Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Blog

Leisure Activities Rife With Loud Noise

Posted: With more than half of Americans who experience noise-induced hearing loss not working in noisy jobs, the spotlight turns to what Americans are doing in their leisure time. May 1 marks the beginning of Better Hearing & Speech Month—a time to assess lifestyle habits that may be contributing to hearing loss as well as schedule a hearing evaluation for anyone with concerns about their hearing.

About 40 million U.S. adults aged 20–69 years have noise-induced hearing loss, a form of hearing damage that results from exposure to loud noise. This could be cumulative harm that developed from exposure over time, or it could occur from one severe episode. Although completely preventable, once it occurs, it is irreversible. Far from simply being an annoyance, hearing loss can affect almost all aspects of life, including physical health, mental health, employment status and success, social functioning and satisfaction, and much more. Hearing loss can be treated through various technologies and techniques under the care of a certified audiologist, but hearing is never fully restored.

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Born to be an ENT

Posted: “I was born to be an ENT doctor, “ said Kevin G. Hueman, MD FAAOA, North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat’s new doctor of otolaryngology. “Early in my undergraduate career, I felt a calling to serve others as a physician. Once in medical school, I gravitated towards a field which included a technical aspect where I could work with my hands. During gross anatomy, I found that head & neck anatomy was clearly the most fascinating. Once on clinical rotations, it became obvious that I had to pursue Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery!”

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Keeping Your Voice

Posted: We have all experienced problems with our voices, times when the voice is hoarse or when sound will not come out at all! Colds, allergies, bronchitis, exposure to irritants such as ammonia, or cheering for your favorite sports team can result in a loss of voice. In observance of World Voice Day, find out how NCEENT Speech-Language Pathologists help patients keep their voice.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Wear Sunglasses

Posted: Sunglasses are a stylish fashion accessory. At North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat we offer trendy sunglasses that protect your eyes. Below are three reasons why you should own a pair of proper fitting pair of sunglasses.

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New ENT Physician Joins North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat

Posted: The physicians and staff of North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat are excited to introduce Kevin G. Hueman, M.D., FAAOA as our new doctor of Otolaryngology. Dr. Hueman will provide comprehensive care for adults and children. His practice will encompass medical and surgical treatment to patients with a variety of conditions including allergy, nasal congestion, recurrent & chronic sinusitis, recurrent throat infections, snoring, recurrent ear infections, thyroid nodules, and head and neck masses.

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