The Role of Ears in the Balance System

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

Many people will stand up and walk through this world without much thought to it. But to do this, your brain needs to get input from the body’s many complex systems that work side by side to keep you in balance. You might be surprised by exactly how the body...
Middle Ear and Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Middle Ear and Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

If you’ve ever felt your ears “pop,” you’ve felt your Eustachian tubes at work. The Eustachian tube is a narrow passageway from the back of the throat to the middle ear (the area right behind the eardrum). The Eustachian tubes, one on each side of the head, are there...
Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most of us, as we grow older. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Approximately one in three people in the United States between the ages of...
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