Recent Blog Posts

Understanding Sleep Apnea

03/15/2017

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when your breathing repeatedly stops and starts. A potentially serious condition, sleep apnea has three main types: Obstructive sleep apnea. This happens when something partially or totally blocks your upper airway as you sleep. It makes your diaphragm and chest muscles work overtime to open the blocked […] ... more

How Dr. Seth McAfee A Otolaryngologist is Helping Locals

02/17/2017

Listen to this. Right now, thousands of surfers are suffering with hearing challenges due to years of passionate all-season wave riding.  On Friday, the day after our latest snowstorm, 10 surfers were swimming in Deal.  Even more were spotted on the Asbury Park coastline.  Some of these diehards have been ignoring their hearing issues because […] ... more

What’s that Ringing in your Ears?

02/15/2017

Buzzing, swishing, clicking or ringing sounds in your ears usually, points to one thing – tinnitus. The most common cause of tinnitus is prolonged exposure to loud sounds, which causes permanent damage to the cells of the cochlea, a small organ in the inner ear. Among those whose jobs put them at risk for tinnitus […] ... more

Tonsillectomy – When Is It Necessary? 

01/15/2017

There was a time when a tonsillectomy was a regularly performed surgery used to remove swollen or infected tonsils. Over the years, the healthcare community has determined that tonsillectomy surgery was often being performed unnecessarily, so nowadays this procedure isn’t done nearly as often as it once was. That being said, there are times when […] ... more

Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat’s Dr. Seth McAfee offers a Minimally Invasive Treatment to cure those suffering with Surfer’s Ear

12/22/2016

NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY – Surfer’s ear, a disorder of progressive bone growth in the ear canals, affects surfers, divers, and anyone experiencing recurring bouts of cold water and wind exposure. Surgery permanently corrects the consequences of surfer’s ear, resulting in hearing restoration, elimination of water trapping, and elimination of recurring ear infections. Normal ear canals […] ... more

The Tell-Tale Signs of Sleep Apnea

12/15/2016

Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder in which patients stop breathing while they sleep. A serious condition, sleep apnea can cause sleep interruptions irregularly or many times throughout the night. This type of irregular sleep can cause your brain to suffer from lack of oxygen. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive […] ... more

Stopping the Buzzsaw with the Pillar Procedure

11/15/2016

Snoring seems harmless enough. When you were a kid you probably felt as if your Dad’s snoring was lifting the roof of the house every breath he took in. Usually, it is harmless (your Mom wouldn’t agree!), annoying to anyone in range, but generally harmless. But sometimes it points to a more serious health issue. […] ... more

The Top 5 Ways to Soothe a Sore Throat

10/15/2016

Nobody likes a sore throat. In fact, it can be just plain miserable. When your throat is sore, you become painfully aware of the itching, burning and scratching every time you so much as swallow. Sore throats are most often caused by the common cold, and they tend to get better on their own, typically […] ... more

What to Expect from Your Hearing Aid

09/15/2016

Do you find yourself straining to hear conversations? Do you complain that people are mumbling when they speak to you? These are just a couple of early warning signs of hearing loss. Additional signs include: Turning the TV or radio on at a higher volume than most people prefer Trouble hearing what is said at […] ... more

Understanding Sinusitis

08/15/2016

Sinusitis is a condition in which the lining of your sinus tissues becomes inflamed. In most cases, sinusitis can begin with a common cold, which can trigger inflammation. The most common causes of sinusitis include are allergies, infection or particles in the air which irritate the sinuses. The most common signs and symptoms of sinusitis […] ... more