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As you age, hearing loss and dementia become more common. Research shows this isn't just a coincidence. There is a strong connection between hearing loss and dementia, Alzheimer's and other dementias.

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Nasal congestion and blockage affect many people. There can be a number of causes of nasal blockage and it can affect your quality of life causing minor problems like a sore nose and dry mouth to more serious problems like trouble sleeping and problems hearing. If you're struggling with nasal congestion, don't hesitate to find out the cause and receive treatment.

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A salivary gland tumor or parotid tumor is cancer beginning in one of your salivary glands. It's not just a single disease. You actually have various salivary glands near and inside your mouth. Many types of-cancerous (benign) tumors and cancer can develop in these salivary glands.

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There are nearly 67 million people in the U.S. who suffer from allergies. Of those, nearly 81 percent report specific allergies to pollen. For those suffering from pollen allergies in Houston, allergy season is long and unforgiving, often lasting from January through September. That is in addition to the many other allergens that are far too common in and around Houston.

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Otosclerosis is a condition that can lead to hearing loss. It occurs when your small bone in the middle ear (stapes) becomes stuck in place. Frequently, this occurs when your middle ear bone tissue grows around your stapes in a manner it shouldn't. Your stapes bone needs to vibrate in order for you to hear properly. When it doesn't, sound can't travel to your inner ear from your middle ear, and it makes it difficult for you to hear.

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Have you ever felt like your head was spinning, even though obviously it isn't? Perhaps you feel light-headed or that your balance is off. If you're experiencing any of these, you could potentially be dealing with a condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

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What is conductive hearing loss? The best conductive hearing loss definition would be: It's a form of hearing loss that middle or outer ear irregularities cause. Conductive hearing loss often causes sound volumes to seem lower and this type of hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. It shares similar characteristics of a clogged ear.

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Nasal polyps affect about four percent of the population, according to the National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCIB).  It’s estimated that they are up to four times more common in men than women.

“How do I get nasal polyps?” That is probably the first question on the mind of everyone diagnosed with this medical condition. Unfortunately, there aren’t any clear answer for why some people get nasal polyps, why others do not, and what exactly it is that causes some people to be more susceptible to them than others.

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