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TREATING OTOSCLEROSIS

Otosclerosis is a common cause of progressive deafness in young adults. Genetics (‘runs in the family’) or viral infections (e.g. measles), hormonal changes, effect of the auto-immune system may cause it, however the exact cause is not fully understood. In otosclerosis the bone round...

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About Hearing Aids

Hearing aids have various styles. Each one has its own advantages. Selecting the right style depends on a number of factors, including: 1. The degree of hearing loss2. The ear size and shape3. Personal preferences and needs4. Manual dexterity Several different styles of hearing...

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DO EARS LIKE TO FLY?

During take-off and landing the aircraft cabin pressure suddenly decreases. The air in our middle ear is of relatively high pressure and passes down the Eustachian tube (connecting to the back of the nose). This tube is responsible for equalising the pressure and our...

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ARE YOU FEELING DIZZY?!

WHAT CAN CAUSE A BALANCE (VESTIBULAR) DYSFUNCTION 50% of balance problems are caused by vestibular or labyrinth dysfunction in the inner ear. A balance dysfunction can cause vertigo, unsteadiness, dizziness, disorientation, sensation of movement or rotation. A healthy and normal balance system collects and...

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