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THE URGENCY OF SEEKING CARE FOR SUDDEN HEARING LOSS

When sudden hearing loss occurs it can be alarming and disorienting, impacting the ability to communicate and quality of life. Unlike hearing loss which occurs gradually over time, sudden hearing loss is a drop in hearing (often in one ear) that occurs rapidly, typically over a period of hours or days. Despite its alarming nature, […]


Can Nasal Procedures Enhance Athletic Performance?

ENHANCING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE: HOW NASAL PROCEDURES CAN IMPROVE ATHLETIC ABILITY For athletes, every breath counts. Whether you’re sprinting on the track or pushing your limits in the gym efficient breathing is crucial for optimal performance. However, many athletes struggle with sinus issues that can hinder their ability to breathe freely. Nasal problems such as chronic […]


Surviving Cedar Allergy Season in Austin

With cedar season in Austin in full swing, many find themselves struggling with heightened allergy symptoms—nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes, fatigue, and ear popping among others. Luckily numerous strategies exist to effectively manage allergies and regain control over your well-being. Lifestyle Changes: During times of high pollen levels, limiting exposure is crucial. Incorporating the […]


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Am I a Mouth Breather?

WHAT IS MOUTH BREATHING? In our natural state breathing should occur through the nose. The nose acts as a natural filter that removes toxins from the air we breathe, warming and humidifying the air before it hits the lungs and enhancing circulation. Mouth breathing occurs when someone takes in air through the mouth instead of […]


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5 Myths About Allergies- Busted!

1. I don’t have itchy eyes, runny nose, or sneezing; Therefore I don’t have allergies This is a common misconception about allergies. Allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing are considered the “acute phase” of allergy and are only present in some individuals. A lot of individuals have the “chronic phase” of […]


Why Does My Nose Get Congested When I Drink Wine?

If you’ve ever noticed your nose gets more congested after you have a glass of wine (or other alcohol), you’re not alone! This is a fairly common symptom of alcohol consumption. The reason your nose gets congested when you drink wine is related to the effects alcohol has on your blood vessels. When you have […]


Is My Tongue Causing My Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

There are several reasons why a person may experience snoring or sleep apnea. The most common reason is restriction in the nose that reduces nasal airflow resulting in vibration of the tongue and soft palate. The second most common cause, however, is a tongue that is oversized or too wide for a person’s jaw. How […]


What Causes Dizziness and Can it be Treated?

What is Dizziness? The term dizziness is used to describe a wide range of sensations including a spinning or rotational feeling, feeling lightheaded, off balance, or nauseous. Because the symptoms of dizziness can be vague and vary from person to person, taking a thorough history and diagnostic testing is often necessary to pinpoint the cause. […]


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5 Myths About Septoplasty – Busted!

There are a lot of myths about septoplasty that may make you nervous about the procedure. Many of these are simply not true, especially at Sinus and Snoring Specialists where septoplasty is a simple in-office procedure with an easy recovery. Read below to find out the myths (and the truth!) about septoplasty at our clinic. […]


Help! I can’t stop using Afrin® nasal spray!

If you struggle with nasal congestion or seasonal allergies you may have come across over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays like Afrin® or heard warnings about using these sprays too often. When you feel all stuffed up, decongestant sprays can feel like a miracle cure. Shortly after using Afrin, the blood vessels that lead to congestion constrict […]


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