Better Hearing, Better Communication

It’s common sense that hearing and communication would go hand in hand. After all, it only takes watching a baby boy as he stares intently at his parents, and then begins to mimic sounds and words, to see that as humans our learning of language is closely linked to...

Surviving Spring Allergy Season

Springtime in Winston-Salem and surrounding communities is absolutely beautiful. Dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom, birds are nesting and singing their chipper songs and the gray skies of winter give way to Carolina-blue expanses. But along with all that beauty...

The Scoop on Tonsillectomies

Almost everyone is familiar with tonsillectomies, thanks to TV sitcoms. From Beaver on Leave it to Beaver in the 1960s to Jennifer on Family Ties in the 1980s to countless other sitcom kids, this common childhood surgery often makes for an easy plot, and of course...

The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Many people take yearly trips to their family physician to check blood work or make appointments with their eye doctor to update prescriptions for their glasses. But, when was the last time you had your hearing checked? For school children, annual hearing screenings...

Keep Allergy Symptoms at Bay and Enjoy the Fall

We boast all the time about the benefits of living in Winston-Salem and the Triad Region of North Carolina. One of those benefits is the four-season climate, and for people who love cooler temperatures, the onset of fall is something to look forward to. Bright blue...

Taking the Worry out of Tubes in the Ear

As a parent, the last thing you want is to see your child suffer. And when a kid has an ear infection, we know they can be in pain. The pitiful crying of a baby or agonizing wails of a preschooler are a sure sign that ear infections aren’t for the faint of heart. And...

The Lowdown on Swimmer’s Ear

Summertime means lots of fun at the pool, the lake, and the ocean. All that time in the water is great exercise and a lot of fun. But sometimes, after a day in the water, you come home and a few hours later start to feel discomfort in your ears. When it feels like a...