Rational Tinnitus Drug Treatment – Theory and Practice

or – Why aren’t the pills working? Carol A. Bauer, M.D. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL   Hearing Health and Technology Matters is honored to present a three-part series on tinnitus drug treatment by Dr. Carol Bauer, a recognized international authority on tinnitus. Dr. Bauer is Professor and Chair of the Division of Otolaryngology…

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Earwax and Hearing Aids, Part 5

For purposes of discussion, it is recognized that earwax (technically, cerumen) in ears is normal.  It is a naturally-produced and self-draining viscous substance.  However, at times, it can become impacted (hardened) and remains in the ear canal (Figure 1).  Under these conditions, earwax and hearing aids do not go well together.  It is impacted earwax…

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