Even if you’re not a regular swimmer, you may experience a blocked ear—the condition many call "swimmer’s ear"—from time to time. A blocked ear may indicate an infection and inflammation of the outer ear canal. As with any ailment, it helps to understand the proven ways to prevent the symptoms … Read More
Hearing aids are expensive (average cost: $4,700 for two—and HealthyHearing.com says as much as $4,000 each), they require a prescription, and they're not covered by Medicare. If a commercial insurance plan covers anything, it’s usually the hearing exam and maybe a small portion of low-end hearing aids. Many people don’t … Read More
A loss of hearing can severely impact your quality of life. For many of us, a loss of hearing makes us frustrated, angry, and depressed. We know we miss out on conversation bits, but we find ourselves somewhat embarrassed at constantly saying, “What did you say?” If that loss of … Read More
The one supplement most experts recommend to almost everyone—no matter your age, height, weight, or gender—is omega-3 fatty acids. Because of their wide-ranging health benefits, omega-3 supplements are the closest thing we have to a miracle pill. But why? Simply put, omega-3 fatty acids are essential.
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Ear infections occur when one of the Eustachian tubes that connect the ear to the back of the throat becomes swollen, and fluid builds up in the middle ear (the section just behind the eardrum). Bacteria or a virus can also cause an infection of the middle ear. As most … Read More
Your ear wax may not appear like a vital bodily function, but it plays an important role in your ear health. Ear wax (also spelled as one word: earwax) is a yellowish, waxy substance called cerumen, and it is produced by glands in the ear canal. Its job is to … Read More