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How to Treat the Most Common Ear Problems

OAT
December 04, 2017

Our ears are incredibly complex and delicate organs responsible for collecting, processing, and sending sound signals to our brains and enabling us to hear. They also play a vital role in helping us maintain our equilibrium and balance. Without proper maintenance and care, we can cause unnecessary damage to our ears. Some of the most common ear problems are treatable or have preventative measures that protect your ears from hearing loss or damage.   

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Topics: Hearing Loss

3 Common Throat Infections

OAT
November 21, 2017

As the winter weather starts to creep in, we begin to spend more time indoors attracting infections. The throat and its delicate tissue is highly susceptible to irritation and inflammation from viruses and bacteria. Below we have listed the three most common throat infections that cause issues and different preventative measures you can take to care for your throat.

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Topics: Neck Care

Musicians and Custom Earplugs

OAT
November 17, 2017

Exposure to loud sounds causes damage to the ear’s sensory cells that can result in hearing loss or tinnitus. The rise of personal devices make it easy to access podcasts, music, and videos that at a high volume can cause lasting damage. However, for some these choices aren’t always recreational and are more occupational. Nashville is home to many singers and songwriters who are subjected to loud music as part of their job and don’t take care to prevent permanent damage. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep yourself safe from loud noises. Read on to learn more about noise-induced hearing loss.

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Topics: Custom Earplugs

Fast Fall Allergy Relief

OAT
October 05, 2017

If fall allergies are taking you by surprise, you’re not alone. For many, spring allergies are a bear but fall allergies are a beast. Here in Tennessee, ragweed allergies are at their peak and grass and mold allergens are creeping into the picture as well. If you’re looking for fast fall allergy relief, you’re in the right place.

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Topics: Allergies

10 Tips to Protect Your Hearing

OAT
September 25, 2017

You can’t always prevent hearing loss, but you can always try! Late-onset hearing loss can be the result of prolonged exposure to high levels of noise, medications, gene mutations, or even health issues such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, or diabetes. While you can’t control your genes, it’s never too late to protect your hearing.

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Topics: Hearing Prevetion, Hearing Loss

Shedding Light on Dust Mites: Tips for Defeating Dust Mite Allergies

OAT
August 14, 2017

Gesundheit! If you suffer from dust mite allergies, then you’re no stranger to sniffles and sneezes and blessings from passing strangers. Or runny noses and itchy, watery eyes, for that matter. While investing in Puffs facial tissues may still be in order, there are a number of strategies and treatments to help make your existence less about the mites and more about enjoying life.

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Topics: Sinus Infection, Allergies, Sinus Surgery, Dust Mites

What’s The Deal With Dust Mite Allergies?

OAT
July 20, 2017

It’s an urban legend that the weight of your mattress will double over the course of 10 years from dust mites. Is this fact or embellishment? We’ll have to call Myth Busters to find out, but we can definitely be certain that dust mites are a major presence in the houses and beds of many Americans. However, before we dive into the effect these dust mites have and what you can do to mitigate them, we’d like to take a minute to help you get to know the creatures that you are sharing a bed with.

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Topics: Allergies, Dust Mites

When are Seasonal Allergies the Worst?

OAT
July 11, 2017

For many allergy sufferers, the term “seasonal” can be a bit misleading. While some bothersome allergens do, indeed, come and go as the seasons change, for some, there’s always a new crop standing by, ready to offend. For the unfortunate sniffling souls who are allergic to a wide variety of pollen, winter, spring, summer, and fall are all allergy seasons. Essentially, allergies are our immune system's overactive response to pollen or other allergens that release histamines and cause the sniffling, itching, sneezing, and congestion that we’re all so familiar with.

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Topics: Allergies

Do I Need to Have My Tonsils Removed?

OAT
June 28, 2017

Are you experiencing chronic throat pain, sleep apnea, or trouble swallowing? Suffering from frequent illnesses and discomfort? Then it may be time for a tonsillectomy! Research shows that having your tonsils removed can help prevent chronic illness, recurring sore throats, and tonsillitis.

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Topics: Tonsils, Throat Care

Do I Need Sinus Surgery?

OAT
June 14, 2017

Should I have my sinuses removed? Can I take out my sinuses? Will sinus surgery help my allergies? If you suffer from chronic allergies, recurring sinus infections, sinusitis, or other sinus-related problems, the odds are pretty good that you’ve asked yourself some variation of these relatively unpleasant questions. And if you’re seriously considering sinus surgery, you’ve probably done everything you can to calm your allergies naturally and to appease your sinuses holistically.

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Topics: Sinus Infection, Sinus Surgery