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Important Questions To Ask Richmond Balloon Sinuplasty Doctors

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that dilates the sinus openings. Many individuals who suffer from chronic sinusitis may benefit from having a balloon sinuplasty procedure to help treat their blocked sinuses. Many may also be wondering if a balloon sinuplasty is the right procedure for them or would they even qualify for it. Other questions may include: what will the procedure be like, how long do the effects last, what care will be required afterward, does it require going to the hospital, and/or can you drive home afterward? These are all questions you should ask your balloon sinuplasty doctor before having the procedure.

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Can You Cure Chronic Sinusitis? Treatment Options to Consider

Dr. Salley from Virginia ENTBy: David R. Salley, M.D. August 4, 2017

Commonly, sinusitis is acute. Acute sinusitis can be triggered by a cold or allergies, and it often goes away on its own. Its less-common relative, chronic sinusitis, can linger for months or longer and has symptoms that include loss of smell, congestion, and a runny nose. Patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis may wonder if there is a cure, and what treatments options are involved. Can it be treated or managed at home? Does it require surgery? Read on to learn more. (more…)

Where to Find the Best Hearing Aid Repair in Richmond VA

For many hearing aid users, their first instinct when an aid stops working is simply to stop using it. You may not be aware that hearing aids can usually be repaired for a fraction of the original price, often within hours. For hearing aids that are still under warranty, there is no cost for repair. Repairs can also be done on aids that are out of warranty for a fee. Virginia ENT can handle the repair of many different styles and manufacturers of hearing aids, even those that are several years old. (more…)

Read This Before Shopping for a Hearing Aid in RVA

A hearing aid is not like other electronic devices — To be truly effective, a hearing aid needs to be fit and fine-tuned to your particular hearing needs. If you’re in need of a hearing aid, the search should begin with looking for an audiologist.

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Do I Have An Ear Infection or Swimmer’s Ear? Understanding the Differences

The arrival of summer means swimming pools, hot springs, and other fun water activities. Unfortunately, it often means a rise in cases of swimmer’s ear, a common ailment during the summer months.

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Common Signs of Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

Tinnitus is an oft-misunderstood ailment. There aren’t really any traditional “signs” of tinnitus — it’s either there, or it isn’t. Tinnitus is defined as any sound that’s not present in the environment, but is still perceived in the auditory system. It often manifests as a humming, ringing, buzzing, clicking, “crickets,” or a rumbling noise. One might also notice a “fullness” or feeling of pressure in the ear.

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