Patient Education

Acoustic Neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a benign, usually slow-growing tumor that grows within the acoustic nerve. As it grows, it can cause hearing loss (one-sided), ringing in the ear, dizziness and loss of balance. Surgical removal is usually recommended, but radiation and monitoring may be appropriate in some cases. More...

Allergic Rhinitis

Hay Fever, also called "seasonal allergic rhinitis", is triggered by pollens from trees, grasses, weeds and mold that come and go with the seasons. Symptoms include itching, sneezing and nasal congestion. Treatment options include antihistamines, nasal sprays, and, in severe cases, allergy shots. Talk to an ENT specialist about determining the cause of your allergies and best treatment for you. More...

Considering Surgery

Have you been told by your doctor that you need surgery? If so, you're not alone. Millions of Americans have surgery each year. For most surgeries, you will have time to find out about the operation, talk about other treatments with your surgeon, and decide what to do. It is important to know what questions to ask and it may help to take a member of your family or a friend with you. Don't hesitate to ask the surgeon any questions you might have, such as the benefits of the surgical procedure and the possible risks. More...

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss comes in many forms. It can range from a mild loss in which a person misses certain high-pitched sounds, such as the voices of women and children, to a total loss of hearing. It can be hereditary or it can result from disease, trauma, certain medications, or long-term exposure to loud noises. Presbycusis is a common form of hearing loss that comes on gradually with age. ther Problems. See an otolaryngologist if you develop hearing problems. You may be a candidate for hearing aids, special tranining, medications, or surgery. More...

Sinusitis

Sinusitis means your sinuses are infected or inflamed. Sinusitis is described as "Chronic" when it lasts more than 12 weeks. The treatment of chronic sinusitis may include antibiotics or surgery. An ENT specialist can recommend a treatment plan. More...