Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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... Adenoids Allergies Asthma Breathing Problems Dizziness Ear Infection Ear Wax Head and Neck Cancers Hearing Loss Hoarseness Mouth Sores Nosebleeds Neck Pain Oral Cancers Pediatric ENT Care Sinuses Skin Cancer Smell & Taste Disorders Snoring/Sleep Apnea Sore Throat Swallowing Disorder Tinnitus Tonsils Voice Disorders   Dizziness The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance...

What Can I Do about My Hearing Loss
...   There are many signs and symptoms of hearing loss you should pay attention to, including if you: Hear muffled speech or sounds Have a problem understanding individual words Need people to speak more loudly or slowly Have to turn up the television or radio Withdraw from social events or conversations There are many causes of hearing loss including aging, continuous exposure to loud noises, heredity, ear infections or damage to your ears from pressure changes, and even a buildup of earwax...

The Ear
... Recurrent Ear Infections Recurrent Ear Infections are a condition that many parents are well aware of...

How to Treat my Ear Infection
While they tend to be most common in young children, ear infections can affect people of all ages...

Signs You Have an Ear Infection
...These signs and symptoms typically occur when you have an ear infection...

Ears
... Child's Hearing Loss Cholesteatoma Cochlear Implants Ear Plastic Surgery Ear Tubes Earaches Ears and Altitude Earwax Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Better Ear Health Buying a Hearing Aid Child Screening Chronic Otitis Media Cochlear-Meningitis Vaccination Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems Ear Infection and Vaccines Your Genes and Hearing Loss How the Ear Works Hyperacusis Know the Power of Sound Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children Pediatric Obesity What You Should Know About Otosclerosis When Your Child Has Tinnitus Why Do Children Have Earaches...

Child's Hearing Loss
...Your child’s primary care doctor may also participate in the treatment of ear infections if they appear, or refer them to an otolaryngologist for treatment...

Cholesteatoma
...However, the type of cholesteatoma associated with ear infections is most common...

Ear Tubes
... Painful ear infections are a rite of passage for children-by the age of five, nearly every child has experienced at least one episode...

Earaches
... Otitis media means “inflammation of the middle ear,” as a result of a middle ear infection...

Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health
... Acute otitis media - the medical term for the common ear infection...

Better Ear Health
... Otitis Media The most common cause of hearing loss in children is otitis media, the medical term for a middle ear infection or inflammation of the middle ear...

Child Screening
...It is important to have hearing loss evaluated by a physician who can rule out medical problems that may be causing the hearing loss, such as otitis media (ear infection), excessive earwax, congenital malformations, or a genetic hearing loss...

Chronic Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) and Hearing Loss
..." This occurs in a recovering ear infection or when one is about to occur...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

Ear Infection and Vaccines
Researchers continue to look for help for children and parents of children who suffer from the most common type of ear infection, called middle ear infection or otitis media (OM)...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Middle ear infections: Acute otitis media (AOM) and chronic ear infections account for 15 to 30 million visits to the doctor each year in the U...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
... Why do children have more ear infections than adults...

Noise and Hearing Protection
... If you have any of these symptoms, they may be caused by impacted wax or an ear infection, which are relatively easy to correct...

Perforated Eardrum
...A perforated eardrum from trauma can occur: If the ear is struck directly With a skull fracture After a sudden explosion If an object (such as a bobby pin, Q-tip, or stick) is pushed too far into the ear canal As a result of acid or hot slag (from welding) entering the ear canal Middle ear infections may cause pain, hearing loss, and spontaneous rupture (tear) of the eardrum, resulting in a perforation...

Swimmer's Ear
... Recurring ear infections (chronic otitis externa)...

Tinnitus
... Middle ear problems can also cause tinnitus, such as a middle ear infection or the buildup of new bony tissue around one of the middle ear bones which stiffens the middle ear transmission system (otosclerosis)...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

Gastroesphageal Reflux (GERD)
...In infants and children, GERD can cause repeated vomiting, coughing, and other respiratory problems such as sore throat and ear infections...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Ear infections: One of children’s most common medical problems is otitis media, or middle ear infection...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
...The latter can cause recurrent ear infections, or persistent middle ear fluid, and even symptoms of sinusitis...

Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Middle ear infections: Acute otitis media (AOM) and chronic ear infections account for 15 to 30 million visits to the doctor each year in the U...

