How Sleep Can Change Your Life

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When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, you likely feel run-down, groggy, irritable and distracted. Studies show that poor sleep can contribute to certain diseases, intellectual deficit, high stress and low mood. But as important as sleep is for many aspects of your health, many still don’t get as much as they need. According
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How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

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Treating your hearing loss with hearing aids can be a big investment of time and money. One of the first questions you may ask your audiologist after they recommend hearing aids is “how long will these last me?” There is no straight forward answer, because just like a car, the lifespan of your hearing aids
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What Is Laryngitis?

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Inside your larynx are your vocal cords, which are two folds of mucus membrane that cover muscle and cartilage. When you speak, the vocal cords open and close smoothly, forming sounds with their movements and vibrations. Laryngitis describes inflammation of the larynx that causes problems with your voice. What Are the Symptoms of Laryngitis? In
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What Is Insomnia?

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Insomnia is a sleep disorder that causes difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. It is the most common of all sleep disorders, according to the American Psychiatric Association. In fact, one-third of adults report insomnia symptoms, with 6-10 percent of the population having symptoms severe enough to be diagnosed with the disorder. What Are the Symptoms
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Turbinate Reduction Surgery

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Within the nose are three pairs of built-in air filters called turbinates. Turbinates are fleshy structures that help filter, heat and add moisture to the air you inhale. However, sometimes they can become inflamed and cause a nasal blockage, impeding your ability to breathe naturally through your nose. Why Is Turbinate Surgery Performed? The goal
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Ear Tube FAQ

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Ear infections are the number one reason parents bring their children to the doctor. In fact, most kids have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. In most cases, ear infections can be easily treated with antibiotics. But for children who experience repeated or ongoing ear infections, a doctor may recommend ear tubes.
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Common Hearing Aid Fears

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Hearing loss is an extremely common condition. In fact, an estimated 48 million Americans experiences it. Despite this, only about one in five actually seeks treatment. Below are some of the most common hearing aid fears and why they shouldn’t stop you from getting help for your hearing loss. “Hearing Aids Will Make Me Look
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Signs Your Loved One Has Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is an extremely common condition, affecting approximately one in three people ages 65 to 74 and one in two people over age 75. Because it is a progressive condition – meaning it develops gradually over time – many do not even realize they have it until it is beyond an easily treatable stage.
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Understanding Nasal Polyps

Understanding Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are non-cancerous growths that occur in the lining of the nasal passages and sinuses. Polyps develop when mucus membranes become inflamed for a long period of time and form fluid-filled growths, which later expand and become polyps. Left untreated, they can grow large enough to cause sinus infections and breathing problems. Who Is
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Is It Safe to Visit Your Audiologist?

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If you’ve been putting off a visit with your audiologist or you had a scheduled appointment that had to be cancelled during the COVID-19 lockdown, you may be wondering if it’s now safe to go in for a hearing test or hearing aid maintenance. While there is no clear-cut answer to whether it’s safe to
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