CENT&A Voice Blog

Ear Tube Removal

Posted September 5th, 2019

If your child has suffered from regular ear infections, our ear, nose and throat doctors may have suggested ear tubes. In fact, ear tubes could be essential to your child’s health.

Ear Tube Removal

New to Hearing Aids? Learning How to Adjust

Posted August 14th, 2019

When the audiologist recommends hearing aids, people usually have a few questions and concerns. Some of the most common questions that might come up include:

What type of hearing aids you should buy?

How will they be adjusted according to your hearing requirements?

How will they be fitted?

New Hearing Aids? Learn How To Adjust

What you need to know about throat cancer

Posted July 17th, 2019

There are certain habits that place you at a higher risk for developing throat cancer.

What you need to know about throat cancer

Ear Tubes Could Be Essential to Your Child's Health

Posted July 11th, 2019

An ear infection is caused by bacteria in the middle ear. This is commonly caused by colds, flu or allergies. This causes congestion and swelling and blockage in the nasal passages throat and eustachian tubes. This leads to bacterial fluid buildup behind the eardrum. The ear drum will need to be drained to reduce inflammation and get rid of the infection. Draining the fluid, also helps with the relief of pain and pressure. Unfortunately, children are much more likely to get ear infections than adult.

Ear Tubes Could Be Essential to Your Child's Health


Why am I hoarse and how do I fix it?

Posted June 26th, 2019

Most of the time hoarseness is just an inconvenience. It usually starts as a scratchy throat that slowly transforms your voice into a raspy hoarseness. This is also called dysphonia. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, this affects nearly one-third of the population.

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The Most Common Sinus Surgeries

Posted June 18th, 2019

When allergy treatments fail to relieve chronic sinus problems, many people turn to sinus surgery for long-term relief. The sinuses are an intricate system of small passageways, so surgical intervention is a delicate procedure that requires a skilled and proficient physician.

Our ear nose and throat physicians at Colorado ENT & Allergy have decades of experience performing sinus procedures, and we’ve outlined some of the most common surgeries.

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Is It Tonsillitis or Strep Throat

Posted June 5th, 2019

This is a very common question for parents of school age children. Parents wonder, is it time for antibiotics, or is this just a virus that has be waited out? Causes of a sore throat could be the result of anything from allergies to heartburn. But the two most common causes of throat pain are strep throat and tonsillitis. These two conditions have similar symptoms but are treated differently.

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Voice Disorders – Causes of a Hoarse Voice or Dysphonia

Posted April 3rd, 2019

Everyone has had trouble with a hoarse voice or dysphonia at some point. Sometimes with a cold you may “lose your voice”. Maybe you yelled too loudly and strained your vocal chords. People can develop voice problems for multiple reasons.  But prolonged trouble with your voice is usually the result of a medical disorder. Failure to seek a physician’s care can lead to more serious problems. ENT doctors or doctors who specialize in ear, nose and throat disorders diagnose and treat voice disorders.

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Remedies for Sinus Pressure in the Ears

Posted March 25th, 2019

When experiencing pain and pressure in the ears caused from sinus congestion, there are many questions that may cross your mind. How do I make it go away? The cause of the pain in your ears is usually due to sinus pressure. This is because the sinus congestion and stuffiness can affect the pressure in your ears. The pressure in your sinuses affects more than just your nose. It can also cause pain in your ears, dizziness, and the feeling that your ears feel stuffed up or clogged. The good news is, there are several remedies to bring you relief.

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Chronic Sinusitis – What you need to know

Posted March 19th, 2019

Sinusitis is a condition that happens when the lining of the nasal passages is inflamed. Sinusitis usually improves in two or three weeks. Chronic sinusitis is sinusitis that can last for twelve or more weeks that does not respond to medical treatment.

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Dizziness and Motion Sickness – What you need to know

Posted February 13th, 2019

What causes Dizziness and how to prevent motion sickness

There are many causes for feeling unsteady or dizzy such as poor circulation, inner ear issues, medications, injury, infection, allergies, or neurological disease. Dizziness is treatable. It is important for your ENT doctor to help you determine the cause of your dizziness so that the correct treatment is provided. Every person is affected differently, but symptoms that warrant a visit to the doctor include a high fevers, severe headaches, vomiting, chest pain, heart palpitations, convulsions, shortness of breath, hearing loss , inability to move an arm or leg, or a change in vision or speech.

