Approximately a quarter of us experience some form of ringing or other noise in the ear at some time in our lives. Referred to by ENT professionals as tinnitus, the problem can be life-altering. Living with severe tinnitus can cause stress, difficulty sleeping, and impact the sufferer's quality of life.
Sleep apnea is a common disease that can affect all ages. Sleep apnea occurs when an obstruction in the upper airway disrupts breathing during sleep. Those afflicted may cease breathing for ten seconds or more. Snoring is the most common indication of obstructive sleep apnea.
Many of the standard surgery rules and recommendations apply when it comes to reconstructive or plastic surgery. But facial surgery has a few additional instructions as well. Your surgeon will cover all the necessary information leading up to the surgery itself, but we’ve compiled this list of some of the most common instructions so you can have an idea ahead of time.
Your child's tonsils help protect them against germs, bacteria, and viruses. When these pathogens enter through your children's nose or mouth, the tonsils trap them and activate your child's immune system, helping the body to fight off the germs naturally.
Millions of people suffer from chronic sinus problems. When medication fails to provide more than short-term relief, surgery may be necessary. Your ENT doctor can perform both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures for a variety of chronic sinus disorders.
Do you know the differences between when snoring is just an occasional annoyance and when it's a potential health problem? Knowing the symptoms of sleep apnea can help you decide whether to schedule a visit with an ENT doctor. Here's what you should know about snoring.
Hearing loss is a common issue for many Americans, but that doesn’t make it less concerning when it happens to you. Today’s ENT centers, and audiologists, in particular, can help you cope with and treat hearing loss. But they also can help you address issues you might be experiencing to help avoid hearing loss altogether.
It’s springtime, which means warmer weather, lots of sunshine, and plenty of blooms. Those pretty flowers and blossoming trees might be welcome after a long, cold winter, but for some they spell misery.
Tree pollen is one of the worst offenders for seasonal spring allergies. Trees such as birch and oak produce millions of pollen grains and can stick around for quite a while. Some other common tree pollens that can cause issues are cottonwood, elm, maple, aspen, poplar, and beech.
Should you see an audiologist or an ENT doctor for your hearing issue? There are definite differences between the two professions, and your treatment will depend on your condition and even what's causing it. Here's how to determine whom you should contact and what services they can provide.