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Is there a link between sleep apnea and hearing loss?

If you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may want to get your hearing tested.  While researchers are still studying the relationship between the two, hearing loss and sleep apnea appear strongly linked, according to several studies published in the past few years. One, a study of nearly 14,000 people found that hearing impairment was more common [...]

The Best Gift You Can Give – author shares her journey with Cochlear Implants

Julie Husting began losing her hearing when she was a teenager in high school. For thirty years she wore hearing aids. During that time, her hearing loss deteriorated from moderate to profound until she was relying on lip reading the majority of the time. Hearing aids made sounds louder, but they did not make speech [...]

Hearing Loss & the Holidays – Helpful Tips during COVID

The holidays are a time to gather, celebrate and connect with the people we love, but it’s also a tough time for people who experience hearing loss—especially during COVID-19. Navigating socially distant group gatherings, unreliable video call quality and audio and mask wearing, which inhibits lip reading, all make this holiday season even more challenging [...]

What are the health benefits of hearing aids?

Did you know that hearing aids can do much more than just help you hear?  Increasingly, research is showing that they may also make you healthier.  That's because hearing loss doesn't just affect our ears. In fact, recent evidence links hearing loss to other, serious issues like dementia and falling.  And in this time of [...]

Leading Otoneurologist specializing in dizziness joins ENT Specialists of Orange County

Carly Schrage, M.D., of ENT Specialists of Orange County is pleased to announce that Gregory Whitman, M.D. has joined the practice part-time as an Otoneurologist specializing in dizziness, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).  Dr. Whitman is one of the few fellowship trained Otoneurologists specializing in dizziness in the country.  He will be seeing patients [...]

Did you know COVID-19 could affect your hearing even if you are asymptomatic?

As more evidence continues to emerge about the impact of Covid-19 on the human body, some scientific publications have suggested that the virus may affect your ear and hearing, even if you are otherwise asymptomatic. A study published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology and conducted by M.W.M.Mustafa of the Qena Faculty of Medicine, South Valley University [...]

Could COVID-19 cause tinnitus or hearing loss?

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, brings with it a host of health concerns. Most of these symptoms are respiratory in nature as reported by the CDC; shortness of breath, coughing, sore throat [1]. However, there is some concern that the coronavirus may cause some neurological symptoms as well. In a study of [...]

Did you know that sleep apnea and hearing loss could be linked?

While researchers are still studying the relationship between the two, hearing loss and sleep apnea appear strongly linked, according to several studies published in the past few years. One, a study of nearly 14,000 people found that hearing impairment was more common among those who had a higher body mass index, snored and had severe sleep apnea. [...]

Most Common Nose Symptoms

Nobody likes a stuffy nose. Nasal congestion is another term for a stuffy nose. Believe it or not, a stuffy nose is often just a symptom of another health problem. The most common cause could be the common cold. The nasal cavity filters, humidifies, and warms the air that we breathe, and the sinuses are [...]

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