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Can Air Travel Make You Sick?

Posted February 6th, 2019

Does flying in an airplane lead to more colds and sinus infections?

This is a difficult question to answer scientifically. A group of John’s Hopkins University researchers investigated the association between airline flight and sinonasal symptoms. They studied flight attendants closely and compared the overall sinus health with the amount of time spent on the plane. They found a direct correlation between sinus symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and thick nasal discharge and the amount of days and hours flying on a plane.

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Allergies, Asthma and ADD / ADHD

Posted February 5th, 2019

The association between ADHD and allergies remains controversial. Allergies affect up to 30% of children. Medications that are currently being used can significantly affect learning, school performance and attendance. It can also affect the central nervous system and contribute to learning impairment. In many cases, children with allergies are also diagnosed with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder.

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Swallowing Disorders

Posted February 1st, 2019

Dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing is common in all age groups, but especially the elderly. The term Dysphagia refers to the feeling of difficulty passing food or liquid from mouth to stomach. This can be caused by many different factors, most of which are temporary. Difficulties in swallowing can represent a more serious disease, such as a tumor or a progressive neurological disorder. If the difficulty does not clear up in a short amount of time, you should see an otolaryngologist.

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Do Over the Counter Medications Help Sinus Problems?

Nasal and sinus membranes respond to viruses, allergic triggers, and common bacterial infections similarly. The membranes become swollen and congested. The congestion then causes pain and pressure.  Your mucus production increases during the inflammation.  This results in a runny nose.  The nasal secretions may begin to thicken and slow the drainage.  This can result in a sinus bacterial infection.

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Children’s Hearing Loss and What to Expect

Being a parent of a child diagnosed with hearing loss, we understand that you will have many questions and concerns.

  • Understanding the nature of children’s hearing loss.
  • What are the potential effects on my child’s future?
  • What are the treatment options and resources for children with hearing loss?

We are here to provide you with the necessary initial information, and guidance about the availability of resources and the different medical care professionals and their rolls.

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TMJ or Jaw Pain

The Causes and Treatment Options for TMJ / Jaw Pain

The joint that allows the simple movement of opening and shutting your jaw is the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). It connects the bone that forms the side of the skull (temporal bone) and the lower jaw (mandible bone). There is a small disc of cartilage that separates the bones so that the mandible slides easily when you talk, chew, swallow or even kiss. So, if this triangular structure in front of your ear is damaged, it can cause quite a bit of discomfort.

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Thyroid Disorders and Surgery

Thyroid disorders are very common and affect millions of Americans.

The most common thyroid problems are:

  • Hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid gland which can include Graves' disease, toxic adenoma or toxic nodular goiter.
  • Hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid gland which can include Hashimoto’s disease or thyroiditis.
  • Thyroid enlargement due to overactivity which can be caused by Graves' disease or from under-activity (hypothyroidism). An enlarged thyroid gland is often called a goiter.

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Tonsil Surgery Recovery

Most Tonsil surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis. An overnight stay isn’t required. There will still be a recovery period to consider.

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Deciding What Hearing Aid is Right for You

It can be daunting to decide to get hearing aids even when you know they will improve your hearing. There are so many different styles and types of hearing aids to choose from. The choices may seem endless. When you are trying to choose the right hearing aid, it is important to get expert advice on the right price and the right fit. Your audiologist will be able to help you chose the perfect hearing aid for you.

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Preparing for your ENT Doctor Appointment

Usually when you see your ENT Doctor (Ear Nose and Throat Doctor) it’s for treatment for a medical problem. It can b3e overwhelming and stressful when you are worried. So in order to get the most from your visit with your ENT Doctor you should prepare in advance.

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7 Ways to Stop Mouth Breathing

To take full advantage of your oxygen supply requires using the nostrils to initiate each breath. But people who use their mouth to gasp for air tend to suffer consequences. The oxygen level in the blood remains much lower than those of nose-breathers.

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Causes of Hearing Loss and How you can Avoid Them

We sometimes take for grated that we can hear. Hearing loss is something that naturally occurs with age. Although 25% of Americans between 55 and 65 experience hearing loss to some degree, there are steps we can take to prevent it.

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First Signs of Hearing Loss

Your ears are an important part of your body. Ears play an essential role in maintaining your balance. Today there are thousands of people that suffer from hearing problems. Hearing loss is usually a slow progression that can take years before you realize that you are suffering from hearing loss. Here are some of the top indications that you may be experiencing hearing loss.

