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Tips on Managing Your Spring Allergies

Spring has sprung! With beautiful sunlight and warmer temperatures, it’s time to enjoy everything nature has to offer. If you experience spring allergies, however, it can be a difficult time of year. Spring allergies are often caused by pollen that is produced by plants and trees. If you breathe this in, it can cause an


Understanding Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can affect anybody and at any age. However, most people either ignore the signs or wait too long to get proper diagnosis and treatment for their hearing loss. The average delay between the onset of hearing loss and treatment is almost 7 years. Here are some statistics about hearing loss and treatment from


A Guide to Hearing Aids

If your audiologist recommends you look at your hearing aid options, it’s natural to have a lot of questions and be concerned about how your lifestyle will change. That’s okay— hearing aids are constantly evolving and have many different options that can fit your needs and goals. Although your audiologist can recommend the best options


Your Nose and Sinus Treatment Options

The nose and sinuses are an important part of your respiratory functions. They can, however, be subject to some uncomfortable conditions. For this reason, it’s important to practice good hygiene and see an ENT specialist if you start experiencing symptoms. At Alabama ENT Specialists, we offer effective treatments for the following nose and sinus conditions.


Sinusitis: Symptoms and Treatments

Sinus infections, also known as sinusitis, are an extremely common health concern for many patients. It’s easy to mistake a head cold for a sinus infection, since some of the symptoms like headache, facial pain, runny nose, and nasal congestion are the same. However, unlike a cold, your sinus infection can be due to bacteria


How To Protect Your Hearing

Unfortunately, science hasn’t yet found a way to restore your natural hearing after it’s been damaged over a lifetime. For this reason, it’s highly important to take steps to protect it. This can come in many different forms, however; just like the number of ways that your hearing can become damaged. Here are some effective


What You Should Know About Sinusitis

Sinusitis is the swelling or inflammation of the tissue which lines the sinuses. This can prevent infected fluids from draining, causing the infection to remain. There are several reasons that could lead to blockage in the sinuses, including the common cold, nasal polyps, deviated septum, and allergic rhinitis (swelling in the lining of the nose).


What You Should Know About Balloon Sinus Dilation

Commonly called the balloon sinuplasty, this treatment is recommended by ENT specialists as one of the preferred treatments for sinusitis. If you’ve never heard of it, then you’re not alone— most people experience mild sinusitis with a cold or flu and rarely need treatment beyond rest at home. However, sinusitis can exist on its own


Everyday Steps for Healthy Hearing

Although it might seem easy to protect your hearing over a lifetime, there are actually a lot of different things to consider when it comes to keeping yourself healthy. Your hearing can be affected by many different sources that you might not even notice, cumulatively damaging your hearing over many years. Here are some steps


What Happens When I See an Allergist?

Sometimes, you may go to the doctor if you are aware of what causes an allergy, like if you feel stuffed up when you pet a cat, or if you get hives after a bee sting. In other cases, you may be suffering from allergy symptoms without being aware of what causes the allergy. Even


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