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Studies Link Vestibular/Balance Disorders and Dizziness to Hearing Ability and Falls in Older Americans – Balance Awareness Week is Sept. 19-25, 2021

The Audiologists at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center (Dr. Borer, Dr. Ludolph, Dr. Milliken, and Dr. Warf) are members of The American Academy of Audiology. The Academy has partnered with the Vestibular Disorders Association for Balance Awareness Week, September 19 to 25, to remind Americans about the importance of...

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Ear Candling- The Trend NOT to Try

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D. It seems every couple years the trend of using a candle to clean the ears resurfaces. With social media, many find this cleaning tactic grossly-satisfying, however, hearing professionals find this terrifying. Here’s why ear candling is not recommended: Wax (cerumen) is good for...

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Is This Ringing in my Ears Permanent?

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D. Ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus [TIN-NUH-TUS or TIN-NIGHT-US], is experienced by over 50 million Americans. Tinnitus is the perception of sound without an external source. But is this ringing temporary or here to stay? The first step is an ear evaluation...

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Understanding your Health Insurance (August 2021)

By Kelly Warf, Au.D. Susan Forman, CCS-P David Tojo, M.D. Many are unaware of what happens between giving their health insurance information to a medical office and the bill they receive from the appointment. Health insurance is an important investment. However, just because you have medical insurance doesn't mean you...

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News / Throat

Laryngitis vs. Hoarseness

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D. What is laryngitis and hoarseness? Laryngitis is a condition that affects the larynx, where the vocal cords are located. It can result in a loss of voice and inflammation of surrounding tissue. If this condition is chronic, vocal cords can be permanently damaged...

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Are Online and App Hearing Tests Accurate? Part 2

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. You’ve completed a hearing test performed by an audiologist; the functioning of your outer, middle, and inner ear as well as speech discrimination skills have been assessed. Understanding the results, diagnosis, and recommended treatment plan can only be appropriately reviewed by an audiologist. Types of Hearing...

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Are Online and App Hearing Tests Accurate? Part 1

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. While a hearing test completed in the convenience of your own home may be attractive as an alternative to making an appointment to see an audiologist, the tests and equipment currently available has never been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the federal agency...

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Widex Moment Updates

If you are currently wearing Widex Moment hearing aids, check out the following announcements! Hearing aid firmware update: if your hearing aids are connected to the Widex Moment app, this quick update will automatically push through the app. If you do not have the hearing aids paired to the app,...

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News / Nose / Throat

When a Sinus Infection Turns into Sinusitis

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Alexander Goldin, M.D. Do you feel like your cold or sinus infection just won’t go away? Do you have a headache, pressure behind your eyes, sore throat, cough, and/or facial tenderness? Then you might have sinusitis. What starts as a cold can turn into sinusitis. Other...

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News / Throat

Remedies for a Sore Throat

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. David Tojo, M.D. Sore throats rarely present on their own; they are typically a symptom of a viral infection (e.g., the flu or cold). Other causes of sore throats include allergies, dry weather, muscle/voice strain, gastroesophageal reflex disease, or cancer. The following remedies for sore throats...

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