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8 Home Headache Remedies

Are you suffering from a sinus headache? These types of headaches usually get worse when you bend over. The pain is usually located in the forehead, cheeks, eyes, and temples and radiates outward. You may also experience a stuffy nose, tooth or jaw pain, ear pain with a sinus headache. Here are 8 home headache remedies to try.

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How to Stop your Ragweed Allergy Symptoms

Most people think that spring is the prime-time allergy season. And yes, people do experience allergies in the Spring, but there are more than 23 million Americans who are allergic to ragweed pollen.  Which starts to cause the subtle itch in the back of your throat as early as mid-July. Ragweed pollen levels usually peak around early September and continue into the middle of October. This is a long time to suffer from ragweed allergy symptoms.

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What Causes Nose Bleeds and How to Treat Them

Many people have experienced a nose bleed or two in their life. Most of the time it only lasts a few minutes and then stops. There are several things that cause a nosebleed and not all of them are harmless.

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ENT Guide: 4 Tips for Avoiding Sinus Issues

Where you even aware you had sinuses until your first sinus headache or sinus infection? Most people don’t notice their sinuses unless there is a problem. Colorado ENT and Allergy Doctors understand that if you keep your sinuses healthy you can avoid frequent sinus problems.

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A Tonsillectomy: Getting Your Tonsils Removed

Having your tonsils removed can be a little scary. But we have found that the best way to address your anxiety is to give you the complete information on what you can expect from your tonsillectomy. We want to eliminate the fear of the unknown that makes you uneasy. This is what you need to know about having your tonsils removed.

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Snoring Treatment in Colorado Springs

Snoring can be more than just a nuisance. It can ruin relationships and prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. If your snoring is a problem, talk to one of our providers here at Colorado ENT & Allergy about treatments for snoring.

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How Ear Problems Can Cause Dizziness

Most people experience dizziness at some point in their life. The terms “dizziness” and “vertigo” are often used interchangeably, but they mean two different things. Vertigo is the feeling of being dizzy caused by spinning. You are still and the environment seems to be spinning around you. Dizziness is the feeling of being unbalanced without spinning. There are many causes of dizziness, and some of them are caused by your ears.

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A Guide to Post Nasal Drip

Postnasal drip is so irritating. That flow of thick or thin mucus that we have all had from one time or another. But constant or chronic postnasal drip isn’t normal. This is a sign of a problem and should be treated by an ENT or ear nose and throat specialist.

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How to tell if your child has an ear infection?

Ear infections are the most common disorder in children next to the common cold. More than 80 percent of children will be diagnosed with ear infections by the time they are 3. If your child seems ill or has a fever, see your pediatrician.

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Posted April 16th, 2018

Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is a health condition that occurs with a repetitive stopping or slowing of breathing that can occur hundreds of times during the night. Unfortunately, this can lead to poor sleep quality and sleepiness during the day. The risks for untreated sleep apnea include high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and even car accidents. More than 12 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea.

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Do you know your Allergy Triggers?

Posted April 9th, 2018

Asthma and allergies affect millions of people and some don’t even know it. Allergies happen when a person’s immune system reacts to certain substances or allergens. Allergies frequently run in the family, but different family members may have different responses. Many things can trigger your allergies. Some of the more common triggers are pollen, dust mites, mold, animal dander, cockroaches, insect stings, latex, food or drugs.

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How to Find an ENT

Posted April 3rd, 2018

If you have symptoms or a condition that affects your ears, nose or throat, you may be on the lookout for a good ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor. There are thousands of doctors who specialize in this area of medicine across the USA, so how do you find the best doctor for you?

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Do You Suffer from Headaches or Migraines?

Posted March 27th, 2018

A migraine is a common medical problem with characteristics such as episodes of head pain and associated symptoms like nausea, sensitivity to light, sound, or moving the head.

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Treatments for Sleep Apnea by ENT's

Posted March 20th, 2018

Otolaryngologists or ENT doctors are trained to treat sleep apnea, a condition that is caused by problems with breathing while you sleep.  It is frequently caused by obstructions in the nose or throat. ENT’s are sometimes able to stop sleep apnea through the use of highly-targeted surgical procedures. ENT’s are not just clinicians, but also surgeons

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