Ear Pressure While Flying

Ear Pressure While Flying

With the holidays around the corner, you or your family probably already have flights booked to visit Uncle Stu and Aunt Reima.  But before you go, make sure to check your list for necessities: airline tickets, drivers’ licenses, iPod, DVD players, Game boys,...
Dizziness vs. Vertigo

Dizziness vs. Vertigo

Dizziness versus Vertigo When someone says “I feel dizzy” what exactly do they mean? Dizziness can be described in two different ways; lightheadedness and vertigo. Lightheadedness can be described as feeling like you are going to faint or pass out. You may feel dizzy,...
Sinuplasty

Sinuplasty

As a practice we’ve seen a lot of inquiries about Sinuplasty during 2016. I first started doing balloon Sinuplasty in the office in 2009. Balloon Sinuplasty is less invasive than conventional sinus surgery and offers a speedy recovery. Conventional sinus...

The First Time I Tried Botox

“What’s wrong?  You look angry!”  My husband’s words took me by surprise, because I wasn’t angry at all.  It was a sunny day, and I was multitasking, feeling productive, and simply standing in the kitchen, thinking about the laundry that needed to be switched from the...
Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin Allergy

Being a parent is hard enough. The last thing you want to worry about is the potential of your child having a reaction to a medication that is supposed to provide relief. Penicillin is a category of antibiotic, and the good news is that there is a cost-effective test...

In-Office FNA Procedure

Have you been diagnosed with a thyroid nodule? Are you searching for where to turn next? Look no further than Michigan ENT & Allergy Specialists – your leaders in thyroidal care in the greater West Michigan area. At Michigan ENT & Allergy Specialists, we...
Ear infections: Symptoms and Treatment

Ear infections: Symptoms and Treatment

As a child I had ear infections frequently and went through my own set of tubes for my ears, and now that I have children I am going through the process again. It is no fun for anyone in the house when your 14 month old has an ear infection, especially when it starts...
Itchy Ears

Itchy Ears

Most people experience itchy ears for brief moments throughout their life, but for some, itchiness is a persistent problem that requires special medical attention. Those individuals with uncontrollably itchy ears may suffer from long-term discomfort due to a greater...

10 Surprising Facts About Hearing Loss

1. Approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population – 38 million Americans – have a significant hearing loss. (Center for Hearing and Communication) 2. One in every three people over the age of 65 – a total of 165 million people worldwide – lives with hearing loss....
Bluetooth & Hearing Aids – Connecting Your Ears To The World

Bluetooth & Hearing Aids – Connecting Your Ears To The World

Bluetooth for Beginners Bluetooth refers to a type of wireless technology found in a multitude of devices and technologies today.  Ranging from computers to cell phones, this wireless technology uses radio waves rather than cords to allow for one device to communicate...