Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Tinnitus
... Alternative treatments, such as mindful meditation Amplification (hearing aids) Cochlear implants or electrical stimulation Cognitive therapy Drug therapy Sound therapy/tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) TMJ treatment Can other people hear the noise in my ears...

What Causes Tinnitus?
... Other triggers include, Hearing loss Earwax buildup or impaction Certain medication such as aspirin, antidepressants and antibiotics An ear or sinus infection TMJ disorder High blood pressure Inner ear disorders Head or neck injuries Systemic conditions such as Lyme disease or fibromyalgia If you develop tinnitus that doesn’t go away then it’s a good idea to see our Norwalk, CT, otolaryngologist for evaluation...

Tinnitus - Symptoms and Causes
... Tinnitus has several known causes, including: A buildup of earwax Age-related hearing loss Sclerosis of your middle ear bones Prolonged exposure to loud sounds Antibiotic or diuretic medications High blood pressure or atherosclerosis TMJ problems or trauma to your head or neck Your ENT specialist will begin by testing your hearing to confirm a diagnosis of tinnitus...

Head & Neck
Bell's Palsy Fine Needle Aspiration Graves’ Disease Head and Neck Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Neck Mass in Adults Sialadenitis Skin Cancer Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain

Sinus Headaches
... Other causes of facial pain and pressure can include temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, clenching or grinding your teeth, trigeminal nerve pain, temporal arteritis (associated with scalp pain, pain in the temple, jaw pain, and vision changes on one side), dental infection, or other neurologic causes of facial pain...

Earaches
... A variety of problems can cause earaches in children and adults: Middle ear infection (called acute otitis media) Swimmer’s ear (called otitis externa) Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction or jaw joint pain Eustachian tube dysfunction Inflammation of the outer ear (called chondritis) Cotton swab use Throat infection Throat cancer (rarely) What Causes Earaches in Children...

Hyperacusis
...While a clear cause is commonly unidentifiable, possible causes include: Head injury Exposure to loud noise(s) Ear damage from toxins or medication Lyme disease Air bag deployment Viral infections involving the inner ear or facial nerve (Bell's palsy) Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome There are a variety of neurologic conditions that may be associated with hyperacusis, including: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Chronic fatigue syndrome Tay-Sach’s disease (a rare, inherited disorder that destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord) Some forms of epilepsy Valium dependence Migraine headaches Depression Anxiety, mood swings, with increased heart rate, sweating Hyperacusis can be seen in children with brain injuries (often with other sensory sensitivities), some autistic children, and some children with cerebral palsy...

Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
TMJ” pain is a common occurrence for many people, and it refers to pain or discomfort in the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ)...