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A hearing test is a routine treatment and one of the most common services that your audiologist provides. It’s nothing to worry about, but you may want to know what exactly you’re getting into so that you can arrive for your test as relaxed and prepared as possible. Whether you have an upcoming test or you’re considering scheduling an appointment

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It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can experience a nosebleed (or epistaxis). They’re more prevalent in younger children and the elderly and for the most part, a nosebleed isn’t a serious ailment and they can be treated at home. Here’s the thing, though, suffering frequent nosebleeds is miserable. When nosebleeds happen, they should be easy to cope with,

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Finding the right health care professional in any discipline can be a case of trial and error. The more you research, the more you find and that can make the pool widen and the choice for a new ear, nose and throat doctor one that is rather difficult. An otolaryngologist is the medical term for an ear, nose and throat

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Other than a lumpy and uncomfortable mattress, pregnancy or feeling generally achy in the muscles, sleep should be easy to come by. You should be able to set up a comfortable sleep space that makes you feel warm, toasty and ready to sink into a deep sleep cycle that sees you through until the morning. You should be waking up

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Tinnitus is a condition that can be very hard to live with. Some people find it almost impossible, but it is not always obvious that this is what you have. You need to know what signs that you should be looking out for to know if you have tinnitus or not. Ringing in your ears The first common symptom is

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Septum surgery, also known as septoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed by an ear, nose and throat doctor . Little is known about this kind of operation so, below, we’ll explore the reasons septum surgery is necessary, what it entails, and what the signs are that it may be the right choice for you. Why do people need septum surgery?

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To ensure the best possible treatment for a variety of conditions and problems, a pediatric ear, nose and throat doctor may be the ally that you need. Ear, nose and throat problems can encompass a wide range of issues particularly common to children. From extremely loud snoring to sore throats and hearing loss, a pediatric ENT doctor is here to

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Balloon sinuplasty , also known as BSP, is a procedure for patients seeking relief from uncomfortable sinus pain. It’s a highly effective way to deal with sinusitis and comes with few risks, making it a popular way to deal with the condition. It’s not as invasive as other procedures that can be carried out on the nose, and it’s a

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Sleep apnea can be incredibly difficult to diagnose, as those who experience the condition are not actually awake when they are experiencing their primary symptom - their breathing intermittently stopping during sleep. While awake, people with sleep apnea may experience daytime tiredness, headaches and snoring , but these are the symptoms of thousands of other illnesses, some of which are

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You might have noticed an issue with your hearing. This could either be a deterioration in your ability to hear or it might even be hearing noises that aren’t actually there. Both could be signs of serious issues, and if you speak to a hearing care provider, they might advise you get a hearing test . Here’s when you should

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