Advanced ENT and Allergy is the result of an exciting merger of three tried and trusted Ear, Nose and Throat organizations located throughout the area: Louisville ENT Associates, Commonwealth Ear, Nose & Throat and Ohio Valley ENT and Allergy. Our 14 outstanding Otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) have now come together to focus on new technologies and patient services by providing a highly coordinated and comprehensive delivery of head and neck care. Our coordinated efforts in care and geographic coverage in the area make our services more convenient and accessible to referring physicians and patients throughout the region.
Advanced ENT and Allergy provides a full spectrum of ear, nose and throat care as well as a full complement of head and neck surgery. Our dedicated medical professionals provide a complete array of diagnostic and therapeutic services for any and all healthcare needs associated with the head and neck. In addition to general ENT, we have specialized medical expertise available through our five centers of excellence: The Allergy Center, The Hearing Center, The Sinus Center, The Thyroid Center, The Pediatric Center, Clinical Research and Aesthetic Center. Another invaluable service to our referring physicians and patients is our Clinical Research Center which positions Advanced ENT and Allergy to participate in the testing and development of cutting edge medical products and services.
Snoring is a fairly common, affecting 40 percent of men and 25 percent of women. Not only is snoring a nuisance, but 75% of people who snore have obstructive sleep apnea (when breathing is disrupted during sleep for short periods). Studies show that around 80% of the obstructive sleep apnea cases go undiagnosed which increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes in adults.
Q-Tips are widely used all around the world by many people for one thing – to get rid of the wax inside their ears.
While you have your ears free from wax, this particular cleansing routine can be dangerous to your ears and their function. This routine is also counter-productive. While you may see some amount of residue on the cotton swab, inserting Q-tips actually cause the wax to go further into the ear canal instead of getting all of it removed. Swabbing in your ears can actually affect your sense of hearing, the moment that the ear wax gets into the eardrums instead of going out the ears.
Loss of hearing is usually a gradual process. Initially the changes may be so subtle that only a very keen parent would suspect something is wrong. More often than not, a parent may conclude that the child is being rude for not responding to instruction or maybe the child is branded ‘absent minded’ because of requesting for instructions to be repeated too often. When this happens at school, it can affect a child’s grades and subsequently their self-esteem.
Swimmer’s ear is an infection in your ear that is caused by bacteria that is commonly found in water. Ear wax and the slope of your ear canal are natural defenses to clean and prevent swimmer’s ear, but sometimes they can get overwhelmed. If excess moisture remains in your ear, swimmer’s ear can develop. Other types of ear infections cause pain inside the ear, but swimmer's ear causes pain when the outside of the ear is touched.