Houston ENT and Allergy Blog

What are the Different Types (Styles) of Hearing Aids?

By:
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)

By:
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)

By:
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)

By:
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

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

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

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

Houston Allergy Forecast and the Impact on It's Residents

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
June 07, 2017
March 13, 2019 07:58 AM
allergy treatment, allergies

Atlanta may top the list for worst allergy cities in the U.S., but Houston made the top 20 for the second year running, according to WebMD. For Houston area residents that means that winter, spring, summer, and fall can be miserable if you’re one of the region’s allergy sufferers.… Read More

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