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A 45-year-old COVID-19 patient in the UK now has permanent hearing loss

A UK man with asthma was hospitalized for over 30 days with a COVID-19 infection. While intubated, he also developed pneumonia, anemia, and hypertension. Once doctors removed the man from his ventilator, his hearing deteriorated, an issue he never experienced before. They gave him steroids to treat the hearing loss, […]
A 45-year-old COVID-19 patient in the UK now has permanent hearing loss
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5 ways to ‘unclog’ your ears on a flight that actually work

Many people have experienced the uncomfortable sensation of having their ears plug up during a flight. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, it has to do with the eustachian tube, a channel in our ear that stabilizes pressure between our two ears. As we ascend or descend while flying, […]
5 ways to ‘unclog’ your ears on a flight that actually work
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The science behind why alcohol can make you dizzy

VIDEO: If you've ever drunk heavily before, then you've probably fallen victim to the dreaded and awful "spins." We all have at some point. But have you ever thought about why that happens in the first place? Well, to put it simply, it's because alcohol is literally getting in your ears.
The science behind why alcohol can make you dizzy
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You’ve been popping your ears all wrong

VIDEO: Rapid ascents and descents on aeroplanes cause our ears to "pop." But, why do our ears do that in the first place? And why does the lack of that relieving "pop" cause the most annoying pain in our middle ear? We brought in William H. Shapiro, an audiologist and a clinical associate professor from NYU Langone, to explain.
You’ve been popping your ears all wrong