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.
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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.