Recent Blog Posts

How to Avoid Hearing Loss

09/25/2018

Every day millions of Americans are exposed to hazardous levels of noise in their occupation or recreational pursuits. Hearing loss is often difficult to detect because it usually happens gradually.  In addition to unsafe noise levels, aging can naturally diminish your ability to hear. With each year, the miniscule hair cells housed in your inner […] ... more

Ear Infections and Children

09/15/2018

When children have an ear infection, inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media) occurs. This can happen in one or both ears and is the single most common diagnosis given to children when they visit the doctor for illness. Otitis media is extremely common in younger kids but it can also affect adults. How serious […] ... more

Common Questions about Hearing Aids

09/06/2018

Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the United States. Not only is it a health issue, but it can impact your lifestyle and the quality of your relationships. An estimated 48 million Americans struggle with some form of hearing loss.  Studies show that age, genetics, or illness may play a […] ... more

Bell’s Palsy: The Facial Nerve Condition You Should Know About

08/30/2018

Bell’s Palsy is a condition where the muscles on one side of the face become paralyzed or weakened. It is characterized by a drooped or stiff look on one side of the face. Let’s discuss common questions that patients have about this facial nerve condition. What causes Bell’s Palsy? Bell’s Palsy is the result of […] ... more

What Kind of Allergies Do I Have?

08/15/2018

Do you deal with itchy, watery, or red eyes? You might have allergies. Allergies can hit during anytime of the year, inside or outdoors, at the most inopportune moments. Millions of Americans suffer from undiagnosed allergies. At Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat, you can be tested for food allergies and environmental allergies. Let’s discuss the […] ... more

Surfer's Ear

07/30/2018

Surfer's ear is the common name for excessive bone growth within the ear canal. Cold wind and water exposure causes the bone surrounding the ear canal to develop broad masses of new bone called exostoses, which narrow the ear canal. Surfers (and swimmers or divers) are often exposed to cold water and wind, resulting in excessive bone growth and subsequent narrowing (stenosis) […] ... more

Association between allergic rhinitis and poor sleep parameters in U.S. adults

07/19/2018

This study investigates the relationship between AR and sleep parameters in a representative sample of U.S. adults, which was cowritten by Dr. Josef Shargorodsky. Background Sandra Y. Lin MD Evidence suggests relationships between allergic rhinitis (AR) and poor sleep parameters, but population‐based studies in the United States are lacking. Methods Cross‐sectional study of 5563 participants […] ... more

Experiencing More Allergies This Year Than in the Past?

07/03/2018

Are you experiencing more allergies this year than you have in the past? You’re not alone! Pollen count, this year so far, is at an all-time high… but why? Changes in average temperatures are leading to a longer tree pollen season. The pollen season is dependent on the length of light and temperatures during the […] ... more

Feeling Dizzy?

06/20/2018

Are you feeling dizzy? Have you ever experienced an overwhelming sense of imbalance? Vertigo, dizziness and imbalance affects quality of life for millions of Americans. Vestibular Rehabilitation is performed by a physical therapist to treat these often-debilitating symptoms. Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat is happy to announce that we now offer Vestibular Rehabilitation services and […] ... more

Allergies 101

06/15/2018

Do you deal with itchy, watery, or red eyes? You might have allergies. Allergies can hit during anytime of the year, inside or outdoors, at the most inopportune moments. Millions of Americans suffer from undiagnosed allergies. At Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat, you can be tested for food allergies and environmental allergies. Let’s discuss the […] ... more