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Different Types of Sinus Surgery

OAT
April 16, 2019

Chronic sinus issues can disrupt quality of life. Swollen sinuses can reduce the airflow, cause snoring, or sleep apnea. The first line of treatment from an ENT specialist is treating your allergies or prescribing antibiotics. Severe cases that don't respond to this line of therapy aren't at a lost cause sinus surgery allows doctors to operate on the nose and sinus cavities to improve performance and realign the structure. We identify why and what types of surgeries are available to patients.

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Topics: Sinus Infection, Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis

Apps for Hearing Aids

OAT
March 19, 2019

Almost everything can be done through an app these days, and your hearing aids are no exception. Apps are downloadable on both iPhone and Android devices and can help improve the user experience. With a simple touch of the screen, your app can open you up to a world of possibilities that make it easier to do things like control volume or check the charge of your battery.

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Topics: Hearing Prevetion, Hearing Aids, Ear Care

Advancements in Hearing Aids

OAT
March 08, 2019

They say we are in the age of technology. And, it’s true. It seems no market is left untouched by technological advancements, and hearing aids are reaping many of its rewards. Since the invention of the hearing aid, people's lives have been forever changed. As we progress, new features begin to materialize taking performance and wearability to the next level.

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Topics: Hearing Loss, Custom Earplugs, Hearing Aids, Ear Care

History of the Hearing Aids

OAT
February 26, 2019

Issues with hearing loss have been around for centuries, and people have searched for ways to enhance the hearing experience. There were a few attempts that seem quite strange today, but they were vast improvements for individuals back then. As ENT and Audiologists, we help people daily with hearing issues. And, hearing aids are designed to improve quality of life. We take a look back at how it all got started.

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Topics: Hearing Prevetion, Hearing Aids, Ear Care

Hearing Aid Options for Hearing Loss

OAT
February 18, 2019

Hearing loss presents itself in four basic forms. Some of the auditory loss is fixable, and in others it's permanent. When the hearing loss is permanent, there aren't medications or surgeries that will repair the damage. Hearing aids are the best option. Get more information about the different types of hearing loss and what assisted technologies are available to those with lasting damage.

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Topics: Hearing Prevetion, Hearing Aids, Ear Care

Seasonal Allergy Checklist

OAT
December 26, 2018

Seasonal allergies affect millions of Americans. Commonly, inherited at birth the term "allergen" refers to any substance that is inhaled, touched, or eaten that affects the immune system. When your body is notified of the presence of these allergens, it goes into attack mode releasing histamine. The drawback to this defense is the watery eyes, runny nose, and itchy throat.

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Topics: Allergies

Everything You Need to Know About Allergy Shots

OAT
December 18, 2018

Allergen immunotherapy is a treatment plan to help those who suffer from allergies. Some individuals find that their quality of life is greatly affected by pollen, dander, and other foreign substances. Antihistamines significantly reduce the body's reaction during exposure, but they need to be taken regularly and prior to. That’s a lot of preplanning. With allergy shots, you and your ENT can work out a treatment plan that helps your immune system build up a resistance.

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Topics: Allergies, Allergy Shots

What is Usher Syndrome?

OAT
November 15, 2018

When it comes to the wellness of your children, there is nothing you wouldn't do to ensure they are healthy. Upon birth, there are many tests conducted by doctors and nurses to ensure the health of the baby such as vision and hearing testing.

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Topics: Hearing Aids, Ear Care

How to Choose the Best ENT

OAT
October 25, 2018

ENT doctors are trained specialists in helping patients find relief from disorders related to the ears, nose, and throat. They can help treat issues such as sinus headaches or sleep apnea. But, they are also qualified to perform surgeries for more severe conditions. Your ears, nose, and throat is a requisite network of organs that play a considerable role in essential tasks like eating and breathing to help you sustain life. When there are problems in these areas, you'll need to be referred to someone who can help you manage the problem and treat it effectively. 

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Topics: Throat Care, Neck Care, Ear Care

How to Properly Care for Your Ears

OAT
October 18, 2018

Proper ear health is important. Taking care of your ears eliminates the chances of bacterial buildup and hearing loss. The ear is a complex network of organs designed to process sound and send it to the brain. But, they are also very delicate. If you aren't careful about accurately cleaning and listening to music at a safe volume, you risk infections or worse, hearing loss. Following these tips for practicing good ear health will help you manage and avoid auditory damages. 

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Topics: Ear Care