located within the middle ear, near the back of the nose. The Eustachian tube is made of muscle, which regularly contracts to allow…

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  • Untreated Hearing Loss Can Further Isolate You During The Holiday Season

    The holidays are upon us, and many of us are looking forward to going to parties and getting together with extended family over the next couple of weeks. Some enjoy the frenetic pace of family gatherings, shopping, cooking and travel. But for others, the holiday…

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  • Want to Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care of Your Ears

    By age 40, about one out of every 10 adults will experience some degree of hearing loss. It can happen so gradually that you don’t realize what you’re missing. By the time someone is convinced they have a hearing problem, age-related memory loss may…

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  • Earwax Build-Up & Blockage

    Earwax (also called cerumen) is produced by the glands in the ear canal of humans and other mammals. Earwax lubricates the ear canal—without it, our ears would feel dry and itchy. Earwax protects the skin of the human ear canal as well as provides some protection…

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