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Ear, Nose and Throat Care Blog

Most people will suffer headaches from time to time and there is usually no reason to consult your doctor or an ear, nose and throat (ENT) professional. However, in cases where individuals experience regular pain, medical professionals can provide many different treatment solutions based on the cause of the problem. If you’re unsure about how an ENT might treat headaches

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You’ve had a persistent cough or sore throat or yet another sinus infection . It’s time to stop living with illness. It’s time to get relief. It’s time to see the ENT . So exactly how do you go about finding an ENT in your area? Where to start If you are covered by insurance and you are seeking the

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Sleep apnea is a serious condition. The breathing of a person with sleep apnea stops and starts while they sleep. Sleep apnea falls into 3 major categories: Obstructive Sleep Apnea happens when breathing is obstructed while you sleep. This can be caused by obstruction in the airways such as the nose and throat. Central Sleep Apnea happens when the brain

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An audiologist is there to help you with all your hearing problems. Having said that, it’s crucial that you select the right audiologist to help you out. Selecting the wrong one can be detrimental to your health and wellbeing. What makes someone the ‘right’ audiologist? Well, there are many things to think about when considering how to select one. We’ve

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These days most of us lead pretty busy lives. That means some things get pushed to the back of the line. But when it comes to your health, it’s never a good idea to put things off. That’s especially true when it comes to getting your hearing checked . Now you may be thinking that this is one exam you

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Most people with a deviated septum aren’t aware it exists. It doesn’t pose a problem to their breathing or lifestyle. Other folks aren’t so lucky. Chances are if you are seeing the ear, nose and throat specialist for problems with a deviated septum it is because you have been referred by your primary physician. Symptoms While most people never notice

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What is chronic sinusitis? Sinusitis occurs when the hollow spaces around the nasal passages are inflamed. Chronic sinusitis is sinusitis for 12 or more weeks that does not respond to medical intervention. What causes chronic sinusitis? The most common cause of chronic sinusitis is infection from bacteria, viruses or fungi or allergies that are not well controlled. The sinuses are

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If you have problems with chronic sinus infections, sore throats, ear infections or tonsillitis your primary care physician may suggest that you see an otolaryngologist for treatment. Otolaryngologists are commonly known as ENTs because they specialize in treatment of the ears, nose and throat. In addition, they also treat most balance and vertigo problems since those issues are frequently caused

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Tinnitus can be a very debilitating hearing issue. Tinnitus is defined as a constant buzzing, ringing or whooshing noise. This constant noise present can create many issues, including depression, anger, isolation and headaches. What can be done to help those suffering from tinnitus? How can they reinvent themselves back into society without letting tinnitus take over their lives? Hearing aids

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You don’t usually think of sleep apnea as a problem for children. Most people associate sleep apnea with overweight adults. However, children can suffer from sleep apnea and ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors can help. Sleep apnea in children Sleep apnea is not something to kid around with. During sleep apnea, breathing stops for at least 10 seconds at

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