If you have symptoms related to your ears, nose, or throat, it's a good idea to see an ENT provider. ENT doctors are specialists who are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting these areas of the body. Some examples of when you may want to see an ENT doctor include if you are experiencing chronic ear infections, sinus infections, allergies, and snoring.
The holiday season is officially upon us, and all the joyous festivities and family gatherings that come with it! But if you are suffering from hearing loss, big family get-togethers can present a unique set of obstacles. It isn’t always obvious to others you’re experiencing, and it can be easy to misinterpret hearing challenges as frustration, anger, or withdrawal.
With many of us holed up inside during the winter, we are exposed to a lot of indoor allergens. Another reason for increased winter allergies could be due to warmer winters and longer pollinating seasons. Beyond our outdoor pollinators, we have plenty of indoor allergens that can cause trouble such as dust, house mites, mold, and pet dander.
Sleep apnea is a common condition in which your breathing stops and starts many times while you sleep. This can prevent your body from getting enough oxygen and result in a host of symptoms such as daytime sleepiness, fatigue, dry mouth or headaches, trouble concentrating, and even mood changes or irritability.
Do you work in a noisy place, use headphones regularly, or visit places with loud music? There are many ways to make listening safe, and with over a billion young people at risk of avoidable hearing loss due to recreational sounds (Airpods, earbuds, concerts, loud music, bars), hearing loss is a real concern for people of all ages. 1 in 2 young people are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening.
Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ears but is also commonly described as roaring, clicking, hissing, sizzling, swooshing, blowing, humming, or buzzing. The noises may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. Tinnitus is the perception of hearing sound or sounds in one or both years, also known as phantom sounds.
Sinusitis occurs as the result of an inflammatory reaction or infection from a virus, bacteria, or fungus. Common symptoms of sinusitis are runny nose, stuffy nose, facial pain or pressure, excess mucus, sore throat, fever and fatigue. Learn how you can help reduce sinusitis symptoms at home.