Tag Archives: hearing

What your skull bones have to do with EAR PRESSURE

Came across this today –> Recently I was reading a CT scan of the temporal bone (ear and skull) on a a nice older man with pain and pressure in the ears when flying. He has not been diagnosed with an ear infection as an adult, but gets excessive pain and pressure that seems to […]

Q&A: Will ear plugs hurt my ears?

Question: Can the constant use of ear plugs hurt my ears?  – CR In Tennessee Yes in fact, but everyone is different. The ear canals connect the inner ear’s hearing apparatus to the outside world. These ear canals are lined with skin that has sweat glands, hair follicles and wax-producing glands. Many people have a tendency […]

Q&A: Does my kid need ear tubes?

Q&A: My three year-old son gets ear infections every fall and spring.  Does he need to get ear tubes? -T. in Georgia Thanks, T.  Constantly battling with ear infections can take a toll on you as well as your child.  We place tubes usually for two separate reasons: #1 fluid behind the eardrum that does […]

The Body Odd – Why fingernails-on-a-chalkboard is the worst sound in the world

Why fingernails-on-a-chalkboard is the worst sound in the world By Melissa Dahl Screeeeeeeech. Even imagining the sound of a person’s fingernails scraping down a chalkboard is tortuous. Now, new research helps suggest why the noise is such a special kind of awful. The frequency of the screechy, scratchy sound ranges between 2000 Hz and 4000 — […]