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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

Top 3 Ways to Prevent Ear Pain on Your Next Flight

Flying can be difficult for your ears. Problems that arise during or after flying are helped by understanding them. There are some easy tips that can prevent them all together. Most problems are related to the Eustachian tube. It is a paired structure (one for each ear) that connects the middle ear (behind the eardrum) to

Can Wearing a Hearing Aid Make My Hearing Worse?

Before wearing new hearing devices, many patients cautiously ask if wearing hearing aids will make them dependent on the devices or damage their hearing. Often patients will return after wearing their new hearing aids for a few weeks and say “Help! My hearing has worsened! I cannot hear without my hearing aids!” While it seems

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