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Study: Cotton swabs prove problematic for ear health

Public release date: 28-Apr-2011


DETROIT – A study by Henry Ford Hospital shows a direct association between cotton swab use and ruptured eardrum.

The study also shows that in most cases the rupture heals on its own and surgery is only necessary for the most severe cases. 457 more words

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It's International Ear Care Day! You're cleaning your ears wrong

Today is International Ear Care Day, and the World Health Organization has two major directives: Getting you to turn your music down and stop sticking things in your ears, dammit. 256 more words