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Care Credit and Houston ENT: How Does it Work?

By:
Chuck Leider
August 02, 2018
August 2, 2018 02:15 PM
carecredit, credit card

  Whether you’re purchasing hearing aids in Houston or need assistance managing certain ear, nose, and throat procedures with high deductibles, CareCredit and Houston ENT and Allergy go hand-in-hand.… Read More

Balloon Sinuplasty Cost and Insurance Coverage in Houston

By:
Chuck Leider
July 24, 2018
September 24, 2019 08:00 PM
balloon sinuplasty

  You're struggling with sinus problems and your doctor examined you and gave you a diagnosis of sinusitis, which you’ve learned is sinus lining inflammation. The doctor prescribes you medication after your symptoms weren't responding to over-the-counter medications. However, even the prescription medication isn't providing you with enough relief and you're still experiencing congestion all day and throughout the night to the point that you’re now suffering from chronic sinusitis.… Read More

What is a Stapedectomy Surgery? (Indications, Procedure, Side Effects, and Recovery)

By:
Chuck Leider
July 06, 2018
March 19, 2019 04:42 PM
otosclerosis, stapedectomy

If you've been diagnosed with otosclerosis, your doctor may recommend stapedectomy surgery. Otosclerosis is a self-limited bone growth in one or both ears that can cause hearing difficulty. As the bone growth becomes larger it can lead to progressive hearing loss. To avoid this, you may want to consider having the stapedectomy procedure done.… Read More

Tympanic Membrane Perforation: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

By:
Chuck Leider
March 15, 2018
March 21, 2018 07:27 PM
tympanic membrane perforation, perforated eardrum

  Your tympanic membrane (TM) is an important component of your ear and your hearing. You most likely know it better as your eardrum. The tympanic membrane consists of several layers of tissue which are the:… Read More

What is a Nasal Endoscopy Procedure? (Indications, Side Effect & Uses)

By:
Chuck Leider
February 27, 2018
February 27, 2018 02:15 PM

  If you've been told by your Houston ENT doctor you require a nasal endoscopy, your first thoughts may be, "what is a nasal endoscopy and what is that thing they'll be putting up my nose?" Not to fear, it's not as scary as it sounds.… Read More

Black Mold in Houston: Signs, Symptoms, and Risk Factors

By:
Chuck Leider
September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017 01:15 PM
mold, mold allergy, black mold

  Hurricane Harvey brought some of the most catastrophic flooding that the city of Houston has ever seen. Now that the storm is over and the water is receding, business and homeowners are beginning to piece their lives back together — and clean up the mess that has been left behind. While countless properties have been completely destroyed, many evacuees who are returning to Houston are elated to find that their homes and businesses are still standing. However, before they breathe a sigh of relief, there is something that could quickly become a serious concern: black mold.… Read More

What is a Cochlear Implant? (Definition, Reasons, and Indication)

By:
Chuck Leider
August 25, 2017
December 13, 2017 10:56 AM
cochlear impants

  You may have heard of the term ‘cochlear implant’ but are unsure exactly what it means. If you have lost your hearing or are extremely hard of hearing, a cochlear implant may help you to hear again. Below, we look at the cochlear implant definition, reasons for getting one, and candidacy indications that you may benefit from one of these devices.… Read More

What is Tinnitus? (Definition, Causes, and Treatment)

By:
Chuck Leider
July 04, 2017
December 13, 2017 11:13 AM
hearing loss, tinnitus

  There are many people that experience tinnitus. In the United States alone, there are over 45 million people struggling with tinnitus and this makes it among the most common health conditions in the U.S. Although anyone can develop this condition, there's a higher risk of exposure to some populations due to age, recreational activities, and occupational hazards.… Read More

What is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)? (Causes and Effects)

By:
Chuck Leider
June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017 01:15 PM
hearing aids, hearing loss

It’s perfectly natural to hear all manner of sounds in your normal living environment each and every day. For example, you hear sounds from the radio, television, conversations, and traffic during the day and night. What’s not natural is when these sounds are too loud. Even if only heard for a brief time, loud noises can damage delicate components in your ears and can be the cause of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Below, we look at NIHL, its causes, effects, and at what you can do if you think you’ve been affected.… Read More

Insurance Coverage for Houston ENT Procedures: Copays, Deductibles, and Network Coverage

By:
Chuck Leider
June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017 01:15 PM
insurance

  We all know health insurance is important to have, and chances are good that you have coverage. But do you really understand your coverage and what's on your policy? Just as important as it is to have health insurance, it's also important that you understand your coverage, especially with all the changes your insurer makes, such as higher deductibles, for instance. A big concern to many patients when it comes to diagnostic and surgical procedures is whether or not their insurance will cover them. Here at Houston ENT & Allergy clinic, we offer… Read More

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