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Our practice is focused on delivering comprehensive medical and surgical treatment to improve ENT health. Decatur ENT Associates’ team of experts includes board-certified Otolaryngology physicians and extensively trained ENT clinicians dedicated to understanding your symptoms and concerns. We partner with you to diagnose ear, nose, throat, and sinus issues, and develop a treatment path that best fits your needs.

Hearing Aids For Children

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What to know About Hearing Aids for Children

Finding out that your child has hearing loss can be a scary time for parents, as well as their children. While you may find yourself in a swirl of new terms and practices like auditory habilitation, tympanostomy tubes, or cochlear implants, it is important to remember that getting your child fitted for hearing aids is an easier process than ever before. Whether you have an infant, child, or teen who has developed hearing loss, take solace in the fact that the pediatrician or ENT physician caring for your child has a world of modern medical resources at her disposal.

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What to know about age related hearing loss

What is Age-Related Hearing Loss and How is it Treated?

Hearing loss can creep up on you. The first stages are so subtle that it's easy to brush them off as people mumbling or problems with a noisy restaurant. By the time someone realizes that their hearing is getting worse, they can find themselves isolated from the people around them. However, there are effective options for treating age-related hearing loss, so there's no reason to avoid dealing with it. Here are the facts about what happens to your hearing as you age and what you can do about it.

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How to Treat a Nosebleed

Nosebleeds are one of the more common ailments seen by Ear, Nose, and Throat physicians and the experts at Decatur ENT are here to help. While some nosebleeds certainly require a physician’s attention, many less severe nosebleeds can be treated at home by the patient.

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Improve Balance with Tai Chi

According to the Vestibular Disorders Association, Tai Chi or (tai chi chuan) is a martial art characterized by gracefully flowing movements and postures. “Chi” is translated as “energy” or “the flow of life force.”

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Take control of your allergies

Did you know that dust mite allergy is the most common allergy of all allergies? And for many, dust mites are primarily a bedroom problem, but with proper methods and products, your bedroom can be virtually allergen-free. Sleeping in an allergen-free environment can dramatically reduce allergy symptoms.

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Why physical therapy for the ‘inner ear’?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get at The Balance Center at Decatur ENT Associates is, “Why physical therapy for the ‘inner ear’?” The “inner ear” or the “Vestibular System” (which is the medical name for the inner ear) is responsible for maintaining our body’s balance along with our visual system, muscles, joints, reflexes and nervous system. When our Vestibular System is “over stimulated,” it can cause the symptoms of vertigo or certain forms of dizziness.

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