Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

Ron Middleton hearing loss

Our hearing is an amazing masterpiece of biological design. From the tiny cells in our ear that detect soundwaves in the air, to the elaborate and near-instantaneous processes the brain performs to decipher meaning and direction, our hearing is a well-orchestrated dance that constantly works …

Ear Candles: Effective or Dangerous?

Ear Candles: Effective or Dangerous?

Ron Middleton Ear Health, Ear Wax

Best known as an alternative approach for earwax removal often found at health food stores and centers of alternative healthcare , ear candles involve placing a hollow, wax-covered candle in the ear. Proponents of ear candling claim that it can treat a number of conditions, ranging from …

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

Ron Middleton hearing loss, lifestyle and recreation

It’s amazing how your body’s balance system works! Your balance system helps you stand, walk, run, and move without falling.  This delicate balance all maintains itself through a constant process of position detection, feedback and adjustment using communication between the inner ear, eyes, muscles, joints and the …