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Treating Hearing Loss in Your Child

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Having a child is incredibly exciting while also exhausting, and you practically hold your breath waiting to make sure that everything is okay. Hearing loss in children can become evident at birth or significantly later on, but whatever the case, it is difficult for parents and children alike. Hearing problems in children pose more problems than the assumed reduced hearing abilities, they also have a negative impact on development in young children.

Tired All The Time? Maybe You Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea- ear nose and throat

We all identify with being tired; maybe you didn't go to sleep early enough, maybe you're stressed, maybe work was especially taxing, but sometimes it isn't just a normal fatigue or sleepiness. So how do you tell if your seemingly constant tiredness is due to your busy schedule, or a sleep problem? Could you have sleep apnea? Sleep is incredibly important, (we know, all doctors say that) but it is true! There is almost nothing else that will wreck your mental and physical health like a lack of quality sleep.

Sinus Infections in Children and Their Causes

Pediatric Otolaryngology

From infancy, children are faced with new bacteria, colds, and flu which they must build immunity to in order to get over sicknesses. Your kids will have many colds as they grow up, but some children will especially suffer from sinus problems. It 's hard, especially with young children, to deal with sinus problems as they make sleeping, eating and communicating more difficult. We would like to address common causes of sinus problems and sinusitis in children to help you better understand how to care for your children.

Sinus Sufferer? Here are Some Minimally Invasive Options

Having sinus issues?

So many individuals (more than you may think) suffer from daily sinus problems. Do you experience nasal discharge or draining into the back of your throat, persistent headaches behind your eyes, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing through your nose or other sinus related complaints? These ailments are commonly heard by ear nose and throat doctors, and so often we find that people think they just have to live with the pain and discomfort. That is why we care about letting you know about some of the minimally invasive options to help with sinus suffering.

The Nose Knows: Smoking Damages Your Sense of Smell

Smoking and what it does to your nose

Unless you have been living in an underground bunker for the last 30 years, it should come as no surprise to you just how bad smoking is for your health. As if premature aging, increased risk of cancer and stroke, yellow teeth, bad breath, and shortness of breath weren’t enough, if you still smoke, say goodbye to your sense of smell.

Tips for Reducing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Ear Nose and Throat Specialist

We live in a loud world. We are constantly surrounded by noise—at home, while commuting, at work, and at play. As a culture that loves music, we often have those little buds shoved in our ears in an attempt to block out some of that outside noise. But what does all of that racket mean and is it damaging our hearing?

Ear, Nose, and Throat: Nighttime Coughing

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It seems like the hallmark of every "sick day," the part where it gets worse before it gets better: the nighttime coughing battle. Coughs naturally get worse at night, and our Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists took a closer look at the science behind why this happens.

Pediatric Otolaryngology: Tonsillectomy Aftercare

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The operation to remove tonsils or a tonsillectomy has declined in popularity in recent years, and it's all thanks to some well-placed advances in medical science. However, the tonsillectomy remains infamous, and plenty of kids still require this procedure.

Ask ENT Doctors: Tonsillitis

Ask and ear nost and throat doctor about tonsillitis

As human beings, our brains are wired to consider "worst case scenarios" all too often--especially when it comes to our health. A sore throat is one of the worst culprits, causing us to wonder if it's something more serious, like tonsillitis, which can require the infamous tonsillectomy.

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Boise Ear, Nose, and Throat: Sinusitis

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We've all experienced the common cold enough to be extremely familiar with its symptoms. Congestion, watery or light-sensitive eyes, and sneezing are nothing new--but the problem arises when these symptoms are accompanied by chronic pain, and when the "cold" lasts more than ten days. At that point, it's time to call this cold impostor by what is likely its real name: sinusitis.