Sinusitis in Children
by maaentblog on August 28, 2017 at 11:04 am
Pediatric Sinusitis Your childs sinuses are not fully developed until late in the teen years. Although small, the maxillary (behind the cheek) and ethmoid (between the eyes) sinuses are present at birth. Unlike in adults, pediatric sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because symptoms of sinusitis can be caused by other problems, such as viral illness […]
Understanding Causes and Treatments for a Burning Sensation in the Nose
by maaentblog on August 22, 2017 at 10:05 am
The nose is a surprisingly versatile organ, whose duties extend beyond the “mere” sense of smell. When working normally, the nose plays host to up to eight quarts of air every minute, all of which is warmed and moistened by the nasal passages to make it “palatable” to the sensitive tissue of the lungs. The […]
Foreign Body, Ear Treatment
by maaentblog on August 5, 2017 at 1:09 pm
Foreign bodies in the ear, sometimes occur in children. Foreign bodies refer to any object that is placed in the ear, that is not meant to be there and could cause harm without immediate medical attention. Foreign bodies in the ear Foreign bodies can either be in the ear lobe or in the ear canal. […]
Causes Of Ear Block?
by maaentblog on August 4, 2017 at 7:40 am
Causes of a blocked middle ear: The middle ear is located just behind the eardrum and is the canal that connects the outer part of your ear to the small organs located in the inner ear. When the middle ear is blocked, is can cause pain and severe discomfort. There are many different things that […]
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. How do they do it?
by maaentblog on August 3, 2017 at 9:08 am
Surgery Overview In endoscopic sinus surgery, an endoscope is inserted into the nose, providing the doctor with an inside view of the sinuses. Surgical instruments are inserted alongside the endoscope. This allows the doctor to remove small amounts of bone or other material blocking the sinus openings and remove growths (polyps) of the mucous membrane. In some cases a laser is used to […]
Do you feel fullness in Ear? Get it checked
by maaentblog on August 2, 2017 at 5:00 am
What is Meniere’s Disease? Meniere disease is a syndrome in which you experience episodes of spinning vertigo (sense of the room spinning), hearing loss, and tinnitus (ringing in the ear). Between the unpredictable attacks, you usually do not have any problems or symptoms of the disease. Meniere disease was first described in 1861 by the French physician Prosper […]
When Should I Get New Hearing Aids?
by maaentblog on August 1, 2017 at 9:05 am
While audiologists typically recommend replacing hearing aids every three to five years, the appropriate time for a patient to consider new aids varies widely. Below we will outline some steps to take when making that decision. Are your current hearing aids addressing all your hearing needs? This is the first question to ask yourself. Think […]
How Alcohol Affects Sleep Apnea & Snoring by Relaxing Airway Muscles?
by maaentblog on July 31, 2017 at 10:19 am
Alcohol consumption can induce sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. It disrupts the natural sequence and length of sleep states by changing the total amount of time you sleep and the time it takes you to fall asleep. It also has important impacts on breathing during sleep. How does alcohol affect the risk of sleep […]
Hearing loss does it affect driving?
by maaentblog on July 28, 2017 at 11:45 am
Many of us take for granted the important role that hearing plays while we drive. Coupled with our vision, our hearing alerts us to the activity all around us, such as urgent oncoming of emergency vehicles or the sudden movement in traffic. In fact, in many driving situations, we hear important things before we even […]
What are hearing aids?
by maaentblog on July 27, 2017 at 10:43 am
Hearing aids are sound-amplifying devices designed to aid people who have a hearing impairment. Most hearing aids share several similar electronic components, including a microphone that picks up sound; amplifier circuitry that makes the sound louder; a miniature loudspeaker (receiver) that delivers the amplified sound into the ear canal; and batteries that power the electronic […]