Ear, Nose, and Throat

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or conditions of the ear, nose, and throat. 

Age-Related Hearing Loss

Age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis, affects most older adults to some degree. The most frequent cause of age-related hearing loss is the natural breakdown of nerve cells in the inner ear . Sound reaches the inner ear, but the breakdown of nerve cells prevents proper hearing. This is known as sensorineural…

Allergic Rhinitis

Discusses allergic rhinitis. Covers common immediate and chronic symptoms. Looks at what increases risk. Covers treatment options. Offers prevention and treatment tips.

Allergies: Avoiding Indoor Triggers

Discusses ways to avoid indoor allergy triggers. Covers common indoor allergens such as dust mites and pet dander. Covers reasons to avoid them. Offers cleaning tips to reduce allergens in the home.

Allergies: Avoiding Outdoor Triggers

Allergic rhinitis causes symptoms of sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. But you can control these symptoms with medicine and by avoiding the things that cause them ( allergens ). If you are allergic to outdoor allergens, such as pollen and mold, you don’t have to give up an outdoor life. You just need to know when…

Allergies: Should I Take Allergy Shots?

Guides you through decision to have allergy-shot immunotherapy to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic asthma. Explains how allergy shots work. Covers who should not have them. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.