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Top 5 Most Common Reasons Patients See Our Speech Pathologists

Top 5 Most Common Reasons Patients See Our Speech Pathologists

6/30/22 in Blog Posts

Top 5 Most Common Reasons Patients See our Speech Pathologists with Kimberly Brownell, M.A., CCC-SLP

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Summer Allergies

Summer Allergies

6/7/22 in Blog Posts

The first official day of summer is right around the corner, and with it, we can all look forward to the warmer summer weather. The seasonal transition, however, isn’t complete without frustrating summer allergies. Allergies can spoil summer fun and vacations, but they can be prevented. The biggest culprits that cause allergy symptoms during the summer months are grass and weed pollens.

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Summer Camp Health

Summer Camp Health

5/31/22 in Blog Posts

Summer camp provides children with the chance to make new friends and learn new skills. Unfortunately, it also puts them at risk for common injuries and ailments associated with outdoor activity and close quarters.

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Over the Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids

Over the Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids

5/25/22 in Blog Posts

As the world of hearing aids continues to evolve and change, audiologists are receiving more questions than ever. Myriad patients have seen news stories or read articles regarding Over the Counter (OTC) hearing aids, and possible Medicare coverage for hearing aids. There are many factors in these complex topics, and many regulations regarding OTC hearing aids are still awaiting final review.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

5/23/22 in Blog Posts

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP and Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of New York, P.C. Join Together

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Better Hearing & Speech Month

Better Hearing & Speech Month

5/17/22 in Blog Posts

Did you know that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month? Every May, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association raises awareness about hearing and communication by celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). The theme for 2022 is, “Connecting People.” Hearing and communication are vital ways we experience the world and connect with the people we love.

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The Best Humidifiers to Get You Through Another Winter featuring Dr. Ratika Gupta

The Best Humidifiers to Get You Through Another Winter featuring Dr. Ratika Gupta

4/27/22 in Blog Posts

No matter the space, you need just the right level of humidity to provide a comfortable and healthy environment. Not too much humidity, but not too little. The best humidifier for your home can help make that happen. 

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Should You Clean Your Child's Ears? Featuring Dr. David Mener

Should You Clean Your Child's Ears? Featuring Dr. David Mener

4/27/22 in Blog Posts

Some of the most common questions in a pediatrician’s office are whether or not you should clean your child’s ears and, if so, how you should go about it.1 While gunked-up wax in your kid’s ears isn’t necessarily an attractive look, it’s typically harmless. Earwax even serves a purpose. Of course, sometimes it can build up and interfere with ear health or cause other concerns. If that’s the case, then it should be removed.1 But there are right and wrong ways to go about it. 

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How Bad Is It Really to Hold in a Sneeze?

How Bad Is It Really to Hold in a Sneeze?

4/27/22 in Blog Posts

There was a time when sneezing in certain public situations (like in a movie theater or during a speech) might've been considered bad manners. Now, even the tiniest achoo can make people turn heads. So when the urge starts to strike, should you just...hold it in?

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If You Do This at Night, Your Heart Disease Risk Soars

If You Do This at Night, Your Heart Disease Risk Soars

4/27/22 in Blog Posts

We all have a bad night's sleep from time to time, but if you're regularly missing out on good rest, it could have serious health consequences. Sometimes, however, you might not even notice anything is amiss—and that lack of awareness means you've failed to notice a major warning sign for your heart health. Doctors say that one nighttime habit in particular signals real trouble when it comes to heart disease. Read on to learn about this nocturnal red flag, and what you should do if you're affected.

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Exploring Links Between Tinnitus & Covid-19 featuring Dr. Eric Smouha

Exploring Links Between Tinnitus & Covid-19 featuring Dr. Eric Smouha

4/27/22 in Blog Posts

Now two years since the first wave of Covid-19 arrived in the U.S., and as more and more questions arise about associated issues, we explore the possible connections between tinnitus and Covid-19. Our guest is Dr. Eric Smouha, board-certified in both Otolaryngology and Neurotology, practicing with ENT and Allergy Associates in Manhattan and Melville, NY. For more, visit entandallergy.com.

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What It Means When Your Ears Are Burning (Spiritually & Physically) featuring Dr. Jason Abramowitz

What It Means When Your Ears Are Burning (Spiritually & Physically) featuring Dr. Jason Abramowitz

4/27/22 in Blog Posts

You’ve probably heard the saying that when your ears are burning, it means someone is talking about you. The idiom dates all the way back to first-century Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder’s 37-volume encyclopedia “Naturalis Historia,” which mentions that it is “universally received that absent persons have warning that others are speaking of them, by the tingling of the ears.” Of course, sometimes there are some reasonable physical explanations for why ears burn. But when it seems the symptom just cannot be explained, there are spiritual meanings behind burning ears that you can turn to.

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Voice Self-Assessment

Voice Self-Assessment

4/12/22 in Blog Posts

Voice Handicap Index (VHI-10)

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Audio-Vestibular Symptoms Potentially Associated With COVID-19 Infection

Audio-Vestibular Symptoms Potentially Associated With COVID-19 Infection

3/29/22 in Blog Posts

In this Q&A, otolaryngologist Eric Smouha, MD, answers our questions about the possible association between COVID-19 infection and audio-vestibular symptoms, including the effects of SARS-CoV-2 virus on the inner ear and implications for clinical practice.

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Sleep Awareness Week 2022 - Be your Best Slept Self

Sleep Awareness Week 2022 - Be your Best Slept Self

3/15/22 in Blog Posts

Sleep Awareness Week, 2022, begins right at the start of Daylight Saving Time, when a lot of us might be feeling more tired than usual. The transition between DST and Standard Time is characterized by more morning darkness and evening light. This can essentially “delay” your sleep-wake cycle, making you feel tired in the morning and alert in the evening. The change to Daylight Saving Time reminds us to make beneficial changes in our sleep routines to improve our sleep health.

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Tips to Get a Better Night of Sleep

Tips to Get a Better Night of Sleep

3/15/22 in Blog Posts

Use these tips to get a better night of sleep—so you can spring out of bed in the AM feeling like your Best Slept Self:

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March 3rd is World Hearing Day - To hear for life, listen with care!

March 3rd is World Hearing Day - To hear for life, listen with care!

3/3/22 in Blog Posts

The close collaboration between our audiologists and ENT physicians allows us to recognize and treat problems more quickly and completely, and under one roof!

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International Cochlear Implant Day – February 25th, 2022

International Cochlear Implant Day – February 25th, 2022

2/25/22 in Blog Posts

A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing.

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How Bad Is It Really to Pick Your Nose?

How Bad Is It Really to Pick Your Nose?

2/11/22 in Blog Posts

Nose picking probably isn't something you'd do in public. But when you're by yourself and you feel something up there, the urge to go digging can sometimes be pretty strong. Which might lead you to wonder: Is nose picking really ​that​ bad?

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Why does it become so quiet after a fresh snowfall?

Why does it become so quiet after a fresh snowfall?

1/28/22 in Blog Posts

Ah, the peacefulness that comes with a fresh snowfall. Does the hush that falls happen because everyone’s hunkered down inside? Well, yes, because people tend to stay home during snowstorms, which means there are fewer people outside and not as many cars on the road. And birds tend to hunker down during severe weather, so they are more quiet during a snowstorm too, according to the National Audubon Society. But there’s actually science behind why the world gets so quiet after a snowfall.

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How to Facilitate Positive Communication with your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss: A Guide

How to Facilitate Positive Communication with your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss: A Guide

1/12/22 in Blog Posts

How to Facilitate Positive Communication with your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss: A Guide

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