Category Archives: Ears


Hearing Aids, hearing loss and foreign objects


It is well known that there is an increase in cognitive decline with increasing hearing loss.  Additionally, it is generally accepted that early amplification, such as with hearing aids, reduces the decrease in word understanding (speech discrimination).  What this means is the use of hearing aids reduces dementia and improves speech understanding.  Wearing hearing aids will keep you mentally fit […]

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How to Teach Little Ones What Not to Stick in their Ears or Stuff into their Nose


It’s inevitable.  Children discover things by poking and prodding and often that begins with the face. Tasting everything that their little fingers can grab, and eventually, those things may end up in an ear or way up in a sinus cavity. Don’t believe it? Just look at some of my past blog posts to see […]

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Crayons in your EAR?


My patient, this 6 year old boy, didn’t know how these thin little crayons got into his ear!  They don’t seem to have feet on them, so I doubt they walked in there.  Nonetheless, a good rinsing out in the pediatricians office wasn’t successful at removing these from his ear.  Page 15 of Don’t Stick Sticks […]

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How to clean your ears in 2 easy steps.


Grandma used to say that nothing goes in your ears except your elbow and she was right! While there may be multiple methods tried, the first rule of thumb is that nothing should go in your ears except your elbow!  But, if ear wax is a problem you may: 1)  Put a few drops of hydrogen […]

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Foreign Body Removed from an Ear


The little item (not the quarter) was removed from a 9 year old girl’s ear – should we rewrite the book for an older age group?

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Needle Removed from an Adults Ear


So … this 52 year old guy comes in with this pine needle in his left ear.

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Ewww! A Bug in an Ear?


Dr. L, again, removes a bug from a 12 year old’s ear. Shoo fly…

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Fixodent in the Ear?


Dr. L removed this Fixodent from a patient’s ear. Don’t Stuff In Your Ears!

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Creepy! Live Tick Moves In!


Dr. L removed a live tick from a patient’s ear last week. No reason for her to read the book, just wanted to tell you.

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Glowing Affection – in the Ear?


And, did I tell you about the 17-year-old guy who had a glow stick pushed into his left ear? He was at his high school’s football game, and the girl next to him pushed the glow stick into his ear and punctured his eardrum! Ouch!

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