Understanding Laryngitis

Understanding Laryngitis

Laryngitis is the inflammation of the larynx which can be acute or chronic. The larynx, also referred to as voice box, is an organ located in the upper neck (behind throat) that houses our vocal cords. Its primary functions are to produce the sounds that allow us to...
A Healthy Diet Can Lower Risk of Hearing Loss

A Healthy Diet Can Lower Risk of Hearing Loss

We tend to be overly familiar with the many benefits of eating healthy. But did you know that a healthy diet can also reduce the risk of hearing loss? Growing research shows that people who follow a healthy diet are at lower risk for developing various medical...
Musicians & Hearing Loss

Musicians & Hearing Loss

We are constantly surrounded by sound throughout the day: waking up to an alarm clock, buzzing kitchen appliances, traffic, podcasts, conversations in the workplace, television etc. Typically, these types of noise are at normal volumes which are not particularly...
Tips for Dealing with Seasonal Allergies

Tips for Dealing with Seasonal Allergies

Many of us look forward to this time of year: sunshine, blue skies, blossoming flowers, and growing plants. Though all of these signs of summer approaching bring much excitement, it also marks the beginnings of a yearly battle with allergies! According to the American...
A Link Between Sore Throats & Neck Pain

A Link Between Sore Throats & Neck Pain

Doctors agree that there is a close link between sore throats and neck pain. The throat and neck are intertwined, and pain in the muscles of the neck can affect the throat. In the same way, a swelling in the throat, or a sore throat, can affect the neck, and cause...
What Causes Clogged or Ringing Ears

What Causes Clogged or Ringing Ears

Clogged or ringing ears can be caused by several factors, such as a buildup of earwax or an ear infection. Sometimes clogged or ringing ears can be temporary, but certain conditions can lead to permanent ringing in the ears, as well as hearing loss. Impacted Earwax...
Ear Candles: Effective or Dangerous?

Ear Candles: Effective or Dangerous?

Earwax is a sticky, unpleasant, but vital substance in our ears. It helps to trap debris and protects your ear canal from growing bacteria. But if you don’t regularly clean your ears, or if your ears contain just a lot of wax, it may build up and block your ear...
Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can come from several different causes, including aging, injury, exposure to noise, illness, or even passed down from your parents. Those factors affect the auditory nerve, creating the most common type of hearing loss we call sensorineural hearing loss....