GERD and LPR
... Unfortunately, GERD and LPR are often overlooked in infants and children, leading to repeated vomiting, coughing in GERD, and airway and respiratory problems in LPR, such as sore throat and ear infections...

Secondhand Smoke
... The ears Exposure to ETS increases both the number of ear infections a child will experience, and the duration of the illness...

Sore Throats
...This infection can also damage the heart valves (rheumatic fever) and kidneys (nephritis), cause scarlet fever, tonsillitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and ear infections...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Other signs of adenoid and or tonsil enlargement are: Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose most of the time Nose sounds “blocked” when the person speaks Chronic runny nose Noisy breathing during the day Recurrent ear infections Snoring at night Restlessness during sleep, pauses in breathing for a few seconds at night(may indicate sleep apnea)...

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
...Allergies can also contribute to repeated ear infections in children...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
... Ear infections and hearing loss: Any malformation of the upper airway can affect the function of the Eustachian tube and increase the possibility of persistent fluid in the middle ear, which is a primary cause of repeat ear infections...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Ear infections: One of children's most common medical problems is otitis media, or middle ear infection...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Middle ear infections: Acute otitis media (AOM) and chronic ear infections account for 15 to 30 million visits to the doctor each year in the U...

Secondhand Smoke
... Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk for ear infections and are more likely to need an operation to insert ear tubes for drainage...

TMJ Pain
...Many patients come to the ear specialist quite convinced their pain is from an ear infection...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...This can lead to frequent ear infections and potential hearing loss...

Bell’s Palsy and other facial nerve disorders
...Medications are often used as part of the treatment: If infection is the cause, then an antibiotic to fight bacteria (as in middle ear infections) or antiviral agents (to fight syndromes caused by viruses like Ramsay Hunt) may be used...

Children and Facial Paralysis
... Treatments for Facial Paralysis: If infection is the cause, then an antibiotic to fight bacteria (as in middle ear infections) or antiviral agents (to fight syndromes caused by viruses like herpes zoster (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome) may be used...

Dizziness and Motion Sickness
..., tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, and salt Minimize stress and avoid substances to which you are allergic Get enough fluids Treat infections, including ear infections, colds, flu, sinus congestion, and other respiratory infections If you are subject to motion sickness: Do not read while traveling Avoid sitting in the rear seat Do not sit in a seat facing backward Do not watch or talk to another traveler who is having motion sickness Avoid strong odors and spicy or greasy foods immediately before and during your travel Talk to your doctor about medications Remember: Most cases of dizziness and motion sickness are mild and self-treatable...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
... Ear infections and hearing loss: Any malformation of the upper airway can affect the function of the Eustachian tube and increase the possibility of persistent fluid in the middle ear, which is a primary cause of repeat ear infections...

TMJ
...Many patients come to the ear specialist quite convinced their pain is from an ear infection...

Children and Facial Paralysis
... Treatments for Facial Paralysis: If infection is the cause, then an antibiotic to fight bacteria (as in middle ear infections) or antiviral agents (to fight syndromes caused by viruses like herpes zoster (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome) may be used...

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
...Allergies can also contribute to repeated ear infections in children...

Child Screening
...It is important to have hearing loss evaluated by a physician who can rule out medical problems that may be causing the hearing loss, such as otitis media (ear infection), excessive earwax congenital malformations, or a genetic hearing loss...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Ear infections: One of children's most common medical problems is otitis media, or middle ear infection...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
... In infants and children, chronic exposure of the laryngeal structures to acidic contents may cause long term airway problems such as a narrowing of the area below the vocal cords (subglottic stenosis), hoarseness, and possibly eustachian tube dysfunction causing recurrent ear infections, or persistent middle ear fluid, and even symptoms of "sinusitis...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children
...This type of hearing loss can be caused by middle ear infection, impacted earwax, or a benign tumor...

Pediatric GERD
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Middle ear infections: Acute otitis media (AOM) and chronic ear infections account for 15 to 30 million visits to the doctor each year in the U...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
... Why do children have more ear infections than adults...

Secondhand Smoke and Children
... The ears Exposure to ETS increases both the number of ear infections a child will experience, and the duration of the illness...

Secondhand Smoke
... Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk for ear infections and are more likely to need an operation to insert ear tubes for drainage...