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

Understanding Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can significantly impact communication, social interactions, and quality of life. There is no cure for hearing loss but there are ways to deal with hearing loss and halt the progression of it. When you understand the causes, evaluation methods, and treatment options for hearing loss it can help you manage and improve your hearing health.

Understanding Hearing Loss

There are several issues that could cause hearing loss. It’s important for your ENT doctor to be able to identify the cause of your hearing loss to help stop the progression of hearing loss and determine the best way to treat it. Common causes of hearing loss can include:

  • Aging
  • Prolonged exposure to loud noises
  • Genetic factors
  • Ear infections and diseases
  • Injury or trauma to the eardrums
  • Wax buildup

In order to diagnose and manage hearing loss, your ENT doctor will need to evaluate your hearing. Hearing tests will be performed to diagnose how severe your hearing loss is and what noises are most difficult to hear.

While there aren’t treatments to reverse hearing loss, there are ways to amplify your hearing and allow you to listen with ease. Your ENT doctor can suggest different types of hearing aids that will depend on your level of hearing loss and your overall lifestyle. You may also want to consider cochlear implants for severe hearing loss.

To help stop the progression of hearing loss, your doctor may prescribe medication to treat any infections or surgery to remove earwax or repair the eardrum. It’s important to use earplugs in loud environments to preserve your remaining hearing.

Contact Your ENT Doctor Today

Make sure you’re protecting your hearing. Contact your ENT doctor to learn more about hearing loss and how you can manage your condition.

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