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Frequently asked questions about Otosclerosis

What is Otosclerosis?The bone where the inner ear and the third hearing bone (stapes) meet is called the oval window. This is where otosclerosis affects the ear. Bone is constantly being broken down and rebuilt by our body. In otosclerosis, the rate of rebuilding is increased resulting in the formation of new bone at the oval window.

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What is leaking from my ear?

Anyone who has experienced drainage from their ear can tell you what an unpleasant experience it is. It can cause stains on your pillow or the collar of your shirt. It can be associated with hearing loss. It may even come with ear pain. It often leaves the sufferer wondering: what is leaking from my ear?

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cholesteatoma

What is a cholesteatoma? A cholesteatoma is a skin cyst that occurs in the middle ear. When certain risk factors are present, the ear drum becomes floppy and retracted.  This creates a pocket in the middle ear that collects skin cells and skin debris. 

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Is my yoga class making me dizzy?

Many people find yoga classes relaxing.  They may provide improved flexibility and fitness, better circulation, improved immune systems, and stress relief just to name a few benefits.  But have you ever found yourself dizzy during yoga?  Maybe you had to avoid a certain position or couldn’t finish the class.  If so, you are not alone.

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What is the best way to clean my ears?

This is one of the most common questions heard by hearing healthcare specialists.  The purpose of cerumen, or earwax, is to lubricate, clean, and protect the ear canal from bacteria, insects, and other foreign objects. For the most part, ears clean themselves. Cerumen typically works its way out of the ear canal naturally like a “conveyor belt” with assistance from jaw movement such as talking and chewing.

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Can hearing aids help my tinnitus?

Posted by Dallas Ear Institute October 13th, 2017

People often complain that they would be able to hear just fine if it weren’t for the incessant ringing in their ears. Actually, it’s the other way around. Hearing loss is typically the underlying cause of tinnitus.

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