Back to School Hearing Health

The school year is right around the corner. Parents are busy preparing their children with back to school supplies and outfits. It’s also important to pay attention to your child’s hearing health. Hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to develop speech, language, and social skills. The earlier children with hearing loss start getting services,Continue Reading

VERTIGO and DIZZINESS

Do you know of anyone who’s had vertigo or the feeling of being off balanced? Have you experienced it? Did it frighten you? Vertigo is a sensation of disequilibrium where the patient feels abnormal motion. Sometimes, the room around you is spinning. At other times, you feel like your spinning and the room is inContinue Reading

COLD, ALLERGY OR SINUS

      Ever wake up with a sore throat, and then notice the nasal congestion and sneezing? How do you know when it’s a cold, allergy, or sinus infection? So you’re not feeling your best. The symptom list can include a sore or scratchy throat, throat clearing, hoarseness, cough, wheezing, post-nasal drip, headaches, earContinue Reading

Hearing Test Disguised as a Movie

A national hearing test is being screened before the movie Lion in cinemas in Australia. 3.5 million Australian’s have some form of hearing loss. 85% of them do nothing about it. “Does Love Last Forever?” is a short film with two different outcomes, depending on your hearing ability. The film was created by Cochlear, an AustralianContinue Reading

Sleep Apnea in the News Again

http://abc7ny.com/news/senators-seeking-review-on-sleep-apnea-tests-for-train-conductors/1692445/ Sleep apnea is something we hear a lot about. It’s a condition where the airways collapse during sleep and breathing becomes obstructed. Snoring is very common in apnea patients. Sleep apnea becomes dangerous when the snoring is so loud and raucous, that the airway collapses completely, and breathing actually stops. Blood oxygen levels drop.Continue Reading

STORMS AND MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

We’re used to storms in New England – N’or easters, blizzards, hurricanes, or even tropical depressions.  But what do you do if you’re getting sick in the middle of a storm? Occasional bad weather is a fact of life, and sometimes these storms can strand us at home.  Roads can become impassable, power lines canContinue Reading

ASTHMA and ALLERGIES as featured on WICC600 AM Radio, Thursday Morning Medical Minute

Do you know anyone who has asthma?  Do you or your child experience cough, wheezing or shortness of breath? These are common symptoms of asthma. In fact, for young children cough is the most common symptom of asthma. I’m Dr. Steven Levine of ENT and Allergy Associates in Trumbull, and together with WICC600, bring youContinue Reading