If you’ve ever experienced an ear infection, you know how uncomfortable and painful it can be. Swimmer’s ear is a common infection often occurring after water gets trapped in the ear canal. With swimming season in full gear, learn how to spot this condition before it sinks your summer. Read more.
Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. With balance controlled largely by the inner ear, people experiencing balance problems are encouraged to seek help from audiologists during May awareness month. Read more
Over 10 Million Americas are evaluated each year for swallowing difficulties; it's imperative to understand available treatment options. Read more.
Better Hearing and Speech Month is a perfect time to seek help for kids who may suffer from hearing loss. Read more
Speech, language and hearing disorders often go undetected and untreated for too long. Read more
At the young age of 3 months and 1 day, Kadence Lane made history for being the youngest patient ever to receive a cochlear implant at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and among the youngest in the world. Read more
At UMMC, cancer patients have an entire interdisciplinary team working together to develop the est treatment plan possible. Here, Jennifer Johnson discusses her journey and the caregivers she refers to as "Jennifer's Team." Read more
WJTV was live at our annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening Event. Watch the interview
The ENT department joins forces with friends and family to help fight hunger. Read more
Otolaryngology teams' wise blood protocol earns national award! Read more
Dr. Michelle Owens and Dr. Ali Brown welcome in Dr. Scott Stringer, professor and chair of the department of otolaryngology at UMMC to talk about and take calls regarding issues with the ears, nose and throat. Listen to the podcast
Patients most commonly come to me with gradually-acquired sloping hearing loss. What does that mean? Well, most commonly, individuals are able to hear low pitch or bass tones better than they are able to hear high-pitch or treble tones... Read more
It is a common misperception that hearing loss is inevitable. While it is true there are a greater percentage of persons with hearing loss as we age, it is not necessarily “age” causing hearing loss. Rather, so-called age-related hearing loss refers to our lifetime of general health, lifestyle (e.g. smoking, diet, etc.), noise exposure, use of ototoxic medications, and of course, genetics... Read more
What does alternative means of communication mean? There are many ways to communicate besides speaking. Alternative means of communication are other ways to communicate that do not involve spoken speech. In this day and age of technology, texting is a common means of communicating that does not involve speaking... Read more
Kris Williams battled laryngeal cancer - twice. As a 43-year-old, non-drinking, non-smoking patient, Kris came to the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at UMMC seeking answers for her rapidly worsening voice. Kris scheduled her consultation with Dr. John Schweinfurth, otolaryngologist... Read more
Dysphagia is the term used to describe difficulty swallowing that may result from a variety of causes. This is the term used when someone consistently has difficulty with chewing, moving food around in the mouth or keeping food or liquids in the mouth... Read more
With high school football well under way, this particular post will spotlight the topic of sports related concussions specifically looking at how they impact athletes and parents of athletes. Of note, high impact sports is not the only way to obtain a concussion... Read more
Children are watching and learning from their environments and the adults around them all the time. Beginning to talk is an exciting part of development! When children are able to tell adults what they need and want, frustrations are reduced... Read more
First of all, what is an MBSS? An MBSS stands for “modified barium swallow study”. This test can also be called a VFSS, which stands for “videofluoroscopic swallow study." An MBSS is an X-ray procedure performed in the Radiology department that looks at the anatomic structures in your head and neck area to make sure they are working properly while you are chewing, drinking and swallowing... Read more
In first few months of life, babies learn all kinds of new and exciting skills. One of the most important skills is learning how to eat from a spoon. This is the beginning stages of moving away from the bottle and becoming an independent feeder. Here are 5 about spoon feeding that parents can use... Read more
Autumn marks the threat of discomfort for seasonal allergy sufferers. Dr. Christopher E. Lee provides steps allergy sufferers can take to relieve the effects of fall allergies in this Wellbeing Magazine Article.