Blepharoplasty Demystified

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from the upper eyelids and fatty deposits from the lower eyelids. It eliminates bags under the eyes, reduces puffiness and corrects droopiness of the upper eyelids. The best candidates for eyelid surgery are individuals in good health who have realistic expectations
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Hearing Screenings vs. Evaluations

The difference between a hearing screening and a hearing evaluation is subtle but important. A screening refers to a single, preliminary test used to determine whether a patient has a hearing loss. Think of it as a pass/fail exam – if the results indicate a hearing loss, a more detailed evaluation is required. Hearing screenings
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Happy New Year!

This year make the resolution to live a life with better hearing. Schedule your hearing test today!

Sinus Headaches vs. Migraines

How can you tell if you have a sinus headache? At Willamette Ear, Nose, Throat, we see many patients who come in seeking treatment for sinus infections when they are suffering from a migraine or tension headache instead. Migraines often mimic sinus infections because they irritate the trigeminal cranial nerve that spans the forehead, cheeks,
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Allergy Shot Efficacy

Those who suffer from chronic allergies often rely on medications for symptom relief. This reactive approach to allergy treatment provides short-term benefits but is not a cure. Many who choose to proactively combat their allergies through immunotherapy (allergy shots) eventually build up a tolerance to the offending allergen, resulting in long-term relief. When your body
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Have You Seen Our Billboards?

We are excited to announce that Willamette ENT is currently featured on a few different billboards around town. The goal of these billboards is to get the word out that there are treatment options available for your ear, nose and throat issues. Ignoring your medical issues is nothing anything new. While an estimated 40 to
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How Does Immunotherapy Work?

Environmental allergies are tough to cope with, especially in the spring. If you are tired of taking daily medications with limited results, you may be a candidate for immunotherapy. Allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) are the most common form of immunotherapy. They can be used as a long-term treatment to greatly reduce your suffering from seasonal
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Hearing Loss Affects Kids, Too!

Three million children under 18 years old suffer from hearing loss, including nearly four of every thousand newborn babies. In most cases, hearing issues aren’t discovered in kids until they are at least two years old. The first two years of a child’s life are hugely important in physical development as well as in forming
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Why Choose a Facial Plastic Surgeon for my Procedure?

There are a variety of professionals who can perform cosmetic treatments, including plastic surgeons who have attended training and earned certification. While it is easy to find a professional who can perform these procedures, it is more challenging to find someone proficient in facial reconstruction. A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon is certified by the
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