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Ménière’s disease

You’ve seen your doctor for Ménière’s disease. During Ménière’s attacks, you may have vertigo, or the feeling that you are spinning. You may also have hearing loss (usually in one ear) and ringing or roaring in the affected ear, called tinnitus.

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Labyrinthitis – aftercare

You may have seen your doctor because you’ve had labyrinthitis. This inner ear problem can cause you to feel like you are spinning (vertigo). Most of the worst symptoms of vertigo will go away within a week. However, you may feel dizzy at times for another 2 to 3 months.

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Ears and Altitude

Ear problems are the most common medical complaint of airplane travelers, and while they are usually simple, minor annoyances, they may result in temporary pain and hearing loss. Make air travel comfortable by learning how to equalize the pressure in the ears instead of suffering from an uncomfortable feeling of fullness or pressure.

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Summertime and Hearing Risk

For many, nothing says summer like parties, parades, and pools. Unfortunately, fun seasonal activities can also be loud very loud! Fireworks, for example, can hit decibels of 150 more than twice that of normal conversation and on par with a plane on take-off.

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A Milwaukee Woman’s Mission for her Mom

Katie Mayer has committed to running a half-marathon in each state to raise money and awareness of Meniere’s disease. Katie is running her next marathon in Chicago on September 7, 2014.

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Concerts, fireworks and construction have the potential to cause damage

Some of the most common sounds of summer — such as outdoor concerts, fireworks and construction — can pose a threat to your hearing if you don’t take steps to protect yourself, an expert warns.

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Travel Inside the Ear Video

When sound waves reach your ear, you know you’ve heard a soft sound or a loud sound.

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How Loud is Too Loud? Video

Scientists measure the loudness of sounds in units called “bells”, named after the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. Talking softly is about 30 decibels. Speaking in a normal way is about 60 decibels.

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Understanding the Ear

Knowing the different parts of the ear will help you understand the types and causes of hearing loss better.

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From MSN Healthy Living: ‘The growing hearing loss epidemic

Our noisy world has taken a toll on the 40-plus ear. Here’s the reality of your risk, loud and clear.

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