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News from the staff of Virginia Ear, Nose & Throat

December 13, 2017

Hearing Aid Cleaning – Are You Cleaning Them Correctly?

How often should you clean your hearing aids? Would you be surprised to learn you should clean them every day? Many hearing aid owners might not […]
December 6, 2017

Why Do I Lose My Voice All the Time?

Voice loss and hoarseness are common problems cared for in the otolaryngologist’s (ENT) office on a daily basis.  The frequency of these complaints does seem to […]
November 29, 2017
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Should I Call Out of Work with a Sinus Infection?

Winter is a season for sinusitis and sinus infections, and that often means lost productivity, as workers either call in sick or try to power through. […]
October 19, 2017
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Where to Get a Hearing Test in Richmond, VA

Here in Richmond, Virginia, there are several different resources for obtaining a hearing test, but the best place to go depends on your objectives in obtaining […]
October 11, 2017
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Treating Chronic Sinusitis to Eliminate Brain Fog

What is chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)? It is defined as 12 weeks of ongoing inflammation of the nose and sinuses. Symptomatic patients will present with nasal discharge […]
September 19, 2017

The Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

You may have heard of platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), but you may not actually know much about it. What is PRP used for? Who can be […]
September 15, 2017

How to Prepare for Fall Allergy Season in Richmond, VA

Fall will hit Richmond before you know it — and with that comes fall allergies. Allergy sufferers know all too well how autumn can worsen allergies. […]
August 24, 2017

How to Avoid the Most Common Back to School Illnesses

Back-to-school can be a busy time, not just for parents and students, but for illnesses as well. The close quarters of a school environment become a […]
August 9, 2017

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 […]
August 4, 2017

Can You Cure Chronic Sinusitis? Treatment Options to Consider

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, […]
July 28, 2017

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 […]
July 19, 2017

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 […]
July 13, 2017

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 […]
July 6, 2017

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 […]
June 28, 2017

Ailments You May Need an ENT for in Summer

When you think of seeing an ENT doctor, what ailments do you think they treat? With summertime fast approaching, you may not be aware your ENT […]
June 21, 2017

Protective Hearing Equipment to Invest in This Summer

Summer is fast approaching: a time for concerts, yard work, and outdoor activities. Did you know however, that all of these activities can potentially cause permanent […]
June 14, 2017

10 Things About Post-Nasal Drip You Didn’t Know

Post-nasal drip is a condition that people can often find confusing. What exactly is it? What causes it, and what are the best treatments? When should […]
June 8, 2017

7 Changes You May See After Treating Sleep Apnea

Something you may not have known about sleep apnea: over 90 percent of children who suffer from sleep apnea have enlarged obstructive tonsils and adenoids. In […]
May 25, 2017

Skin Cancer Treatment Options

One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. There are different types of skin cancers with different treatment options.  
May 17, 2017

Virginia ENT: May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Every year, over five million cases of skin cancer are treated in the United States alone. Skin cancer is more common than breast, lung, and colon […]