Posts From February, 2014

What is “silent” reflux?

Reflux in general refers to acid content in our stomach that is then pushed back in reverse into the upper digestive tract.  Depends what the reflux is doing, and in which ways you are being affected, there are various names for reflux issues. Let’s review some basic physiology first.  As we swallow food, that food […]


What are vocal cord cysts?

Our vocal cords are V-shaped structures that constantly open and close in order to allow for breathing versus vibrating and generating voice for speech. Occasionally, overuse or misuse of the vocal cords through shouting, loud singing, or other habits can cause damage to the vocal cords. One condition that can develop is called vocal cord […]


What is the difference between the available types of hearing aids?

Guest blogger: Peter Fan, AuD For many people, hearing loss is a natural part of the aging process, and the onset is so gradual they aren’t aware their hearing is deteriorating.  Hearing loss can also be caused by genetic and/or medical conditions, ear infections, illness, traumatic injury or prolonged exposure to noise. Hearing loss is […]


When is the right time to get a hearing aid?

Hearing loss is a problem that affects many people at different stages of life. Children often suffer from hearing loss which is due to fluid in the ears. This is usually self-limiting process, and may often be improved with medical therapy and placement of tubes. As we grow older, however, hearing loss may be due […]


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