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Hearing loss can occur for a number of reasons, but one you may not readily think of is medication. There are a long list of medications that have been known to cause hearing loss. In addition, the term used for hearing loss caused by medication is ototoxic - ear (oto) poisoning (toxic). How can medications cause hearing loss? Ototoxic drugs

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It’s important to clean your ears . But cleaning them too often can lead to irritation and even infection. Your ears manufacture earwax as part of a cleaning system to help remove dirt, dust and bacteria. Here are some guidelines on how to clean your ears properly. Don’t overdo your ear cleaning Your ears generally do not need vigorous daily

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Many mothers have had so much experience with children’s medications that they can not only diagnose but also medicate their kids without the help of a doctor. A large majority of people believe that self-treatment of diseases is actually cheaper. This proposition does seem true at first glance when you sum up the doctor’s fee, the cost of tests and

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When it comes to your hearing, you have to be very careful. Hearing is one of the top senses that help people in many ways – including work, social, family and other ways. Hearing issues can impact several aspects of your life, from day-to-day interactions to your job. Why ear hygiene is important Hearing impairment issues – sometimes – can

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Your hearing care professional determines whether or not a hearing loss is present with the help of a series of hearing tests . If no hearing loss is present, you will not need further help. In the case where a hearing loss is present, the nature and degree of your hearing loss is determined for each ear and entered in

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Do your ear-bud headphones regularly plug with wax? Or perhaps you have itchy ears or your hearing has become muffled. All of these are good reasons to clean your ears , but the question is: How? But first, just because something is popular doesn’t make it right. This is never truer than for ear cleaning. From the bathroom cabinet staple,

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Earwax is essential to keeping your ears clean and healthy, but it can also interfere with healthy hearing. When it builds up, it can cause hearing loss, physical discomfort, tinnitus, ear infections and other problems. Even though you can’t always control how much earwax you produce (a large part of it is genetic), you can take charge of other daily

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We tend to take ear hygiene for granted until there’s a problem, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Since our ears are designed to self-clean, failing to clean them actually protects us from the dangers of over-cleaning – most of the time. Basic hygiene is still important. This means keeping dirt, dust and water out of our ears and

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There’s a constant ringing or buzzing in your ears. And it won’t go away. If you’re one in 25 million Americans and experience those symptoms, you likely have tinnitus , a malady of the auditory pathway. Are there treatments for tinnitus? While scientists have not been able to figure out a treatment or cure for tinnitus, there are some therapies

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Earwax is a normal part of the body. Called cerumen, earwax serves as a self-cleaning agent with lubricating, protective and antibacterial properties. When someone does not produce enough earwax, he or she usually suffers from dry, itchy ears. What is the point of earwax? While the ear canals, where cerumen resides, are capable of cleaning themselves through a slow migration

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