Ear nose and throat
The ear, nose and throat are part of the upper respiratory tract. They help us breathe, smell, hear, keep our balance, swallow and speak. Infections and conditions of the sinus, tonsils and adenoids affect these organs.
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Topic: Hearing loss
Deafness is caused by many different events including injury, disease and genetic defects.
Once hearing is damaged, it often can't be restored.
If you're unsure how to best communicate with a hearing impaired colleague, ask them.
Many people with hearing loss experience a drop in self-esteem and confidence because of their impaired ability to communicate.
Lipreading can help people who are hearing impaired to cope better with their hearing loss.
Many people who shy away from talking with you are just nervous of making a mistake or offending you.
Work environments can be adjusted to take into consideration the needs of a person with hearing loss.
Reduced sound tolerance can confine a person to their home, affect their career and social life and make everyday activities impossible.
The earlier hearing loss is identified in children, the better for the child's language, learning and overall development.
A ringing sensation in the ears (tinnitus), or people complaining that you talk too loudly are signs you may need to have your hearing checked.