Study: Following healthy diets found to reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss by 30%

A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that following a healthy diet may help ward off acquired hearing loss. A team led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers examined middle-aged women and found that the odds of developing hearing loss is 30 percent lower in those who adhere to a healthy diet. Adherence to a healthy diet linked to … Continue reading Study: Following healthy diets found to reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss by 30%

Face masks make it harder to hear, affect social interaction

Even without a national mask mandate, people in some states are required to wear face masks in public places and inside business establishments like bars and restaurants across the U.S. But this might be easier said than done for people with hearing loss. In fact, researchers from the University of Manchester in the U.K. warned that the use … Continue reading Face masks make it harder to hear, affect social interaction

Natural solutions for an ear infection

The next time you get an ear infection, you can alleviate much of the pain with the use of several home remedies. These natural treatments can relieve the considerable irritation and pain caused by the ailment. The middle ear contains a hollow channel called the Eustachian tube. This tube serves as a physical bridge between the ear and the throat. An … Continue reading Natural solutions for an ear infection

Herbal remedies to treat ear infections

There are natural ways to relieve symptoms of ear infections. You need not resort to antibiotics, which may or may not be effective. There is data that suggest that mild ear infections (otherwise called acute otitis externa) usually go away on their own and do not improve with antibiotics. However, you can help speed up the recovery … Continue reading Herbal remedies to treat ear infections

Poor nutrition in early childhood linked to hearing loss

According to a recent study, adolescents who were undernourished as preschool children were at least twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss, unlike peers who were better-nourished. Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looked into the link between the hearing of over 2,200 adolescents in Nepal and their nutritional levels as children 16 … Continue reading Poor nutrition in early childhood linked to hearing loss

How to Heal Ear Infection without Antibiotics

Antibiotics are the most common treatment for an ear infection. While antibiotics sometimes provide temporary relief, they do not address the cause of the problem. As a result, a single ear infection often becomes a chronic, recurring issue. Antibiotics also have many dangerous side effects. If you are a parent of an infant or toddler, … Continue reading How to Heal Ear Infection without Antibiotics

Age related hearing loss halted with folate nutrient

Hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder in the United States, and more than 36 million Americans have lost some of their hearing. Mostly, hearing loss is blamed on getting older. But evidence is accumulating that the real culprit could be a lack of B vitamins -- especially folate. For example, in 2007 scientists … Continue reading Age related hearing loss halted with folate nutrient