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March 7, 2016

My Child Needs a Hearing Aid: How Can I Help?

If you have been told that your child has failed a hearing test and will need a hearing aid, you may be wondering what you need […]
May 16, 2016

How To Overcome Background Noise When Experiencing Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is never easy to deal with. Understanding what other people are saying in busy, noisy situations can be especially difficult. Environments with poor acoustics […]
February 29, 2016

When to See an ENT for Your Toddler’s Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds are a common occurrence for children of all ages and have various causes that range from benign to serious. In toddlers, nosebleeds are usually related […]
February 26, 2016

My Newborn Failed the Infant Hearing Screening: What’s Next?

Hearing loss can affect your baby’s ability to learn and develop speech and language appropriately. Fortunately, early detection of hearing loss can lead to preventive steps […]
February 19, 2016

Winter and Nosebleeds: What’s the Connection?

Within the United States, one of every seven people will develop a nosebleed at some point in their lives. Nosebleeds are commonly caused by ruptures of […]
February 9, 2016

When to Consider Immunotherapy over OTC Allergy Treatment

Treatment for allergies runs the gamut from avoiding allergy triggers to allergy immunotherapy. For the nearly 30 percent of Americans who have allergies, it may be […]
January 25, 2016

Facing Seasonal Allergies in Richmond

Richmond’s humidity and geography make it a perfect destination for many different allergens to be present. Whether it’s the grasses in the summer, ragweed in the […]
January 21, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about Scheduling ENT Surgery

If you’re faced with an upcoming surgery, details like health insurance may be the last thing on your mind. Nonetheless, understanding your health insurance coverage is […]
January 6, 2016

Is Sublingual Immunotherapy Right for Me?

Sublingual (under the tongue) immunotherapy is a treatment for allergic rhinitis. It works by boosting a patient’s tolerance to specific allergens thereby decreasing allergy symptoms, rather […]
December 16, 2015

FAQs on Robotics Surgery for ENT Procedures

Transoral Robotics Surgery, or TORS, is a procedure used by some ear, nose & throat surgeons (ENT) to remove problematic patches from the throat with the […]
November 24, 2015

9 Myths About Ear Infections in Children

Ear infections are often caused by fluid that is trapped in a child’s middle ear. This is a common problem in young children.  Fluid build-up comes […]
November 19, 2015

An Audiologist’s Perspective on Hearing Aids

If you’ve reached the point where you think you may need to consider a hearing aid, you may be unsure of where to start. There are […]
November 13, 2015

Sinusitis and Balloon Sinuplasty: Evaluating the Risks

Sinusitis is a condition that causes inflammation and swelling of sinus lining. This can cause blockage of the openings and  when they become blocked they can […]
November 4, 2015

Chronic Sinusitis Causes and Treatment Options

A stuffy nose, post nasal drainage, loads of congestion – and it’s not even flu season. What’s going on? If you experience these symptoms, along with […]
October 16, 2015

5 Tips for Safer Earwax Removal

Earwax, or cerumen, is a fatty substance produced by glands inside the ear that is often thought to clean, lubricate, and protect the lining of your […]
October 22, 2015

The Concerned Parent’s Guide to Ear Tubes

If your child has persistent ear infections or has trouble hearing associated with frequent or chronic ear infections, your pediatrician might suggest seeing an ENT physician […]
October 8, 2015

When to See an Audiologist for a Hearing Test

People who have trouble hearing or parents of children who exhibit signs of hearing loss may wonder what to do to find out what is going […]
October 2, 2015

What Causes Snoring In Children?

Snoring occurs when the soft tissues in the throat relax and partially block the airways. As air passes around the blockage, these tissues vibrate, producing a […]
September 23, 2015

Do I Qualify for Balloon Sinuplasty?

Traditional sinus surgical procedures require cutting, via a microscopic drill, into the sinuses to remove sinus bone and tissue. A balloon sinuplasty is a procedure that […]
September 17, 2015

Reasons Children’s Adenoids Are Removed

Adenoids are a lymphoid tissue that lies at the back of the nose at the top of the throat, behind the soft palate. Like any other […]