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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...Read More...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...Read More...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...Read More...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....Read More...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....Read More...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...Read More...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...Read More...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...Read More...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,...Read More...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...Read More...
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The Ear, Nose, and Throat Center is the premier Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery group in the northern Chicago suburbs. We are dedicated to providing you with total care for diseases and disorders of the head and neck. We offer the highest level of specialty care for all ear, nose, and throat problems and for patients of all ages.