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August 22, 2014

Back to School & Sleep Apnea

As the time approaches for going back to school, the importance of children and adults getting a good night sleep increases. Unfortunately many children and adults […]
August 27, 2014

Put hearing health on your back to school list!

Gearing up for another school year presents families with long to-do lists.  Top on the to-do list should be taking care of necessary medical physicals for […]
October 29, 2014

Tonsils, Adenoids, Sleep Apnea & Children

Millions of children are evaluated yearly for large tonsils and adenoids, which can cause problems ranging from obstructive sleep apnea to recurrent throat infections and ear […]
October 29, 2014

Rhinitis & Allergies

Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane is called rhinitis. The symptoms include congestion, sneezing and runny and/or itchy nose, caused by irritation in the nose. There […]
November 2, 2014

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Sinus problems are usually considered seasonal, more prevalent in Spring and Summer.  Winter also causes sinus problems due to cold weather and closed, damp houses without […]
December 12, 2014

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Sinusitis affects 37 millions people in the U.S., and is defined as the inflammation of the lining of the nasal passages blocking the drainage of mucus. […]
July 22, 2015

Ear Pain After Swimming? Prevent Swimmer’s Ear This Summer

(This post is featured in Richmond Family Magazine’s July 2015 issue) Summer is here, so ’tis the season for sun, swimming, and unfortunately, swimmer’s ear. Otitis […]
July 29, 2015

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Hearing loss can be separated into three main types. Sensorineural hearing loss comes from the inner ear and its pathways to the brain. Conductive hearing loss […]
August 6, 2015

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As a parent, it can cause great stress knowing your child is sick and not knowing how to soothe him/her. It is especially frightening when your […]
August 12, 2015

Treating Your Conductive Hearing Loss Properly

If you have been diagnosed with conductive hearing loss, you might wonder what comes next. What can be done to allow you to hear better? Determining […]
August 20, 2015

4 Tips for Choosing an ENT for Your Child

Choosing any sort of doctor for your child can be complicated. There are a lot of things to think about to make sure your child gets […]
August 27, 2015

7 Common Misconceptions About Choosing Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are lighter, smaller and more effective than ever before, yet many people don’t wear them because misconceptions have kept them from experiencing their benefits. […]
September 2, 2015

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Otorrhea is a term that refers to any fluid that comes out of the ear. Normal ear discharge includes water that comes out after exiting a […]
September 9, 2015

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Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a gradual loss of hearing caused by excessive noise exposure. It can result from a single exposure to a very loud […]
September 17, 2015

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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 16, 2015

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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

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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 […]