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What is an FM system and why is it important for my child?

A frequency modulated (FM) system is used to help someone hear better in noisy environments such as the classroom, restaurants, in the car, etc. An FM system is made up of two parts: the transmitter/microphone worn by the teacher (or speaker) and a receiver for the child. The FM system works by allowing the transmitter/microphone

How do I know if my child has hearing loss?

The signs and symptoms of hearing loss can be difficult to notice, especially in young children. Many parents do not know their child has hearing loss until he or she is at the age where they should be talking. Below are possible signs/symptoms of hearing loss in all children.  Signs of hearing loss in babies

DOES STRESS CAUSE RINGING IN MY EARS?

Tinnitus is very often a symptom of hearing loss or other medical issue. However, the ringing, buzzing, whooshing, or roaring in the ears can be exacerbated or even triggered by stress. When the tinnitus then causes more stress, this creates a vicious cycle of ringing that causes anxiety that causes ringing! A person’s reaction to

How do I know if an Over the Counter Hearing Aid will work for me?  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently established a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, leading many to questioning whether an OTC hearing aid might work for them. We are excited that the new category of devices will help more patients get the help they need for their hearing loss, but picking out a hearing

Welcome Dr. Joshua Page to Dallas Ear Institute

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Page to our team at Dallas Ear Institute. Dr. Page is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon with specialized training in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from UT Southwestern Medical School and completed residency training in Otolaryngology – Head

Tinnitus Sufferers and You

Do You Hear That?! Ringing, roaring, hissing, or rushing sounds in your ears?  Your friends don’t hear them?  Don’t panic.  This is typically not an indication of a serious medical condition. Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound when no external noise is present.  It may seem like this sound is coming from the ears or

Tips for Flying From Your Ear Doctor

Flying can be difficult on your ears. Problems that arise during or after flying are helped by understanding them. Your middle ear is an air containing cavity behind your eardrum that requires the pressure to be continually equalized so that the ear drum doesn’t bulge out or retract in (and cause severe pain). Most problems

Why Can’t I Ignore My Tinnitus?!

Roughly 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus (TINN-a-tus; or ti-NIGHT-us). Of that 50 million, 20 million report their tinnitus is bothersome while 2 million describe their tinnitus as disabling or nearly disabling. Tinnitus is an invisible source of anguish that is very real and can be life-altering. So, why are some people bothered

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.

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. What Causes a Cholesteatoma? Certain risk factors create a favorable situation