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Do you feel like you’re swaying, spinning, tilting, or generally off balance?

11-12-2018

Do you feel like you’re swaying, spinning, tilting, or generally off balance? You could be suffering from vertigo. Vertigo most often the result of a problem with your inner ear. Let’s discuss the causes, symptoms, and the different kinds of treatment available. The cause BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a condition where miniscule […] ... more

Hearing loss patients at higher risk of hospital readmission

10-30-2018

Hard-of-hearing hospital patients who have issues communicating with medical professionals are more likely to end up back in the hospital within 30 days, compared to patients who don’t have trouble concerns, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers at New York University in New York City observed data from a nationally representative survey and found that discharged […] ... more

Hearing Aid Promotion

10-17-2018

$500 OFF ANY PAIR OF HEARING DEVICES FOR NEW USERS $750 OFF ANY PAIR OF DEVICES FOR CURRENT COASTAL HEARING AID USERS At Coastal Hearing and Balance Center, a division of Coastal ENT, we are committed to providing patients with quality, comprehensive care to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. Our entire team, from 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

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

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 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

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

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