How your ENT specialists in Fredericksburg, VA, can help you hear better
Are you missing out on conversations around you? Do you have to turn up the television to hear what is going on? If this sounds like you, it’s possible you are experiencing the early signs of hearing loss. Fortunately, the ENT specialists here at Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center can help. We have several convenient office locations in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, where we offer a wide range of ENT services including hearing tests and hearing aids to help you hear better and enjoy your life more.
So how do you know if you might have hearing loss? There are some early signs and symptoms to pay attention to, including:
- Difficulty picking out speech from background noise
- Hearing only muffled speech and sounds
- Needing people to speak more loudly or slowly
- Difficulty distinguishing consonants within words
- Avoiding social situations and conversations because of hearing problems
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms listed above, you should schedule a hearing screening. It’s the first step in diagnosing hearing loss. You should have a hearing screening every 10 years until you reach age 50, and every 3 years after that.
A hearing screening helps your doctor determine your degree of hearing loss. If you are having hearing difficulties, your doctor can suggest several discreet and effective hearing aids to help you hear better.
Concerned? Give us a call
Don’t miss out on the sounds of your life. To learn more about hearing loss, hearing screening, and types of hearing aids available, call the ENT specialists here at Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, at (540) 371-1226. Call now!
Would you like healthy, glowing facial skin? Here at Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, we offer the perfect blend of medical technology and a fabulous aesthetic treatment—it's called a HydraFacial. A fast and comfortable service, read on to learn how this treatment beautifully rejuvenates skin and leaves you feeling great!
The details on HydraFacial
As we age, both time and environment factors take their toll on our skin. Deep pores, sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, dullness, and spots all change how we look and feel about ourselves.
Fortunately, here at our offices in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, our wonderful aesthetician, Summer Byrne, performs patented HydraFacials right in our treatment rooms. This comfortable, one-hour process detoxifies, rejuvenates, and protects facial skin without the time, cost, and complexities of other aesthetic procedures.
Here's how HydraFacial works
As you relax in our treatment chair, your aesthetician will cleanse your face and apply a mild solution to exfoliate your face. When this is complete, she uses a special extractor to remove the dirt, oils, skin cells, make-up, and any other residues from your forehead, cheeks, chin, and more.
Finally, she applies a deeply moisturizing solution to seal and protect your face, leaving it smoother, brighter, and tighter than before. You'll look and feel so much younger, and people will notice!
After your HydraFacial, you may see a slight redness on the treated areas. However, this resolves rapidly, leaving you to enjoy long-lasting results. Your aesthetician may recommend follow-up treatments as needed.
Allure reports that HydraFacials are extremely popular across the United States. In fact, one HydraFacial is performed every 15 seconds!
Science and beauty meet
That's what happens with an amazing HydraFacial from Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center. Learn more by coming in for a consultation at one of our three locations: Spotsvylvania Avenue or Fall Hill Avenue in Fredericksburg or Choptank Road in Stafford. Each office can be reached at (540) 371-1226.
There are many common causes of hearing loss. Some include but are not limited to - health conditions, age, injury, and excessive noise. Hearing loss can take a damaging effect on your relationships, job focus, and most of all, emotional well-being. At the Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg, VA, we can offer hearing aids to you depending on your level of loss, and customize features based on your personal needs.
Signs of Hearing Loss
- You think the volume on the radio or TV is standard, but others are telling you it's too loud.
- If you have trouble following a conversation in large crowds, you may be in the early stage of hearing loss.
- You often ask people to repeat themselves.
Hearing loss can have a significant impact on your life. If you experience any of the symptoms above, visit the Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center as soon as possible. We have several different styles and varieties of hearing aids available to treat your symptoms.
How Do Hearingvs Work?
A hearing aid is a battery-powered, electronic device that is small enough to fit around your ear or both ears. Designed to improve the quality of hearing, they make some sounds louder and can help you hear better when it's quiet or noisy.
What Styles of Hearing Aids are Available?
