Archive for Expert Chats
Research shows that age-related hearing loss is associated with social isolation — and even cognitive issues. A Mass. Eye and Ear speech-language pathologist offers 5 communication strategies for staying connected.
Normally, tears drain from the eye through tiny pores in the eyelids into tear ducts inside the nose. But if a tear duct gets blocked, it can cause watery eyes, with tears that stream down your face.
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.
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.