Why You Should Avoid Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

jar full of cotton swabs

Many people think nothing of using cotton swabs to clean their ears in Boone, but doing so is risky. Inserting any object in your ears can lead to impacted earwax, a ruptured eardrum or worse. Think twice before sticking anything in your ear canals! Cotton Swabs Nearly Cost Australian Woman Her Life A 37-year-old woman
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When Everyday Noises Drive You Crazy

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Hearing disorders take many different forms. An estimated 15 percent of adults in Boone are extremely bothered by everyday noises that most people don’t even give a second thought. The name for this condition is misophonia, and it can impact many facets of your daily life – but help is available. What is Misophonia? Misophonia
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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

Every May, the nearly 48 million people in Boone, NC, and throughout the country with hearing loss come together to celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month. The goal is to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. The theme this year is “Communication for All.” 10 Tips For Effective Communication Below are 10 tips
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Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is common. In fact, it is the third most common physical condition in the United States behind only arthritis and heart disease. Turns out, there are a wide variety of causes for this popular condition. Age-Related Hearing Loss Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is one of the most common causes. It occurs as
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Children and Hearing Loss

Can Children Suffer from Hearing Loss? Hearing loss has long been only associated with the adult population. Turns out, hearing loss can actually affect people of all ages. Children are much more affected by hearing loss as any delay in treatment can lead to problems with their learning and development. Causes of Hearing Loss in
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Food and Your Ears

Food and Your Ears: Two Peas in a Pod The food you put into your body becomes fuel, enabling you to jump higher and run faster. It also plays an important role in keeping your ears healthy. Research has shown that vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids can reduce age-related hearing loss. Most fish,
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