Ringing, buzzing, chirping, crickets, radio static…
I’ve heard it all.
Literally, I have heard it. Because I have tinnitus.
Although there is not a cure for tinnitus the Riesberg Institute can help make tinnitus more manageable.
Patients often ask me about the differences between the hearing aids we dispense and the “hearing aids” they can buy on TV, the internet, or at their local drug store. First of all, if you can buy it without a prescription…it is not a hearing aid.
Helping people stay connected is one of my favorite things about audiology! However, I have so many patients who report difficulties with phone conversations. Many of them are surprised to learn of a free solution for their phone conversation concerns.
Typically, when I discuss hearing aids with a patient, I am asked two questions:
“What do hearing aids look like?” and “How much are they going to cost me?”
Both of these questions are addressed during a no-cost Hearing Aid Evaluation at the Riesberg Ins
An otolaryngologist, also known as an ear, nose and throat(ENT) doctor, is trained to help people who suffer from hearing loss, sinusitis pain, throat/vocal difficulties and other disorders that affect the head and neck.
Facial pain…headaches…nasal congestion…cough…sore throat…Sinus infections are miserable. If you’re suffering from this condition, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics along with home remedies to help ease your discomfort.
You might think that an audiologist and an otolaryngologist are the same type of doctor. After all, they both deal with the ears and hearing. However, there are significant differences between these two types of professionals.
Your nasal septum is the area of bone and cartilage in the middle of your nasal cavity. If this part of your nose is crooked, this is called a deviated septum. You can be born with this condition or it can be caused by trauma to the nose ...
A nasal polyp is a clump of cells that forms inside your nasal passage or sinuses. The shape of the clump resembles a grape on a stalk (also called a pedunculated polyp). The color of the polyp can vary: appearing grey, yellow or pink.
Unfortunately, hearing loss keeps us separated from the people and activities we love. We hear with our brains and the ears are just the way in! When fewer sounds reach the brain, we work harder to follow conversation.
An ENT – or ear, nose and throat – doctor is called an otolaryngologist. This is a challenging word to say for many people! It’s pronounced: ō-tō-ˌler-ən-ˈgä-lə-jist. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary has an audio pronunciation of ...
It’s not a colorful, happy, inflated shape floating through the air – but it can make you very happy! A sinus balloon is a treatment for chronic sinusitis, a condition that causes headaches, facial pain and pressure, post nasal drip and ...
Everyone has trouble hearing sometimes. Maybe it’s due to a noisy environment or you’re communicating with as oft-spoken person. But if you find yourself constantly asking people to repeat what they’ve said or you are continually turning up ...
“What?” “I didn’t hear you.” “Can you repeat that? “Speak up." If these are statements that you often say to others, it may be time to find out if you have hearing loss. While it is possible to lose your hearing suddenly ...
If you have trouble hearing the television, you simply turn up the volume. However, if you have trouble hearing people talking in normal social situations, adding an over-the-counter/online amplification device to your ears may not provide ...
There are different types of hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound waves are unable to reach the inner ear because sounds are blocked or muffled. The problem can be located in the ear drum ...
Our world is full of sounds: the ability to easily hear those sounds is taken for granted by most people. However, when the sound saround you begin to diminish due to hearing loss, you may start to lose yourself-confidence and independence.
It can be easy to ignore hearing loss. You can quickly blame hearing problems on noisy environments, quiet talkers or pronunciation/accent barriers. If these excuses are becoming the norm, rather than the exception ...
A 2017 survey from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention notes nearly 20 percent of people in their 20s have some form of hearing loss, with more than half acquiring it from a source outside a loud work environment.
Did you know the most prominent midlife risk factor for dementia is hearing impairment? A 12-year study conducted by the neurology department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found that untreated hearing loss increased the risk of dementia.
You’re lying in bed after a long day, surrounded by darkness as your environment stills. Exhaustion envelops you as you close your eyes – it’s happening! You start hearing ringing, buzzing, or maybe even a roaring sound.
If you are reading this article, you or someone in your family has sinus problems. You are not alone! Sinus conditions are more common than diabetes and heart disease. Do your sinus infections linger for weeks or maybe even months?
Routine cleaning of your ears is very important however completing this act of hygiene incorrectly can do more harm than good. Everyday cleaning should be restricted to simply wiping the outer ear with a tissue or washcloth.
Although we enjoy all of the gorgeous trees throughout our neighborhoods and community in Northwest Florida, did you know they could be causing you congestion? Get relief this spring and request Riesberg!
Hearing loss effects more than the ability to communicate with others, it can lead to feeling off balance and dizzy. However choosing to treat hearing loss aggressively could decrease your risk of falling and other injuries.
For those who suffer from sinus infections we often wonder, “Is this considered a chronic sinus infection?” Although many symptoms of acute and chronic sinus infections may be similar there are specific signs and symptoms you should look for ...
Many of us have suffered from pain and pressure in our sinuses, but do you know what sinuses are? Sinuses in the face are air the spaces develop from nasal passages and help with air humidification and mucus secretion.
Having an appointment for a hearing test once you have started experiencing hearing loss can be nerve wrecking! But when you know what to expect during your appointment and understand how Riesberg Institute individualizes your experience ...
Ear infections can affect your hearing and even lead to temporary hearing loss. This is caused by the infection building up fluid and affecting the eardrum and other parts of the ear that help you hear.
Riesberg Institute is one of the only offices in the region to provide the in-office balloon-sinuplasty. With an educated and experienced staff, quick relief and a multitude of other benefits you will be happy you enlisted the help of our office!
Hearing loss effects more than the ability to communicate with others, it can lead to various other health issues. However choosing to treat hearing loss aggressively could decrease your risk of cognitive decline, falling, and other health concerns.
As residents of the south, many of us run to seek refuge from exposure to allergens during the spring. But did you know that fall is actually a worse season for allergy sufferers? Luckily, at Riesberg Institute we can help!
Dr. Michael Riesberg of Pensacola ear, nose, and throat specialists and philanthropists, will host an event honoring the “stars” of Pensacola during a grand-reopening of Riesberg Institute, on Tuesday, May 9 from 6-8pm.
Dr. Michael Riesberg, an ENT physician and Pensacola’s acclaimed “Opera Doc,” is known for his medical expertise, leadership, vision, and philanthropy work. Riesberg Institute began in 2001 with a vision to create a destination medical practice ...
“I can comfortably come here — you’re greeted nicely from the beginning,” says Chandra M., a patient of Riesberg Institute. This is just one example of what Pensacola’s ENT Dream Team strives for every day!