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  • 5 ways to protect your ears and hearing

    Ready to hear something painfully obvious? Your hearing is vitally… Read More

  • Meet OtoSight Middle Ear Scope

    The FDA-cleared OtoSight Middle Ear Scope is an innovative approach to non-invasively visualize through the eardrum to directly assess middle ear fluid.

  • How Do Antibiotics Work?

    Your local pharmacist just filled the prescription for antibiotics to… Read More

  • History of the Otoscope

    When you go to the doctor, how often do you think about the tools used by your healthcare provider? While most medical devices have evolved over last 100+ years, the Otoscope has pretty much remained the same over that same period.

  • 2 Types of Ear Infections

    Something most people don’t know is that there are actually two different types of ear infections. Most just assume that there is just one type and it’s the painful kind you remember; however, there is Acute Otitis Media and Otitis Media with Effusion. Don’t know how each one affects you? You’re not alone, and we’re here to help.

  • Why are my ears ringing?

    It’s the middle of the night, all is silent in the house except for what’s going on in your ear(s). It’s constant. It’s irritating. It’s that ringing that no matter what you try to do is always there when everything is so quiet, leaving you with so many questions. Why is it there? What could you have done to prevent it? Is there any way to cure it?

  • What Are Ear Tubes?

    As a parent, you always want to have the answers. You have a tiny human being that has to depend on you for all of his or her needs. You helped create this smiling bundle of joy and you want to put him or her on the best possible track for success; however, some things happen that are outside of your control and expertise. One of those things that commonly affect infants and small children is an ear infection.

  • Talking About Ear Tubes with Dr. Michael Novak

    Eight out of 10 children will have a middle ear infection, but what if your child seems to have them more than what you think is normal? What if your child seems to have difficulty hearing, and complains about “water in the ear” when there doesn’t seem to be a reason for it? When this happens, it may be time to seek help by calling your primary care doctor, who may refer you to an ENT specialist, for the best next steps for your child’s ear health.

  • The Real Cost of Ear Infections

    Middle ear infections, or otitis media, are very common. So… Read More