Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sound deprivation in one ear leads to speech recognition difficulties

Chronic conductive hearing loss, which can result from middle-ear infections, has been linked to speech recognition deficits, according to the results of a new study, led by scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and published ...

Medical research

How researchers assess whether medications work

Ear infections, or "otitis media," can cause of a lot of pain and discomfort in youngsters. In some children, persistent infections result in hearing loss.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What's best for babies with recurring ear infections

(HealthDay)—Infant ear infections can be a source of frustration for parents and babies alike. But there are steps to lessen them and, when they do occur, "less is more" is a better way to treat them.

Medical research

New innovation improves the diagnosis of dizziness

Half of over-65s suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. But some tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, ...

Pediatrics

Signs your child might have hearing loss

(HealthDay)—"Put your listening ears on!" frustrated parents often say. But some kids aren't deliberately tuning out Mom and Dad—they really can't hear them.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infectious diseases A-Z: Does your child have ear pain?

Is your child complaining of an earache? It could be an infection. Children are more prone to ear infections than adults, and they can be painful. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist ...

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