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headshot senior man with vertigo. elderly male patient suffering from dizziness isolated on light blue background

If you care for an elderly person or are older yourself, you may be concerned about vertigo and dizziness symptoms. Vestibular disorder-caused dizziness issues are three times more common in elderly people. Even older adults who are generally healthy may have more balance problems than they did in their younger years. There are a variety…

happy baby over green lights background

Between the ages of 6 months and 2 years, many children have problems with infections in the middle ear. In fact, by the age of three, about 90 percent of children will have had at least one ear infection. These can be caused by a variety of lifestyle and environmental factors such as exposure to…

otolaryngologist examining little boy's ear with ent telescope in hospital. hearing problem

Did you know that otolaryngology is a fancy word for the medicine practiced by an ear, nose, and throat specialist? These handy doctors handle any disorders and diseases of the ENT system as well as related structures of the neck and head including the larynx, mouth, and face. If you’re affected by a problem in…

woman swimmer in a important pool race

Swimmer’s ear is an affliction of the outer ear that causes pain due to infection or inflammation from trapped water. Bacteria or fungal organisms grow and spread causing uncomfortable irritation. While swimmers may get this infection, the name is actually a misnomer as it’s found more often in people who aren’t swimmers. Anybody whose ears…

doctor examining elderly patient's ears

You may think cleanliness is something that can be achieved at home, but that is not always the case. The workings of your ears are mostly internal and are best cleaned out by a professional. You might be surprised to find out that your local ENT doctor can perform professional ear wax removal. Here are…

sleep apnea - OOA

Forty-five percent of adults snore, with 25 percent of those people snoring every night. Heavy snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which, left untreated, can lead to a host of medical issues. If you or your partner think they spot the symptoms of sleep apnea in yourself or your children, it’s important…

heavy snoring causes and treatments - Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates

Heavy snoring can be caused by a variety of factors, but generally it happens when the muscles of your throat relax and the walls begin to vibrate when you breathe. The vibration increases as the airway becomes narrower, causing your snoring to become louder. If the throat collapses, you could have a cessation of breathing…

professional ear cleaning - Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates

Ears are naturally self-cleaning, but sometimes ear wax can build up and become uncomfortable. In these cases, you may need professional ear wax removal. How do you know when it’s become bad enough to seek out professional ear care? Here are some symptoms to watch for and some advice on why some DIY methods should…

mouth sores - Oklahoma Otolaryngologist Associates

Something an Otolaryngologist can treat for you are Oral Lesions, or mouth sores, which may make it painful to eat and talk. Two common and recurrent oral lesions you may be familiar with are fever blisters (also known as cold sores) and canker sores. Canker sores and fever blisters are somewhat similarbut there are important…

treat sinusitis - Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates

Have you ever had a cold that just won’t go away; no matter how hard you try to find a remedy? 10 days may pass without relief. The cold seems to be getting stronger, rather than going away. No matter what you try, your nose just does not get clear. It could be a particularly…

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