If you are struggling to hear sounds clearly, we offer at least six different hearing aid methods such as,
- Behind-the-ear: a hearing aid within a case that fits behind the ear.
- In-the-ear: is a hearing aid held within a case covering the outer portion of the ear.
- In-the-canal: fits fully or partially into the ear canal for less visibility.
- Receiver-in-canal: the speaker sits inside the ear canal, and an electrical wire is used to minimize distortion.
- Extended wear: we place these inside the ear canal, and they can be worn for months at a time.
If you fear your hearing is fading, schedule a consultation at the Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Stafford and Fredericksburg, VA. We will test your hearing and suggest hearing aids that fit your necessities, lifestyle, and budget. For questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment, please call (540) 371-1226.
There are so many irritating symptoms when it comes to allergies—itchy watery eyes, continuous sneezing, and a general mental fog are just some of the issues that face allergies patients. Allergies aren't just seasonal either, for some people suffer from allergies all year long.
As if these issues weren't enough, allergies can sometimes also cause chronic sinusitis, an incredibly uncomfortable condition that is caused by an inflammation of the sinuses. Fortunately, here at Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center (with two locations in Fredericksburg, and one in Stafford, VA), our team of ENT physicians can administer a Sinuplasty to alleviate your sinusitis issues.
More about sinuplasty treatment
About 28 million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis today. If you are one of them and are tired of dealing with the inflamed and swollen sinuses associated with the condition, a sinuplasty can alleviate these uncomfortable symptoms for at least two months. A sinus surgery in which your surgeons use balloons to expand sinus openings, a sinuplasty is similar to an angioplasty, in which a balloon is used to open blocked blood vessels.
During treatment, your doctor in Stafford or Fredericksburg uses a saline solution to remove mucus build up and provide symptom relief. Performed after the administration of local anesthetic for a pain-free experience, sinuplasty provides a host of procedural advantageous as compared to conventional sinus surgery, including:
- Less trauma to surrounding tissue
- Preservation of the natural sinus openings
- Less recovery time
Seeking relief from sinusitis? Give us a call
If you are interested in learning more about sinuplasty treatment, call one of Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center's multiple locations in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, today, by dialing (540) 371-1226.
When it comes to choosing the ideal hearing aid, you certainly have options to consider.
Thanks to all the amazing advancements in hearing technology, there are even more hearing aid options now from which to choose. Of course, if this is your first time getting a hearing aid then the choices may seem daunting. This is where our Fredericksburg, VA, ENT and audiology team can step in and help you make the best decision for how to treat your hearing loss.
Here are some of the most commonly used and most popular hearing aid styles:
Completely in the canal (CIC): As the name suggests, this small hearing aid is placed within the ear canal, which makes them hidden and discreet. For many of our patients, having a hearing aid that others won’t notice is key. Of course, since the device is small, those with dexterity issues may have trouble changing the batteries. This hearing aid style can be used in those with minor to moderate hearing loss.
In the Ear (ITE): ITE hearing aids are custom-fitted to sit inside the ear, so they are also less visible. This type of hearing aid may offer more features such as volume control than smaller hearing aid styles, which also makes them easier to handle and maintain (this is particularly important for patients dealing with arthritis and other dexterity issues). ITE hearing aids are also suitable for people dealing with mild to severe hearing loss.
Behind the Ear (BTE): Again, the name alone tells you that part of your hearing aid will rest behind the ear. In order to hear, a clear thin tube is attached to the device and inserted into the ear. Since the device is larger than the styles above, it can be easier to handle and clean. Also, BTE hearing aids aren’t custom-fitted so you can wear your hearing aid home in the very same day as your fitting with our Fredericksburg, VA, audiologist. BTE hearing aids are a great option for patients of all ages dealing with varying degrees of hearing loss.
Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center has two offices in Fredericksburg, VA, and an office in Stafford, VA. If you are interested in getting a hearing aid, or if you are having trouble hearing those around you and you want to undergo a hearing evaluation, call our office today to make an appointment.
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