MEDICATIONS AND HEARING LOSS

May 9, 2018

Hearing loss can be caused by a number of things, from illness to loud noise. Did you know that medications, both over-the-counter and prescription strength, have been found to cause hearing loss as well? The term for medication-induced hearing loss is ototoxicity. When we are sick, doctors often prescribe medications, and these medications can be …

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GET YOUR EARS READY FOR SPRING

March 12, 2018

This weekend was daylight savings time once again; as we “spring forward” we are reminded that Spring is just around the corner. Soon we will be enjoying warmer weather and blooming flowers everywhere we go. Along with these pleasant things, however, come a few less pleasant changes: rainy days, erratic temperatures and seasonal allergies. Some …

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JUST ONE MORE REASON TO QUIT SMOKING

January 23, 2018

We’ve all heard the statistics: smoking increases risk for all kinds of diseases, from heart disease, cancer, respiratory problems. You name it–smoking probably exacerbates the problem. Despite all of the education warning against smoking in the past few decades, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) estimated that nearly 40 million American adults smoke cigarettes. Of …

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