Are your kids in and out of the pool all summer? If you find that your child is complaining about a sore or itchy ear, they might have otitis externa—better known as swimmer’s ear. Otitis can occur when water stays in the ear after swimming, creating an environment for bacteria and fungi to grow causing infection. Continue reading →
You’ve heard the back and forth on the subject for years. Cotton swabs: good or bad? The improper use of cotton swabs can lead to severe damage and even hearing loss! So how do we stay hygienic while keeping ears healthy? Read below to find out more about cotton swabs and your ears. Continue reading →
As we covered before, approximately 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults around the globe face the risk of hearing loss. This high number comes from the increased levels of sound and noise that comes from recreational activities, like loud concerts, clubs/bars, and audio devices, like iPhones/Pods. Though we’re always telling the younger generation “hey, turn that down!” did you ever stop to think that the activities you’re involved in could have the same impact on your hearing? Continue reading →
New research has taken scientists on the first step to reversing hearing loss in adults, by revealing how the inner ear develops in mice embryos. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO have used this mouse model to identify two signaling molecules called fibroblast growth factors (FGFs), which are required for the overall development of the cochlea. Continue reading →
Today’s world has advanced in many ways, and with that advancement has come noise—and lots of it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk for hearing loss. Most of this is due to exposure to high levels of recreational noise from loud entertainment venues and personal audio devices.
For year’s people believed that if your ears were dirty, then it was a result of poor hygiene. On top of that, with compounded dirt, dust, and grime our ears produce what is commonly known as earwax. So if using cotton swabs to clean your ears is not recommended, how should we go about this crucial element of hygiene? Continue reading →