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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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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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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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Could Sleep Apnea Affect Your Hearing?

Sleep apnea may not only affect the quality of your sleep. New research suggests that the sleep disorder may be linked to hearing loss as well.

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Preventing Hearing Loss from Chemotherapy

Video – Researchers at UIC and Northwestern University are developing a device to prevent hearing loss from chemotherapy – a side effect many patients don’t expect.

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Benefits and Risks of Cochlear Implants

What are the Benefits of Cochlear Implants? What are the Risks of Cochlear Implants? General Anesthesia Risks – Risks from the Surgical Implant Procedure – Other Risks Associated with the Use of Cochlear Implants

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Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated

Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age.

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Health Effects of Noise Pollution

People of all ages, including children, teens, young adults, and older people, can lose hearing because of noises around them. The health effects of noise pollution include:

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