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What is an audiologistWhat Is An Audiologist?

Posted March 9th, 2020

An Audiologist is a hearing healthcare professional. A person who is uniquely qualified to assess, diagnosis, and treat hearing loss and balance disorders. The requirements for obtaining a license to practice as an Audiologist have changed significantly over the years.

What Is An Audiologist?

 


Sinus EndoscopyIn-Office Sinus Endoscopy

Posted March 4th, 2020

Sinus endoscopy is an important diagnostic tool used in the office setting to diagnose, and in some cases treat, both acute and chronic sinus disease. Without the need for any numbing medication, a small endoscope is gently placed into each nostril allowing for endoscopic visualization of the sinus mucosa and sinus drainage pathways.

Office Sinus Endoscopy

 


Talking with the hearing impaired10 Tips for Talking to Individuals with Hearing Loss

Posted February 18th, 2020

Communicating with someone with a hearing loss can be challenging. Depending on the severity of the hearing loss, conversations can sometimes be very frustrating. But communicating with one another is how we stay connected. It helps us to feel like we are valued and loved. Here are some tips on how to communicate more effectively with someone with a hearing loss.

Tips for talking with individuals with Hearing Loss

 


top five advances in hearing aidsFive Advances in Hearing Aid Technology

Posted February 10th, 2020

Hearing aids have come a long way over the last several years. Advances in digital technology and electronics in general have resulted in some incredible new devices. This list will outline 5 of the recent advances in hearing aid technology. This list is in no way comprehensive and please keep in mind that not all Brands or Models will have all of these features.

Five Advances in Hearing Aid Technology

 


top five signs of hearing lossTop Five signs of hearing loss

Posted February 3rd, 2020

How do you know when you have hearing loss? Dr. Shari Beams our Audiologist from Corpus Christi Hearing Aid Center presents her latest blog on the top five signs of hearing loss. Read the full blog here.

Top 5 Signs of Hearing Loss

 

 


Hearing Aids Purchased from AudiologistWhat is the difference between a hearing aid purchased from an Audiologist and one I can buy from the drug store?

Posted January 28th, 2020

Besides the obvious difference in price, there is a huge difference in a device purchased from an Audiologist and one purchased from a drug store or even online. The Audiologist provides follow-up care and maintains and repairs the devices. If you have a problem, you have a point of contact or someone to call.

Hearing Aids purchased from an audiologist vs. online or drug store

 

 


Conscious Sedation AnesthesiaWe now are using an anesthesiologist to provide conscious sedation for all of our in office sinus cases

Posted January 13th, 2020

Conscious sedation anesthesia is provided through an IV by a board certified Anesthesiologist from Gulf Shore Anesthesia Associates. This allows you to have the procedure performed without you feeling any discomfort.

Conscious sedation anesthesia


masal obstruction treatmentVIVAER® NASAL AIRWAY REMODELING

Posted by Dr. Todd Weiss January 6th, 2020

DO YOU HAVE NASAL OBSTRUCTION?

Nasal breathing is a very important function of human life and any obstruction in the nasal airway can dramatically impact your quality of life.

Nasal airway obstruction has traditionally been treated by ongoing home remedies or traditional nasal surgery. Today there is a third option: Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling.

Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling


Non Allergic RhinitisNon-Allergic Rhinitis

Posted by Dr. Todd Weiss December 10th, 2019

Nonallergic rhinitis is a condition that causes chronic sneezing, congestion, itchy or watery eyes, or runny nose. These symptoms mimic those of allergies, but originate from a non allergic source. Unlike an allergy it does not involve the immune system. An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system overreacts to a harmless substance known as an allergen. Non allergic rhinitis is caused by irritants or other stimuli that cause symptoms identical to those caused by allergens.

Non Allergic Rhinitis


Allergy TestingAllergy Testing

Posted by Dr. Todd Weiss November 5th, 2019

Our office will perform a physical exam and comprehensive history.

Allergy testing may be needed to determine if the symptoms are an actual allergy or caused by other problems. For example, eating contaminated food (food poisoning) may cause symptoms similar to food allergies. Some medications (such as aspirin and ampicillin) can produce non-allergic reactions, including rashes.

Allergy Testing


Nasal PolypsWhat are Nasal Polyps

Posted by Dr. Todd Weiss Ocotober 21st, 2019

Nasal polyps are soft, sac-like growths arising from the lining of the nose or sinuses.

Nasal polyps can grow anywhere on the lining of the nose or the sinuses. They often grow where the sinuses open into the nasal cavity. Small polyps may not cause any problems. Large polyps can block your sinuses or nasal airway.

Nasal Polyps


Nasal ObstructionTreatment for Nasal obstruction

Posted by Dr. Todd Weiss October 11th, 2019

Septoplasty, Turbinate submucosal resection with COBLATION, VIVAER nasal airway remodeling, Latera for nasal valve collapse

Nasal obstruction refers to blockage of the nose or nasal cavity and can be caused by a variety of problems.  Nasal obstruction can be caused by anatomical blockage or nasal irritants. Nasal irritants include airborne pollutants and allergens. Anatomical components leading to nasal obstruction include a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, nasal swell bodies, and nasal valve incompetence.

Nasal Obstruction Treatments


TruDi™ is the first true 3D navigation for Office Sinus Surgery

TruDi Sinus Surgery Navigation Corpus Christi

Posted by Dr. Todd Weiss October 4th, 2019

TruDi™ is the first true 3D navigation platform in Otolaryngology that has proprietary navigation-enabled balloons and instruments.  It constructs a 3D visual of the sinuses to give ENT surgeons an accurate, simple and reliable option for their endoscopic sinus procedures.

TruDi™ In Office Sinus Surgery

 

 


Diagnosis and Treatment for allergic rhinitis: Testing, medications, immunotherapy and avoidance

Allergic Rhinitis Treatments

Posted by Dr. Todd Weiss September 25th, 2019

Allergic rhinitis is a type of inflammation affecting the nose that occurs when the immune system overreacts to allergens in the air. Nasal signs and symptoms include a stuffy or runny nose and sneezing. Ocular symptoms include red, itchy, and watery eyes, and sometimes swelling around the eyes.

Diagnosis and Treatment for Allergic Rhinitis?


Sinusitis Treatment FESS Vs. Balloon

Chronic Sinusitis Treatment: FESS vs. Balloon Dilation

Posted by Dr. Todd Weiss September 18th, 2019

Diagnosis is Key! Finding the right ENT specialist is not always an easy task. Dr. Weiss is a specialist with extensive experience in treating chronic sinusitis. When diagnosing sinus disease Dr. Weiss needs to determine whether you have acute or chronic sinusitis, along with the underlying cause, as this determines the correct treatment.

FESS Vs. Balloon Dilation?


Sinusitis and RhinitisThe Differences Between Sinusitis and allergic Rhinitis?

By Dr. Todd Weiss September 13th, 2019

Acute sinusitis can be triggered by a cold or allergies and may resolve on its own. Rhinitis is a condition that occurs when the body's immune system over-responds to specific, non-infectious particles such as plant pollens, molds, dust mites, animal hair, industrial chemicals (including tobacco smoke), foods, medicines, and insect venom.

Sinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis?


Dr. Weiss offers TruDi operating room technology in the office setting for sinus procedures

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Corpus Christi ENT Sinus and Allergy is proud to announce the grand opening of Dr. Todd Weiss's ENT, Sinus and Allergy practice.

 

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