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Out of the blue, Richard Barron, 49, woke up deaf in one ear. The University of Maine women’s basketball coach was ultra-sensitive to noise--the sound of someone loading the dishwasher was excruciating. Even stranger, Richard began hearing his bones creak and his eyelids move. Far worse was the [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • July 25, 2018
Dear Doctor: My hearing loss is related to my Eustachian tubes: They stay closed. I can open them and improve my hearing by holding my nose and blowing, but the effect lasts only a short time. Hearing aids don’t help. What can I do? Dr. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • July 6, 2018
Dear Doctors: Sometimes I get a sudden hissing sound in my right ear that lasts for a few minutes and then slowly goes away. What is it and is there anything I can do to make it stop? Dr. Elizabeth Ko and Dr. Eve [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 27, 2018
My parents, who are in their late 70s, are both now using hearing aids. This makes me wonder – when should a hearing test become part of an annual checkup? Our ears connect us to the world [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 22, 2018
A lisp or mild stuttering in children can be endearing, but they can also indicate an underlying speech disorder that may need attention. Up to nine percent of children in the U.S. will have some type of speech or sound disorder. Most of these children can avoid longer-term speech [...]
By uclahealth • November 27, 2017
When choosing a new restaurant to visit, one of my biggest considerations after the quality of the food and location is this: how noisy is it? Having lived since childhood with a significant hearing loss in one ear, I try to avoid loud restaurants where I’ll likely have to [...]
By David Olmos • April 12, 2017