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Common nose and sinus disorders

By |August 16th, 2021|Categories: ENT|

The nose plays a critical role in the body’s overall health. Aside from it being the centre of the sense of smell, it’s an important filter that protects the airways and lungs. Sinus and nose problems quickly become systemic problems if not cared for properly. Here, we discuss some of the most common disorders, in order to help you determine the [...]

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What is Haemophilus Influenzae?

By |June 22nd, 2021|Categories: ENT|

When keeping an eye on your health, it is essential to be aware of bacterial infections transmitted from food, water or other people. Bacterial infections of any kind can be extremely harmful to your health (sometimes even fatal!), and knowing about the various types that you may be exposed to could help you to protect yourself from them.

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What is Choanal Atresia?

By |April 29th, 2021|Categories: ENT|

Babies born with breathing difficulties are sometimes diagnosed with a birth defect known as choanal atresia, which will be an anxious and distressing time for parents and the wider family. So, what exactly is choanal atresia? The basic explanation is that it involves a blockage in the opening at the back of the infant’s nasal passage (which is called the choana). [...]

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What is Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD)?

By |July 24th, 2020|Categories: ENT|

Millions of people around the world take painkillers every day for relief from mild pain symptoms. If you’re experiencing a headache, fever or joint pain, you might feel it worthwhile to take a medication like aspirin, naproxen or ibuprofen to reduce symptoms. However, if you have a condition known as AERD (aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease), you could end up feeling worse after [...]

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Have I got a sleep disorder?

By |June 9th, 2020|Categories: Sleeping Disorder Clinic|

A good night’s sleep plays a vital role in supporting both the mind and body. Sufficient rest enables the body to repair itself, whether you’re an active person whose muscles need to recover, or your body simply needs to take the time for core functions to rest. Sleep is also proven to help enhance brain functionality, such as problem solving and [...]

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Sleeping Disorder Clinic|

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is the most common form of sleep apnoea, affecting four in 100 middle-aged men in the UK and around two in 100 middle-aged women. But what exactly is the condition and why does it happen? Put simply, obstructive sleep apnoea is where the walls of the throat relax and narrow throughout the sleep cycle, causing breathing to be [...]

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Can otitis media cause hearing loss?

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: ENT|

Sometimes, seemingly small ailments can cause surprisingly serious long-term afflictions; otitis media, also known as an ear infection, is one such condition. While otitis media is both very common and often mild, it's important to be aware of the illness as well as the potential for long-term side effects and hearing loss. What is otitis media? Otisis media is the medical [...]

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When should I see an ear, nose and throat specialist?

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: ENT|

Are you struggling with persistent ear pain or problems with eating or speaking? You might need to see an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist. How do you know when to tackle your symptoms with a visit to the pharmacist, and when you might need more help to find a solution for your problem? What does an ENT specialist do? ENT [...]

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Common ear, nose and throat disorders

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: ENT|

Ear, nose and throat – or ENT – is a term that most people are familiar with and it’s well-known that there are a variety of conditions that can affect these parts of the body. While some are common illnesses that most of us experience in our lifetimes, others are more serious and have the potential to cause serious problems with [...]

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Ear canal infections (Acute Otitis Externa) – Mr Paul Montgomery

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: ENT|Tags: , |

This article is intended for educational purposes only. Consult with your doctor first – always. Mr Paul Montgomery – Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon at 150 Harley Street talks about Ear canal infections, Acute Otitis Externa.   Ear canal infections occur when either a bacteria or fungus infects the skin of the ear canal. This causes severe pain in the [...]

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Vestibular Migraine (VM) – Mr Paul Montgomery

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: ENT|Tags: , , , , |

This article is intended for educational purposes only. Consult with your doctor - always. Mr Paul Montgomery - Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon at 150 Harley Street talks about Vestibular Migraine. Dizziness due to migraine is quite common; the diagnosis is based on the patient’s story as there are no clinical findings except when the patient is having an attack [...]

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Earfold implant vs. traditional pinnaplasty: 5 reasons why the Earfold is the winner

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: ENT|Tags: , , |

Like most areas of medical procedure, prominent ear correction is under constant technical evolution – and the latest result of this is the Earfold implant. Although actually, it’s so minimally invasive, this brilliant new technique isn’t even the next step in ear pinning surgery – it’s as close as you’ll get to pinning ears back without surgery at all. This probably [...]

How to Get Rid of Excess Ear Wax Build Up

By |January 10th, 2019|Categories: ENT|Tags: , , , |

Too much ear wax can be a problem – your ears feel blocked and sounds are muffled – what can you do to keep it at bay? Ear wax and skin debris are produced naturally by the outer part of the ear canal and is pushed out of the ear by the action of chewing and the hairs of the ear [...]

Sleep apnea flagged as potential trigger for Alzheimer’s

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: Sleeping Disorder Clinic|Tags: , |

A clinical study of patients with sleep apnea has been initiated by researchers at the School of Biomedical Sciences and the Queensland Brain Institute, part of the University of Queensland. Initial research prior to the study revealed there may be a link between inadequate oxygen levels during sleep and damage caused to the brain, which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s [...]

Phonak Titanium: A new era in custom built hearing systems – Mr Nick Clive

By |November 24th, 2017|Categories: ENT|Tags: , , , , , |

At London Hearing we pay close attention to emerging technology in the market as this enables us to be highly selective about the products we recommend to our patients. As an independent supplier, we are committed to this approach and regularly monitor and review our suppliers to ensure they are keeping up with the market too. Titanium built hearing aids have [...]

Dizziness: Effective and safe treatments – Mr Paul Montgomery

By |November 16th, 2017|Categories: ENT|Tags: , , , , |

Most ear-related dizziness seen in the GP surgery is due to BPPV or Méniere’s disease. New treatments make these conditions easier to manage either by a GP, or by an ENT specialist. Mr Paul Montgomery - Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon at 150 Harley Street explains more about these two ear conditions. BPPV Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), is the [...]