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Can a sinus infection cause hearing loss?

Can a sinus infection cause hearing loss?   If you suffer from chronic sinus infections, you may be putting your ears at risk for sudden hearing loss, ear infection, and more! When you have a sinus infection, bacteria pool in your sinus cavities and cause inflammation throughout your nasal cavity and sinus lining. If it […]


Why do my ears feel clogged?

Many people have had the common sensation of their ear feeling clogged at some point in their life. It can be a nuisance, especially if it gives you the annoying symptom of hearing your voice louder in your head which is called autophony. There can be numerous causes for this sensation and often a hearing […]


Ragweed Season is Just Around the Corner! Are You Prepared?

Ragweed season has already begun in Austin! With pollen levels on the rise, you may be feeling an increase in your allergy symptoms. Common allergy symptoms include congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and ear-popping and pressure; but these symptoms can vary from person to person.  In Austin, ragweed season typically starts in […]


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ANSWERS TO THE TOP 5 SINUS QUESTIONS

Ever wonder what the most common questions our providers receive at our clinic? You may have one of these questions and have been looking for an answer. Read further to get the answer to your burning questions!   1.  How can I distinguish allergy symptoms from a sinus infection? It is challenging for a patient […]


Does Alcohol Make Me Snore?

You may notice your partner complains of your snoring more when you’ve had a few alcoholic drinks. This happens due to the effects of alcohol on your muscles, blood supply, and respiratory drive. Alcohol is a depressant. This means that it slows down your brain and body because it acts mainly on the Central Nervous […]


Psychological Effects of Hearing Loss

If someone is losing their hearing, there may be a lot more at stake than just not being able to hear. Many people also face psychological issues, which can often come with hearing loss. Have you noticed that you or your loved one is having not only hearing problems but these issues as well? Anxiety […]


Sleep Hygiene: Home Remedies For Improved Sleep

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you feel tired when you go to sleep, but toss and turn when you lay down, struggling to wake up refreshed? If so, you may need to improve your sleep hygiene. Getting a good night’s rest is important in maintaining overall health, and luckily many […]


How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear this Summer

As the weather gets warmer, more people head to the pool or lake for a swim. Summer is, unfortunately, the most common time for kids (and even adults) to pick up ear infections due to the increased humidity and water exposure. Your kids may be prone to “swimmer’s ear”, or otitis externa, where they get […]


Nasal Spray Addiction and Rebound Congestion

What is rhinitis medicamentosa? Rhinitis Medicamentosa is a condition of rebound congestion from long-standing use of topical nasal decongestants. This includes nasal sprays like Afrin® (oxymetalazine), Neo-synophrine® (phenylephrine), or Otrivine® (xylometazoline). If a patient uses these sprays for more than 2-3 days straight, they often experience worsening of congestion and postnasal drip each time it […]


5 Ways to Reduce your Allergies during Spring Cleaning

Spring is just around the corner and you may be thinking of doing some spring cleaning in your home. It’s important to rid your home of numerous irritating indoor allergens like dust, mold, pet dander, and even cockroach. Long-term allergy management with immunotherapy such as allergy drops is also an effective way to decrease your […]


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