Excessive noise exposure is a leading cause of hearing loss. The good news is that you can limit your noise exposure with decibel-lowering soft foam ear plugs sold at most drug stores. Anita Mepani, AuD, CCC-A, an audiologist at Mass. Eye and Ear, shows us how to wear them for optimal hearing protection.
Maryjane Behforouz, of Indiana, spent years trying to ignore clicking sounds in her head. Then one day she found Dr. Tina Stankovic, an ear surgeon at Mass. Eye and Ear, who listened very carefully to her story. All diagnosed her with sensorineural hearing loss, or a loss of sensory cells in the ear. Unfortunately, there was little they could do to bring Maryjane's hearing back.
Did you know that a tick bite can sometimes cause facial paralysis? Dr. Nate Jowett of the Facial Nerve Center at Mass. Eye and Ear breaks down Lyme disease associated-facial palsy — and what you need to know to make sure you get the right treatment.
John B. Miller, M.D., a retina specialist at Mass. Eye and Ear, offers his perspective on laser pointer eye safety.