Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

McGovern Medical School

Hearing & Balance (OPAL)

  1. Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids

    Hearing loss is a relatively common condition in our society, and too often, it is not formally evaluated.   Diagnostic audiologic… Read the full article…

  2. What You Need to Know About Hearing Aids

    One in three adults in the United States have hearing loss, and 1.4 million children experience hearing problems. While the… Read the full article…

  3. Home Epley Maneuver

    The Epley maneuver can be done at home. We often recommend the home Epley to our patients who have a… Read the full article…

  4. Vestibular Habituation Exercises

    Go from a sitting position to flat on your back.  Repeat 5 times. Go from flat on your back to… Read the full article…

  5. Your Genes and Hearing Loss

    One of the most common birth defects is hearing loss or deafness (congenital), which can affect as many as three… Read the full article…

  6. When Your Child Has Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is a condition where the patient experiences ringing or other head noises that are not produced by an external… Read the full article…

  7. The Necessity of Early Intervention in Hearing to Optimize Hearing Health

    Why Is Early Childhood Hearing Screening Important For Your Child? Everyday in the United States, approximately 1 in 1,000 newborns… Read the full article…

  8. Seniors Can Face Age-related Hearing Loss: How You Can Prevent and Minimize the Impact

    If you gather ten people in a room and check their hearing, the chances are at least one of them… Read the full article…

  9. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children

    The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports that approximately 28 million Americans have lost some or all… Read the full article…

  10. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    A Q & A with AAO-HNS Member Expert Barry E. Hirsch, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and… Read the full article…

  11. Know the Power of Sound

    Sound is measured in decibels (dB). Each decibel is one tenth of a bel, which is a unit that measures… Read the full article…

  12. Infant Hearing Loss

    If your newborn child: does not startle, move, cry or react in any way to unexpected loud noises, does not… Read the full article…

  13. Hyperacusis—An increased sensitivity to everyday sounds

    What Is Hyperacusis? Hyperacusis is a condition that arises from a problem in the way the brain’s central auditory processing… Read the full article…

  14. How the Ear Works

    The ear has three main parts: the outer, middle and inner ear. The outer ear (the part you can see)… Read the full article…

  15. Doctor? ¿Qué Causa El Ruido En El Oído? (Doctor, what causes a ringing in the ear?)

    A Veces Siento un Ruido en el Oído. ¿Es Esto Raro? De ninguna manera. Este ruido en el oído (tinnitus… Read the full article…

  16. Child's Hearing Loss

    Your child with a hearing loss can succeed – in school, in work, and in life! It is important to… Read the full article…

  17. Children’s Hearing Health

    Insight into behavioral benchmarks, risk indicators, and hearing tests What are potential indicators for hearing loss? How, when, and why… Read the full article…

  18. Child Screening

    Why Is Early Childhood Hearing Screening Important For Your Child? Approximately two to four of every 1,000 children in the… Read the full article…

  19. Better Ear Health

    Many medical conditions, such as those listed below, can affect your hearing health. Treatment of these and other hearing losses… Read the full article…

  20. Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease

    What is AIED? Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is an inflammatory condition of the inner ear. It occurs when the… Read the full article…

  21. Sensorineural Hearing Loss

    A Q & A with AAO-HNS Member Expert Barry E. Hirsch, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and… Read the full article…

  22. Tinnitus

    Insight into causes and treatments for tinnitus What causes tinnitus? How is tinnitus treated? What can help me cope? and… Read the full article…

  23. Noise & Hearing Protection

    Insight into maintaining auditory health Can noise hurt my ears? How does the ear work? How can I protect myself… Read the full article…

  24. Travel Tips for the Hearing Impaired

    Insight for hearing-impaired travelers What are common problems? What arrangements can be made? How should hearing aids be handled when… Read the full article…

Hearing & Balance Archives (UT ORL Update)

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Hearing & Balance Archives (ORL Progress Notes)

  1. UTHealth Audiology Program Expands