SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of individuals seeking treatment for ear-related diseases has reached around 6 million every year.
To celebrate ‘Ear Day’ on September 9, The Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service issued a report about statistics related to ear diseases. The number of patients who have been treated since 2010 was approximately 6 million every year.
Inflammation of the middle ear was common among children under 10 years of age, while those between the ages 10 and 60 suffered from inflammation of the outer ear the most.
The elderly aged over 70 commonly experienced dysfunction of the vestibular area. Vestibular dysfunctions lead to dizziness. Symptoms include ringing of the ears, hearing impairment, headaches and facial disorders.
Alien substances that entered the ear were a cause of many of the illnesses. Water was a major factor, and taking out ear wax with ear picks also lead to infections.
To prevent infections, experts suggest that ears should be kept dry, and ear wax should be allowed to fall out naturally.
By M.H.Lee (email@example.com)