2015

The Many Types Of Hearing Aids

If you need to get a hearing aid, either for yourself or a loved one, then you have four main options. Each offers certain benefits and drawbacks. To help you get a better idea of which is most suited for your needs, here is a brief overview of each: Behind-the-Ear (BTE) - Your first option is also the most visible. BTE units rest behind the near, as the name would suggest, which means that they are quite easy to spot.

Skin & Blood Allergen Testing

According to WebMD, one in five Americans suffer from allergies. There are many things that can cause an allergic reaction, including specific types of pollen, foods, animal dander, dust, medications, and almost anything else you may encounter on a regular basis. Allergic reactions can range from mild irritation to asphyxiation, so it's very important to ensure that your potential allergies are treated properly. Part of your diagnosis and treatment may include allergy testing.

Stop Snoring For A Quiet Night's Sleep And A Happier Partner

If your snoring is affecting your sleep and has become an annoyance to your partner, it's time to stop the noise. There may be a simple anatomical problem causing the snoring. An ENT doctor can examine your nose, mouth and throat to uncover the source of the snoring sound. Your doctor will then recommend one of the many ways to treat snoring that will solve your problem. Here is where that noise is coming from and some of the ways your doctor can get rid of it.

Did Your Doctor Order A Thyroid Ultrasound? Here's What You Should Know

If you find yourself struggling with persistent weight gain paired with overwhelming fatigue and hair loss, your doctor may opt to test your thyroid function. If your visit to the doctor includes a complaint of difficulty swallowing or your doctor determines that your thyroid is enlarged, he or she may request an ultrasound. Here's a look at what you should know about thyroid ultrasounds and what to expect. Understanding the Basics