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Tonsil surgery, also known as a tonsillectomy, is a procedure carried about by ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists and is designed to remove a patient’s tonsils . A similar procedure, adenoidectomy, is used to remove the adenoids, a gland in young children that produces antibodies that help to fight infection. The purpose of these two procedures is to reduce

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Your hearing aid fitting could make a huge difference in your life. The change will be sudden and dramatic. As soon as it’s switched on, you will be able to hear sounds that you haven’t encountered in a long time. To make that change as easy and effective as possible, you want to choose the best hearing aid . But

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Septum surgery is a procedure carried out by ENT doctors to fix a deviated septum. It involves making small incisions into the nose, straightening out the septum, and stitching everything back together. Successful surgeries will completely get rid of a deviated septum and all the problems that came with it. If you’re keen to know more about this procedure or

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Affecting over one-in-ten adults, hearing loss is common enough that should you suspect you may have some form of it, it is best to arrange an appointment with your audiologist . Here, however, we are going to look at four of the most common symptoms that can help you know when you should be concerned. Needing higher volumes One occurrence

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Did you know that according to recent reports one in 10 Americans experiences some form of hearing loss? Typically, hearing loss is caused by exposure to loud noise. The noise in question could be anything from heavy equipment to music being played by a band. Issues in both our personal and professional lives can impact our hearing due to loud

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Adenoids are small clumps of tissues at the back of the nose and on the roof of the mouth. These can’t be seen by simply looking at someone’s mouth, but they are part of the immune system and create antibodies to help fight infections and viruses that enter your child’s body. Adenoids will slowly shrink and disappear as we get

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Hearing loss is never a pleasant thing to experience. It’s usually a sign that you’re getting old, but hearing loss can also happen as a result of exposure to loud noises . It’s a reminder that you’ve made some poor decisions in life, and it can be distressing thinking back and regretting your choices. However, thanks to modern technology, hearing

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If you need advice about hearing or treatment for a disorder that affects your balance , it’s important to choose the right audiologist . With myriad doctors available, how can you make sure that you find the best audiologist? Here are four tips to help you make a well-informed decision. 1. Referrals If you see a family doctor or any

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Nasal obstruction is a very general term referring to any blockage in the nose that causes problems with breathing. The difficulty breathing can be from one side or both sides of the nose. The most common cause of nasal obstruction is nasal polyps. Nasal polyps­­­ are not cancerous. They are grape-like growths of inflamed nasal tissue in the nasal passages

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There are many types of headaches; and different headaches have different causes.  As such, tension headaches, stress headaches, migraine headaches and sinus headaches should be treated differently. Sinus headaches are caused by inflammation of the sinuses. Inflammation keeps the sinuses from draining properly and this causes pressure to build-up. The pressure causes the pain. An occasional sinus headache can usually

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ITC or in the canal hearing aids are designed to fit inside the ear canal for optimal discretion. If you suffer from hearing loss, but you don’t want to wear a highly visible hearing aid, an ITC aid could be an ideal option for you. If you’re weighing up the options, and you’re keen to see if an ITC hearing

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Every type of hearing loss is different. It can be caused and experienced in a variety of ways. Knowing about the different kinds should help you to figure out which kind you or a loved one has, and research your treatment options. Here are 3 types of hearing loss: Conductive hearing loss Conductive hearing loss is less common than sensorineural

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If you’re preparing for a consultation with an audiologist , it’s understandable to have questions. It can often be useful to note down some questions before your appointment, so you don’t forget. If you’re seeing an audiologist for the first time or you’re attending follow-up appointments, here are four questions you may want to ask. 1. Can you tell me

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If you have symptoms that affect your ears, nose and throat, your first port of call may be your primary care doctor. In many cases, mild symptoms and temporary health issues can be treated without seeking specialist help, but if symptoms persist or the illness is more severe or advanced, seeing an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor is advisable.

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When it comes to selecting the right hearing aid , there are a number of factors to consider, including hearing loss needs, desired features and styles. Hearing aids are available in a number of different styles to meet the needs of every individual, but can be broken down into three main categories. In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids ITC devices offer the

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