Category: Hearing

woman in a woodworking shop, working with equipment. She is wearing ear and eye protection.

October 12, 2022

Protect Your Hearing Now to Save It Later

Use earplugs or protective earmuffs when you’re near loud noises.

Ear, Nose, and Throat Health, Hearing

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Baby lying in crib looking up at toy mobile

July 15, 2022

How to Spot Signs of Hearing and Vision Problems in Babies and Todd...

Catching early warning signs is key to your child’s development.

Babies, Children's Health, Eye Health, Hearing

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Close up of senior man's hearing aid in ear

January 19, 2022

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids? Know Your Options

OTC hearing aids may be available soon, but a prescription is likely to work best.


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ENT physician examining ear of a female patient with an instrument.

April 14, 2021

Ears Ringing? Here’s Why and What You Can Do

While many experience tinnitus occasionally, severe cases can be unbearable.


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close-up of infant's ear/side of head

October 19, 2020

Put the Cotton Swab Down: Clean Your Ears Safely

Follow these 5 steps to keep your ears clean without causing damage.

Ear, Nose, and Throat Health, Hearing

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close-up view of person holding hand up to ear

February 11, 2020

Say What? Seven Tips for Getting in Tune with Your Hearing

Here’s how to protect your hearing before and after you notice a change.

Hearing, Older Adult Health, Your Care

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A photograph of Sam Hollamon outside of the entrance to the UNC Children's Cochlear Implant Center.

July 24, 2019

A Mother’s Quest to Help Her Son Hear 

A cochlear implant helps a child with single-sided deafness. 

Clinical Trials, Ear, Nose, and Throat Health, Health, Hearing, Patient Stories, UNC Children's

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The surgery was performed by Dr. Harold Pillsbury

March 25, 2015

Patient at UNC Hospitals is first in U.S. to receive newly approved...

Dr. Harold Pillsbury performed the surgery to implant a newly FDA-approved device that enables wearers to have MRI scans when needed. This was not possible with earlier cochlear implant models.

Hearing, Innovation, Technology

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UNC Chapel

August 13, 2014

War vet receives his hearing back

Dr. Oliver Adunka, an ENT surgeon at UNC Health Care, was able to get Dac Carpenter into a clinical trial that installed a sound bridge in one ear. That allows Dac to hear just like he did before he was injured.

Clinical Trials, Devices, Hearing, Patient Stories

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