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Understanding the basics of sinus infections may help you with temporary relief.

Sinus Infections: The Basic Things You Should Know

Many of us have suffered from sinus infections, but do you know why you are experiencing this pain and pressure? Understand what your sinuses are, the at home techniques you can implement, and how you can schedule an appointment at the Riesberg Institute so you can experience relief.   What Are Sinuses? 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. Inflamed sinuses decrease the ability to breathe with ease and causes mucus to drain while increasing pressure within your sinuses, this is often classified as a sinus infection. Sinus infections are often caused by a bacterial infection,...

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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, you can sit back and relax. Whether it’s simply asking questions to get to know you and your history or our assessment, Riesberg Institute prides itself in finding the best solution for your individual situation. Getting to Know You! Before any assessment, we want to get to know you! As we ask questions to further understand your medical history such as your hearing ability and current communication abilities, we can begin your individualized and detailed assessment. Our questions and assessment will be related to your individual lifestyle and hearing needs....

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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. Ear Infections Ear infections often affect the outer or middle ear. As the middle ear moves to send sounds to your auditory nerve, you can experience hearing loss when this area is suffering from an infection. The infection can cause a buildup of fluid, which can make it difficult for the eardrum and the ossicular chain to work together to move sounds to this area. This type of temporary hearing loss is known as conductive hearing loss. Conductive Hearing Loss Conductive hearing loss is defined as occurring when sound fails to transmit...

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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! In-Office Balloon-Sinuplasty At Riesberg Institute our in-office balloon sinuplasty provides the relaxing atmosphere patients desire during any procedure! With spa-like qualities like relaxing music and primary attention from all staff members your worries will vanish the moment you walk into our office. In addition to our tranquil atmosphere, Riesberg Institute provides other benefits that hospitals don’t. Convenience Forget the times you had to search for parking or what floor, suite or office your appointment is located at. At the Riesberg Institute we are adamant in providing convenience for...

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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. At Riesberg Institute our audiologist, is committed to finding the perfect fit for you and your hearing needs. Don’t Put a Strain on Your Brain! As many of us know we do not hear with our ears, we hear with our brain! As you put off treating your hearing loss the strain on your brain can lead to cognitive overload. Additionally, this negative impact on your brain leads to other health issues that impact your life. Memory Loss For people with hearing loss, the constant effort of trying to hear...

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Fall allergies can be unbearable but the balloon-sinus procedure can provide you with relief!

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! As one of the only ENT specialist in the region to provide the in-office balloon-sinus procedure, we are eager to assist you and provide relief from your discomfort. Fall Allergens in Florida As cooler weather comes to Florida, plants begin to release more pollen and the moist, cool air begins to spur mold growth on the leaves and other surfaces. These changes in temperature often spur ragweed, cedar elm and various types of molds. Additionally, as farmers begin to harvest peanuts during the fall, the harvesting...

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Pensacola ENT, Riesberg Institute, to Host Grand Re-Opening Event While Honoring Pensacola Innovators

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. The community is invited to enjoy networking, dining, and drinks beginning at 6pm at Riesberg Institute, 4900 N. Davis Hwy in Pensacola, Florida. Attendees must RSVP to 850.476.0700 by Monday, May 8 to be admitted. “I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Pensacola community that has offered us overwhelming support since Riesberg Institute’s inception,” said Dr. Michael Riesberg, Otolaryngologist and Founder of Riesbserg Institute. “This event allows us the opportunity to graciously thank those who continue to do so much to make a bright and lasting impression on our community....

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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 that specializes in sinus, hearing, and voice — all under one roof. Riesberg Institute has grown to become Northwest Florida’s premier destination for convenient in-office balloon sinus procedures, hearing aids, and treatment of vocal conditions. Patients of Dr. Riesberg are impressed by his friendly manner, knowledge, and skillset. Dr. Riesberg is passionate about his community and is highly-involved with many charity organizations. The organizations he supports include: Pensacola Opera, Capstone Academy, ARC Gateway, Independence for the Blind, American Cancer Society, Covenant Hospice, Trinitas Christian School, Council on Aging, Pine Forest...

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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! Dr. Michael Riesberg believes that his team of friendly and trained medical specialists is what really makes Riesberg Institute an ENT destination unlike the rest. At Riesberg Institute, we understand that ear, nose, throat, and voice disorders can be a scary thing — which is why we’re here for you every step of the way. Our goal is to make your care as comfortable and convenient as possible. The welcoming team at Riesberg Institute provides the highest level of care throughout your entire journey — from the initial phone call to the follow-up appointment. To learn more about our skilled team,...