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Common Signs of a Childhood Ear Infection

Are your child’s cranky attitude and difficulty sleeping related to today’s hectic schedule or a developing ear infection? Our specialty team describes the signs and symptoms to watch for and explains when it’s time to call the doctor.

Jul 1st, 2022
Common Causes of Tinnitus

Discovering what’s triggering that annoying ringing in your ears helps your specialist design a treatment program that eliminates or at least significantly reduces tinnitus. Check out the most common causes of tinnitus and treatments that help.

May 1st, 2022
Why You Should Consider Balloon Sinuplasty

Feeling that familiar nasal congestion, facial pain, and sore throat that signals yet another sinus infection is headed your way? Or do your sinus symptoms never seem to resolve? Find out how balloon sinuplasty puts an end to chronic sinusitis.

Apr 5th, 2022
Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Dry Mouth

Most often, a dry mouth is a temporary inconvenience that’s related to dehydration, anxiety, or maybe a stuffy nose. If your symptoms persist, however, it’s worth a trip to the doctor. Our team explains why.

Mar 3rd, 2022
Helping a Child With Hearing Loss

Early intervention is key if your child has been diagnosed with hearing loss or if you suspect there may be a problem. Our specialty team discusses childhood hearing loss and the many helpful resources available to ensure their lifelong success.

Feb 1st, 2022
Home Remedies for Laryngitis

Are you looking for a helpful way to soothe your irritated throat and restore your voice to its normal volume? Our specialty team discusses the symptoms of laryngitis, how to take care of it at home, and when it’s time to call the doctor.

Dec 9th, 2021
How Allergies Impact Your Whole Body

Did you know that the same seasonal allergies that cause your itchy, watery eyes may also be causing the fatigue and joint pain you’ve been blaming on poor sleep and aging? Find out how allergies can make your whole body hurt.

Nov 9th, 2021
Myths and Facts About Vertigo

Dizziness, vertigo, and lightheadedness are all the same. Once you get vertigo, you’ll always have it. Learn the truth regarding these and other myths surrounding vertigo and what causes it.

Oct 8th, 2021
Why Do I Keep Getting Sinus Infections?

Are you experiencing the face pain, nasal congestion, and foggy thinking that signal the start of yet another sinus infection? Is it the third one you’ve had this year? Our team explains why it might be time to see a specialist.

Sep 8th, 2021
Are You at Risk for Head and Neck Cancer?

Cancers of the head and neck often respond very well to treatment when caught early. Many are also preventable. Learn more about your risks and the symptoms to watch for.

Aug 12th, 2021
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Age-Related Hearing Loss

Are you struggling to hear phone conversations lately? Friends and family complaining about your inattention? Finding it hard to concentrate because sounds coming your way are muffled? Learn why it’s beneficial to investigate hearing loss early.

Jul 14th, 2021
Does Tinnitus Resolve on Its Own?

Tinnitus, aka ringing in the ears, is not a disease but a symptom of an underlying condition. Why does that matter? Because the underlying cause determines whether your tinnitus will resolve on its own – or not.

Jun 21st, 2021
5 Symptoms of Meniere's Disease

Are you having problems with a sensation of fullness or fluid in your ears? Feeling like the world is spinning around you sometimes? Here’s what you need to know about these and other symptoms of Meniere’s. Better yet, here’s how we can help.

May 18th, 2021
Understanding ENT Allergy and Immunology

Should you see an allergist, immunologist, or ENT specialist for frequent nasal drainage, throat irritation, and sneezing? How about a visit with all three specialists at once? Learn more about the specialty care offered by an ENT allergist.

Apr 14th, 2021
Are Hearing Aids Expensive?

Are you confused about all the choices you have in hearing aids? Is all that new technology you’ve heard they contain worth the hefty price tag? Is it okay to hunt for bargains? Let’s check in with the experts.

Feb 11th, 2021
Why Do I Keep Losing My Voice?

Pinpointing the cause of persistent or recurrent hoarseness may be more difficult than you imagine. It could be due to anything from a stomach ailment to allergies to frequent whispering. Learn more from our experts.

