Recent Blog Posts

Loud sounds on headphones, noisy workplaces, and drug side effects can contribute to hearing issues.

06/08/2018

The World Health Organization in March released forecasts for hearing loss rates worldwide, and the numbers are concerning. WHO reports that by 2050, an estimated 900 million people around the world will have a disabling hearing loss. That’s a 93 percent increase from the 466 million people who experience significant hearing problems today. What’s behind the increase? […] ... more

Hearing Loss: Is your Baby at Risk?

05/15/2018

At birth, babies undergo a newborn hearing screening test before they are discharged from the hospital. When a baby does not pass the screening, a follow up hearing evaluation is scheduled. A follow up screening must be scheduled as soon as possible to provide the appropriate diagnosis and make certain that age level speech, language, […] ... more

Hearing Loss May Make You Accident Prone

03/28/2018

Hearing loss may increase propensity for accidents, study suggests The New York Times (3/27, Bakalar, Subscription Publication) reports a study published in JAMA Otolaryngology found that people with poor hearing are at greater risks for accidents. After analyzing data from a nationwide health survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “researchers found […] ... more

Cigarette smoking linked to risk of hearing loss, study suggests

03/15/2018

Reuters (3/14, Rapaport) reports that a Japanese study found that smokers may have a higher likelihood of developing hearing loss than nonsmokers. The researchers looked at data from 50,000 Japanese workers aged 20 to 64 and discovered that people who smoked were 60 percent more likely to develop “high-frequency hearing loss” than nonsmokers. The study […] ... more

Sleep Apnea Myths

02/15/2018

Sleep apnea is categorized as a sleep disorder that happens when breathing is interrupted during sleep. Those with untreated sleep apnea will regularly stop breathing during sleep. For some people, these interruptions can occur up to hundreds of times. Regardless of the severity of an individual’s sleep apnea condition, the brain and the body may […] ... more

Infant Hearing Loss: how to determine if your baby’s hearing is on track

11/15/2017

Within the first year of a child’s life, you’ll joyfully witness their first smile, crawling, and babbling. But how do you determine if their hearing is developing as it should? Before you leave the hospital after delivery, a hearing test will have likely taken place. If not, infants should have their hearing levels tested before […] ... more

Dr. Josef Shargorodsky Published in Article,  Household Pet Exposure, Allergic Sensitization, and Rhinitis in the U.S. population

07/26/2017

Abstract: Background The effect of animal dander exposure on allergic sensitization may be age-dependent. A comparison between the association of the levels of exposure to pet allergen with rhinitis symptoms and allergic sensitization in children and adults is yet to be performed in the U.S. population. Methods Cross-sectional study of 3034 adults (age, 20 to […] ... more

Dr. Josef Shargorodsky Featured in the Article, 6 Surprising Reasons You Might Be Getting Nosebleeds

Is your nose gushing at unpredictable or awkward moments? A doctor explains what causes nosebleeds and the best way to avoid—and treat—them. Stemming a flood from your nose can be embarrassing and inconvenient. If you've ever wondered what causes nosebleeds, Josef Shargorodsky, MD, rhinologist at Coastal Ear, Nose & Throat NJ, says one of the most […] ... more

Voice Problems: How they Develop and When to Get Treatment

07/15/2017

Voice problems result when the lungs, voice box (larynx), or mouth are damaged. If you have a voice problem, you may experience discomfort or pain in your neck as you speak, trouble reaching proper pitch, quality, or loudness of your voice. Anybody can acquire a voice problem, but there are specific occupations that make it […] ... more

Dr. Engel featured in the article, Can You Hear Me?

07/06/2017

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital: Ocean Township boy had tubes placed in his ears to help him hear again. Vanessa Habermann, mother to 5-year-old Duke, noticed a change in her son when it came to his hearing. It became a family joke that Duke didn’t want to listen, but what the family soon realized was that […] ... more