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Our ears are actually more sensitive than we think. There are certain behaviors and situations that can cause damage to the ears. Turkey Medicals member and hospital department head Otolaryngologist Associate Doctor gave information about the subject to our readers…

Loud Noise and Noise :

Because the ears are a sensitive organ for receiving sound, loud noise always damages the ears. Listening to loud music, shooting a gun without ear protection, working in loud environments, being exposed to loud explosions, working in environments such as a loud entertainment center can damage hearing and cause tinnitus.This hearing loss may vary from person to person. Depending on the degree and duration of exposure to loud noise, hearing loss can be permanent or temporary.

Ear Cleaning Sticks :

Ear cleaning sticks damage the ear by causing earwax to become blocked in the ear canal. Normally, earwax tends to throw itself out of the ear. This self-cleaning system with ear sticks is disrupted. If the ear sticks are pushed deeper, they can damage the eardrum.

Ear Drops :

Some ear drops have a harmful effect on the ear, for example, ear drops containing the active ingredient Gentamicin have a harmful effect on the ear. The random and unconscious use of these drops damages the ear. A number of mixtures that are not clear what is in them can damage the ear by disrupting the Ph balance of the ear canal, causing a fungal infection and inflammation of the ear.

Mobile Phone :

Mobile phones can damage the ear by emitting radiation and electromagnetic waves. Especially during the first dec, holding it in the ear can emit the most electromagnetic waves, causing tinnitus, throbbing, and a feeling of deep pain in the ear. People who have to talk a lot with a mobile phone should use headphones. Again, there is a risk of explosion due to overheating of the lithium batteries contained in these phones. If these explode when held in a position close to the head, they pose a life risk by damaging the head.

Cigarettes and Medicines :

Smoking over time leads to a deterioration in blood vessels, disrupting blood flow. Smoking interferes with blood flow, especially by affecting small capillaries. These capillaries provide blood flow to our ear Disruption of blood flow is caused by hearing loss. Some antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs that we have to use that we have to use can permanently damage the hearing by causing the ear cells to die You should be constantly under control when using these drugs.

Piercing :

If the piercing is performed without hygienic conditions, melting of the ear cartilage may occur, causing the shape of the ear to deteriorate. It is necessary to perform punctures to the ear cartilage under the supervision of a physician. Again, earrings worn in the ear cause an allergic reaction in the ear, causing it to itch, and the ear swells, creating an infection.

Dizziness :

Our ears play an important role in maintaining balance outside the task of hearing. Dizziness, ringing in the ear, increased pressure, and a feeling of blockage in the ear indicate that the balance system in the inner ear is affected Underestimating these symptoms can also cause damage to the hearing organ over time. The reasons affecting the balance system indicate that hearing can also be affected, so dizziness patients should be evaluated in detail by otolaryngologists.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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