• Autism Risk Identified by Hearing Test

    There might be a new way for physicians to recognize children who are at risk for autism at an early age. Findings that were recently published in the journal Autism Research identify an inner-ear deficiency in autistic children that may have an impact on their ability to recognize speech and impair speech development. A neurodevelopmental […]

  • Did You Know: Top Vestibular Disorders Facts

    You may or may not have heard of a vestibular disorder. A chronic balance disorder, vestibular dysfunction affects both the patient and their family on a physical, emotional, and mental level. Balance in life is important, and this is true across all areas of your life. Whether it’s a “work-life” balance, or just your own […]

  • Part of Brain that Compensates for Hearing Loss Identified

    One of the most common, chronic health conditions in aging adults is hearing loss. Hearing loss has an effect on 90% of seniors who are over the age of 80. We know that as people age, the parts of the brain that intake and interpret sound (the peripheral and central auditory system) decline in function. […]

  • To Swab or Not to Swab: Appropriate Medical Advice Regarding Self-Ear-Cleaning

    Can cotton tip swabs be safely used to clean inside the ear? Should it be a routine part of personal hygiene, or is it too risky? The medical consensus recommends against this practice as it may lead to complications or injury. What’s striking is the schism that exists between the recommendations of the medical community […]

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