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Understanding the 5 Stages of Hearing Loss Oct 9th, 2020

About 15% of American adults report difficulty hearing — that’s about 37.5 million people. Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age, but your risk increases as you get older. In fact, most people over age 65 have some degree of hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss often comes on slowly,...

The Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea Sep 11th, 2020

Sleep apnea can be difficult to diagnose, and many people live with it for years without realizing there’s a problem. In some cases, people live with sleep apnea for years before getting an accurate diagnosis. Along with disrupting the normal sleep cycle, sleep apnea can also cause a series of...

5 Reasons You May Be Having Difficulty Swallowing Aug 25th, 2020

Dr. Alexa Lessow at Lexington ENT & Allergy has treated numerous patients with dysphagia, the medical term for problems with swallowing. Sometimes determining the reason it hurts for you to swallow can be a complex undertaking, because it can be a symptom of quite a few different conditions.  Each year,...

What is Immunotherapy and Will it Cure My Allergies? Jun 1st, 2020

If you’re a victim of seasonal or perennial hay fever, you know how annoying exposure to your allergens can be. All of that sneezing, congestion, watery eyes, and itchy nose put a damper on daily life. Collectively, these symptoms are called allergic rhinitis, thought to affect as many as 50...