Swollen Lymph Nodes: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
by maaentblog on July 24, 2017 at 8:07 am
Swollen Neck Lymph Nodes: The neck contains a large number of lymph nodes, known as the cervical lymph nodes and many are superficial and easily palpable (can be felt by touch). A swollen neck lymph node is not uncommon and frequently occurs in children, even when there is no disease or obvious cause present. With [… […]
What are ear grommets?
by maaentblog on July 22, 2017 at 6:56 am
Ear infection in children Children get ear infections more frequently than adults do. Popular belief is that this is because children are more exposed to germs and bacteria, or because their immune systems have not built up the same tolerances that adults have. In fact, for the most part, both these beliefs are incorrect. Children [… […]
What is Acoustic neuroma?
by maaentblog on July 21, 2017 at 10:41 am
Acoustic neuroma is a rare noncancerous tumor. It grows slowly from an overproduction of Schwann cells and is also called a vestibular schwannoma. The tumor then presses on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear. Schwann cells normally wrap around and support nerve fibers. A large tumor can press on the facial nerve [… […]
How to Prepare for a Job Interview If You’re Hard of Hearing
by maaentblog on July 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm
Whether you are 22 or 50, job interviews are stressful. If you have hearing loss, knowing how and when (or whether) to reveal you have difficulty hearing typically increases nervousness. Imagine you are sitting in a job interview, and didn’t understand the question just asked. You ask the manager to repeat it, but again can’t make [… […]
How to Treat an Infected Ear Piercing
by maaentblog on July 19, 2017 at 6:10 am
When you get your ears pierced — whether at a tattoo parlor or a kiosk in the mall — you should receive instructions on how to prevent an infection. You should also receive assurance that only sterile tools and hygienic practices are used. But when protocol isn’t followed, or if you don’t follow post-piercing cleaning [… […]
Noise induced hearing loss – How it affects your children?
by maaentblog on July 17, 2017 at 11:13 am
What is noise-induced hearing loss in children? Your child’s inner ears may be damaged if he or she is around extremely loud noises or around loud noises for long periods of time. This is called noise-induced hearing loss. One way of describing noise is by decibels. Normal conversation is usually about 60 decibels. Regularly being around [… […]
What is sleep apnea? What is it and how it affects your health.
by maaentblog on July 15, 2017 at 7:42 am
Sleep apnea is an involuntary pause in breathing that occurs during sleep, either from a blocked airway (obstructive) or a signaling problem in the brain (central). Most people with sleep apnea have OSA (Obstructive sleep apnea). People with this disorder unknowingly stop breathing repeatedly throughout sleep. Once the airway is opened or the breathing signal is [… […]
Symptoms and Treatment for Facial Nerve Damage
by maaentblog on July 14, 2017 at 4:44 am
About Facial Nerves Facial nerve damage refers to a condition where the muscles that are controlled by the facial nerves no longer respond. This causes the person to not be able to move their face. Facial nerve damage can lead to partial or total paralysis of the face and can be upsetting for the person experiencing [… […]
Raising Voices: Helping Patients Recover From Voice Disorders
by maaentblog on July 13, 2017 at 10:29 am
Each year millions of people are affected by voice disorders. For those who rely on their voice to make a living, such as teachers, doctors, actors, singers, and public speakers, problems like chronic hoarseness and vocal fatigue can be devastating. There are many causes of vocal disorders and the underlying etiology is often multifactorial. Vocal [… […]
Why Is Mastoiditis So Dangerous?
by maaentblog on July 13, 2017 at 9:48 am
Mastoiditis: A leading cause of death in children, yet nobody knows about it It’s a little-known infection that largely affects children. If left untreated, there are serious side effects. Your child could suffer from deafness, serious illness, or worse – death. It’s called mastoiditis, and it’s critical that every parent know about it. Read on to [… […]