Turning a Deaf Ear


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The “head-shadow” effect is one of several extreme disadvantages that people with a deaf (or nearly deaf) ear experience.  Sound which originates from the direction of the deaf ear must travel around the head to the better hearing ear in order to be heard.  The path of sound as it travels over the head may

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Cotton Swabs… The Guilty Pleasure.


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The bad news: A study by Henry Ford Hospital shows a direct association between cotton swab use and ruptured eardrums. The good news: The study also shows that, in most cases, the rupture heals on its own and surgery is only necessary for the most severe cases. “In the past, many otolaryngologists have wondered if

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