Ear Infections Are a Part of Childhood

Ear Infections Are a Part of Childhood

There are many causes of ear infections. Ear infections can be frustrating because they can come and go, but we’re learning more and more that viral infections are by far more common than bacterial as causes of ear infections, so we don’t have to treat with antibiotics as often as we used to. That’s a very important point…to make sure we are evaluating children the way we should and that we’re not overdoing it with the medications. Ear infections are a part of growing up and it has to do with the Eustachian tube and the way that infectious agents can get there.

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Can Smart Phones and Other Electronic Devices Damage Your Hearing?

Can Smart Phones and Other Electronic Devices Damage Your Hearing?

It is a controversy out there as smart phones and electronic devices get more popular. Can they damage your hearing? What you need to realize is if you’re going to listen to your smart phone or electronic devices like iPods and iPads, make sure that you keep them at various levels that are good for your ears. Now, the best and simplest way to tell this is if someone else sitting next to you can hear the smart phone or electronic device, it’s on too loud. You have to protect yourselves in the long run. It’s a relatively new phenomenon, and it is one that we’re going to have to watch very closely.

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