The ear is very important in a person’s life. It does not only necessary in providing the sense of hearing but also it makes us complete. A good sense of hearing is an indication that a person can live normally. Without the sense of hearing you will not be able to converse with other people and you cannot enjoy many things. That is why it is important to give proper care and at the same time protect the ears from damage.
In order to give proper care to the ears it is important to know the three major parts of the ear. It is composed of the inner, middle and outer ear. These three parts has its distinctive functions that is necessary for the ear to do its job. A person would suffer hearing loss if one of the three parts is damaged. Keep in mind that the parts of the ear are very sensitive that is why it is crucial to protect.
Ear infection is the most common ear problem that many people experience. It is caused by bacterial, viral and fungal infections that can affect the inner, middle and external ear. Some of the symptoms of ear infection include ear pain, ear blockage, fever, dizziness and temporary hearing loss. That is why you should avoid using anything when cleaning your ears.
Another ear problem is the otitis that infects the different parts of the ear. The otitis externa is also called as swimmer’s ear because the infection is caused by the excess moisture after swimming and humid weather. On the other hand, the otitis media is an infection in the middle ear that is a result of infections and allergies as well as obstruction in the Eustachian tube and nutritional deficiency. However, the otitis interna is the result of sinus infection.
Definitely, most people if not all experience hearing loss. Aging is one cause of hearing loss along with ear infection, genetic condition and ear damage. If you have perforated eardrum or experienced traumatic injuries you should be conscious for the possible occurrence of hearing loss.
Aside from the common ear problems stated above, some people also experience tinnitus and Meniere’s disease. These two ear problems can rarely happen but you should be aware of its manifestations. The tinnitus manifests a ringing or buzzing sound in the ear that when not given immediate treatment would lead to hearing loss.