Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most patients regain taste, smell following COVID-19

Nearly nine in 10 patients reporting a COVID-19-related smell or taste dysfunction completely recovered within two years, although recovery took more than six months for 10.9 percent of patients, according to a research letter ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds new chronic rhinitis treatment could be game changer

A new study at Houston Methodist evaluating the long-term effectiveness of a minimally invasive, in-office procedure could be a game changer for individuals with chronic rhinitis, an upper-respiratory condition marked by ...

Neuroscience

Head injury tied to olfactory dysfunction in older adults

There appears to be an association between a history of head injury and olfactory dysfunction in older adults, according to a study published online July 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Hearing screening ups awareness of hearing loss, hearing aid use

Having a recent hearing test is associated with a lower risk for underreporting hearing loss and greater likelihood of hearing aid use, according to a research letter published online July 14 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Summer swim? Watch out for 'swimmer's ear'

When weather gets hot and people start jumping into a pool, lake or ocean, cases of swimmer's ear are likely to climb, but one expert says there are steps you can take to avoid the painful condition.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Meniere disease tied to higher risk for migraine

Patients with Meniere disease (MD) have a greater risk for migraine occurrence, according to a study recently published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Radiology & Imaging

New guidelines laid out to standardize swallowing fluoroscopy

Swallowing fluoroscopy is the most common diagnostic test for patients with swallowing problems caused by conditions such as stroke, head and neck cancer, neurodegenerative disease, or prolonged intubation. Despite widespread ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Tips for reducing risk of hearing loss

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently realized that I often ask people to repeat themselves, and I must turn up the volume on the TV louder than before. How do I know if I have hearing loss? I am 46. Aren't I too young for hearing ...

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