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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder, which is characterized by episodes when you stop breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea is not the same as snoring, but loud snoring may be a symptom of sleep apnea . How is sleep apnea diagnosed and what are the symptoms? Many people may assume that they don’t need medical treatment because snoring is a

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If you’ve been reading about hearing loss, you’ve probably come across the term Ménière’s disease. Although the disease doesn’t just affect hearing, it’s often brought up when we talk about hearing loss because the effects of the disease are a result of what’s going on in the auditory system. According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), a 2008 study

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Nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis can go hand in hand.  They are some of the most common reasons a person is treated by an ear, nose and throat doctor. Groundbreaking research indicates that ENTs will now have a potent new weapon in their arsenal of treatments. Nasal polyps and sinusitis problems Nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis reduce the quality of

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Anytime you go to a doctor for the first time you may feel a little anxious or nervous. That is perfectly normal. Most people don’t like the unexpected. Consider this a crash course in what your first visit to an otolaryngologist , or ENT is like. Here’s what you need to know. Prepare in advance When you visit a medical

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There’s always a little apprehension when it comes to medical examinations. But when you know what the exam involves, you have a little higher comfort level. You know what to expect at the eye doctor’s office or the dentist, but do you know what to expect at a hearing test ? Remember how easy and painless a hearing test was

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Just as dentists take care of teeth and optometrists deal with eyes, audiologists manage hearing issues. More often than not, people commonly see audiologists when they need hearing aids. However, there is much more to the profession. Here are five frequently asked questions about audiologists. 1. What is an audiologist? Audiologists are professionals with a medical degree, clinical training and

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Learning that you need hearing aids is a bit of an emotional roller coaster. There’s the stress of a major purchase along with the optimism of improving your hearing. With a little research and help from your audiologist, you will find the style and options that are best for you. Here are four questions to ask about hearing aids. 1.

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So, you have finished your hearing tests, you have met with your audiologists, your hearing aids have been ordered and now the big day has arrived: your hearing aid fitting . You will probably remember your first hearing aid fitting appointment for the rest of your life. This is because your new hearing aids will most likely dramatically improve the

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When it comes to your ear, nose and throat health , do you know which professional to see? While a number of different professionals are available to treat hearing loss and conditions associated with the auditory system, only an ENT is able to diagnose and treat problems within the ear, nose and throat spectrum. Curious if an ENT is the

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Getting ready for your first audiology appointment ?  If you’re one of the 45 million people with hearing loss, chances are good you’re going to need an audiologist. An audiologist is a hearing healthcare professional who can diagnose and treat hearing loss. Because they are specialists, they’re not often seen by the majority of the population. However, they are incredibly

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Although all hearing aids can improve hearing, people have different levels of hearing loss. This means that one type of hearing aid may be perfect for one person, but may be too small or not have the right features for another individual. Hearing aids have different levels of amplification strength, and different styles to accommodate different hearing loss levels and

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Adenoids are small bits of lymph tissue at the back of the soft palette. Everyone is born with adenoids. For most people adenoids never cause a problem. They sit silently in the body, doing their job of supporting the immune system in the upper airways. However, adenoids can cause problems if they become enlarged. Causes of enlarged adenoids Adenoids can

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Everyone is an individual. Your tastes and preferences might not be the same as your neighbors. What suits you, might not suit them, and vice versa. When looking for an audiologist (as with any healthcare professional), it’s important to listen to your instincts. You are about to enter into a working relationship that should last years. When you find an

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You’ve made the step: after months — maybe years — of living with undiagnosed hearing loss, you finally went to an audiologist and learned what you (and likely your loved ones) knew all along. Don’t worry: hearing loss is very common in the United States. In fact, more than 48 million Americans have hearing loss; it’s the third most health issue

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Allergies affect millions of people, especially in the spring and fall. Itchy eyes, scratchy throat, stuffy nose, all the common symptoms – right? What about allergies and your ears? Allergies can affect your ears, hearing, and even balance. How do allergies impact your ears? Your ears are made up of three parts: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the

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