Small Town Values. World Class Care.

Sylva, NC Office: (828) 586-7474
Franklin, NC Office: (828) 524-5599
Murphy, NC Office: (828) 835-1014
NOW SCHEDULING: New Asheville, NC Sinus Center: (828) 458-8100

Ear, Nose and Throat Care Blog

Have questions? Use our contact form to get in touch with us today! Contact Us

Sharp throat and ear pain can be concerning for those experiencing it, and if you have it, you will want to figure out the cause so you can have peace of mind, as well as come up with an appropriate solution. A cold may be the cause, as this is the most common reason for this specific pain, but it

Read More


Can earwax cause hearing loss? If you’ve experienced an earwax blockage before, then you’ve likely noticed that your hearing was muffled and diminished for a time. It’s only natural to be concerned that it might cause hearing loss. To put simply, yes, earwax can cause hearing loss. In fact, an earwax impaction is the most common cause of conductive hearing

Read More


Many people associate sleep apnea with the symptom of loud and excessive snoring . While annoying, especially to any partners you might share your bed with, this is far from the most impactful effect than the condition can have on your life. Sleep apnea is a very common condition, affecting an estimated 4-in-10 people at some point throughout their lives.

Read More


Tinnitus is a symptom that is described as the perception of a noise or noises that no-one else can hear . It’s often mistakenly defined as “imaginary noises” or “noises that aren’t real,” but some kinds of tinnitus do have physical causes and are, in fact, real noises, but they’re only audible to the person experiencing it. The cause of

Read More


Specializing in conditions that affect the ears, nose and throat, ENT doctors see patients with a wide range of symptoms. If you’re struggling with an issue and you think you would benefit from seeing an ear, nose and throat doctor, here are five signs to look out for: 1. Recurrent or chronic sinusitis Sinus problems are often mistaken for symptoms

Read More


Are you experiencing a medical condition such as hearing loss? If so, then it’s going to be important to make sure that you choose the right medical professional to go and see. There are numerous options including an ENT or an Audiologist. But which one will be right for your needs? On this article, we’re going to explore these two

Read More


Have you been waking up with headaches in the morning? Do you constantly feel exhausted even when you thought you were getting a great night of rest? If so, you may be suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea. Your partner may have also noticed the signs of this while you were asleep. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea

Read More


One of the most common illnesses that a child can develop is an ear infection . However, while they are more common in children, adults can still develop them – and when this happens, they can be more serious. In adults, ear infections must be monitored closely and diagnosed by an ENT doctor early to avoid complications as a result.

Read More


There is never anything more exhausting than waking up with a headache, feeling like you've never slept. If this is happening to you, you may need to speak to a doctor about sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder whereby your breathing stops on and off through the night. Snoring loudly and feeling unusually tired after

Read More


When you are dealing with hypothyroidism , you need to be aware of the people around you who can help you to monitor your condition in the best way. However, there will be times you will need to see a thyroid specialist. Hypothyroidism affects almost 5% of Americans over the age of 12. Most of the time, those who have

Read More