Skin Cancer Treatment Options

One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. There are different types of skin cancers with different treatment options.  

Virginia ENT: May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Every year, over five million cases of skin cancer are treated in the United States alone.

Skin cancer is more common than breast, lung, and colon cancer combined.  One in five Americans will develop it at some point.

Save Your Ears on New Year's Eve: NIHL Culprits

New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration and renewal. It’s also a time for loud parties and fireworks, which can inflict hearing damage. New Year’s Eve can be a particularly troublesome time when it comes to noise, but it’s possible to safeguard the hearing of yourself and your family without missing out on the fun.

Skip the Chronic Sore Throat This Winter

Winter is coming, and that means more than just holidays and cold weather. It also means the arrival of colds, coughs, and sore throats. If you want to avoid suffering with a sore throat all season, here are the most common causes of sore throats, and how you can help prevent them.

18 Tips for Hearing Loss Patients Over the Holidays

Holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year! For those people dealing with hearing loss however, it can bring on a multitude of issues such as increased blood pressure, depression, trouble concentrating, anxiety and social withdrawal. If you are a person living with hearing loss, there are some ways to help make the holidays easier for yourself and others.

Evaluating Your Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

As you may already know, sleep apnea occurs when a person’s breathing temporarily stops during sleep. Obvious symptoms of sleep apnea such as loud snoring can indicate the possibility of sleep apnea -- but how is officially diagnosed, and how is it treated? Do more severe cases require surgery, or are there more comfortable remedies available?

Loss of Smell: Understanding Your Symptoms

Loss of smell, or anosmia, is a condition that can range from nuisance to safety hazard. The loss of smell can affect the taste of food or appreciation of pleasant odors -- but a complete loss of smell could mean being less alert to dangerous situations, like fire or a gas leak. While rarely an indicator of a serious condition, loss of smell can impact quality of life.

4 Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition affecting one in fifteen Americans, or approximately eighteen million people. Although most people associate the condition with loud snoring, sleep apnea can cause serious problems if left untreated.

What is Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

There are two major types of hearing loss: sensorineural and conductive. If you are suffering from hearing loss (or think you may be), you might be wondering which type of hearing loss you have. What are your treatment options? What causes each type of hearing loss? In this article, we explain the difference between the two types, who is most affected, how hearing loss is generally diagnosed, and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) management.

Selecting Your Next Hearing Aid: What's Changed

How long has it been since you have upgraded your hearing aid? If it’s been awhile since you’ve updated, you may be surprised at the improvements in hearing technology. If you find yourself pursuing a hearing aid for the first time, we can help guide you through the different options on the market and help pick the one that is best for you!

Hard of Hearing Products to Enhance Your Lifestyle

Hearing loss affects approximately 20 percent of Americans -- more than 48 million people. Being hard of hearing means it’s not only harder to hear the things you want to hear -- it’s more difficult to separate out the things you don’t want to hear. Hearing loss occurs due to the death of hair cells in the ear that amplify sound. When these cells die, it makes it more difficult for people to hear in noisy environments and areas with a lot of background noise. Fortunately, advancements in hearing technology have made significant strides in recent years, making life easier than ever for the hard of hearing.

Hearing Loss Is the Third Most Common Health Problem in the United States

Hearing loss currently affects more than 36 million Americans today. Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than 65. With the increased use of personal music players (MP3s) and earbuds, the number of Americans experiencing hearing loss at a younger age is growing.