November 26, 2015
Chronic rhinitis is an ear, nose, and throat condition that is common during this time of year (cold, wintery months).
To better understand what chronic rhinitis is, we must first look at the name itself. Rhinitis means inflammation of the mucous membrane within the nose.
In this blog, we explain what chronic... Read More
November 19, 2015
Acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous tumor that develops on the eighth cranial nerve, a nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain.
This condition is relatively uncommon; fewer than 20,000 cases occur in the United States each year.
The team at AOC explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments for acoustic... Read More
November 13, 2015
Swimmer’s ear is an infection that manifests in the outer ear canal, which is a portion of the ear that runs from the eardrum to the outside of the head.
Due to its name, this condition often develops after swimming or from a bacterium that is found in water or soil.
In this blog, the otolaryngologists at AOC... Read More
November 13, 2015
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), more than 325,000 people throughout the world have a cochlear implant (Dec. 2012).
To be considered for this highly advanced device, patients must first undergo a number of tests and be evaluated by a physician at AOC.... Read More
November 12, 2015
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that produces hormones and controls a person’s metabolism.
If the thyroid has been affected by a disorder such as cancer, an enlargement (goiter), hypo- or hyperthyroidism, it may need to be removed.
In this blog, the ENT physicians at AOC explain what patients can... Read More
October 23, 2015
Otolaryngology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats disorders of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT), as well as conditions affecting the head and neck.
Patients may wonder when they should see an ENT doctor over a primary care physician for ailments affecting these regions.
In this blog, the ENT... Read More