Archive for Expert Chats
After repeated ear infections, when is the right time for ear tubes? Pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Gillian Diercks walks us through what to consider.
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.