Recent Blog Posts

Dizziness & Balance

02/21/2014

The balance system, also known as the vestibular system, uses our eyes, inner ears, and sensory system to allow us to move about without falling. Equilibrium allows us to stay upright when standing. Our brain coordinates all of the input and tells us where our body is, in relation to gravity. Sensations of lightheadedness or feeling […] ... more

Epistaxis A.K.A. Nose Bleeds

02/07/2014

Are you having frequent nosebleeds? Epistaxis, or bleeding from the nose, can arise from many different causes. Bleeding can result from facial trauma, manual manipulation (putting your finger in your nose), dryness, deviated nasal septum, foreign body, inflammation, high blood pressure, bleeding disorders or other systemic disorders. Even certain medications can predispose you to nosebleeds. […] ... more

Children and Hearing Aid Use: Consistency is Key

02/06/2014

For many parents, finding out that their child has been diagnosed with a hearing loss can be emotional, and even scary. During a hearing aid fitting appointment, the audiologist dispenses not only the hearing aids, but an excess of new information that parents must now incorporate into their daily lives. One of the biggest pieces […] ... more

Sleep Apnea?

04/18/2013

Snoring and Sleep Apnea? Are they Different? ........YES, They are Different! Although a snoring problem can lead to Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is a condition that occurs when the airway is blocked, and can actually cause you to stop breathing for 10 seconds or even longer. Sleep Apnea is a treatable condition. Below are possible […] ... more

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

04/11/2013

If you or a loved one suffers from allergies or asthma attacks then you know there are “triggers” that can bring on an attack. Some of the most common triggers are: Tobacco Smoke: Do not allow secondhand smoke near you, in your home, your car, or wherever you spend a lot of time Dust Mites: […] ... more

Earaches

08/21/2012

Otitis Media is the term used for inflammation of the middle ear and is commonly referred to as an earache. The inflammation or swelling occurs due to a middle ear infection and can occur in one or both ears. Otitis Media is the most common diagnosis in children that have frequent visits to the pediatrician, […] ... more

Sinusitis

08/20/2012

Sinusitis is the swelling of the tissues that line your sinuses. It is a common condition that may be aggravated by having a cold, a deviated septum, or nasal polyps. There are various treatments for sinusitis. Physicians may prescribe nasal spray to decrease inflammation or oral antibiotics to treat bacteria that may be causing the […] ... more

Biopsies

08/19/2012

A biopsy is a medical procedure in which a small sample of cells or tissue is removed for the initial evaluation or evaluation of extent of disease. An ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor may perform a biopsy on areas such as the lymph nodes, gums, lips, glands, thyroid, mouth and tongue, to test for […] ... more

Shark In The Pool

06/21/2007

The ability to tune out distractions is a must among professional athletes. And local billiards pro Shane Van Boening, thanks in part to a hearing impairment and a whole lot of talent, has managed to ascend to the top of his sport. At the age of 23, Shane Van Boening is approaching the pinnacle of […] ... more