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Is It Safe to Fly With an Ear Infection?

As if flying weren’t enough of a pain. It’s stressful dealing with delayed flights, long security lines and lost luggage -- not to mention the passenger beside you who always hogs the arm rest. Add an ear infection and your misery is compounded.
We all know that the takeoff, landing and pressurized cabin make your ears uncomfortable, but what if you have an infection? Will flying with an ear infection damage your hearing?


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5 Common Facial Plastic Surgeries

When you think of cosmetic surgery, the first thing that may come to mind is dramatic “before” and “after” pictures. While these procedures can remarkably transform your appearance, some also make an extraordinary difference in your health and well-being.

These common procedures are performed by our ENT physicians, and in some cases, they can be performed in-office or on an outpatient basis. Here we take a look at five common facial plastic surgeries, why they’re done, and how they can help you.

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Dizzy? You May Have Vertigo

When a television comedian trips over furniture or stumbles across the room, it usually results in a good chuckle. But for many Americans, dizziness and balance problems are not a laughing matter.  In fact, these are common signs of vertigo. 

Vertigo is a sudden, spinning sensation which causes periods of intense dizziness. One of the most common forms of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which occurs when you place your head in certain positions. 

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Do You Hear What I Hear? 6 Tips for Communicating with the Hard of Hearing

It’s great to visit relatives at large holiday gatherings, but do you find you often have to repeat yourself? Perhaps your grandmother can’t understand certain phrases or your aunt can’t understand you from another room. It’s not unusual to have several relatives who have difficulty hearing. When you’re trying to explain something to them, it can be exasperating  to repeat it three or four times.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside: Protecting Your Ears During Cold Weather

Before you shovel snow from your driveway or to take the dog for a walk around the block, you put on a warm winter coat, gloves and maybe a hat. Or perhaps you work outside and are always sure to wear warm boots to ensure your feet are warm and dry.
But what about your ears?

When bundling up for chilly winter weather, don’t forget that your ears also need protection. Failure to do so can lead to conditions associated with hearing loss and ear damage.  Some of these conditions include...

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Three Ways to Know if You Need a Hearing Test

A Friday night dinner with friends is a time for good food and great conversation--but if you have difficulty understanding what they’re saying, an engaging evening out becomes a frustrating challenge. If you consistently have trouble hearing when in groups or noisy environments, it may be time for a hearing test. Hearing loss is incredibly common. Following are three ways to know if you need a test.


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Why Do Children Get So Many Ear Infections?

Almost every parent knows the stress and anxiety that occurs when your child has an ear infection. It seems like these chronic infections are almost a rite of passage during childhood. While there are several treatments for children who have chronic ear infections, including ear tubes, you may be wondering: Why do children get so many ear infections in the first place?

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How One Procedure Can Save Your Son or Daughter from Childhood Ear Infections

Did you know that otitis media, also known as a middle ear infection, is the most common pediatric illness treated by ENTs? In fact, 3 out of 4 children will have an ear infection by the time they are 3 years old. While many children recover with no complications, otitis media can cause permanent hearing loss if it is left untreated. Learn about the procedure that can help.

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The Four Best Hearing Aid Advancements

To say hearing aids have come a long way is an understatement. Digital technology has revolutionized their design, making them both smaller and easier to adjust. Some are even rechargeable, meaning there's no need to stock up on small batteries. See the four best hearing aid advancements.

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How Loud is Too Loud? Seven Ways to Protect Your Hearing

Listening to your favorite band during a gym workout can inspire you through those last five minutes, but it may be doing irreversible damage to your hearing. One in 5 Americans experience hearing loss, but a staggering 80 percent do nothing about it. Hearing loss can lead to other problems such as tinnitus, social isolation, and sleep disturbances. It can also triple your risk of falling. How loud is too loud? We’ve compiled some useful information to take the mystery out of sound measurement.

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