Under pressure: Tiny tubes can cause big discomfort
The eustachian tube (named after Italian physician Bartolomeo Eustachio) is a small passage extending from the back of the nose to the middle ear. You have one for each ear. Its function is to regulate pressure between your ear and the external environment. Ideally, the pressure is balanced. The eustachian tube opens when you swallow… Read More
This is the Voice!
Season 16 of The Voice has a winner, and her story might surprise you. Marlyn Jarmon, 26 of Frisco, TX blew everyone away with her performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the season finale. But her heavenly voice and pitch is even more spectacular when you consider that Marlyn is hearing impaired. Chronic ear infections… Read More
Dr. Friedman Named 2019 Top Doctor By Castle Connolly
For nearly two decades, Dr. Friedman has been consecutively named Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor. His exceptional patient care, gifted and pioneering approach to medicine, and commitment to continued cutting-edge research in otolaryngology and sleep medicine are well displayed in the presentation of this award. Dr. Friedman specializes in the treatment of tumors of the head… Read More
Woman Loses Sound of Men’s Voices: A Closer Look at Hearing Loss
You may have heard the recent story of a woman from Xiamen, China, who woke up one morning recently to find that she could not hear her boyfriend’s voice. In fact, she couldn’t hear any male voice—her ears suddenly could only register frequencies that were at a woman’s average pitch or higher. “Talk about selective… Read More