Category Archives: Otolaryngology

Preventing and Treating Hearing Loss

[caption id="attachment_11232" align="alignright" width="150"] Robert Snider, MD, is Board Certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and Otolaryngic and Nasal Allergy.[/caption] Robert Snider, MD What did you say?  Hearing loss is something that most of us will face sometime in our lives to a degree.  The types of hearing loss are divided into two…
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Sudden Hearing Loss: Causes and Treatment Options

Sudden Hearing Loss By: Adrian Roberts, MD Sudden hearing loss is a frightening experience and typically results in a trip to a doctor’s office or emergency room. It is more common than you might think and occurs at a rate of 5-20 cases for every 100,000 people, or about 4,000 cases per year in the…
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Smoke Out Tallahassee!

By: Duncan Postma, MD [caption id="attachment_7834" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Duncan Postma is an ENT physician at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.[/caption] Tobacco addiction continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The addiction is much greater than was understood when I was a medical student forty years ago. We now know tobacco…
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Vocal Evaluation: What to Expect

By: Spencer Gilleon, MD [caption id="attachment_8481" align="alignright" width="150"] A board certified physician in Otolaryngology at TMH and affiliated with the FSU College of Medicine.[/caption] For those who are concerned about an ongoing voice problem and decide to visit an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician, the initial evaluation can be nerve-racking.  Fortunately, the examination is…
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When to See Your Doctor for Voice Changes

By: Spencer Gilleon, MD [caption id="attachment_8481" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Spencer Gilleon is a board certified physician in Otolaryngology at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.[/caption] At some point in our lives, we have all experienced a problem with our voice.  While this is often a temporary problem and resolves spontaneously, at other times the change is long lasting…
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How to Deal With the (Sinus) Pressure

By Joe Soto, MD [caption id="attachment_6694" align="alignright" width="150"] Joe Soto, MD is an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeon at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare with a board certification in Otolaryngology[/caption] Sometimes, the pressure is just too great.  I’m not talking about pressures we face in our work lives or family lives, but the sinus pressure that…
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