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Ear Infections & Related Problems
Conditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of hearing disorders, and what ENT-head and neck physicians can do to evaluate and treat these problems.
Vocal cord disorders are often caused by vocal abuse or misuse, such as excessive use of the voice when singing, talking, smoking, coughing, yelling, or inhaling irritants. Some of the more common vocal cord disorders include laryngitis, vocal nodules, vocal polyps, and vocal cord paralysis.
Head and Neck Cancers
Head and neck cancers are cancers that usually begin in the squamous cells that line the structures found in the head and neck. The types of head and neck cancer that we treat include: Oral Cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Parotid & Salivary Gland Cancer. Cancers of the brain and eye are not included in this category of head and neck cancers. Cancers of the scalp, skin, muscles and bones of the neck are also usually not considered cancers of the head and neck.
Hearing Loss and Issues
One of the most common “myths” about hearing loss is that only “old people” suffer from it! In fact, the reverse is true! The majority of people with hearing loss are younger than 65. Also, not all hearing loss can be corrected through the use of hearing aids or alternative listening devices. The type of hearing loss determines the specific treatment required.
Sleep apnea is a common and under-diagnosed sleep disorder. It causes repeated episodes of stopped breathing (apneic episodes) and startling or gasping for air during sleep. People with sleep apnea frequently do not realize that they have it. The consequences of untreated sleep apnea can be severe or life threatening therefore early diagnosis and treatment is essential.
Tonsillitis and Sinusitis
Tonsillitis is inflammation or infection of the tonsils. Tonsils may be infected by bacterial or viral infections. With infection they often become enlarged and may cause throat pain, ear pain, and difficulty swallowing. Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinus cavities that are in the face. Sinusitis is a fairly common condition. It can develop following a cold, upper respiratory infection, or allergic reaction.