How to Choose a Pair of Hearing Aids

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Once you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss in Salem, your next step is selecting a pair of hearing aids. If you’ve never had to choose these devices before, you’ll probably be in for a surprise. There are so many different styles available, it’s difficult to know where to even start! We can help you narrow
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Diabetes Diagnosis Connected to Hearing

Diabetes and Hearing Loss Diabetes can cause blurry vision, hunger, thirst and fatigue; a lesser-known associated condition is hearing loss. Is diabetes more common in people with hearing loss? In fact, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) found hearing loss to be about twice as common in adults with diabetes compared
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Allergies & The Immune System

All about allergies How common are allergies? Allergies are extremely common, affecting about one out of every five Americans. Understanding what causes them, and what particular allergens are responsible for triggering your symptoms, are the keys to successful treatment. How does the immune system respond to allergens? The immune system functions as the body’s first
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When to Bring Your Child to an ENT

Ear, nose and throat concerns are among the top reasons children are brought to the doctor. This is because children are especially sensitive to issues like ear infections and food allergies, and because certain birth defects such as cleft palates must be treated at a young age to prevent complications later on. Here are some
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What is Rhinoplasty?

If you’re curious what rhinoplasty is and have always thought it was something you might see on Animal Planet or The Discovery Channel, we’re here to help you make “scents” of this popular cosmetic procedure. And no more puns. We promise. What Does Rhinoplasty Fix? Rhinoplasty is the medical term for a nose job. It
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Treating Sinus Infections Without Surgery

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Chronic sinus infections are a widespread problem in Salem and across the country. An estimated 37 million Americans are diagnosed with chronic sinusitis, defined as an infection that persists for longer than eight weeks. Medications are often ineffective, leaving people with few options other than surgery. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati recently completed a
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Six Early Warning Signs of Hearing Loss

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As widespread as hearing loss is in Salem and across Oregon, it can be difficult to recognize the symptoms. Since October is National Audiology Awareness Month, it’s the perfect opportunity to educate people on the early warning signs of hearing loss. Hearing Loss Isn’t Always Obvious How many people have hearing loss in the U.S.?
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Ragweed, Dust Mites and Mold, Oh My!

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Spring and summer are notoriously bad for allergy sufferers in Salem; all that grass in the fertile Willamette Valley causes misery and suffering for a lot of people when it blooms. But allergies can occur in the fall months, too. The culprits this time of year? Ragweed, dust mites and mold spores. Fall Allergy Triggers
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How Technology is Improving Hearing Aids

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Hearing loss in Salem is common, especially in older adults. About one in five Oregonians experiences impaired hearing to some degree. 90 percent of those individuals can benefit from hearing aids, yet many are reluctant to take the plunge. If you haven’t committed to using them yet, it’s important to understand that technology has enabled these
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Immunotherapy: A Secret Weapon in the War on Asthma?

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People in Salem are no strangers to allergies. After all, the Willamette Valley is notorious for being the grass seed capital of the world—and where there is grass, there are allergies. For many allergy sufferers, immunotherapy offers long-term relief. New evidence shows it might also be an effective treatment for those will allergic asthma. How
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