Georgetown Ear, Nose & Throat Blog
Like most people, we all need and crave sleep in Austin TX. This article was written to remind everyone about the value and purpose of sleep and the consequences of not getting the correct amount. How much do you and your family need? Stay awake and keep reading.
It’s not surprising that listening to loud music and aging can eventually lead to hearing loss. While some hearing loss causes make sense, there are a few surprising reasons you might lose hearing.
Can you believe we’re approaching the end of the year already? In November and December, our office will be closed on a few select days so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
Many people who suffer from allergy issues often believe that more dry climates, such as the desert, will help relieve their symptoms. While it may help some people, a more dry climate may actually make things worse!
Nasal allergies occur when allergens in the air affect the nasal passages. They can be caused by a range of allergens, including pollen, animal dander, mold, feathers and more.
So, how can you win the battle against a runny nose, itchy eyes and nasal congestion?
Pediatric sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a child’s breathing becomes blocked as they sleep. Though people of any age can experience obstructive sleep apnea, it most commonly occurs in children ages two to six.
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During the summer months, a chorus of sneezes is something that you’ll often hear when walking through a park or neighborhood. Most of the time, the automatic response is “oh, it’s just my allergies.” While that can certainly be true, there’s much more to a sneeze than just that.
Most adults know that they need to visit their optometrist to get regular vision tests and the dentist to get cleanings twice a year, but when is the last time you went for a checkup on your hearing? Since your ability to hear can change over time, it can be difficult to notice changes until it’s too late.
The sense of smell isn’t something we typically take for granted, but it can affect everyday life when it’s gone. If you can’t smell, it may be more difficult to taste food, and may even lead to dangerous situations if you can’t detect smoke or a gas leak.
While it is possible for someone to permanently lose their ability to smell, it is much more common for it to only happen for a period of a few days to a couple of weeks. Anosmia (the complete loss of smell) and hyposmia (partial loss of smell), affect thousands of Americans each year.
When people think of hearing loss, they often believe it only affects seniors. But did you know that approximately 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 suffer from some form of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?
Depending on a combination of factors including the intensity, frequency and duration of a noise, sound has the capability to damage our hearing.