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May

Closeup of person cupping their ear.

National Better Hearing Month

National Hearing Month is coming to an end, but at The Barranco Clinc, we are committed to supporting innovative hearing and balance science. Read on and take control of your hearing health today!  May is National Better Hearing Month, and at the Barranco ENT Clinic our goa...

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03

Jan

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a hearing condition, which is estimated to affect about 15 percent of the population. Tinnitus involves hearing a buzzing, ringing, or whooshing in your ears when the sound is not actually present. This issue affects about 1 in every 10 Americans and is more prevalent...

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03

Jan

Is Vocal Paralysis Treatable?

In addition to producing sound, your vocal cords are responsible for protecting your windpipe from saliva, drink, and food. Vocal cord paralysis is when nerve impulses to the larynx are disrupted, causing paralysis to the muscles. It can be caused by certain cancers, infections...

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03

Jan

How Long Will My Hearing Aids Last?

When selecting hearing aids, you want them to last as long as possible. Modern, high-quality hearing aids will typically last for three to seven years, but two people can buy the same hearing aids and have them last quite different amounts of time. So, what can you do to ensure t...

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03

Jan

Choosing an ENT for My Child

Our children are precious, and we want the best for them. When choosing a doctor, whether an ENT (ear, nose, and throat specialist) or any medical professional, you want to ensure your child has a positive experience and the most effective treatments available.  The right EN...

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03

Jan

Choosing a Speech Therapist

A wide range of speech issues could require assistance from a certified speech therapist. If you seek speech therapy for your child, you may have a referral from your doctor or pediatrician following a clinical appraisal. You may have noticed that your child struggles to communic...

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03

Jan

Can an ENT Help Me with My Thyroid Issues?

The thyroid is an endocrine gland found in the lower neck, which secretes two important hormones. One of these hormones is responsible for the metabolism of the cells in the body. When too much of the hormone is secreted, it leads to a condition called "hyperthyroidism," which sp...

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03

Jan

12 Symptoms of Allergies

An allergy is the body’s immune reaction when exposed to certain substances. The body has a natural defense system, producing antibodies to ward off illnesses. An allergy is essentially the body producing antibodies for a non-harmful substance. When the substance is present...

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03

Jan

4 Reasons to get Checked for Head and Neck Cancer

Every year head and neck cancers make up 4% of cancers reported in the United States. Head and neck cancer is defined as any cancer that develops in your mouth, nose, vocal cords, or sinuses. While dangerous if untreated, many of these cancers are entirely treatable if caught in...

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06

Dec

Hearing Self-Check

How is your hearing? Rate yourself on how well you hear. Do you: Feel embarrassed due to your hearing problems when meeting new people? Feel frustrated when talking to members of your family? Have difficulty hearing when someone speaks in a whisper? Have difficulty under...

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