So lovely to see you again…

Yes, yes, we all know February is the month of love. No need to make a song and dance about it…or is there?

See, at Scottsdale ENT, we’re quite the romantics, especially when it comes to our patients’ hearing, nose, and throat needs, as we want to ensure that you actually hear the sweet nothings, as well as be able to whisper them!

With that said, if you or your loved one has experienced any changes to your hearing lately, or your balance hasn’t been that great, then perhaps Valentine’s, of all times, is the best excuse to get it checked out, as it’s important to love yourself, too. 

Schedule an appointment with us now and let us show you some love. 

Thanks and Warm Wishes to:

Dr. Kenneth J. Russo, MD

The wonderful Dr. Russo is retiring this month, with his last day in the office being February 20 2020. 

On behalf of all of the team at Scottsdale ENT we want to wish Kenneth a happy, relaxed and peaceful retirement and to thank him for his hard work and dedication over the years. 

From all of us…….we will miss you! Enjoy every moment of your retirement. 


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Let’s Have A Hearing Health Tip Shall We?

As this is the month of love, you may be considering taking your loved one out for a bit of fine dining. However, finding a quiet restaurant can be a challenge.

If you have a hearing loss, tinnitus, or a sensory disorder, too much noise can make your symptoms worse. If your hearing is good, what impact will lots of noise have on it?  

But now there is an app that can help you out. The app can identify local restaurants and cafes that are gentler on the ears. Here’s more detail:

Soundprint: View a map of local restaurants along with their sound decibel rating. You can also test the decibel levels at the restaurant you’re at to see if the environment is too loud. Share your findings by uploading them to the app. To find out more and to download, click here.  

A Kind Gift To Us?

We’re always so happy when a patient tells us they’ve had a great experience with us.

If you’ve recently had a positive experience with us, then we’d love it if you could pop over to our website and leave us a review – you might encourage someone else to get their hearing checked, too!

And That’s All For Now

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter – we hope it’s been useful to you.

As a reminder, Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat specialists are on your side. If you have any concerns about your family’s ear, nose, & throat health, book an appointment by calling us at (480) 684-1080, or click the button below.

Until next month, 

From all of us here, we wish you lots of love this Valentine’s!

The Scottsdale ENT team

Oh, one more thing before you go…

Are you aware that at Scottsdale ENT, we offer head and neck surgery by Phoenix’s top doctors?

This ground-breaking procedure allows you to avoid or decrease the intensity of radiation therapy, lessening the side effects of traditional treatment, with benefits including no tracheostomy, shorter hospital stays, and fewer complications.

To find out more info on this and book a consultation, click here.

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Dr. Cheryl A. MacKechnie, MD

Dr. Cheryl A. MacKechnie is board certified in otolaryngology and treats a broad range of ear, nose, and throat conditions. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
    You don’t realise you’re walking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again – Regina’s Story

    Regina has suffered from hearing problems since she was an infant, recognized as regular chronic ear infections. And, as with unfortunate events, she has experienced a multitude of audiology catastrophes.

    It was many years before Regina crossed paths with Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat; where her lifetime of hearing problems was addressed effectively and treated with the delicate care that she desperately required.

    Regina’s journey began when she was taken to a regular paediatrician by her mother from a young age. Her ears were, what we describe as an audiologists recipe for disaster, ‘flushed out’.

    This dangerous procedure caused a nasty infection, which spread to her mastoid bone and, at the age of 15, she underwent a tympanoplasty mastoidectomy to stop the infection spreading. This only forbade her future struggles with hearing loss. 

    As with poor diagnosis, Regina was faced with another canaloplasty which didn’t work. Soon after, she received a BAHA, which is a cochlear implant in her skull that acts as a sound processor that detects sound and transforms it into vibrations. 

    However, suffering from a history of poor hearing care, she was unaware of the former issues her ear presented.

    By now, this would be described as any audiologists nightmare. But, we’re proud to have helped Regina on her road to optimum hearing and reconnect her to her loved ones.

    When she arrived at Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat it was evident that she was losing hearing on her right side. At this point, she was fitted with a ReSound hearing device, which provided the catalyst to a new and improved hearing.

    The first thing Regina noticed was the indefinite sound she had been making whilst emptying the dishwasher, completely unaware of the noise she was making!

    “I mean, the detail that I can hear now it’s like, Whoa, I didn’t realize I was making that much noise. I need to be quieter!”

    Treated with professional care, Regina received a comprehensive hearing assessment with Dr. Debra Hamila.

    “I just love, love, love Dr. Hamila, she is such a professional and loving person. I was so impressed with the office and what she did with the ReSound, I just love her.”

    Like many others, it takes years for people to realize they have a hearing problem. Regina described this moment as life-changing.

    “You don’t realise you’re walking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again. Especially now I’m a full-time Grammy Nanny, I can hear so much more and it has enriched my life incredibly.”

    What advice would you give to someone who is deliberating on taking the first step towards better hearing?

    “My advice to them would be to have a hearing test. Especially as we age our hearing goes down. It’s really unfortunate that people carry their pride and are not willing to learn to walk with the rock in their shoe. You don’t realise you’re waking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again.”

    Regina is one of many patients who has been impacted by our audiological services and we are proud to have been able to provide the tool towards better hearing and a lifetime of many more memories.