There are various types of hearing loss. Below are four of the most common.
Sensorineural (Inner Ear) Hearing Loss
The most common hearing loss is Sensorineural, aka, inner ear loss. Factors such as age and exposure to loud noise are typical causes of Sensorineural hearing loss.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing loss is a reduction of sound level or inability to hear faint sounds.
Conductive hearing loss possible causes:
- Ear infections
- Foreign body in the ear canal
- Fluid in the middle ear
- Allergies with fluid buildup in middle ear
- Poor eustachian tube function
- Earwax buildup
- Perforated eardrum
- Benign tumors
- Infection in the ear canal
Mixed Hearing Loss
Mixed hearing loss is the combination of conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss.
Central Hearing Loss
Central hearing loss is a rare form of hearing impairment that is situated in the central nervous system. Some people may hear perfectly well but will have difficulty comprehending what is being said.
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Signs and symptoms of sinusitis may include:
- Facial pain or pressure
- Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose
- Loss of the sense of smell or taste
- Bad breath
- Tooth pain
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Sore throat
- Ear pressure
- A lump in the neck
- Change in the voice
- A growth in the mouth
- Swallowing problems
- Bringing up blood
- Changes in the skin
- Persistent ear ache
Although any and all of these symptoms could occur without cancer being present, you should consult with your doctor asap to determine the cause and treatment.
- Rhinoplasty – aka nose surgery is used to reshape the nose and in some instances breathing problems may be resolved.
- Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty – non surgical procedure to help cosmetic deformities in the nose.
- Facelift – is designed to improve the face appearance.
- Browlift – is designed to help improve the appearance of drooping eyebrows, hooding over the eyes, forehead creases and frown lines.
- Eyelid Surgery – is designed to help drooping eyelids and puffiness or bags beneath the eyes.
- Otoplasty – is ear surgery designed to help the ears appearance by “pinning them back” so as to not be so prominent.
- Necklift – is designed to help improve a sagging neck and jawline.
- SlimLipo Laser – is a body sculpting procedure designed to safely remove unwanted body fat and help tighten your skin.
- Chin Augmentation – is designed to alter the underlying structure of the chin providing a better balance to facial features.
Many times sleep apnea goes unrecognized however, it can be treated. You can Learn how to identify the warning signs of sleep apnea differentiate it from normal snoring, and the steps to take. Sleep apnea impacts how you breathe when you’re asleep. Without treatment, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow. These types of breathing pauses typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can happen the entire night.
Sleep apnea inhibits you from getting a good night’s sleep. When your breathing is paused, you’re shaken from your bodies natural sleep pattern. Consequently, you get much less of a deep sleep and more of a light sleep which makes you less energetic, mentally sharp and productive the next day.
Sleep apnea can also lead to serious health problems over time, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and weight gain. The good news is with treatment, you’ll be able to control the symptoms and have your sleep back on track, and begin enjoying a more energetic refreshed and alert day.
Major signs and symptoms of sleep apnea
- Loud and chronic snoring
- Choking, snorting, or gasping during sleep
- Long pauses in breathing
- Daytime sleepiness, no matter how much time you spend in bed
Minor signs and symptoms of sleep apnea
- Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
- Morning headaches
- Restless or fitful sleep
- Insomnia or nighttime awakenings
- Going to the bathroom frequently during the night
- Waking up feeling out of breath
- Forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating
- Moodiness, irritability, or depression
Greater than 50 million people in in the United States alone experience allergies. Discovering what you are allergic to is an important initial step to a successful treatment. With the advancement of medical technology, allergy tests are more convenient and accurate than they have ever been.
They can be seasonal (pollen) or annual (i.e, food and pets). No matter what the cause, allergies can make you feel unpleasant such as sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, nasal congestion, skin rash and life threatening issues. Testing can be a blood test or a skin test. Diagnosis can be done fairly quickly so we can recommend the proper treatment to having you feel better.
Treatment can include nasal sprays, medication and allergy shots.
The ear, nose and throat physicians at The Feldman ENT Group who specialize in pediatric otolaryngology are experienced in treating conditions both in the office and operating room that occur often and/or exclusively among babies, children and adolescent patients. Common conditions and treatments include:
- Infections, including ear infections, “strep throat” and sinusitis
- Sore throats & hoarseness
- Enlarged adenoids and tonsils
- Breathing difficulties
- Foreign objects in the ear, nose, or throat
- Nosebleeds (epistaxis)
- Congenital abnormalities
- Hearing loss