Please Read Before You Purchase Hearing Aids

THE VALUE OF INTEGRATED MD-AUDIOLOGY PRACTICES Ritvik Mehta, MD Millions of dollars are wasted annually by consumers who purchase hearing aids that don’t work for their hearing loss, are incorrectly programmed, or even worse, recommended for an issue that can be medically or surgically corrected. As a physician specializing in hearing and balance disorders, I
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Taking Care of Your Eyes and Ears can Help Keep Your Brain Sharp

Hearing loss is one of the biggest health concerns in the U.S. It is the third most commonly reported physical condition, following arthritis and heart disease. By age 40, about 1 in 10 adults will experience some hearing loss. Hearing loss is a progressive condition that worsens over time. Symptoms appear so gradually, you may
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Sleep Apnea

Q: What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a chronic disorder that interrupts your breathing while you sleep. It often goes undiagnosed because the symptoms – snoring, pauses in breathing and gasping for air – occur while people are sleeping. It can result in daytime sleepiness, headaches, memory problems and more. It can also lead
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When Should You Worry About a Nosebleed?

Nosebleed in Carlsbad

Nosebleeds. Everyone has had one. While they are often frightening, they are rarely anything more than a nuisance. What Causes a Nosebleed? When the membranes lining the inside of the nose dry out and become irritated, the blood vessels break, causing a nosebleed. These are more common in the winter months, when the air is
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Can Kids Have ENT Issues Too?

Pediatric ENT in La Jolla

While kids don’t have to pay taxes, go to work or navigate busy highways during rush hour, they don’t get away scot-free – they can have ENT problems just like the rest of us. In fact, ear, nose and throat concerns are among the top reasons kids are brought in to see a doctor. This
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What is Eczema?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition that causes your skin to become inflamed or irritated. These areas of red and itchy skin are most common in children but can occur at any age. Most infants who develop this condition will outgrow it while others continue to have it throughout their lives. What
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What does hearing loss sound like?

Hearing loss is quite common; in fact, nearly 48 million people in Murrieta, CA and throughout the country suffer from it. While hearing loss can appear instantly if exposed to a loud enough noise, for most it will develop gradually over time. Because of this, many people don’t even realize they have a problem until
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The 3 Most Common Sleep Issues & How to Solve Them

Your Carlsbad doctor would be the first to tell you that getting enough sleep is important. Unfortunately, there are a number of sleep disorders that can prevent you or your partner from getting a full eight hours. This can lead to daytime sleepiness, fatigue and anxiety. Below are the three most common issues. Insomnia Insomnia is
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What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a neurological disorder that affects your ability to speak. As your La Jolla audiologist explains it there are three main types: nonfluent, fluent and global. Those suffering from nonfluent aphasia find it hard to get words out, speaking in very short choppy sentences and often leaving out words. While they can understand what
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Allergies vs. Sinus Infections

It is not uncommon for different medical conditions to have similar symptoms. This is one of the many reasons why it can be problematic trying to determine what is troubling you through an online search engine (cough WebMD cough). Instead, visiting your Murrieta doctor can give you a more accurate and correct diagnosis. Allergies and
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