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4 Ways to Prevent Hearing Loss

Our ears are continuously processing different noises and sounds. Unfortunately, we are not always aware of the damage we are doing to our ears by exposing ourselves to loud and harmful noises. Hearing loss can be the result of extreme exposure to loud noises and can increasingly worsen over time. Everyday noises, music, gunfire, and…

Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can happen for a variety of reasons, and no one is immune to its devastating effects. When your hearing is impaired, it can affect your health, interests, job, relationships, and overall quality of life. Common causes of hearing loss can include, but are not limited to: Genetics Loud noise exposure Aging Injury Smoking…

Sinuplasty

Sinuplasty is a unique surgical technique using balloons to open the natural pathways of your sinuses. This procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery. By opening the sinuses, the goal is to clear the obstructed passages with little damage to the surrounding tissue. By only enlarging the natural pathways, the healing process is quicker,…

Silent Reflux

Often, individuals find it difficult to believe they have silent reflux, also called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). They do not complain of heartburn or feel a sense of food coming up the back of their throat. Instead, these people often complain of voice problems, hoarseness, throat clearing, postnasal drip, excessive phlegm in their throat or a…

Ear Tubes

Each year nearly half a million ear tube surgeries are performed on children, making it one of the most common childhood surgeries performed with anesthesia. The typical age for insertion of ear tubes is from six months to three years. Inserting tubes reduces the risk of future ear infections, restores hearing loss caused by fluid behind…

Treatment of a Thyroid Disorder

Your thyroid gland is one of the endocrine glands that makes hormones to regulate physiological functions in your body, like metabolism (heart rate, sweating, energy consumed). Other endocrine glands include the pituitary, adrenal, and parathyroid glands and specialized cells within the pancreas. The thyroid gland is located in the middle of the lower neck, below…

Ways to Protect Your Ears from Hearing Loss

Ways to Protect Your Ears from Hearing Loss Industrial workplace noises, gunfire, loud music, and other common, everyday sounds that are louder than 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing loss. Just how loud is 85 decibels? Take a look at these decibel ratings and permissible exposure times provided by the National Institute of Occupational Safety…