Recent Blog Posts

What Causes Vertigo?

02/15/2016

Most people think nothing of walking across the street or navigating a staircase. But if you experience dizziness (or vertigo), these simple tasks are impossible without assistance. You may take your body’s balance system for granted unless you begin to feel unsteady on your feet. Your body’s ability to balance is controlled by a complex […] ... more

Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat’s Dr. Mary Mitskavich Co-Authors Study Revealing 90% Success for Tympanostomy Tube Replacement in Awake, Unrestrained Pediatric Patients

02/02/2016

NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY – Tolerable and reliable local anesthetic, coupled with breakthrough ear tube delivery system, could make office-based pediatric tube replacement procedures possible. This procedure will be able to help young children avoid general anesthesia and surgery in an operating room setting. Two complementary technologies have been developed to mitigate past difficulties with in-office […] ... more

Adult Tonsillectomy: Are You a Candidate?

01/15/2016

Tonsils are masses of tissue on either side of your throat the help fight infections. While they are a part of your immune system, you don’t need them to live a normal, healthy life. With many people, tonsils can become infected, resulting in tonsillitis which can be very painful. This is where a tonsillectomy may […] ... more

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngologist Seth McAfee, M.D.

01/08/2016

Neptune, NJ - Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed board certified Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Seth McAfee, M.D. Dr. McAfee will play a vital role in expanding the surgical team’s capabilities and treatment for patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck Dr. […] ... more

Sleep Apnea: Are You At Risk?

12/15/2015

You start your day after a full night’s sleep, but by lunchtime you’re nodding off. Why do you still feel so tired? You may have sleep apnea. And unless your bed partner constantly wakes you in the night because of your incessant snoring, you likely don’t even know you have a problem. What Is Sleep […] ... more

Coastal Hearing & Balance Center - Aids for Hearing Receives 2015 Best of Neptune Award

11/23/2015

Coastal Hearing & Balance Center - Aids for Hearing has been selected for the 2015 Best of Neptune Award in the Hearing Aids category by the Neptune Award Program. ... more

Hearing Loss Costs Far More Than Ability to Hear

09/28/2015

The New York Times - by Jane E. Brody: Mark Hammel’s hearing was damaged in his 20s by machine gun fire when he served in the Israeli Army. But not until decades later, at 57, did he receive his first hearing aids. “It was very joyful, but also very sad, when I contemplated how much […] ... more

Adolescent Exposure to Tobacco Smoke

09/15/2015

NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY -- Adolescents who are exposed to tobacco smoke are more likely than the general pediatric population to develop rhinitis, an inflammation of the nose, typically causing uncomfortable symptoms such as congestion, runny nose and headaches. Although environmental allergies are a common cause of rhinitis, the effect of smoking on rhinitis in adolescents […] ... more

Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries

03/09/2015

ReVolt' s rechargeable Zinc-air battery is the technology breakthrough that will breathe new life into consumer electronics - mobile phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, etc. - and give users the freedom to go further and the power to more than ever before. Rechargeable Zinc-air batteries have more than twice as much energy than conventional Li-ion batteries, […] ... more

Summer Heat and Hearing Aids

06/23/2014

Summer is finally here which means beaches, sun-soaked vacations, barbecues, and more festivities all around! Warmer weather also brings heat, humidity and air conditioning all of which can wreak havoc on hearing aids. Simple steps can be taken to prevent damage and ensure that you protect your hearing aid. Here are a few tips on […] ... more