Ear Nose and Throat

Ear Wax 101

Earwax, otherwise called cerumen, is the yellowish build-up that lines the inside of your ear canal. It can help protect your ear from water, infection, injury, and foreign objects. But when earwax becomes impacted it can cause problems that contribute to hearing loss, ringing in your ears and balance issues.

Christine Halvorsen, a physician’s assistant at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about cerumen, impacted earwax and how it’s treated.

Nurses In The Know

When the pollen count is through the roof and the humidity is high, something that seems like a cold or allergy can quickly turn into a sinus infection. If the symptoms last for more than12 weeks, it’s time to see a specialist.

We caught up with Dr. Michael Freedman of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery, who was presenting a seminar about chronic sinus conditions and balloon sinuplasty, to The Villages Nurses Club.