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May 7, 2003

Address ear problems in May

From: Salem Statesman Journal, OR - May 7, 2003

Statesman Journal
May 7, 2003

If you've ever found yourself on the verge of hollering at a deaf relative or someone else who is hard of hearing, just think how tough it is for them. Experts say the loss of communication disorders can lead to depression, loss of self-esteem and confidence.

Ear, nose, and throat doctors urge Americans to seek diagnosis and treatment help for hearing loss and other communication disorders during May -- Better Hearing and Speech Month.

Some medical conditions that can affect hearing health may include otitis media, or ear infection, tinnitus and earwax.

Susan Tom can be reached at (503) 399-6744.

Copyright 2003 Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon