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When looking to set up an appointment with a pediatric ENT doctor , you have a big search ahead of you. You must make a commitment to pick a pediatric ENT doctor that will be by your child's side and support their health throughout their childhood as they need them. Finding the right pediatric ENT doctor will take some time as

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Have you perceived any ringing or buzzing sounds that only you can hear? How often do you experience this? This is often described as tinnitus, which happens to be a symptom of an underlying condition and not an actual disease by itself.  Before making an appointment to see an audiologist, you should first prepare by planning your questions. In the

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If you’re wondering if you should pop into your local ENT doctor for surgery because you have a concern but are hesitating because you don’t know what they’ll perform, this one's for you. Don’t be alarmed, the ENT doctor is one of the most skilled professions in the healthcare industry. Here are just some of the questions you might have

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Should you have hearing loss, your audiologist will discuss the types of hearing aids that are right for your particular needs. There are several to choose from, including those that are small and fit snuggly inside your ear (ITE and ITC) and those that are larger and fit behind your ear (BTE).  But which type of hearing aid is right

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Headaches can be more than a little debilitating at the best of times, and so it is really important to make sure you take steps to look after yourself and treat any serious headaches you might be facing. This is something that plays a huge part in the process, and you have to make sure you visit a qualified ENT doctor

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When you have children with ear, nose and throat issues, the best thing that you can do is look for a pediatric ENT doctor to help. Issues with tonsils and adenoids are very common in young children, and it's these types of issues that a pediatric ENT doctor can assist you with. Of course, these are not the only two

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Hearing loss can happen to anyone at any time and can be either severe or mild. If you experience hearing loss, you’ll want to seek expert help from an audiologist. This type of audiologist has advanced knowledge of the auditory system and can provide guidance for diagnosing and treating hearing loss .   If you haven't sought out an audiologist

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Headaches aren’t usually a symptom that you will need to worry about. More often than not, a headache will simply be caused by stress or dehydration. You will be able to remedy it with plenty of rest and water. However, if you find that your headaches become a lot more frequent and the pain is a lot stronger, it could

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Vertigo is a treatment that ear, nose and throat specialists find themselves dealing with on a routine basis. It’s likely that you or a loved one will experience some sort of vertigo in your lifetime, whether that’s a short lived and mild experience, or a chronic case of vertigo. If you ever find yourself experiencing the sensation that the room

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One of the most common procedures that an ENT doctor undertakes is a tonsillectomy. It works to keep people feeling free from the pain of tonsillitis, as when there are no tonsils, there is nowhere for pus pockets and tonsil stones to live and infection to follow. Tonsil surgery is a last resort for tonsillitis, but when inflamed tonsils are

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Hearing aids are generally reliable devices that will serve you well for years. Occasionally, however, some users can experience problems. In this post, we’re going to look at some of the most common hearing aid repairs and what you can do to fix them.  Moisture issues inside the case Audiologists generally recommend that you take steps to avoid exposing your

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Most of us will experience minor headaches at some point or another in our life. Generally, they will pass of their own accord and you won’t have another for a while without need for medical intervention. However, if you are experiencing regular headaches or prolonged headaches, it’s a good idea to reach out to your doctor for help. While we’re

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Most of the time, people bypass seeing an ENT when they have a sore throat or blocked ears, as these things should pass over time. The thing is, there are some situations where earache, sore throat and sinus issues require a closer look. This is where an ENT doctor will step in to help. This is a doctor who can

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Looking after your hearing aid is of the utmost importance. It is a very delicate device and can you help us to live a fuller life. While hearing aids are getting smaller and easier to use, we have to ensure that we care for them properly. What are the key things to consider when looking after your hearing aids? Keep

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So, you have a child that is experiencing some irritation in his or her, ear, throat or nose? Parents worry all the time about what will happen if they take them to a pediatric ENT doctor . This is normal but we’re here to tell you that, you have nothing to worry about. Most people think that their child will

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For adults, identifying the early signs of hearing loss and making an appointment with an audiologist can sometimes be a bit tricky – but it is generally something that the individual in question can address of their own initiative. When it comes to children who are experiencing hearing loss, however, it falls to the parents to identify the tell-tale signs

