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Types of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss describes any reduction in hearing. Hearing loss can make a significant impact on your everyday life, so it’s important to see an ENT specialist and discuss your best treatment options. It might surprise you to know there are a few different types of hearing loss. The type of hearing loss someone experiences depends
Benefits of Cochlear Implants
Cochlear implants have come a long way since their introduction for helping people who are hard of hearing make sense of their auditory environment. This procedure provides a way for electric signals to directly stimulate the hearing nerve, helping the user understand speech and conversation. Although cochlear implants may not completely replicate normal hearing, they
How To Know If You Have A Deviated Septum
Whether your nose physically looks crooked or, more likely, you’re experiencing breathing problems, the cause might be due to a deviated septum. Correcting a deviated septum or addressing other underlying cosmetic or functional nasal concerns often requires surgery, but which type and how it’s performed varies widely by your concern and its cause. What is
Hearing Aid Types
When you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss of nearly any degree or type, often a simple solution is getting fitted with a professional hearing aid that is adjusted and tuned by a hearing doctor. However, this leaves you with many options for what type, size, style, and even color you can choose for your specific
How To Tell The Difference Between Allergies And A Cold
We’re all familiar with the tickle in the back of the throat, the suddenly runny nose, or the onset of sneezing that precedes a cold or allergy fit. These symptoms (and their many companions) can take the enjoyment out of even your most fun plans, but do you always need to see a doctor to
What Causes the Different Kinds of Sleep Apnea?
What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a common disorder where breathing continually stops or slows dramatically during sleep. This condition results in less oxygen concentration in the blood and can temporarily awaken sleepers at night. There are two essential types of sleep apnea; central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. Central Sleep Apnea Central
What are Adenoids and How do You Treat Them?
Adenoids: What are They? A part of the lymphatic system, adenoids are tissues that work to assist the immune system. Located in the upper throat area just behind the nose, adenoids, like tonsils, collect potentially harmful germs and bacteria as they enter the body. These lymphatic tissues help to fight infection and keep bodily fluids
Are Tinnitus and Vertigo Related?
Many people suffer from tinnitus, a ringing, buzzing or other sounds in the ear that originates from the brain. Often, it goes hand-in-hand with some type of hearing loss. However, many people also experience vertigo alongside tinnitus. It’s fair to wonder if the two conditions are related. What Causes Tinnitus? Tinnitus can develop for a
Why Do My Ears Feel Clogged?
Do your ears feel so plugged up that you’re not sure whether to pop, chew, or just let them be? If you’ve ever experienced a clogged sensation in your ears, you might be wondering what exactly is causing this feeling. You might have thought it was an ear infection or that you hadn’t cleaned your
Understanding How a Cochlear Implant Works
If you’ve been told by your audiologist or hearing healthcare provider that you have hearing loss, it can feel a little overwhelming to look at your options. Many people are familiar with the cochlear implant but don’t know much about how it works and why they might need one. If your audiologist recommends a cochlear