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Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for You? Jan 1st, 2021

Sinus issues, whether from allergies or respiratory infections, can turn your day from ordinary to painful and distracting in next to no time. While most people suffer occasional sinus problems, others may develop chronic issues that flare up frequently, and over-the-counter and even prescription medications might offer little relief. For...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Common Causes of Hearing Loss Dec 10th, 2020

Close to 50 million Americans have some level of hearing loss, and while many could benefit from hearing aids, only about 20% will use them. There’s a lot at stake when your hearing is compromised, and it’s not always easy to see how.  Sometimes, people find they aren’t getting the...

Pain in Your Upper Teeth? It Could Stem From Your Sinuses Nov 5th, 2020

Does it surprise you to learn that the pain you feel in your upper teeth could be caused by a sinus infection? Whether due to pressure or an infection that spreads from one structure to the other, your sinuses and upper teeth share a close connection. The team at SCENT-...

5 Signs You May Have a Deviated Septum and What Can Be Done About It Oct 12th, 2020

Your nasal septum is the thin wall of cartilage that separates your nostrils. It’s covered by mucosal tissue that helps clean and moisturize the air you breathe. Your septum should run down the center of your nose, creating two equally sized nostrils. A deviated septum occurs when it’s crooked or...

How Common Are Adult-Onset Allergies? Sep 21st, 2020

An allergy is your body’s reaction to something it mistakenly views as hostile — and typically these allergies make themselves known during your younger years. But sometimes changes happen when you’re an adult, and things that once posed no problem — think food, dogs, pollen — all of a sudden...

Ear Infections: Adults Get Them Too Aug 10th, 2020

A slight ache on the side of your head, loss of hearing, and excruciating ear pain are all signs that point to an ear infection. Ear infections are a common condition in childhood, but they also occur frequently in adults too. At SCENT - Southern California Ear, Nose, and Throat,...

What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Child's Ear Tube Surgery Jul 21st, 2020

Ear infections are one of the most common childhood illnesses. Five of every six children suffer at least one infection before they turn three, and the risk continues as their bodies mature and their immune systems develop.  Chronic ear infections are the main reason why a doctor at Southern California...

5 Tips for Beating Spring and Summer Allergy Attacks Jun 22nd, 2020

Just because we live in SoCal doesn’t mean that we aren’t ready for some warmer weather. But if you’re one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, then spring also means seasonal allergies and all of the symptoms that go along with them.  At Southern California Ear,...

Travel Advice for People with Hearing Loss Apr 17th, 2019

Whether for business or for fun, travel is an important part of our lives. However, for more than 20 million people in the U.S. with hearing loss, travel can be difficult. The good news is that with a little preparation and some common-sense precautions, travel can be a lot easier....

The Magic of Hearing Feb 13th, 2019

Have you ever wondered what makes hearing work? It’s actually quite a complicated process involving several different kinds of body parts. Here’s a quick description of how they all work together so that you can hear what’s going on around you. The ear has three main parts (see Figure 1):...

Hearing Screening for Children Oct 11th, 2018

Early Screening is Important Hearing loss is the most common birth disorder among American children. Approximately 3 out of 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. This is important because studies have shown that early correction of hearing loss is crucial to the development of speech,...

Earwax – The Inside Story Oct 11th, 2018

The ear is a delicate and intricate system that includes the skin of the ear canal and the eardrum. Most of the time, our ears take care of themselves, and common efforts to keep the ears clean may actually damage our ability to hear. So special care should be given...

New Website Launch Dec 19th, 2017

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website.