Patient Education
Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Mount Airy ENT
... We want our patients to be informed about ear, nose and throat issues such as hearing loss, tinnitus, and thyroid problems and treatments like sinuplasty because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well being...

Our Services
... Audiology Services Include: Vestibular/Inner Ear Evaluations and Treatment Evoked Auditory Potentials (ABR) Hearing Testing For Commercial Drivers Licenses Hearing Loss Prevention Hearing Testing For Employment Otoacoustic Emissions Testing (OAE) Pure Tone and Bone Conduction Testing Testing To Meet Military Standards Tympanograms Hearing Aids The office of Dr...

Testimonials
What Our Valued Patients Are Saying Our Patients Speak for Us ! After years of hearing loss and several doctors not able to help me, I saw Dr...

Our ENT - Head & Neck Surgery Doctors
...Moffitt has a broad range of clinical experience diagnosing and treating hearing loss in adults and children as well as evaluating patients with balance disorders...

Hearing Loss
Home > Services > Hearing Loss   How Your Genes May Affect Hearing Loss One of the most common birth defects is hearing loss or deafness (congenital), which can affect as many as three of every 1,000 babies born...

Tinnitus
...It is interesting to note that the pitch of the tinnitus often coincides with the area of the maximal hearing loss...

The Early Signs of Hearing Loss
...Brian Moffitt at Mount Airy ENT Head & Neck Surgery Audiology in Mount Airy, North Carolina want to share the facts about how you can recognize the early signs of hearing loss...

What is Tinnitus?
...In some cases, tinnitus is associated with hearing loss or some problem with the hearing system...

Ears
... Child's Hearing Loss Cholesteatoma Cochlear Implants Ear Plastic Surgery Ear Tubes Earaches Ears and Altitude Earwax Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Better Ear Health Buying a Hearing Aid Child Screening Chronic Otitis Media Cochlear-Meningitis Vaccination Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems Ear Infection and Vaccines Your Genes and Hearing Loss How the Ear Works Hyperacusis Know the Power of Sound Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children Pediatric Obesity What You Should Know About Otosclerosis When Your Child Has Tinnitus Why Do Children Have Earaches...

Pediatric
... Child's Hearing Loss Children and Facial Paralysis Facial Sports Injuries Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) Child Screening Children and Facial Trauma Cochlear-Meningitis Vaccination Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea...

Child's Hearing Loss
As the parent of a child with newly diagnosed hearing loss, you will have many questions and concerns regarding the nature of this problem, its effects on your child’s future, treatment options, and resources...

Cholesteatoma
...Hearing loss, dizziness, and facial muscle paralysis are rare, but can result from continued cholesteatoma growth...

Cochlear Implants
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that restores partial hearing to individuals with severe to profound hearing loss who do not benefit from a conventional hearing aid...

Ear Tubes
...But sometimes, ear infections and/or fluid in the middle ear may become a chronic problem leading to other issues such as hearing loss, behavior, and speech problems...

Earaches
...It is also the most common cause of hearing loss in children...

Ears and Altitude
... Ear problems are the most common medical complaint of airplane travelers, and while they are usually simple, minor annoyances, they may result in temporary pain and hearing loss...

Earwax
...This condition is called cerumen impaction, and may cause one or more of the following symptoms: Earache, fullness in the ear, or a sensation the ear is plugged Partial hearing loss, which may be progressive Tinnitus, ringing, or noises in the ear Itching, odor, or discharge Coughing What is the recommended method of ear cleaning...

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
...AIED is a rare disease occurring in less than one percent of the 28 million Americans with a hearing loss...

Better Ear Health
...Treatment of these and other hearing losses can often lead to improved or restored hearing...

Buying a Hearing Aid: Answers to common questions
...If you have ear pain, drainage, excess earwax, hearing loss in only one ear, sudden or rapidly progressive hearing loss, or dizziness, it is especially important that you see an otolaryngologist, as these may be symptoms indicating a serious medical problem...

Child Screening
... Approximately two to four of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing, making hearing loss the most common birth disorder...

Chronic Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) and Hearing Loss
...If not treated, chronic ear infections have potentially serious consequences such as temporary or permanent hearing loss...

