The vestibular system is known as the connection between the inner ear and brain which helps in keeping our balance when we get out of bed or walk over rough ground. In case, aging, disease or injury damages the vestibular system, it emerges the chances of having a vestibular disorder and is often associated with one [...]
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The human ear is a complex organ as it helps us in the hearing as well as in maintaining balance. The ear is divided into three parts - the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. The outer ear consists of a pinner, ear canal, and tympanic membrane. The ear canal is lined with wax, [...]
What is Tinnitus? The sensation of noise or resonant in the ears is known as Tinnitus. Nowadays it is a very common problem among people, according to a report tinnitus affects about 1 in 5 people. Although, it is not a problem but a sign of an underlying problem, such as age-related hearing loss, [...]
There is no universal agreement on definition of healthy ageing. As per World Health Organisation (WHO) Healthy ageing is the ability of people to live a healthy, safe and socially inclusive lifestyle. Hearing impairment is one of the most common conditions of aging. The prevalence of hearing loss increases with age. Nearly 1 in 3 [...]
Vertigo refers to a sense of rotation, rocking or a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. It is associated significantly with looking down from a prominent height or caused by illness hitting the inner ear or the vestibular nerve. Vertigo tends to last for many hours or even days when it occurs spontaneously. Before [...]
What is Earwax? Earwax is the mixture of sweat, inert skin cells of the inner ear, and sebum (a waxy oil secreted from the glands inside the ear canal). It is produced by glands in the ear canal and medically it is known as cerumen. Not only earwax contains the mixture of sweat, dead skin [...]
Dizziness or loss of balance is one of the most common complaints and affects 20% to 30% of the general population. In the USA, statistics from the National Institute of Health indicate that dizziness will occur in 70% of the population at sometimes in their lives. Dizziness affects all people in all age [...]