A depressed man with tinnitus

​Understand the link between tinnitus and mental health

Oct 13, 2017

Tinnitus, a chronic hearing condition, is often thought of as a physical health issue. However, not as many people know that tinnitus has been tied to declining mental health, too. October is Audiology Awareness Month, and is a good time to draw attention to what can be a very serious concern.

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A woman with eye freckles

​Should you be worried about eye freckles?

Oct 10, 2017

We’ve all known at least one person with freckles in our lives, with those tiny, darker dots covering their otherwise fair-skinned faces and arms. Not as common, however, are freckles on your eyes. Are they a sign of something serious?

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A man sleeps and rests his voice

​How does sleep affect my voice?

Sep 28, 2017

Being a singer can mean a lot of late nights and early mornings of performances and practicing. But if you are not getting enough sleep, you could make yourself susceptible to voice injury or impede healing a vocal injury.

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A doctor holds an e-cigarette

Is vaping harmless?

Sep 21, 2017

Vaping has seen an explosion in popularity in recent years. Electronic cigarettes or “e-cigarettes” are battery operated devices that heat a nicotine-laced liquid (in addition to a number of chemical additives – glycol, glycerin and usually some type of flavoring) into a vapor so that it may be inhaled like a cigarette, and “vaping” is the act of inhaling the flavored nicotine fog. Vaping has been marketed as a healthy alternative to smoking because it does not contain tobacco, but are e-cigarettes and vaping really harmless?

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A woman with an earache uses an ice pack to ease the pain.

​Three ways to ease your ear pain

Sep 19, 2017

You wake up one morning with a sharp pain in your ear. You make a doctor’s appointment for that afternoon, but your ear still hurts. You go on the Internet and read about a lot of different ear treatments. But are any of them safe?

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A young coughing girl

​When your child’s cough won’t quit

Sep 08, 2017

It’s a common lament of many parents: their child always seems to be sick and has a cough that just won’t go away. If you’re one of these parents, you might not know what’s causing it and when you should take your young one to the doctor. This blog would like to answer those questions.

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