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10 Tips on How to Live with Hearing Loss

About 15 percent of American adults have trouble hearing ---this translates to roughly 37.5 million people. Those who are 60 to 69 years old are much more likely to have hearing loss.  In fact, 25 percent of those between 65 to 74 have difficulty hearing to the extent that it is disabling, according to information from the Hearing Language Association of America. 

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Have You Experienced One of These Common Vocal Cord Injuries?

Three of the most common vocal cord injuries or diseases are laryngitis, polyps, and paralysis. To completely understand the effect these conditions have on everyday life, it’s important to review how the vocal cords create sound.

 

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5 Signs You May Need Ear Tubes

 

An ear tube (also called a tympanostomy tube) is frequently used to help children who have chronic ear infections.  The procedure can also be helpful for adults, although the surgery is not as common as it is in younger patients.

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2019 Allergy Update: All You Need to Know About Allergies

What does the 2019 allergy season have in store? Unfortunately, you can expect even more sniffling and sneezing. The warm and ample moisture this year means the allergy season peaks sometime around mid-April for the Southeast, which indicates a very unpleasant spring, according to the latest updates from Pollen.com.

Currently, North Carolina is listed as having some of the highest allergy rates in the U.S. Measurements from 9.7 to 12 are considered high, and the Raleigh area is showing readings from 10.7 to 11. The main culprits are allergens from birch, juniper and maple trees.

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Can Infants Take Allergy Medication?

Adults aren’t the only ones who suffer with sneezes and watery eyes during allergy season. In fact, roughly 8.4 percent of children are diagnosed each year with the symptoms known as “hay fever” (allergic rhinitis), according to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America

Children frequently experience the same allergy problems as adults—many of our patients are children. However, there are several safety issues that must be considered before administering any type of allergy medicine to younger children, particularly to infants.

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Why Do Allergies Cause Nosebleeds?

If you or your child has chronic allergies, your nose may bleed frequently. While nosebleeds can be difficult to control and are often a nuisance, they are rarely life-threatening.  Those with allergies are very susceptible to nosebleeds.

Why?  To answer this question, it helps if you know how allergens affect the inside of your nose. An allergen is any substance—such as pollen or ragweed—that prompts an allergic reaction.

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How Is Tongue-Tied Corrected?

Tongue-tie – also known as ankyloglossia—occurs when a band of tissue connects the tip of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. This band of tissue is called the lingual frenulum. Tongue-tie, which is present at birth, not only interferes with the way a child speaks, but it also limits the way he or she eats or swallows.

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Nasonex for Allergy Treatment Will Soon be Available Without a Prescription

Merck, the company that manufactures Nasonex, has entered into an agreement with Perrigo Company to make the nasal spray available over-the-counter. See this article to read the facts before speaking with your doctor to discover if Nasonex OTC may be the right allergy treatment for you.

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What Causes Goiters?

A goiter occurs when your thyroid gland—a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck—is abnormally enlarged, resulting in excessive swelling. Goiters are typically painless and can vary in size depending upon the underlying cause. Goiters can cause a wide range of problems, ranging from a tight feeling in your throat to severe hoarseness. There are many causes that you can identify, explained in this article.

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What Happens During Orbital Decompression?

An orbital decompression is a delicate ENT surgery done to relieve pressure on the eyes. When too much pressure is placed on the eyes, it causes them to bulge and an orbital decompression is necessary to relieve the pressure in order for the eyes to fit back into their sockets. Discover what happens during this outpatient surgery and how long it takes to recover, so you can get back to living your life.

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