Posted 10:26 PM 7/23/2012
July 23, 2012 -- Watching self-help videos on the popular Internet site YouTube may help some people with vertigo treat themselves.
A new study found 33 videos showing the Epley maneuver. This maneuver is often used by heath care providers to help those with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV.
Posted 9:59 PM 11/17/2011
Nov. 17, 2011 -- Middle ear infections are common during early childhood, but the simple strategy of chewing gum with the sweetener xylitol just may be an effective way to help prevent them.
Posted 5:03 PM 11/15/2011
Nov. 15, 2011 -- One in five Americans aged 12 and older has hearing loss that interferes with their ability to communicate, according to new research.
Posted 10:40 PM 5/19/2011
May 19, 2011 -- Swimmers often regard inflammation of the external ear canal, known as swimmer's ear, as an inevitable, minor nuisance. But a new study finds that the problem adds substantially to health care costs and the number of annual doctor visits.
Posted 8:50 PM 3/1/2011
March 1, 2011 -- Almost two out of three U.S. adults age 70 or older have significant hearing loss, according to a new study.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say that 63% of 717 participants age 70 and over in their study had hearing loss, ranging from mild to severe.
Posted 8:02 PM 2/14/2011
Feb. 14, 2011 -- Older adults who experience hearing loss may be at increased risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. And the risk of dementia likely increases as hearing loss worsens.
Those are among the major findings of a new study aimed at addressing possible solutions to the exploding problem of dementia, which is estimated will afflict 100 million people worldwide by the year 2050.
Posted 9:59 PM 1/12/2011
Jan. 12, 2011 -- Young children with ear infections recover faster and more completely if doctors give antibiotics right away rather than waiting to see if the kids get better on their own.
Posted 9:40 PM 1/6/2011
Jan. 6, 2011 -- Driving a convertible with the top down may seem like fun, but people who go 55 miles per hour or faster may be increasing the risk of hearing loss over time, new research indicates.
That's due in part to the noise of the wind, but also to extreme noise "spikes" heard when passing loud vehicles, such as a bus or motorcycle.