Houston ENT and Allergy Blog

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

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

Mold Allergy Symptoms And Signs

Patricia Leonard, MD
September 07, 2017
March 13, 2019 07:50 AM
mold, mold allergy

  Hurricane Harvey made his unwelcome arrival in Houston, TX on August 25. Homes all over the state are badly affected by the floods. With increasing dampness coupled with warm temperatures and secondary flooding issues, there’s an increased risk of infestations of toxic black mold in homes in our area.… Read More

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

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 are the Different Types (Styles) of Hearing Aids?

Mark Nichols, MD
August 22, 2017
June 28, 2019 10:36 PM
hearing aids

Hearing aids are tiny electronic devices you wear behind or in your ear. People with hearing loss are able to listen better because the aids make some sounds louder and/or clearer. If you have hearing loss, a hearing aid can make it easier for you to communicate and participate better in your daily activities.… Read More

What is a Light Driven Hearing Aid? (Reasons, Uses, and Benefits)

Mark Nichols, MD
August 16, 2017
June 28, 2019 10:38 PM
hearing aids

  Hearing aids are an extraordinary advancement that has enhanced the lives of many people. Being able to hear sound and interpret it into meaning is a complex process that instantly occurs. You do it all day, both on purpose and without realizing it. However, you may take “hearing” for granted, until you realize you have a hearing problem through your own realization or through a hearing test.… Read More

What is an Audiologist? (Reasons and Indications)

Mark Nichols, MD
July 31, 2017
June 28, 2019 10:45 PM
hearing loss, audiologist

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What is a Hearing Test? (Types and Reasons)

Mark Nichols, MD
July 19, 2017
June 28, 2019 10:28 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

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

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

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)

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

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