Your ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist may recommend a range of surgeries to treat sleep apnea , from nasal surgery to soft palate implants. However, you may be wondering if surgery is necessary in the first place. Beyond the most common reason, that non-surgical treatments simply aren’t working as effectively as hoped, here are real reasons to consider it.
Botox is one of the most misunderstood things in the world today. A lot of people shy away from these injections as they’re not sure if they’re safe or not. Some people claim that they’re dangerous, but is this really the case? To help you understand Botox injections in more detail, we’ve put together this blog post that goes over
Everyone is born with a set of tonsils, which are basically two little masses of lymphoid tissue that sit towards the back of your throat. For the most part, your tonsils will help fight off infections and keep you nice and healthy. However, there are situations where you may need to think about removing your tonsils. Here at Santa Cruz
In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids are small in size and ideal for people looking for something a little more discreet. ITC devices sit in the ear canal, making them less obvious that larger options like behind the ear (BTE) or in the ear (ITE). This can present many benefits, but numerous factors should be considered when determining if they’re the right
When it comes to all issues with hearing, balance and the ears, the audiologist is the comprehensive source of information and treatment that you need. But when, exactly, should you make an appointment with them? Here, we’re going to look at when it’s time to see your audiologist. You’re concerned about hearing loss The most common concern an audiologist helps
Your pediatric ear, nose and throat doctor can be a critical partner in the care of your child for most of their young life. ENT issues encompass a wider range of issues that many parents might expect, so here are some of the most common conditions they can help with. Sinus infections and inflammation When we are young, our sinuses
Balloon sinus surgery is one of the most popular methods of dealing with sinusitis without having to undergo invasive surgery. Although there’s a relatively quick recovery period immediately following the procedure, there are still a couple of ways to ensure that you speed up the recovery process so that you can get back on your feet and continue with your
Tinnitus can be a horrible condition to live with. It is characterized by noises in the ear that have no external cause. They can include humming, whistling, whooshing or ringing. It's likely that tinnitus is really caused by the brain asking for more information from the ears, which it's not receiving. It can arise from a variety of issues, from
Tonsil surgery , also known as a tonsillectomy, is a procedure to remove the tonsils. Though it’s most commonly recommended for children, there are plenty of adults who may need it, as well. Here, we’re going to look at some of the most common reasons to seek tonsil surgery and the signs that you might want to talk to your
Many people are apprehensive about going for a hearing test because they have never before experienced one. Hearing tests are painless, and they are noninvasive meaning that there really is no reason why having one would be uncomfortable. As well as this, a lot of people don’t know what to expect during a hearing test, and people fear the unknown.