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Cochlear Implants

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 18 Jul 2018

What is a cochlear implant?

A cochlear implant is a small, surgically implanted, complex electronic device that helps provide sound to a profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing person. The implant is placed under the skin behind the ear and...

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Are you actually allergic to penicillin? [VIDEO]

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 24 May 2018

Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about a new study that suggests a majority of children who have a penicillin allergy can take penicillin-based antibiotics without a problem.

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How Does Hearing Loss Occur?

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 17 May 2018

Hearing loss occurs for a wide variety of reasons. Some reasons are serious enough to require immediate and long-term attention. Other causes aren't so serious and will only require short-term attention. Below, we take a look at both types of...

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Vocal Cord Paralysis Symptoms and Treatment

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 29 Mar 2018

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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Diagnosing the Problem Behind Having Trouble Swallowing

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 22 Nov 2017

 A lot of muscles are used to move food from the mouth, to the throat, and then down into the food pipe. In this video, Dr. J.P. Gniady discusses the common causes, diagnosis, and treatment options for patients that are bothered by having...

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Sarasota Doctor Awarded The International Osseo Award

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 27 Jun 2017

In May, Dr. Jack J. Wazen was awarded the international Bone Conduction Hearing “Osseo” Award at the 6th International Congress on Bone Conduction Hearing and Related Technologies in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The recipient of this award is...

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What is a Light-Driven Hearing Aid?

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 31 May 2017

How you perceive life, experience life and hear life makes a big difference, which is why Earlens has taken technology to a whole new level with the newest and most refined hearing aid yet. Hearing aids have been an incredible technological...

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Dr. Silverstein Presents the Howard P. House, MD, Memorial Lecture for Advances in Otology

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 25 May 2017

Dr. Herbert Silverstein, MD, FACS, will present the 7th Howard P. House, MD, Memorial Lecture for Advances in Otology. The annual Academy of Otolaryngology event will be held on September 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Silverstein’s lecture...

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Raising Awareness Around May as Better Hearing Month

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 23 May 2017

May has been Better Hearing & Speech Month for more than 75 years, driving awareness in order to provide an avenue to discuss different hearing and communication impairments along with the ongoing research into treatments for them.

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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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