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What is that SOUND in your ears?!

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.
Feb 8th, 2021

Feel Better Faster!

At Riesberg Institute we value our patient’s time and money by minimizing office visits and offering optimal care all in one
Nov 9th, 2020

Should I Buy Hearing Aids Advertised on TV?

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.
Jul 14th, 2020

Difficulty Hearing on the Phone?

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.
Jul 14th, 2020

Do you think hearing aids cost too much?

What if I told you that hearing aids can cost less than your monthly cell phone bill? What if I told you there is a way to upgrade your hearing aids every three years; without buying a new set?
Jun 30th, 2020

Do These Hearing Aids Make My Ears Look Fat?

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
Jun 30th, 2020

What Can An ENT Doctor See with A Scope?

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.
Jun 1st, 2020

How Do You Get Sinusitis?

It may seem odd that a simple inflammation of tissues in your sinuses could cause such discomfort and pain. If you’ve ever had sinusitis, you know that it can be a truly miserable condition.
May 31st, 2020

How Do Doctors Drain Sinuses?

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.
May 31st, 2020

Can a Deviated Septum Get Worse Over Time?

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 ...
May 8th, 2020

What Does a Nasal Polyp Look Like?

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.
Apr 21st, 2020

Better Hearing Challenge

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.
Apr 21st, 2020

What is an ENT Doctor Called?

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 ...
Apr 8th, 2020

What is a Sinus Balloon?

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 ...
Mar 26th, 2020

How Much Hearing Loss Requires a Hearing Aid?

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 ...
Mar 13th, 2020

What are the First Signs of Hearing Loss?

“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 ...
Feb 27th, 2020

Do I Need a Prescription for a Hearing Aid?

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 ...
Jan 29th, 2020

What are the Causes of Conductive Hearing Loss?

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 ...
Dec 4th, 2019

Feel Confident in a Hearing World

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.
Nov 7th, 2019

Listen Up: It’s Time to Confront Your Hearing Loss

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 ...
Oct 24th, 2019

Hearing HealthCare in Young Adults

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.
Feb 1st, 2019

The Connection Between Hearing Health & Cognitive Care

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.
Oct 30th, 2018

When Silence is Deafening

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.
Aug 29th, 2018

Pop Quiz: Is It a Cold or Allergies?

It’s that time of year again! Soon children will be sharing pencils, paper, and plenty of germs! With school almost back in session, you’ll soon be asking: Is it a cold or is it allergies?
Jul 31st, 2018

Riesberg Institute is Saving Patients Time & Money

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?
Jun 19th, 2018

Tips & Tricks to Keep Your Ears Healthy

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.
Mar 8th, 2018

Say Goodbye to Congestion this Spring

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!
Feb 27th, 2018

Is Dizziness Making You Feel Off-Balance?

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.
Feb 22nd, 2018

Signs of Chronic Sinus Infections

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 ...
Feb 20th, 2018

Sinus Infections: The Basic Things You Should Know

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.
Feb 13th, 2018

What to Expect During Your Hearing Test

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 ...
Feb 6th, 2018

Is Your Ear Infection Causing Hearing Loss?

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.
Jan 30th, 2018

Relax and Gain Relief with Our In-House Balloon-Sinuplasty

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!
Jan 25th, 2018

Hearing Loss Leads to Other Health Concerns

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.
Nov 13th, 2017

Balloon-Sinus Procedure: Seek Refuge from Fall Allergies

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!
Oct 19th, 2017

Meet the ‘Opera Doc’ — Michael Riesberg, M.D.

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 ...
Jun 8th, 2016

Pensacola’s ENT Dream Team

“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!
May 7th, 2016