Why Do I Cough When I Clean My Ears?
Learn about how Arnold’s ear-cough reflex can make you cough when you clean your ears; why it’s important to teach your kids about giving when they’re learning about money; and a hidden letter in the alphabet that you already sing.
Why do I cough when I clean my ears? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Rachita)
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- Gupta, D., Verma, S., & Vishwakarma, S. (1986). Anatomic basis of Arnold’s ear-cough reflex. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 8(4), 217–220. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf02425070
- Chartrand, M.S. (2005, May 30). Identifying Neuro-reflexes of the External Ear Canal Max Stanley Chartrand. AudiologyOnline. https://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/identifying-neuro-reflexes-external-ear-1030
- Ryan, N. M., Gibson, P. G., & Birring, S. S. (2014). Arnold’s nerve cough reflex: evidence for chronic cough as a sensory vagal neuropathy. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 6(Suppl 7), S748-52. https://doi.org/10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2014.04.22
- Why You Shouldn’t Use Cotton Swabs to Clean Your Ears. (2017, July 27). It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing. https://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov/have-you-heard/cotton-swabs-ears
Teaching Kids about Money? Don’t Forget Giving by Sonja Hodgen
- Alexis Blue-U. Arizona. (2019, May 30). Teaching kids about money? Don’t forget giving – Futurity. Futurity. https://www.futurity.org/charity-giving-children-families-2074982/
- LeBaron, A. B. (2019). The Socialization of Financial Giving: A Multigenerational Exploration. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 40(4), 633–646. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-019-09629-z
There’s a hidden letter in the alphabet song, and you already sing it by Cameron Duke
- Editors of Merriam-Webster. (2018, September 25). How the “&” Came by its Name. Merriam-Webster.com; Merriam-Webster. https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/the-history-of-ampersand
- Jonny Gibson. (2017, October 15). The History of the Ampersand – Black Lion Banner – Medium. Medium; Black Lion Banner. https://medium.com/black-lion-banner/the-history-of-the-ampersand-c81839171940
- The schoolmaster. (n.d.). Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved January 14, 2021, from https://www.loc.gov/resource/sm1834.360770.0/?sp=1
- What Character Was Removed From The Alphabet? (2020, September 7). Dictionary.com; Dictionary.com. https://www.dictionary.com/e/ampersand/
- Who Wrote The Alphabet Song? (2018, October 2). Dictionary.com. https://www.dictionary.com/e/abcsong/
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