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May 26, 2016

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 […]
June 6, 2016

How Can a Deviated Septum Interfere With My Sinuses?

Patients diagnosed with a deviated septum may not understand what this diagnosis entails and how a deviated septum may impact their lives. Whether a deviated septum […]
June 28, 2016

Protecting Your Ears and Hearing In The Summer Months

Summer is officially here, and along with it comes higher temperatures, sunny days, and fun in the sun, sand, surf, and sound! While you’re having fun […]
June 30, 2016

How to Care for Your Hearing Aids

If you are about to be fit with your first set of hearing aids, you may have questions regarding what to expect from your new aids […]
July 11, 2016

Is Ear Pressure A Sign of An Ear Infection or Something Else?

It can sometimes be challenging to determine the exact cause of ear pressure. It could be from a sinus infection or an ear infection. But in […]
July 18, 2016

Effects of Allergies on Your Other Medical Conditions

If you live in Richmond, Virginia, you know it is spring when friends and family start to complain about itchy, watering eyes, sneezing, and scratchy throats. […]
July 27, 2016

I’m Dizzy – Understanding BPPV and Vertigo

Many people will suffer an episode of mild vertigo in their lives: a moment of dizziness or disorientation that passes in a few minutes. In most […]
August 31, 2016

Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

If you’re currently in the market for a hearing aid, you may find yourself tempted by some of the inexpensive models available on the Internet or […]
September 8, 2016

Why See an ENT Doctor to Treat My Allergies?

Those suffering from allergies must overcome the daily challenges they cause. Whether patients know the specific allergens to avoid or not, one of the most important […]
September 12, 2016

The Hard Facts on Sunscreen: What to Look For, What to Avoid

“Always use sunscreen.” No doubt you will hear this advice sometime over the summer, and for good reason. Using sunscreen is one of the most important […]
October 13, 2016

ENT Problems That GERD Can Cause

What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition wherein acidic stomach juices flow back up into the esophagus. GERD can have many causes […]
October 19, 2016

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 […]
October 26, 2016

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 […]
November 2, 2016

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 […]
November 9, 2016

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 […]
November 17, 2016

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 […]
November 21, 2016

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 […]
December 7, 2016

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 […]
December 14, 2016

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 […]
December 21, 2016

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 […]