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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 [...]

COVID-19 Update: Beginning to See More Patients in Office May 1st

Over the last few weeks, we have been doing our best to support our patients with telehealth appointments and seeing urgent cases only in the office. Beginning May 1st, we will be starting to see more patients in our offices following a specific protocol to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff.  [...]

April 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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. [...]

Starting May 1st, we will be starting to see patients in our offices and implementing a specific safety protocol. Please click here for Patient Instructions for in-office visits.