Houston ENT and Allergy Blog

What is Otosclerosis? (Definition, Symptoms, and Treatment Options)

February 05, 2019
March 11, 2019 08:42 PM
hearing loss, otosclerosis

Otosclerosis is a condition that can lead to hearing loss. It occurs when your small bone in the middle ear (stapes) becomes stuck in place. Frequently, this occurs when your middle ear bone tissue grows around your stapes in a manner it shouldn't. Your stapes bone needs to vibrate in order for you to hear properly. When it doesn't, sound can't travel to your inner ear from your middle ear, and it makes it difficult for you to hear.… 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 Tinnitus? (Definition, Causes, and Treatment)

Chuck Leider
July 04, 2017
August 3, 2020 09:15 PM
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

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

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

More Than 100 Years of Helping Houston Residents

There have been amazing advances in medicine over the past 100 years. New technologies and research have given doctors a better understanding of the human body, as well as better access to effective treatments for a number of conditions. When Houston ENT & Allergy opened in 1907, Dr. John Foster and his initial team were dedicated to providing exceptional ear, nose, and throat treatment to everyone that walked through the door. Now, nearly 110 years later, we have 12 locations with teams of doctors and nurses who are just as dedicated to treating any type of ENT condition.… Read More

Sinusitis Relief Before Spring Break

There are several public and private colleges and universities in the Houston area, and at each one, students look forward to spring break every year. Some schools have already had their break, while others will begin their week-long vacation in the next couple of days. If you're suffering from sinusitis and you're afraid that traveling for spring break is only going to make it worse, visit our Downtown Houston ENT clinic right away.… Read More

Improve Hearing While You're Still Working

There are many facts out there about hearing loss, and many people may think that significant hearing problems don't appear until a person is older, or until they've worked in an environment where sustained noise is present. However, there are many factors that lead to hearing loss, and a person doesn't have to be a certain age, experience a trauma, or work in a loud environment to have hearing issues. Approximately 36 million people, or nearly 17 percent of Americans have some degree of hearing loss. That 17 percent includes people of all ages, including those that are still working.… Read More

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