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The Anatomy of the Ear

The ear consists of three parts: the outer ear; the middle ear; the inner ear.  All three are important in hearing, as they all play a role in moving sound from the environment into the inner ear.  The ears also play a role in maintaining balance.  Let us look at each part of the ear…
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What is a hearing test?

Does it hurt? A hearing test is perfectly painless process that can determine whether or not you have a hearing loss. It reflects your ability to hear sounds, frequencies, and pitches. You should have your hearing tested if you suspect you have a loss, if your hearing changes, or if your doctor tells you to.…
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Tinnitus is a Ringing in the Ear

Tinnitus, often known as “ringing in the ear”, is a common problem. The CDC estimates that 15% of the general population, about 50 million people, suffer some form of the condition. It can be acute or chronic, constant or irregular, tonal or pulsatile. Generally, there are two types: Subjective Tinnitus: Head or ear noises that…
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