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Dr. Kurt E. Heiland and Dr. Deb Hamila are both featured in the Phoenix Magazine 2016 Top Doctor issue. Dr. Heiland has been chosen by his peers for more than 10 years in the Otolaryngolgist Specialty (what most of us call ENT). Dr. Hamila is included in the first issue to feature the Audiology Specialty. […]

Don talks about noise induced hearing loss with Dr. Deb Hamila

Don is responsible for data protection in the financial industry. Put another way, he needs to stay a step of the bad guys that are trying to steal your hard earned money. Don works with diverse teams of people, usually on conference calls. Frequently asking people to repeat themselves during calls and meetings, it occurred […]

Mike Milazzo, owner of MJP Construction has lived with hearing loss most his life. Prone to ear infections as a kid, Mike’s hearing started deteriorating at a very young age. “I noticed I wasn’t hearing the full conversation” says Mike. “My crews laughed at me”. Not mean spirited, but nonetheless the guys noticed he was […]

Meet Dr. Kurt E. Heiland, medical director of Scottsdale Ear Nose and Throat. He talks about his care philosophy and the DaVinci Robot for throat surgery. Also hear from a tonsil cancer patient as he talks about his care from Scottsdale Ear Nose and Throat.

Conflicting Medications with Thyroid Imaging See below a list of medications, that interfere with thyroid uptake of iodine. Notice the time required to be off medications to obtain a valid thyroid imaging result noted in bold. Antithyroid Drugs (Proplthiouracil, Tapazole) – 1 Week Triioothyronine T3 (Cytomel) – 1 Week Thyroid extract T4 (Syntroid, Proloid, Levoxal) – 4 Week Multiple vitamins with iodine […]

By performing a nasal rinse with a Neti Pot, you can prevent and relieve symptoms that accompany sinus infections, common colds, and other illnesses  Neti Pot Nasal Irrigation Purchase a glass, ceramic or porcelain Neti Pot— available at Sprouts or Who. This is preferred over plastic Neti Pots, syringes or squeeze bottles because plastic containers […]

 Laryngopharyngeal Reflux refers to retrograde flow of gastric contents to the upper aero-digestive tract, which causes a variety of symptoms, such as cough, hoarseness, and wheezing, among others. It can be a relevant comorbidity of asthma. Lifestyle Changes: • Eat dinner 3-4 hours before you lie down • Eat smaller, more frequent meals • Avoid […]

Each year, 1 in 3 adults ages 65 or older falls and 2 million of those seek treatment in the ER for those injuries. Everyone can take actions to help prevent falls, here are some things you can do to reduce the risk of falling in your home. General Areas Minimize changes in walking surfaces. Use slip resistant coverings like rough tile and […]

Extensive long-term research studies by Dr. Frank Lin of John’s Hopkins Medical Center have shown a connection between hearing loss and brain loss (cognitive decline). While the research has not conclusively shown that hearing loss leads to conditions like dementia, there is a higher instance of hearing loss among dementia and Alzheimer’s patients and a […]

Ringing in the ears is common, affecting 44 million Americans. For most it is a nuisance, but for many, the ringing sensation, or Tinnitus is disruptive. The ringing in their ears affects their work and their sleep. This ringing noise is typically internal, meaning only the person experiences the sensation. Patients may describe it as […]