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If tonsils are chronically inflamed and infected, the ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor will recommend removal. Tonsillectomy is a fairly simple procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis. ENTs may perform many tonsil surgery procedures each year, but they don’t always do it the same way. Here are five different types of tonsil surgery . 1. Cold scalpel

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Today’s hearing aids are very durable and resistant to damage from moisture, wax and impact. However, if you wear them for several years, they will occasionally need to be repaired. It can be frustrating or even unsafe to go without your hearing aids, so it’s important to deal with any damages or malfunctions as soon as possible. One reason some

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Choosing the right hearing aid is important regardless of what age you’re diagnosed with hearing loss, but it’s especially vital for children to be fit with the right hearing aids and accessories that meet their unique needs as they grow and learn. If you’re in the process of selecting a hearing aid for your child, consider these four tips. 1.

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If you have a problem with your hearing or balance, then you may be wondering which medical professional you should see. Audiologists, primary care physicians and ENT doctors may all come to mind. However, while all three of these doctors may be useful, there are certain situations where you would be better off seeing each one of these three doctors.

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When you have an appointment with the audiologist for a hearing test , there will be a number of tests performed. That’s because audiologists use different types of tests to get a clear picture of your ability to hear. The audiologist will use these tests to determine how well the different components of your ears are functioning and what can

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Audiologists are highly trained medical professionals who often have doctorate level educations. They have to go through years of training and practice before they can start working in the field. By the time audiologists start treating patients, they are already experts in treating and diagnosing hearing and balance impairments. This means when it comes to hearing aids audiologists can be

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Have you been told you have hearing loss? Perhaps you’ve heard from friends, family or coworkers suspicions that you have hearing loss. You may have been told the television or radio is too loud. Or, you experience people mumbling in conversations, causing you to ask people to repeat themselves often. Maybe it is difficult to discern and follow conversations in

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Tinnitus , the condition characterized by a constant – and annoying – buzzing, hissing, clicking or whooshing of the ears, is a difficult and often debilitating issue to live with. According to the American Hearing-Language-Speech Association (ASHA), nearly 15 percent of Americans suffer from tinnitus. Causes of tinnitus Unlike many auditory or balance disorders, tinnitus is a symptom of an

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We are all individuals. In every aspect of our lives, we are different from one another. Take vacations for example: Do you live for Vegas or does the thought make you shudder? If you love sunning yourself by the pool with a cocktail in hand, then the prospect of camping and hiking probably leaves you cold. The same goes for

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