Hearing loss usually develops gradually, making it difficult to notice in many cases. People often suffer from impaired hearing for years before receiving the treatment they need. The average patient, in fact, waits seven years before seeking help. Untreated hearing loss leads to a number of potentially serious mental and physical health problems, including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, anxiety and deteriorating physical health.
Hearing aids have become very sophisticated over the years, with features undreamt of just a generation ago. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the advent of wireless connectivity. Thanks to the proliferation of Bluetooth technology, today’s hearing devices are more versatile than ever, and feature unparalleled sound quality and convenience.
Nose bleeds are a common ailment that plagues individuals of all ages. In fact, 60% of people will experience a nose bleed in their lifetime, according to Medscape.com.
As one of the most common issues in the ENT field, nose bleeds are related to the circulatory system, referring to blood. Nose bleeds can originate from the anterior or posterior part of the nose.
An anterior nose bleed typically causes blood flow from one nostril, near the septum – the area of the nose that separates the left and right nostrils. Anterior nose bleeds are the most common form and generally don’t require emergency attention.
Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection, is one of the most common reasons to visit an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor. In fact, 37 million people contract a sinus infection each year in the United States, according to Health.com.
A common misconception is that sinus infections are related to the nose, when actually, the sinuses are hollow spaces or cavities located behind your nose, cheekbones and forehead.
Not sure if you need a visit with a pediatric ENT for your son or daughter? We’re going back to the basics with information on otolaryngology and the most common reasons children require a visit to the ENT.