Almost half of the world's population suffers from 'chronic otitis media,' more commonly known as an ear infection.
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Research points out an elegant and novel solution to the problem of communication in high levels of background noise.
Nothing is innately unhealthy about listening to iPods and other MP3 players, but listening to them with the volume turned up too high can cause lasting damage and irreversible hearing loss.
Research detail how sensory hair cells in the ear, the cells largely responsible for hearing, develop unique shapes that enable the perception of sound.
Physicians prescribe antibiotics for more than half of children with sore throat, exceeding the expected prevalence of strep throat.
Children are more susceptible to getting ear infections because of the shape of the head and the position of the Eustachian tube, which drains fluid from the middle ear and connects the middle ear space behind the eardrum to the outside world.
The effort required to correctly hear and identify words may diminish the resources needed to memorize them.
A surgical technique that requires the removal, restructure and reimplantation of the nasal septum (the partition of the nose between the nostrils) appears to be a useful option for repairing the severely deviated septum.
Research: It is possible to cure a certain type of hereditary deafness by silencing a gene that causes hearing loss.