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Adenoids: What They Are and Why They Can Cause Problems
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Adenoids: What They Are and Why They Can Cause Problems

Sore throats and stuffy noses are a common occurrence during childhood and even into adulthood. Tonsils are one part of the body that can often become infected, leading to upper respiratory illnesses. Another part of the body that can contribute to upper respiratory infections, but isn’t talked about quite as much are the adenoids. Learning… Read More »

Common Causes of a Sore Throat and Treatment
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Common Causes of a Sore Throat and Treatment

There are several reasons why you can have a sore throat, and by understanding the causes of this problem, you can change your behavior along with treating the condition. Sore throats occur for these reasons: Having a cold Having a sinus infection Having influenza Having a viral infection Having a bacterial infection Having tonsillitis Having… Read More »

Dysphagia
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Dysphagia

Did you know that all age groups are affected with swallowing disorders at some point in their lives? The medical term for this is dysphagia, and while it is prevalent among the children and elderly, it can sometimes be a symptom of a severe disease or problem in middle age adults. 

Chronic Snoring
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Chronic Snoring

Chronic snoring is a problem that thousands of people suffer from. When sleeping, the affected patient will make a very hoarse noise when breathing, and can vary in levels of loudness. This condition is especially challenging for those who sleep with a partner or share a room with others, as it can often keep everybody… Read More »

When To See The Pediatric ENT
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When To See The Pediatric ENT

A Pediatric ENT is a specialist who treats children for ears, nose, and throat conditions. The provider will evaluate the child and get a medical history before deciding on surgery. An ENT typically sees children for tonsils and adenoids, bilateral myringotomy and tubes, and hearing loss, but can treat children for a variety of conditions.

What Every Parent Should Know About Pediatric Hearing Loss
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What Every Parent Should Know About Pediatric Hearing Loss

According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, approximately three to four babies out of every 1,000 are born with some degree of hearing loss. Even more children develop hearing loss during their first few months or years of life because of exposure to excessive noise, untreated ear infections, and other causes. If not addressed, hearing… Read More »

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Sinus Sinus Sinus!

People often associate sinus infections with spring and summer, but the upcoming winter season can bring about just as many sinus infections for different reasons. Most of us know the main culprits that bring about sinus infection, like a prolonged cold or allergies. However, it’s important to look out for some of the sneakier, less… Read More »

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10 Things to Consider when Buying a Hearing Aid

 Type of Hearing Aid does an Audiologist Recommend?   Your audiologist may recommend a particular brand of hearing aid that is designed for your lifestyle. If you golf everyday, you may need wind reduction. If you work in a museum, you might need a device that handles echo or poor acoustics. An audiologist can narrow… Read More »

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The Difference between an Audiologist and a Hearing Aid Specialist/Dispenser

Two terms that are tossed around in the hearing community are audiologist and hearing aid specialist. Often, people are very confused about the differences in these professions. Many wonder what exactly what merits the distinction between “audiologist” and “hearing aid specialist or dispenser”. Certainly, the confusion is surrounding the fact that both professions provide hearing… Read More »

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Communication Strategies for Those With Hearing Loss

If you suffer from hearing loss, you have probably experienced frustration at not being able to follow a conversation or being left out of conversations altogether. You have probably also been on the receiving end of other’s frustrations when you have to ask them to repeat something for the second or third time. The following… Read More »