Hyperacusis - An increased sensitivity to everyday sounds
... Hearing Loss Hearing tests usually indicate normal hearing sensitivity and often register at minus decibel levels...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children
...Overexposure to noise can cause both temporary and permanent hearing loss...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...This will reduce the chances of any new infections and may correct any hearing loss caused by the fluid buildup...

What You Should Know About Otosclerosis
... The hallmark symptom of otosclerosis, slowly progressing hearing loss, can begin anytime between the ages of 15 and 45, but it usually starts in the early 20’s...

When Your Child Has Tinnitus
...This often debilitating condition has been linked to ear injuries, circulatory system problems, noise-induced hearing loss, wax build-up in the ear canal, medications harmful to the ear, ear or sinus infections, misaligned jaw joints, head and neck trauma, Ménière’s disease, or an abnormal growth of bone of the middle ear...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
..." If not treated, chronic ear infections have potentially serious consequences such as temporary or permanent hearing loss...

Infant Hearing Loss
If your newborn child does not startle, move, cry or react in any way to unexpected loud noises, does not awaken to loud noises, does not turn his/her head in the direction of your voice, does not freely imitate sound, or has failed a newborn hearing screening test, then he or she may have some degree of hearing loss...

Noise and Hearing Protection
... One in 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech...

Perforated Eardrum
...A perforated eardrum from trauma can occur: If the ear is struck directly With a skull fracture After a sudden explosion If an object (such as a bobby pin, Q-tip, or stick) is pushed too far into the ear canal As a result of acid or hot slag (from welding) entering the ear canal Middle ear infections may cause pain, hearing loss, and spontaneous rupture (tear) of the eardrum, resulting in a perforation...

Swimmer's Ear
...Redness and swelling of the skin around the ear If left untreated, complications resulting from swimmer’s ear may include: Hearing loss...

Travel Tips for the Hearing Impaired
...with hearing loss, travel can be especially difficult...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...This will reduce the chances of any new infections and may correct any hearing loss caused by the fluid buildup...

Secondhand Smoke
...Ear infections and middle ear fluid are the most common cause of children’s hearing loss...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...This can lead to frequent ear infections and buildup of fluid in the middle ear that may cause temporary hearing loss...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
... Ear infections and hearing loss: Any malformation of the upper airway can affect the function of the Eustachian tube and increase the possibility of persistent fluid in the middle ear, which is a primary cause of repeat ear infections...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...This will reduce the chances of any new infections and may correct any hearing loss caused by the fluid buildup...

TMJ Pain
...When the earache is not associated with a hearing loss and the eardrum looks normal, the doctor will consider the possibility that the pain comes from TMJ...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...This can lead to frequent ear infections and potential hearing loss...

Dizziness and Motion Sickness
...While each person will be affected differently, symptoms that warrant a visit to the doctor include a high fever, severe headache, convulsions, ongoing vomiting, chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, inability to move an arm or leg, a change in vision or speech, or hearing loss...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
... Ear infections and hearing loss: Any malformation of the upper airway can affect the function of the Eustachian tube and increase the possibility of persistent fluid in the middle ear, which is a primary cause of repeat ear infections...

TMJ
...When the earache is not associated with a hearing loss and the eardrum looks normal, the doctor will consider the possibility that the pain comes from TMJ...

Child's Hearing Loss
Your child with a hearing loss can succeed - in school, in work, and in life! It is important to keep this as your focus, whatever your child's age or degree of hearing loss...

Child Screening
... Approximately two to four of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing, making hearing loss the most common birth disorder...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children
...There are three types of hearing loss: Conductive hearing loss: This occurs when sound is not conducted efficiently through the outer ear canal to the eardrum and the tiny bones of the middle ear...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...This will reduce the chances of any new infections and may correct any hearing loss caused by the fluid buildup...

When Your Child Has Tinnitus
...This often debilitating condition has been linked to ear injuries, circulatory system problems, noise-induced hearing loss, wax build-up in the ear canal, medications harmful to the ear, ear or sinus infections, misaligned jaw joints, head and neck trauma, Ménière's disease, and an abnormal growth of bone of the middle ear...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
..." If not treated, chronic ear infections have potentially serious consequences such as temporary or permanent hearing loss...

Secondhand Smoke and Children
...Ear infections are the most common cause of children's hearing loss...

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