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If you have recently had a hearing test, your audiologist may have invited you to a hearing aid fitting.  The purpose of the hearing aid fitting is to set up your new hearing aids and show you how to care for them correctly. Many people wonder whether they really need a hearing aid fitting or not. Are they indispensable? Let’s

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For the most part, a sore throat is a viral or bacterial issue and they generally tend to settle on their own after some rest and time. There are cases, however, where a persistent sore throat is the problem, an ENT doctor may prescribe antibiotics to speed up your recovery and get you back to your best. The biggest question

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Knowing when to seek help from your audiologist can save you time and hassle when it comes to hearing aid repairs. While day-to-day maintenance can help to minimize the risk of issues, there are times when professional hearing aid repairs will be needed.  To ensure you get the best performance from your hearing devices and to increase their lifespan, always

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In the canal hearing aids are larger than some of the other options that are placed inside the ear, but are still quite small. Small enough that they aren’t necessarily going to be visible to the everyday person walking past you, but big enough that you will be able to see them if you are looking for them. Down below,

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As a hearing aid user, we know that battery life and hearing aid battery preservation is important to you. So, it's understandable that you would want the best information about how to care for your batteries, preserve battery life, and troubleshoot problems.  The great thing about hearing aid batteries is that they are fairly easy to store and care for.

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There are many different reasons why people experience headaches. After all, there is no denying that headaches are one of the most common ailments that people must put up with today. Luckily, the majority of headaches are going to come and go without you needing to see a doctor. However, this is not always the case. If you are someone

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Tinnitus is one of the most common health complaints in modern society, with between 10% and 20% of all Americans suffering from the condition to some level. If you believe that you are one of them, you must get the issue checked ASAP. Before seeing an audiologist, though, it’s important to educate yourself on the subject. Asking questions is the

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Hearing aid fittings are designed to ensure you get the best auditory experience from your hearing devices. Whether you’re using in-canal hearing aids, in-ear hearing aids, or behind-the-ear hearing aids, our hearing professionals will use your hearing aid fitting to make sure you’re getting the most from your equipment. If you’ve never had a hearing aid fitting before or it’s

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When it comes to ensuring you receive the right medical care, knowing which medical specialist to turn to for assistance will always be very important. In this piece, we have focused on ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors and the conditions they are able to treat. What is an ENT doctor? An ENT doctor is a medical professional that specializes

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Your throat is one area of the body you may not pay enough attention to until a problem pops up. When you are dealing with issues in the throat, you’ll likely power on through and deal with saltwater rinses and crushed ice pops for comfort. The thing is, there will be a time where this is not enough, and you

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If you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, then you might now be searching for the right type of hearing aid to suit your needs. To be able to do this effectively, you need to understand the three top hearing aid styles on the market right now, and use this information to come to a decision, as well as

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When it comes to hearing devices, maintenance and repairs are incredibly important. Not just for the health of your device, but also for maintaining good hearing health too. What we are looking at today is when you should see a hearing health professional for repairs on your hearing device. Environmental Damage Environmental damage is one of the most common forms

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Behind the ear hearing aids are one of the most common types of hearing aid on the market right now. Many people who have hearing aids opt for this choice for several reasons, one of these being that it is the traditional option. In this article, we are going to be looking at behind the ear hearing aids, what they

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Children are constantly mixing with others and sharing germs, so it’s not a shock that they’re magnets for infections. The key for children who are dealing with health conditions is to know when to speak to a pediatric ENT doctor.  Ear, nose and throat conditions in children are not uncommon; which means that you are likely to be seeing your

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While there will always be an element of subjectivity involved in every individual case of hearing loss, generally, there are four particular causes of the condition.  Before discussing these causes in more depth, it is first important to outline the three types of hearing loss people can experience, as each type of hearing loss has different causes. These are:  Sensorineural: The

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When choosing a hearing aid, one of the most important decisions you will make is regarding the style of hearing aid that you select.  In this piece, we'll provide an in-depth overview of the three most common styles : behind the ear (BTE), in the ear (ITE) and in the canal (ITC), as well as information regarding how each style

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Audiologists play a role in managing hearing health, especially for those who have been diagnosed with hearing loss . It’s important to ensure you find an audiologist who offers the qualities associated with the best in the profession, such as: Excellent communication skills As a patient, you need your audiologist to be able to convey all relevant information to you

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Balloon sinus surgery, also known as balloon sinuplasty, is a new technique that has revolutionized treatment for sinus issues in recent years. It was first introduced in the United States around 15 years ago, and since then it has taken off all over the world, becoming an exceptionally popular treatment for sinus conditions. It involves using sophisticated technology with a

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If you need to have a hearing aid fitting , you may be wondering what to expect during this appointment. How long is it going to last? What will happen? Will I need to see my audiologist again afterward? These are just a few questions that you may have, which is why we decided to put this blog post together.

