Tinnitus

Are You One of the 25 Million American Adults with Tinnitus?

The Centers for Disease Control reports that about 10 percent of the U.S. adult population (about 25 million Americans) experiences tinnitus. Tinnitus is a condition in which people hear noises, described as a ringing sound, a high-pitched tone, sometimes a humming, hissing, static or buzzing sound. These noises are not objectively present, and that is why we refer to the condition as subjective tinnitus.

Our Office is Now Open – What You Should Know

Dear patients:

Chevy Chase ENT and Audiology is open and, in addition to telemedicine evaluations, we are now available for in-office visits. We are committed to patient, staff and community safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are taking many precautions to enhance safety and limit exposure without compromising quality of care.

Three Common Ways to Evaluate Your Hearing Aid

There are several ways of evaluating how well a hearing aid compensates for hearing loss.   Below are three of the most common options.

Audiometry

One approach is audiometry, which measures a subject’s hearing levels in laboratory conditions. The advantage of testing in a lab is that threshold levels for various sounds and intensities can be measured under a variety of conditions.

What is GERD

GERD is short for gastroesophageal reflux disease and is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).

  • Gastroesophageal – it refers to the stomach and esophagus
  • Reflux – it means to flow back or return

Thus,

The Epley Maneuver

The Epley Maneuver is used to treat vertigo caused by the disorder paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

  • Beningn – it is not life-threatening
  • Paroxysmal – it come in sudden, brief spells
  • Positional – it gets triggered by certain head positions or movements
  • Vertigo –

Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds, while sometimes aggressive and very messy, are usually extremely easy to handle. They are very common, especially in children between 2 and 10 year old and adults between 50 and 80 years old.

A nosebleed seems fairly straightforward: blood is exiting the body from your nose.

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