Author: Surgical Associates Northwest

What You Should Know About Age-Related Hearing Loss

Call them baby boomers, seniors, old hippies, or deadheads, they all have something in common — they attended concerts in the early days of rock, and thought nothing of the giant speakers blaring out guitar music. Maybe you were one of them, and maybe you have some age-related hearing loss. It is certainly not the only reason many seniors are hearing impaired, but it surely contributed to it. Let’s look at some other causes and what you should know about age-related hearing loss.

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In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty: What To Expect Before And After

Do you frequently suffer from chronic sinus infections with fatigue, nasal congestion, pain and pressure in the face and eyes, thick discolored drainage, bad breath, and coughing? These are just a few of the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. If this is you, Surgical Associates Northwest may have already recommended an in-office balloon sinuplasty: Continue reading “In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty: What To Expect Before And After”

How Does An ENT Specialist Treat Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is also known as obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. This common condition presents a problem while sleeping since patients cannot breathe in enough oxygen. In practical terms, it is a sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops during sleep. Most people associate snoring with OSA, but that is not really the problem; it is just a symptom. OSA needs to be treated, so how does an ENT specialist treat sleep apnea?

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Causes Of Sinusitis You Might Not Be Aware Of

You come down with a nasty cold and before long it develops into an even nastier sinus infection. Your head pounds and feels like it’s going to explode. Your first reaction is “oh, this happens every time.” But for you and the other 37 million Americans who suffer from this problem, there are many other causes of sinusitis you might not be aware of.

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8 Simple Solutions to Hearing Loss

When someone cannot hear properly, they can be thought of by others as rude or standoffish if they don’t answer a question or provide a comment on the conversation. There are many reasons someone may suffer hearing loss, such as their age, having been in combat, or an illness when they were young. Fortunately, many mild hearing issues can be easily treated by the specialists of Surgical Associates Northwest.

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