If you woke up with a hoarse voice, it wouldn’t be quite as tragic as if it happened to Adele or Lady Gaga, but it still would be problematic. If this seems to happen to you often, you want to know the causes and what you can do to banish it from your life. If you have a job where you must do a lot of talking, it is imperative to find a solution. Let’s learn about the causes of a frequent hoarse voice and what to do about it.
Author: Southern California Ear, Nose & Throat
Hearing Loss May Increase Your Risk Of Dementia
Most of us know someone who has hearing loss. Maybe even you. Many people still deny the reality while others have purchased new hearing aids. What you probably don’t know is that hearing loss may increase your risk of dementia. Let’s find out why and what you can do about it.
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Chronic Sinusitis And Allergies: What To Know
Do you live with the discomfort and symptoms of chronic sinusitis? By now you probably know you have those annoying seasonal allergies, but they never seem to give you a break. Chronic sinusitis and allergies: what to know.
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Dr. Varma and Mending Kids Mission Trip to Guatemala
This March, Dr. Namrata Varma went on a mission trip to Guatemala through an organization called Mending Kids, a non-profit that provides surgical care for children across the globe.
While in Guatemala, Dr. Varma and her team operated on 41 children and were able to remove tracheostomies (long-term breathing tubes placed in the neck to bypass an obstruction of the airway) in 2 patients who were once told they would need to have the tube in their neck for life.
When To See An ENT For Ear Pain
Otolaryngologist is the medical term for an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist. This type of specialist treats many conditions of the ear including hearing impairment, infections, disorders affecting balance, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and pain. Let’s learn more about when to see Southern California Ear, Nose & Throat for ear pain.
Is Snoring A Sign Of Sleep Apnea?
Anyone who shares a bed or a room with a snorer knows how disruptive it is. You shake the bed, nudge them, and as a last resort, you might even throw your pillow at them. They keep you awake, and they may be causing themselves harm. Is snoring a sign of sleep apnea?
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?
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.
How Do Allergies Affect My Tonsils?
Do you have allergies? Still have your tonsils? If you said yes to both, you will likely experience some problems with your tonsils at some point. Let’s investigate the connection. How do allergies affect my tonsils?