As we approach fall and winter, we wish to update you on your ear nose and throat health. We recommend that you have your humidifiers inspected and cleaned. If you don't have one, this may be a good time to purchase. When heaters go on, so should humidifiers. In addition, nasal saline sprays and netty pots often times aid in healthy noses and throats. It is becoming increasingly well known how important good nasal breathing is for our overall health. I am sending a link to a recent story aired on CBS News, featuring James Nestor, author of the recent book, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art". It is very insightful and I hope you enjoy it.

We continue to take very strict COVID precautions. We have had no cases as a result anyone coming to our office or having surgery with us at Northwestern Hospital.
Flu season is rapidly approaching and strongly encourage the flu vaccine.
We are very pleased with our results of the Inspire(inspiresleep.com)procedure for sleep apnea. This has proven to be an excellent outpatient procedure for those who are not getting good results with CPAP.
As always, we offer a full range of services for your hearing health. We provide the most current technology for testing your hearing and providing the most appropriate hearing aids for each individual.
Please feel free to call the office(312-988-7777) for further information on all of the above or to set up an appointment. You may also send individual emails through our patient portal.

Wishing you all good health and safety,

Gordon J. Siegel, M.D.,FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery             
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Hearing Loss and ENT: Causes, Diagnosis, and Hearing Aid Solutions

Often, you might deal with hearing loss as you get older, but there are other reasons your hearing might start to fade. It’s important to have an understanding of hearing loss and how it can be treated. You should also understand how to protect your ears from hearing loss and keep your hearing as intact as possible. When dealing with hearing loss, it’s important to talk to your ENT doctor to make sure that you know what to expect and how you can amplify your hearing again.

Dealing With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can happen to anyone and can be caused by various issues. There are three types of hearing loss which include conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. The type of hearing loss is determined by where the hearing loss occurs in your ear. Conductive involves the outer or middle ear, while sensorineural involves the inner ear.

Hearing loss can be amplified by factors like loud noises and aging. Hearing can’t be completely restored, but there are ways that you can deal with hearing loss and improve the sounds that you are able to hear. You can also work with your ENT doctor to slow down hearing loss. Hearing loss can be caused by:

  • Inner ear damage
  • Earwax buildup
  • Ear infections
  • Ruptured eardrum

It’s important that you protect your ears by wearing ear protection when you’re around loud noises. This included seeing live music and if you work in fields like construction. While hearing can’t be restored, there are ways to amplify the noises you are able to hear. Your ENT doctor can help you decide on what type of hearing aid works best for your lifestyle. There are different factors that can go into choosing a hearing aid and they can greatly improve how you function each day.

Contact Our ENT Doctor Today

Find out how you can deal with hearing loss! Contact your ENT doctor to learn more about the causes of hearing loss and how it can be dealt with through the use of hearing aids.

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