Recent Blog Posts

What Hearing Aid is Best for Me?

02/15/2019

Though there are many types of hearing aids on the market, they are all similar in a few ways. Generally, they are all mostly digital and run on small batteries. Additionally, they all contain tiny microphones which collect the sounds you’re missing, and amplifiers to help focus those sounds to your ear. Hearing aids vary […] ... more

Could colder weather effect your balance?

01/30/2019

Inner Ear Infections and Vestibular Rehab Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis are disorders resulting from an infection that inflames the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain which are common in the winter months. This inflammation disrupts the transmission of sensory information from the ear to the brain. Vertigo, dizziness, and […] ... more

Treating Your Allergies

01/15/2019

At Coastal Ear, Nose, & Throat we understand how frustrating allergies can be. That’s why we offer allergy testing at our offices throughout the week. Whether you think you suffer from food allergies, seasonal allergies, or any other type, let us help you determine the best solution for your needs. Let’s address the different types […] ... more

The Signs of Facial Nerve Disorders

01/03/2019

When over 50% of facial nerve fibers are disrupted, the facial muscles can’t respond normally. This condition creates a facial nerve disorder. For instance, nerve fibers have electrical impulses that tell the facial muscles to create expressions that indicated emotions like crying, laughing, frowning. These facial nerves also carry nerve impulses to tear glands, saliva […] ... more

Why Your Voice is Hoarse

12/19/2018

When you have abnormal voice changes, you are likely dealing with “hoarseness”. Hoarseness is characterized by a voice that sounds breathy, raspy, strained, or has a sudden change in pitch or volume. These voice alterations are connected to the vocal cords or vocal folds of the voice box (larynx). When we speak, the vocal cords […] ... more

You Might Have A Thyroid Problem If…

12/05/2018

The thyroid is a gland in your neck that sits near the front of your windpipe. It is an important part of your body functioning because it creates the hormones that control parts of your metabolism, like how quickly you can burn calories.  About 1 in 8 women have a thyroid issue. Men are also […] ... more

Do you feel like you’re swaying, spinning, tilting, or generally off balance?

11/12/2018

Do you feel like you’re swaying, spinning, tilting, or generally off balance? You could be suffering from vertigo. Vertigo most often the result of a problem with your inner ear. Let’s discuss the causes, symptoms, and the different kinds of treatment available. The cause BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a condition where miniscule […] ... more

Hearing loss patients at higher risk of hospital readmission

10/30/2018

Hard-of-hearing hospital patients who have issues communicating with medical professionals are more likely to end up back in the hospital within 30 days, compared to patients who don’t have trouble concerns, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers at New York University in New York City observed data from a nationally representative survey and found that discharged […] ... more

Hearing Aid Promotion

10/17/2018

$500 OFF ANY PAIR OF HEARING DEVICES FOR NEW USERS $750 OFF ANY PAIR OF DEVICES FOR CURRENT COASTAL HEARING AID USERS At Coastal Hearing and Balance Center, a division of Coastal ENT, we are committed to providing patients with quality, comprehensive care to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. Our entire team, from the […] ... more

Ragweed Allergy Season

10/03/2018

The SYMPTOMS of RAGWEED ALLERGY However, the most common ragweed allergy symptoms include: itchy, watery eyes. scratchy throat. runny nose or congestion. coughing or wheezing. sinus pressure, which may cause facial pain. swollen, bluish-colored skin beneath the eyes. decreased sense of smell or taste. poor sleep quality. What Causes a ragweed allergy? A ragweed allergy […] ... more