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Tinnitus 101: Your questions answered

Published on November 13, 2019 By Sarah Wakefield, AuD, Mount Nittany Physician Group Ear, Nose & Throat/Audiology

Tinnitus is an audiological and neurological condition that affects nearly 50 million Americans, often described as a ringing, buzzing, humming, chirping or static noise in the ears. Many people who suffer from tinnitus are not aware of the sound unless they are in complete quiet, while some have a difficult time turning it off and are aware of it most of the time they are awake.

What causes Tinnitus? Tinnitus itself is a side effect, not a disease. There are many potential causes of tinnitus including hearing loss, noise exposure, ear disease, head or neck injuries and circulatory changes,...

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Mount Nittany Physician Group Audiology to offer tinnitus educational sessions

Published on November 1, 2019

Beginning November 12, Mount Nittany Physician Group Audiology will offer tinnitus educational sessions to the public. If you or someone you know suffers from bothersome tinnitus (ringing, buzzing, whooshing or static of the ear), please join our tinnitus educational session. Session topics include:

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus causes and prevalence Management of tinnitus distress Sound therapy and other tinnitus treatments The session is offered every second Tuesday of the month and is presented by Sarah Wakefield, AuD. Space is limited. Reserve your seat by completing the registration...

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Taking the fright out of food allergies this Halloween

Published on October 28, 2019 By Maggie Ellis, PA-C, pediatrics, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only scary things your children might encounter this Halloween. For parents of kids with food allergies, Halloween treats can be equally frightening.

Common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, milk and egg are often ingredients in holiday treats. Some kids may experience a rash or red, itchy skin, vomiting, a stuffy, itchy nose, or diarrhea or stomach cramps if they eat a food to which they are allergic. For children who are severely allergic, a single bite of these foods may cause a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.

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  • Tinnitus 101: Your questions answered
  • Mount Nittany Physician Group Audiology to offer tinnitus educational sessions
  • Taking the fright out of food allergies this Halloween

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