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Hearing Knowledge

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About Hearing and Hearing Loss

How Hearing Works
Sounds are formed any time an object creates vibrations. These vibrations travel through the air...
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Hearing Loss: Overview
Hearing loss is the total or partial inability to hear sound in one or both ears...
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Hearing Loss: Signs of Hearing Loss
Some measureable form of hearing loss occurs as you age. Hearing loss is the third most common disease...
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Medical Conditions Affecting Your Ears

Tinnitus: Overview
Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. Typically, the sound tinnitus sufferers hear, is not audible to others...
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Balance: Overview
The ability to maintain balance is an automatic body function that we take for granted until illness or injury occurs...
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Otosclerosis: Description
Otosclerosis is a disease of the bones of the middle ear and inner ear, which usually involves the third hearing...
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External Otitis: Overview
Otitis Externa or "Swimmer's Ear," is an infection of the skin covering the outer ear, and ear canal...
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Perforated (Ruptured) Eardrum: Overview
A ruptured eardrum is a tear or a hole in the eardrum, the thin membrane which separates the ear canal...
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Ear Wax: Overview
The skin on the outer part of the ear canal, has special glands that produce ear wax, also known as cerumen...
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Ear Infection (Otitis Media): Overview
Otitis media is an inflammation of the middle ear, or middle ear infection. Middle ear infections develop...
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Hearing Aids and Treatment

Hearing Aids: Treatment Overview
A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. Hearing aids work...
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Other Considerations for Hearing Aids
A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. Hearing aids work...
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Choosing the Right Hearing Aid
Digital hearing aids amplify sounds by utilizing a computer chip, to convert incoming sounds, into digital...
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Two Are Better Than One
In most cases, it's better to have two hearing aids rather than one. Wearing two hearing aids allows more information...
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