Charles M. Myer III MD

Hearing Loss: Should I Get Hearing Aids?

Guides through decision to get hearing aids. Explains the types of hearing aids, how they work, and how they are best used. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Hearing Loss in Children, Ages 1 to 2 Years

Assess changes in your child’s behavior that might mean a hearing loss. Compare present behavior with past behavior. Also, pay attention to the quality of your child’s speech. Children must be able to hear well for normal speech and language to develop. Does your child: Listen to simple stories, songs, or rhymes? Follow…

Hearing Protectors

Being exposed to loud noises can result in hearing loss . As the loudness of a sound increases, the amount of time you can safely listen to the sound decreases. One way to protect your hearing is to wear hearing protectors, which reduce the loudness of the sound. Hearing protectors are especially important for those who…

Cómo colocar gotas óticas en forma segura

Para colocar gotas óticas: Primero, caliente las gotas a temperatura corporal haciendo rodar el envase por las manos o colocándoselo en la axila durante algunos minutos. Colocar gotas óticas frías puede causar dolor de oído y mareos. Haga que el niño se recueste con el oído afectado hacia arriba. Coloque las gotas…

Pneumatic Otoscope

A pneumatic otoscope is a handheld instrument used to look at the eardrum. It is similar to a regular otoscope, but it allows the health professional to deliver a puff of air to see how the eardrum responds to a change in air pressure.