Let’s just say “ENT”
Think about your routine
interactions with the environment. Could you breathe easily today? Were you
able to walk a straight line? Was it no trouble to talk with and listen to your
friends? We usually don’t think about such things unless there’s a problem.
Issues with our ears, nose and throat, even when relatively minor, can have a large
impact on our quality of life.
Otolaryngologists, or ENTs, are specialty physicians who treat disorders of the ears, nose and throat (ENT). After medical school, doctors pursuing a career in ENT complete 5-8 years of additional training. Physicians certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology are the most reputable and knowledgeable in the field.
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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 hearing!” says Dr. Brittany Beeg, an audiologist at Chicago ENT. “What a funny world we would live in if hearing loss would only select for certain voices!” Continue reading Woman Loses Sound of Men’s Voices: A Closer Look at Hearing Loss
Chicago ENT is pleased to announce that we are expanding services at our Chicago – Halsted and Skokie locations in order to better serve our patients. We are also closing the Michigan Avenue office beginning January 1, 2019. The change will allow Chicago ENT to bring more expert doctors in the field of ENT to the team and offer expanded hours.
Due to increasing demand for more doctors and hours in order to accommodate our patients, we are eliminating redundancies and consolidating resources within our other locations. We are certain our patients will be better served by this new setup.
At the beginning of 2019, our office locations include:
• Lincoln Park: 3000 N. Halsted, #400, Chicago, IL 60657; 773.296.5500
• Bucktown: 2222 W. Division, #250, Chicago, IL 60622; 773.296.5500
• Chicago North: 5140 N. California Ave, #600, Chicago, IL 60625; 773.296.5500
• 8930 Gross Point Road, #700, Skokie, IL 60077; 847.966.8930
We are looking forward to continuing to improve for our patients and offering Chicago’s premier ear, nose, and throat services!
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Eczema and Allergies
Patients with eczema have dry, itchy skin that can flare because of allergies (environmental factors or foods). Generally, it begins in childhood but can last well into adulthood. To reduce flares or even symptoms, it is important to follow a good skin regimen. Dr. Ayesha Siddiqi, board-certified allergy and immunology specialist at ChicagoENT is providing helpful tips to help keep eczema at bay. Continue reading Ask A Doc-How Do I Treat Eczema?
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
According to a 2017 study of the American Cancer Society, it is estimated about 49,670 people will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer. And an estimated 9,700 people will die of these cancers. Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, floor of the mouth, soft and hard palate, sinuses and throat. Continue reading All About Oral, Head and Neck Cancers
Does a thyroid tumor affect my thyroid function?
Thyroid tumors almost never affect function. Patients with a thyroid nodule will usually have normal function. The nodule is something removed because of the risk of malignancy.
How is thyroid cancer treated?
Surgery is almost always curative. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are rarely used. Continue reading Dr. Friedman Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Thyroid Cancer