Carl Coppola MD Blog

 

Facts and Myths About Hearing Aids

Myth or Fact: Only very loud noises cause hearing damage or loss. Myth: A noise doesn’t have to be excruciatingly loud to cause hearing loss. Exposure to a constant loud noise (a busy subway, construction sites) for just 15 minutes a day can gradually cause permanent damage. Myth or Fact: If you have a hearing […]

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Allergy Zones

Allergies are an extremely common issue throughout the United States and the world. An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from all types of allergies including indoor/outdoor, food, & drug, latex, insect, skin and eye allergies. The best way to avoid an allergic reaction is to find out what you’re allergic to and then limit your […]

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World Voice Day 2016

On April 16th, we recognize World Voice Day! World Voice DAY (WVD) “encourages men, and women, young and old, to assess their vocal health and take action to improve or maintain good voice habits.” Below you will find information and links to learn more about how you can care for your voice. Do’s and Don’ts to a […]

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Sublingual Immunotherapy – Allergy Drops

SUBLINGUAL IMMUNOTHERAPY (ALLERGY DROPS)   The substances that trigger a patient’s allergies are called allergens. Immunotherapy is a treatment where small amounts of these allergens are delivered by injection (needle) or sublingually (under the tongue allergy drops) to alter the patient’s immunity.  This is called an “allergy vaccine” and the goal is to develop tolerance […]

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Cockroach Allergy

COCKROACH ALLERGY Cockroaches are insects that have been around for hundreds of millions of years, and are well-known pests that infest human dwellings. Cockroaches are known to cause or worsen various allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis and asthma, in addition to carrying various bacteria that can be transmitted to people. Cockroaches are found all […]

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Upcoming Hearing Event!

Our office invites you and a guest to join us for lunch. At this event, actual hearing aids will be programmed for your hearing loss and you’ll hear how clearly sensational the new Widex UNIQUE 440 aids really are. This event will be hosted by our audiologist, Karen Mullin, CCC-A with guest speaker Dr. Sara […]

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Allergies and Winter Heat

Allergies from turning on Winter Heat Each winter, when people crank up their forced air heating systems for the first time of the season, houses can be flooded with dust and other throat clogging gunk. Heating ducts have the whole summer to accumulate dust and other allergens. Many times people find themselves sneezing and coughing […]

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Telephone-Administered National Screening Test

Thirty-six million Americans have significant hearing loss. Yet most have never had their hearing tested. It is well documented that untreated hearing loss may cause a decline in quality of life. However, a large percentage of especially older persons find it easy to deny that they have “enough” hearing loss to pursue a hearing aid […]

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