Author: Southern California Ear, Nose & Throat

How Do I Know If My Eardrum Is Ruptured?

A ruptured or perforated eardrum sounds dreadfully serious. The truth is, in some cases, it can heal on its own and you won’t even know it happened. On the other hand, it is also something to be concerned about as it can present several risks to your hearing. How do I know if my eardrum is ruptured?

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The Connection Between Balance And Hearing Loss

According to a study conducted at John Hopkins, individuals between the ages of 40 and 69 who had mild hearing issues were three times more likely to have reported falling within the last year. If the hearing loss is greater, the risk of falling increases. Both audiologists and physical therapists report the connection between balance and hearing loss.

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Signs You Have A Deviated Septum

Some people are born with it, others develop it from a trauma. By definition, a deviated septum is when the bone and cartilage that divides our nose and nasal cavity is off center, misaligned, or crooked which makes one nasal passage smaller. Now that you know what it is, let’s learn more including some signs you have a deviated septum.

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How Does An ENT Specialist Treat Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is also known as obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. This common condition presents a problem while sleeping since patients cannot breathe in enough oxygen. In practical terms, it is a sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops during sleep. Most people associate snoring with OSA, but that is not really the problem; it is just a symptom. OSA needs to be treated, so how does an ENT specialist treat sleep apnea?

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How Snoring And Sleep Apnea Impact Your Health

Half the population snores at some point in their life, and 40 – 45% of adult men and 24 – 30% of women snore regularly. It may be annoying to your sleep partner, and you may wake up with a dry mouth, but is it dangerous to snore? Actually, it can be.

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When To See A Specialist For Recurrent Sinus Infections

The symptoms of a sinus infection are known to many of us. Headaches and having pressure and pain behind our cheekbones and around our eyes are but a few of them. Most of the time these sinus infections go away with proper home care. When they don’t go away or keep coming back, here is the recommendation for when to see a specialist for recurrent sinus infections.

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Just A Cold, Seasonal Allergies, Or COVID-19?

During this time of year it can be difficult to distinguish between having just a cold or seasonal allergies. With the fears of COVID-19, this dilemma becomes even more important, and can be quite frightening with the wrong information. Let’s unpack the symptoms of just a cold, seasonal allergies or COVID-19, and when to be concerned. Continue reading “Just A Cold, Seasonal Allergies, Or COVID-19?”

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