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ENTA Blog

blog post on 5/18/20

Sinus Infection Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

5/18/20 in Blog Posts

The sinuses are air filled spaces in the bones that make up our skull that our connected to our nasal passages. They have similar lining to the rest of the nose. They have several functions, including circulating the air that we breathe in through our nose, moistening the air, and keeping our skulls lighter for our spine. The sinuses have outflow channels, or tracts, that allows them to move circulate mucus into the nose. When their outflow tract gets blocked it leads to sinus pain. Once blocked, it allows bacteria to grow into the sinuses and progresses to bacterial sinusitis.

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blog post on 5/12/20

9 Foods That May Help Ease Your Allergies

5/12/20 in Blog Posts

Seasonal allergies can be a nightmare, but some foods, including fish and vitamin C-rich veggies, may help relieve allergy symptoms.  When the spring season starts, so does allergy season. The itchy eyes, runny nose, and dry coughs are irritating reminders you should stock up on your allergy medicine. But, perhaps closely monitoring your diet, specifically, the foods you eat, could alleviate some common allergy symptoms.

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blog post on 3/23/20

Hearing Aid Hygiene

3/23/20 in Blog Posts

Considering recent events, it is more important than ever to be diligent in the cleaning of our hearing aids and ensure we are taking the proper precautions before putting our devices directly into our ears. Before putting our hearing aids on for the day, our hands should be thoroughly clean and dry. Make sure the aids are all the way in your ears and comfortable so that there’s no need to remove and readjust them with soiled hands throughout the day. If necessary, use hand sanitizer before and after removing and reinserting your hearing aids while away from home.

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blog post on 3/23/20

Social Distancing and its Consequences: Not a New Problem for Millions

3/23/20 in Blog Posts

Amid the constant news cycle reporting data on the novel Coronavirus and talks of “flattening the curve”, the prevailing advice from experts is to socially distance ourselves (or, to put it simply, stay away from others).  While this technique is essential for decreasing the spread of diseases, some have warned of possible (though necessary) consequences - including the negative impact that a decrease in social interaction can have on our physical and mental well-being. While this topic is being thrust into the spotlight due to current events, the issue of social distancing is not a new one for many people in the United States. 

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blog post on 3/5/20

Ear, Nose, Throat…, and Eyes?

3/5/20 in Blog Posts

The combination of both hearing and vision impairment, referred to as dual-sensory impairment (DSI) is a chronic condition becoming more prevalent as the baby boomers reach older ages.

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blog post on 3/3/20

Hidden Hearing Loss: Uncovered

3/3/20 in Blog Posts

“I can’t hear my friends and family when there’s background noise!” This is a common complaint in our offices. Many people come to get their hearing tested expecting the audiologist to diagnose them with hearing loss. Sometimes we do. Other times, hearing impairment does not appear on a traditional pure-tone audiogram. Why is that?

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blog post on 2/11/20

When Should you See a Throat Specialist?

2/11/20 in Blog Posts

ENT specialists are the healthcare providers who focus on treating diseases and disorders concerning with ear, nose and throat. From the collar bone and up is mostly fair game. As the name suggests, ENT doctors are particularly skilled with treating ailments of the ear, nose and throat.

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blog post on 2/11/20

What are Nasal Polyps?

2/11/20 in Blog Posts

What are Nasal Polyps? Nasal polyps are soft and painless growths of the lining of the nasal passageway and sinuses. These noncancerous growths resemble grapes and result from chronic inflammation. Nasal polyps are associated with chronic sinusitis, asthma, drug sensitivity (aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen), seasonal allergies or several immune disorders. ENT physicians at ENTA can treat nasal polyps and prevent further growth.

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blog post on 1/30/20

Diabetes: A Risk Factor for Hearing Loss

1/30/20 in Blog Posts

Diabetes: A Risk Factor for Hearing Loss Christina Tornatore, B.S., 4th Year Audiology Extern Doctoral Candidate in Audiology, Towson University

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blog post on 1/29/20

Your Mystery Food Sensitivity Might Actually Be a Histamine Intolerance

1/29/20 in Blog Posts

Your Mystery Food Sensitivity Might Actually Be a Histamine Intolerance If you feel off after eating avocados and chocolate, you need to read this.

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blog post on 1/10/20

Craig Zalvan's Medical Mission to Lima for "Laryngology Teaching" 

1/10/20 in Blog Posts

Craig Zalvan's Medical Mission to Lima for "Laryngology Teaching" 

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blog post on 1/9/20

Recreational Noise Damage: What You Need to Know

1/9/20 in Blog Posts

There is no denying that our world is getting louder. Nearly everyone has been in a situation where the individual next to you is listening to their music so loudly that you feel as though you are the one wearing the headphones. If you cannot relate to this, then perhaps you are the person in question.

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