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Laryngitis vs. Hoarseness

What is Laryngitis? By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D. Laryngitis refers to a temporary inflammation of the vocal cords and surrounding tissue, resulting in loss of voice or hoarseness, and frequent throat clearing. Cases can progress to chronic laryngitis, where permanent damage to the vocal cords may result. Causes...

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News / Throat

What To Do If You Have Trouble Swallowing

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D. Difficulty swallowing, also known as dysphagia, can impair an individual’s normal daily functioning of eating solid foods, drinking liquids, and swallowing saliva the body produces. Dysphagia can be felt as a lump in the throat, coughing when swallowing, or pain when swallowing. When...

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Ear / News

Why Earwax is Good For Your Ears 

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. David Tojo, M.D. Put the Q-tip down! Leave the earwax in your ear to do its job. The glands in your ear canal produce this substance, also known as cerumen, to protect your ears. Let’s review the role earwax plays in your ear. Moisturizer: Earwax is...

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News / Nose

When a Sinus Infection Turns Into Sinusitis

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D. Do you feel like your cold or sinus infection just will not 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....

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News / Nose

Home Remedies for Nose Bleeds

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. David Tojo, M.D. The biggest mistake people make when treating a nosebleed is to lean their head back. Epistaxis, the medical term for nosebleeds, is a mild ailment that can often be treated at home. The first step in treating nosebleeds is to recognize the etiology....

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News / Nose

5 Questions to Ask Your ENT Doctor About Deviated Septum

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Did you know as many as 80% of people have a deviated septum? In most cases, people are unaware their deviated septum exists and exhibit no symptoms. However, individuals who have difficulty breathing, nose bleeds, sinus infections, facial pain, and snoring are recommended to see an...

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Ear / News

Why is your loved one refusing to get hearing aids? Tips for talking about hearing loss with a stubborn loved one

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Have you noticed a loved one asking others to speak up, turn the TV volume up, or withdraw from conversations? Often it is the loved ones of the individual with hearing loss who first notice and feel the impact of the hearing loss. But bringing up...

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News / Nose / Throat

Does your spouse snore? Everything you need to know/Here’s how you can help

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Michael Layland, M.D. Snoring does not just affect the individual who snores; the spouse/partner may not be getting their best sleep, either. For the snorer, this may be an indication of sleep apnea. For the partner, the snoring may be annoying and prevent them from staying...

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Ear / News

Product Review – Widex Moment Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid Product Review - Widex Moment Hearing Aids By Kelly Warf, Au.D. Choosing the right hearing aid can feel overwhelming. That is why consumers go to an experienced, skilled audiologist to discuss the right hearing aid solution. The hearing aid consultation explores each individuals’ listening environment demands, style preference,...

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News

How to Prepare for Your ENT Visit During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. David Tojo, M.D. Like many businesses, our office is operating a little differently these days. However, our mission is the same; provide the best and most accessible care to our patients’. In order to do that, we have optimized our office Telehealth appointments: see your ENT...

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