Tag Archives: ears

How do I get water out of my ears?

Playing in the water can be fun for people of all ages. While summer is a great time to enjoy swimming to its fullest, all of the splashing around can occasionally lead to water getting trapped in your ears. Symptoms include a feeling of fullness in the ear canal and a sensation that water is jostling around… Read More »

Hyperacusis: When ordinary loud sounds hurt your ears

Do normal sounds seem unbearable to you? For some people, ordinary noises—for example, from a hair dryer, vacuum cleaner or lawnmower—are louder, sometimes so loud your ears hurt. In the latest survey in 2014, nearly six percent of Americans reported that they live with this discomfort, called hyperacusis, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and… Read More »

Q: Is it ok to clean my ears with Q-tips?

Quite simply, no – you should not use Q-tips or cotton buds to clean your ears. To start with, most people’s ears do a good job of self-cleaning. Manual cleaning does not need to be performed unless there is blockage causing hearing loss or infection in the outer ear canal. The ear’s natural cleaning system… Read More »

New hearing therapy is music to the ears

Ringing in the ears is annoying, but in the long run it can ruin one’s quality of life. To cure this, a research and development (R&D) company at Yıldız Technical University’s Teknopark developed software that aims to stop the ringing by exposing the patient to music at a certain frequency Developed with the help of… Read More »