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Vertigo is described as feeling a sense of dizziness or spinning and can result from a number of different causes, ranging from an ear infection to disruption of the fluid in your ear. While symptoms can often resolve on their own after a few days or a week, individuals that experience the spinning sensation for longer or more frequently should

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Snoring surgery is typically carried out by an ear, nose and throat specialist. The most common procedure is the somnoplasty, a procedure that uses heat to manipulate tissues in your throat to lessen the effect of snoring. In most cases, it can completely remove the sound of snoring but is typically used as a last resort once all other options

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When you know that you need tonsil surgery , you may not really know what to expect. And there’s nothing scarier than the unknown – especially when it comes to surgery. While all surgeries can be intimidating, tonsil surgery can be particularly worrisome. Due to the area in which the surgery is carried out, you may have queries as to

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There are many problems that can affect your hearing over time in life. It’s essential that you try to do what you can to research your hearing issues and understand them as much as possible. When it comes to improving your hearing, you should do whatever it takes to make it better again, from meeting with audiologists to reading as many

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If you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, your thoughts will immediately turn to selecting your hearing aids. Wanting the best hearing aid for your hearing loss is natural, but there are many things to consider when making this decision. Unfortunately, there is no singular best hearing aid that is the perfect fit for everyone. Everyone will have different

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Hearing devices can be complicated little pieces of technology . Knowing if the problem is that of maintenance or repair can be tricky. We are going to look at some of the signs that your hearing aid needs repairs and just what is causing the issue. Silence Although this should go without saying if you are getting little to no

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Nobody likes the thought of losing their hearing. Unfortunately, hearing loss is almost unavoidable as you go through life. When you get older, your hearing will naturally suffer and get worse. But, certain things – like being exposed to loud noises – can speed up this process.  If you suffer from hearing loss, then an audiologist can help you. See

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An ear, nose and throat specialist (otherwise known as an ENT doctor) can diagnose and treat a range of medical conditions (as well as those of all ages), from tonsillitis to tinnitus and nasal obstruction. They have completed medical school and specialist training (as well as often developing a subspecialty in a related field - such as thyroid treatment and

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Septum surgery is used when people are having problems caused by abnormalities in the septum part of the nose. These problems often relate to breathing , so it makes sense to take action if you’re struggling with those kinds of problems. If it’s something that you might be interested in, read on to learn more about it. It’s sometimes helpful

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An otolaryngologist, also known as an ENT specialist , is an expert at treating any conditions or disorders that are related to your ears, nose and throat. Be it a sore throat, potential hearing loss or a blocked nose; an ENT doctor can help you out. But when do you really need to see an ENT as opposed to a

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Sleep apnea is a health condition that can be very severe in some people. It causes the walls of the thorax to become weak during sleep, which results in them closing in and becoming narrower. This can then lead to breathing problems while individuals are asleep. As a result, they are likely to suffer from very disrupted sleep, which can

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If you are suffering from a headache, then your first point of call will probably be your own medicine cabinet at home. Taking a painkiller will usually do the trick. However, if the headache continues for a long time, or you start to get them a lot more frequently, it could be time to see the doctor. There are various

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If you have noticed that you have a buzzing, ringing or hissing in one or both of your ears, you may be suffering from a condition known as tinnitus . There are a lot of people that deal with the effects of tinnitus daily, and this means that there are a lot of questions that require answering about the condition

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There are a lot of health changes and developments you will face throughout your life, and hearing loss is a big one. This often comes about as you get older, but it can strike at any age, and you need to be prepared to deal with it. The best way of achieving this is to make sure you are focused

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There are lots of reasons for wanting to take your child to a pediatric ENT doctor. If they’re having problems relating to their ear, nose or throat and you have been able to get the help you need from a general practitioner, it definitely makes sense to at least consider taking your child to a pediatric ENT doctor. If you’re

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