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Hoarseness Causes and Therapies

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 18 Jan 2017

Hoarseness is a general term that describes an abnormality in the voice. When your voice is hoarse, you may sound strained, breathy, raspy, or change in pitch frequently. The changes may be caused by disorders affecting the vocal cords, which...

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Vocal Cord Paralysis Symptoms and Treatment

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 11 Jan 2017

The vocal cords are used to breathe, talk, and swallow. They serve as a valve at the top of the windpipe. They open widely to allow air to pass into the lungs and close tightly to protect our airway when we swallow. Pushing air through the vocal...

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Treatment Option for Otosclerosis

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 05 Jan 2017

A Stapedectomy is  is a surgical procedure of the middle ear performed in order to improve hearing. If the stapes footplate is fixed in position, rather than being normally mobile, then a conductive hearing loss results. There are two major...

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Treatment for Symptoms of Ménière's Disease

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 22 Dec 2016

Meniere’s disease cannot be cured, but the debilitating symptoms can be successfully treated. The main treatments for symptoms include medication, injections to the middle ear and a few non-invasive therapies. Meniere’s disease does not go away...

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Allergy Headaches: What Causes Them and How to Treat Them

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 15 Dec 2016

An allergy headache is just as it sounds- when allergies cause a person to have a headache. The symptoms of an allergy headache include throbbing and pain around the sinus area, pain around the eyes, a red, swollen and runny nose, and pain on the...

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How to Get Your Balance Back

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 06 Dec 2016

Anyone who has ever suffered from dizziness and/or that wobbly feeling of being unsteady on your feet knows how miserable it can be. Literally hundreds of conditions can cause dizziness and related balance problems. This topsy-turvy feeling...

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Do I Have to Live with Vertigo?

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 01 Dec 2016

Do you suffer from the sensation of being dizzy, having difficulty maintaining balance, or feeling like you or the room are spinning? It can happen occasionally, or it can become chronic and interfere with your daily life. Fortunately, there is...

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What Minimally Invasive Procedures are Offered at the Silverstein Institute?

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 15 Nov 2016

Dr. Herbert Silverstein has been a pioneer from the beginning of his medical career in 1963. Many of his developments and surgical procedures are employed worldwide.  However, to keep up with the changing times, he recognized a need for...

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Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 10 Nov 2016

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), there are presently over 37 million Americans with hearing loss. Many of those with hearing loss are older individuals. According to the NIDCD, about a...

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Another Silverstein Success Story: Meniere’s Disease/Vertigo

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 08 Nov 2016

After being diagnosed with Meniere’s 6 years ago I underwent multiple tests, balance therapy and an inner ear procedure that my local audiologist recommended. Unfortunately, it resulted in my vertigo attacks becoming more frequent. When they had...

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