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Mark Nichols, MD

Mark Lynn Nichols, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Pharmacy in 1983, prior to his entering the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine with Highest Honors. Following his Internship in General Surgery, and Residency in Otolaryngology at UTMB, Dr. Nichols did a Fellowship in Otology-Neurology at the Ear Research Foundation, in Sarasota, Florida. He is a member of several professional associations, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
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What is a Hearing Test? (Types and Reasons)

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Mark Nichols, MD
July 19, 2017
December 16, 2019 05:33 PM
hearing aids, hearing test

It might be disheartening to you to think that you could be suffering from hearing loss. But what you might not realize is that the longer you wait to get your hearing tested and address the problem, the more severe your condition can get. What’s more, you might not realize that you can significantly improve your quality of life by using modern solutions for hearing loss, such as the Cochlear implant or hearing aids.… Read More

Hard of Hearing Causes and Treatment Options

By:
Mark Nichols, MD
July 07, 2017
June 28, 2019 10:27 PM
hearing aids, hearing implants, hearing loss, hard of hearing

The term hard of hearing or HoH refers to someone who is unable to hear well. When you’re hard of hearing, life can be difficult. You don’t look as though you have a disability. Therefore, it can often be difficult for people you meet to understand that you're not the same as them.… Read More

When should I consider getting a Hearing Aid? (Signs, Reasons, and Indications)

By:
Mark Nichols, MD
June 21, 2017
June 28, 2019 10:29 PM
hearing aids, hearing loss

  It can take a long time between initially noticing an issue with your hearing and actually acting on it. The earlier you take action, the more it helps you. When you can’t hear well, you may become disconnected and isolated, which most likely is frustrating to you and your loved ones.… Read More

Protect Yourself from Hearing Loss

Because we love helping people at Houston ENT and Allergy Services, we’ve put together a list of simple steps you can take to prevent hearing loss.… Read More

Don't Wait to Have Your Hearing Tested

Hearing loss isn't something anyone wants to deal with, but putting off having your hearing tested can be even more serious of a matter. If you've noticed a slight ringing in your ears, or you're having trouble hearing sounds you didn't before, it's important to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable ENT doctor. At Houston ENT & Allergy in Memorial City, we can properly diagnose your hearing loss and help you understand what led to it in the first place.… Read More

Causes of Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural, or nerve-related hearing loss, is hearing loss that is caused by problems in the inner ear. There are several reasons why someone could experience sensorineural hearing loss, and at our ENT clinic in Pearland, our doctors can diagnose the cause of your hearing loss and provide the appropriate treatment. If you've noticed that your ability to hear has decreased dramatically over the last few months, it's important to have an ENT specialist examine your ears as soon as possible.… Read More

Hearing Implants Can Be A Great Alternative to Hearing Aids

If you've worn hearing aids for several years, then you know what they require in terms of care and maintenance. At Houston ENT & Allergy in Memorial City, we've helped many patients choose the right hearing aids, but there are certain cases where implants make more sense for correcting hearing loss. Instead of constantly adjusting the settings, changing the batteries, and checking to see if they're working, you can replace your hearing aids with Esteem® Implants.… Read More

Are You Suffering From Hearing Loss Caused By An Accident?

If you're suffering from hearing loss due to a loud noise produced by an accident at work, or you received a trauma to the head or ears, it's essential that you seek treatment right away. At Houston ENT & Allergy in Pearland, we've seen every kind of ENT condition, and we treat each one with the seriousness that it deserves. Hearing loss caused by trauma can be significant, and an ear, nose, and throat doctor will understand how to effectively treat it, but only after a thorough examination and understanding what caused the trauma.… Read More

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