• Airplanes and the Eustachian Tube

    Extreme air-pressure changes in the airplane cabin during ascent and descent affect the functioning of the Eustachian tube, which is located within the middle ear, near the back of the nose. The Eustachian tube is made of muscle, which regularly contracts to allow…

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  • Untreated Hearing Loss Can Further Isolate You During The Holiday Season

    The holidays are upon us, and many of us are looking forward to going to parties and getting together with extended family over the next couple of weeks. Some enjoy the frenetic pace of family gatherings, shopping, cooking and travel. But for others, the holiday…

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  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia

    One of the most common voice disorders we treat in speech therapy is muscle tension dysphonia (MTD). The term dysphonia means there is something wrong with the voice. However, muscle tension dysphonia can also refer to a voice that sounds normal, but causes pain,…

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  • Is it Pink Eye or Allergies?

    While their causes are different, allergies related to the eye often have many of the same presenting symptoms as pink eye. For this reason, it can be very difficult to tell them apart. This is because at their core, all are a type of inflammation of the conjunctiva,…

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