Recent Blog Posts

Will my sense of smell and taste come back after I was tested positive for COVID-19?


Your sense of smell and taste will come back. Of course, these are very unsettling symptoms, but the good news is the vast majority of those effected will experience a rapid recovery of symptoms in a month's time (70-80%; Kacem et al. Neurol Sci 2020; Rieter et al. Am J Otolaryngol 2020). For those who […] ... more

What can I do to understand people while wearing masks and hearing aids?


It can be somewhat difficult to hear others when they are wearing a mask. It can help to: • Face one another when conversing, taking care to maintain a safe distance • Minimize ambient noise, if possible • Speak slowly and clearly • Inform the other person of your hearing aids • Take turns speaking […] ... more

The advantages of telehealth


At Coastal Ear, Nose, and Throat, we understand how important it is during these times to protect our patients from COVID-19. During this pandemic, we find that our essential service can still be difficult to connect with to receive necessary care. Our practice is currently open, but we do have an alternative option to physical […] ... more

How does a bone-anchored hearing aid work?


At Coastal Ear, Nose, and Throat, we offer New Jersey area patients a wide selection of hearing aids that can be used to restore hearing abilities in those who have permanent hearing loss. We understand that the needs of each patient is unique, which is why we ensure patients are educated on the many options […] ... more

Fall Allergies Explained


If you are one of the many New Jersey area patients who struggle with sneezing, itchy eyes, and other problems during the fall season, you may be dealing with fall seasonal allergies. During this time of year, we often see many men and women come into our practice seeking a solution for their allergies. Until […] ... more

Five common reasons to visit an ENT


The ears, nose, and throat are common areas of concern for patients in New Jersey. Whether you deal with allergies or hearing loss, an ENT professional can help. At Coastal Ear, Nose, and Throat, our doctors are available to provide patients with a wide range of services for their needs. Many patients ask, what are […] ... more

Do Valve Masks Keep Others Safe?


  To protect the health and safety of our patients and team members, Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat and Coastal Surgery Center will no longer allow valve masks to be worn in any of our locations. A valve mask has a small plastic valve attached to the fabric on the outside. Unfortunately, the filter function […] ... more

The benefits of bone-anchored hearing aids


When patients are learning about hearing aid devices, they may feel overwhelmed by the many choices available today. Patients with significant hearing loss might want to speak to a professional at Coastal Ear, Nose, and Throat of New Jersey to discuss their options. Those who are interested in investing in a long-term, reliable solution for […] ... more

Is voice hoarseness related to voice straining or overuse, allergies, post nasal drip, sinusitis, or acid reflux?


This gentleman in his 70s presented with a hoarse voice and was found to have an early stage vocal cord cancer which was excised by Dr. Patel using cutting edge laser technique, before it could invade into deeper structures. The vast majority of patients with hoarseness have inflammation related to things like voice straining or […] ... more

Learn more about Inspire sleep apnea therapy with our doctors at Coast Ear, Nose and Throat


Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that impacts more than just sleep. When patients have bene diagnosed with sleep apnea, they may already be experiencing daytime concerns such as fatigue, headaches, and poor memory and concentration. This is due to the fact that a patient with sleep apnea is not getting the deep, restorative sleep […] ... more