Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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... Educational Topics Pediatrics Tinnitus Dizzy/Off-Balance Adult Hearing and Hearing Aids General Hearing Allergies Sinuses Sleep Apnea Snoring Thyroid Tonsils Adenoids Head and Neck Cancer Facial Plastic Surgery Sore Throat Earwax Asthma Mouth Sores Nosebleeds Skin Cancers Nasal Fractures Ear Tubes Smell and Taste Disorders Hearing Loss Pediatric ENT Care Dizziness Hearing Aids Ear Infections Hoarseness Swallowing Disorders Voice Disorders Tinnitus Balloon Sinuplasty   Dizziness The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance...

Aging and Swallowing
...By understanding normal, as well as abnormal, age-related changes, doctors and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who specialize in swallowing disorders can better counsel patients, and target treatment strategies...

Dysphagia
... Symptoms of swallowing disorders may include: Drooling A feeling that food, liquid, or pills are sticking in the throat Coughing or choking on bits of food or liquid, or saliva not moving easily, which may lead to aspiration (when these materials fall or get sucked into the lungs) Sensing of a “lump” in the throat Losing weight  Developing lung infections like pneumonia Changing voice  Coughing up blood What Causes Dysphagia...