• Signs and Symptoms of Tinnitus

    The medical term for the perception of sound that has no external source is called tinnitus. Sufferers of this condition often describe the sounds that they hear as a buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or a ringing in the ears. This condition is caused by damage to the cochlear hair cells, and this damage can be […]

  • The Benefits of Cochlear Implants

    Humans need to hear with both ears in order to hear every day sounds in stereo. If you were to hear only from one ear (unilateral hearing), it would be difficult to hear individual sounds around you. This difficulty is due to your head. By design, it acts as a barrier to sound that is […]

  • What is an Otolaryngologist?

    Considered to be the oldest medical specialty in the United States, Otolaryngology (pronounced oh-toe-lair-in-goll-oh-jee) is comprised of specialized physicians that are primarily concerned with the ear, nose, and throat. Otolaryngologists are trained in the management and treatment of patients who are suffering from disorders and diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. Ear, nose, and […]

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