Check out These Tips for Reducing the Impact of Tinnitus Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises. Get your blood pressure checked; if it’s high, get your doctor’s help to control it. Exercise daily to improve your circulation. Get adequate rest and avoid fatigue. Use background music/noise or a sound machine to help dampen or... Read more »

An estimated one in five Americans have some degree of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a serious health condition characterized by repeated stopping or slowing of breathing due to airway collapse. This can occur hundreds of times while you sleep, reducing your quality of sleep and making you feel tired during the day. Untreated... Read more »

Tonsil and adenoid surgery can be scary for kids (and even adults). Your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, will listen to you and your family, and answer any questions you might have about the procedure and what treatment(s) is best for you. Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery for Children When discussing tonsil and/or... Read more »

Each year, thousands of people have nasal surgery. They choose surgery for a variety of reasons, such as to improve the shape of their nose, relieve breathing problems, correct a birth or injury deformity, or support an aging, drooping nose. These reasons often combine to support the decision to consult a specialist in nasal function... Read more »

Genes and Hearing Loss

Genes play an important role in congenital hearing loss, causing about 60 percent of deafness in infants. One of the most common congenital (present at birth) abnormalities is hearing loss or deafness, affecting as many as three of every 1,000 babies. Exact data is not available, but it is likely that genes also play an... Read more »

Ear Tubes

Most children have experienced at least one painful ear infection by the age of five. Many ear infections resolve on their own, especially if they are viral, and some bacterial infections require treatment with antibiotics. Sometimes recurrent ear infections and/or persistent fluid in the middle ear may become a chronic problem leading to other issues... Read more »