The Death of Carrie Fisher Sheds Light on Sleep Apnea

Iconic Figure Suffered from Sleep Apnea

Carrie Fisher will always be known to her adoring Star Wars fans as the beautiful princess Leia. Tragically on December 2016 the world mourned the loss of their iconic princess. Just yesterday we learned that the official cause of her untimely death was obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Continue reading The Death of Carrie Fisher Sheds Light on Sleep Apnea

Can Fireworks Really Lead to Hearing Loss?

The Fourth of July is a fun-filled day spent with family and friends. The scent of burgers cooking on the grill perfumes the entire neighborhood. The look of amazement on everyone’s face is priceless when fireworks light up the night sky. There is something about the red, white and blue starburst that keeps our eyes aimed at the sky while oohing and aahing. However, did you know that those beautiful and colorful fireworks can be extremely harmful to your hearing? Continue reading Can Fireworks Really Lead to Hearing Loss?

Chicago ENT is One of Three Centers in Illinois to Offer a New and Innovative Way to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

It is estimated that more than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea and 80 percent of all moderate and severe cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) go each year undiagnosed. Sleep apnea is a serious breathing condition that if not treated, can have serious complications to our health. ChicagoENT is proud to be one of the three in Illinois to exclusively offer an innovative and non-invasive treatment option to effectively treat OSA. Continue reading Chicago ENT is One of Three Centers in Illinois to Offer a New and Innovative Way to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Can Alcohol Really Impair Your Sleep and Cause Insomnia?

Alcohol and Sleep 

Drinking alcohol can make you feel drowsy and fall asleep quicker but did you know that alcohol can rob you from getting a good night’s rest?  Researchers have found that alcohol consumption before bedtime can reduce and harm quality and restorative sleep. Continue reading Can Alcohol Really Impair Your Sleep and Cause Insomnia?

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Is Technology Causing Hearing Loss?

Modern technology has helped make our lives much easier- from futuristic voice recognition devices to top-of-the-line snow blowers and lawn mowers. But is all this technology causing people ages 20-69 to suffer from hearing loss? Well, the answer is “yes”! Our current sources of entertainment and machinery, designed to do most of the heavy work, is causing most Americans to lose a significant amount of hearing. Continue reading May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

May is National Asthma and Allergies Month

The 411 on Allergies

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, more than 50 million Americans including children suffer from allergies. Over 6 million school and work days are missed each year because of allergy symptoms. But what exactly are allergies and why do people suffer from them while others don’t? We sat down with Dr. Payal Patel, board-certified pediatric and adult allergy and immunology physician at ChicagoENT and asked her to give us the 411 on allergies. Continue reading May is National Asthma and Allergies Month