Category Archives for Hearing

What Causes Hearing Loss?

Hearing refers to the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibration in the ear. The ear has three sections, the outer, middle, and inner ears, all work together to process sounds. The outer ear consists of the lobe and ear canal, structures which serve to protect the more delicate parts inside. Sound waves travel from the outer ear and through to the ear canal. The outer boundary of the middle ear is the eardrum, a thin membrane; when sound reaches the eardrum it begins to vibrate. The motion...

Home Remedies for Ear infections

Ear infections can be quite irritating and very painful. If left without proper treatment, ear infections can lead to serious complications such as hearing loss. There are several home remedies for treating an ear infection. It is always best to consult a doctor to cure the infection if it does not clear up within 2-3 days. Simple Home Remedies to Tackle Ear Infections The following remedies should help in handling the ear infection:A well-known home remedy for ear infection is to drop 1-2 drops...

Meniere’s Disease

The Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear which usually causes dizziness. The area of the ear that is commonly affected is the labyrinth which includes the semicircular canals and the cochlea. The labyrinth contains a fluid called endolymph. The membranes become dilated like a balloon when the pressure increases. This is called the hydrops. This happens in one way usually when the damage system call the endolymphatic duct or sac. However, in some cases the endolymphatic duct may be ...

Symptoms of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a medical condition characterized by the decreasing ability of ears to understand and detect sounds. This problem is caused by a combination of environmental and biological factors. Common causes include earwax blockage, cochlear damage and ear infection. In addition, the presence of tumors and abnormal bone growths can also lead to hearing impairment. Here is a closer look at the different treatments, diagnosis as well as the minor and major symptoms of hearing loss.Signs of Hearing...

Earache Remedies

About Earaches The ear functions by receiving sound waves and sending messages to the brain. The outer ear includes the part of the ear that is visible and the ear canal. The sound waves go through the ear canal and travel to the eardrum and cause it to vibrate. The vibration of the eardrum causes the tiny bones in the ear to move. This movement sends the sound waves to the inner ear. Read more

What Causes Conductive Hearing Loss?

Definition Conductive hearing loss happens when there is a problem conducting sound wave through the outer ear, tympani membrane (eardrum) or middle ear (ossciles). This type of hearing may occur in conjunction with sensorineural hearing loss or alone. External ear some common causes are cerumen (earwax) and otitis external Earwax (also called cerumen) blockage is common. A doctor can cure this easily by removing the wax either with specially designed instruments or by flushing with water. There...

Tinnitus Remedies

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head where no external source is present. It is referred to as “ringing in the ears” or “head noise.” The sound heard by persons with tinnitus can only be heard by the affected person. People describe hearing ringing, hissing, screeching, static, roaring, buzzing, electric tones, ocean waves or music. Patients may hear the sounds continuously, temporarily or intermittently with varied volume range. Read more

Ear Pain

There are many possible reasons to explain pain around the ear. Below are some of the possible causes and ways of treating them. Ear Pain Symptoms The most common symptom is pain in the left or right ear. In some cases there is also fluid draining. If there’s fluid draining, it could be due to otitis media. If that’s the cause, go to a doctor. This type of infection can only be treated with antibiotics. If there is swelling coupled with redness around the ear, check for insect bites. Apply some...