Jan 13th, 2021
Chronic Sinusitis: When to Consider Balloon Sinuplasty

Are you tired of dealing with a persistently stuffy nose that makes it hard to breathe? Have you forgotten what your favorite foods taste like? Wish you could get rid of that constant sinus headache? It may be time for balloon sinuplasty.

Dec 17th, 2020
What Happens If Sleep Apnea Goes Untreated?

You know that sleeping difficulties can make you grumpy the next day. Did you know, though, that those restless nights caused by untreated sleep apnea can also have a huge impact on your physical health? Find out more.

Nov 10th, 2020
Potential Signs of Head and Neck Cancer

Understanding your risk factors for head and neck cancer, as well as the early signs of these cancers, may have a direct impact on the success of your treatment. Learn more from our medical experts at Petoskey Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists.

Oct 7th, 2020
When Dry Mouth Is More Than Thirst

Are you drinking plenty of water but still having problems with bad breath, tooth decay, and other symptoms associated with dry mouth? It could be related to your salivary glands. Find out what causes dry mouth and when you need specialty care.

Sep 9th, 2020
How Your Inner Ear Keeps You Balanced

What does your inner ear have to do with the balance required for walking up a staircase, tilting your head to read a favorite book, or getting out of bed in the morning? Sometimes everything. Find out more about balance problems and your inner ear.

Jul 24th, 2020
Sinus Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Runny nose, stuffy head, facial pain – probably just a sinus infection, and it’ll pass, right? Usually. But there are times when you should see the doctor rather than trying to power through a sinus infection. Find out when that is.

Jun 23rd, 2020
Plug Back into the World with Modern Hearing Aids

If the mention of hearing aids has you picturing a bulky device protruding from your great aunt’s ear, look again. Modern hearing aids are hard to spot and do much more than simply amplify sound. Find out more from our hearing aid experts.

May 27th, 2020
Finding Your Voice Again When Hoarseness Strikes

Wondering what you can do to help return your voice to normal after an illness or overuse takes your voice box offline? Read what the experts have to say about diagnosing, treating, and preventing hoarseness.

Apr 23rd, 2020
Is It Just Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

If snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, does everyone who snores have sleep apnea? No. Sometimes snoring is just snoring – but sometimes it’s more. Learn why you should pay attention to the warning signs of obstructive sleep apnea.

Mar 17th, 2020
What Is Immunotherapy?

Do you wish there was a way to train your body to ignore the pollen, bee stings, or other substances that trigger your allergies? There is. Find out how immunotherapy works and how it can eliminate your sensitivity to what makes you sneeze.

Feb 13th, 2020
5 Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty

If you’ve struggled to find relief from chronic sinus infections, a balloon sinuplasty may be able to give you relief. Read on to learn what it is.

Dec 18th, 2019
Spotting the Warning Signs of Tonsillitis

It’s cold and flu season, so naturally an occasional sore throat comes with the territory. But how do you know when your sore throat — or your child’s — is really tonsillitis? Learn the signs.

Oct 18th, 2019
Adjusting to Life With Hearing Aids

Hearing aids can improve your hearing and quality of life — if you allow time to adjust to them. Steps such as easing in with a few hours a day, reading while listening, and engaging in conversation can help you make the transition.

Sep 1st, 2019
What Can I Do about Tinnitus?

Will someone answer the phone? Stop ringing that bell! Do you hear sounds that others don’t? Phantom noises like clicking, ringing, and hissing are signs of tinnitus in your ear. Find out what you can do about it.

Aug 1st, 2019
5 Key Considerations When Selecting Hearing Aids

The effects of hearing loss reach further than an occasional repeated sentence. Hearing loss can interfere with your enjoyment of and participation in life. Hearing aids are a remarkable solution, particularly when you choose the right one.

Mar 6th, 2019
What Causes Sinus Infections?

Are you wondering if your nasal congestion and aching head are due to a cold, allergies, or a sinus infection? It could be all three. Find out what causes sinus infections, how you can tell if you might have one, and the treatments that can help.

Jan 1st, 2022