Author Archives: Aaron Rogers

What is a “Patulous” Eustachian Tube?

Just what is a “Patulous” Eustachian Tube? Every week I see two or three patients with ear complaints that have been undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed. Many times I will see young adults with a sudden sense of a “popped ear“, “ear pressure“, or “hearing in a barrel“. There will often be a feeling of hearing loss, […]

Image Guided Balloon Sinuplasty for Recurring Sinus Infections

Are you struggling with persistent sinus infections that just won’t seem to go away? It’s a common issue, particularly as we age. Fortunately, there’s a promising solution available: image-guided balloon sinuplasty. This procedure, performed by experienced sinus surgeons like Dr. Rogers and Dr. Bomeli, offers several advantages over traditional methods, providing patients with a higher […]

Why Can’t I Hear in Noisy Restaurants?!?!

Hearing Loss

Many people find it challenging to hear in noisy restaurants, especially those with even slight early onset hearing loss. This difficulty arises from various factors that affect our ability to discern speech amidst the cacophony of background noise. Firstly, individuals with early hearing loss often experience a reduction in their ability to hear high frequencies. […]

The Mold in Your Laundry

Mold and bacterian can thrive in fibrous clothing, often leading to a musty laundry odor

Laundry day – a mundane chore turned therapeutic for some, an everlasting battle for others. You throw in a load, add detergent, and expect clean, fresh clothes in return. But what if that beloved laundry machine, especially high-efficiency and front-loading ones, becomes a breeding ground for mold, emitting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that not only […]

Risks of Quinolone Antibiotics: Why You Should Consider Alternatives

When dealing with sinus infections, finding the right treatment is essential for a speedy recovery. While antibiotics can be effective in combating infections, not all antibiotics are created equal. Oral quinolone antibiotics, although effective in many cases, come with potential risks that should be carefully considered, especially for mild to moderate sinus infections. In this […]

Snoring: Keeping Everyone Up at Night

Snoring is a common phenomenon that affects millions of people around the world, and it is often associated with jokes or light-hearted comments. However, snoring can be much more than a simple annoyance. It can significantly disrupt the lives and health of middle-aged adults, leading to various physical, mental, and social consequences. Snoring occurs when […]

Tree Pollen Allergy. Springtime in ATL !

Allergy to tree pollen is a common condition that affects many people in Georgia. It occurs when the immune system overreacts to certain proteins found in tree pollen, leading to symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and nasal congestion. These symptoms can occur during the spring and early summer, when tree pollen is […]

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline Progression

Hearing loss is a common condition that occurs when the ability to hear is diminished. It is often associated with aging, but it can also be caused by exposure to loud noise, certain medications, or other health conditions. When a person has hearing loss, it can worsen cognitive decline, which is a decline in mental […]

Eosinophilic Polyps & Sinusitis

Nasal eosinophilic polyps are a type of growth that can develop in the nasal passages. They are made up of inflammatory cells called eosinophils, which are a type of white blood cell. These polyps can cause a variety of symptoms, such as nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through the nose, and a loss of smell. They […]

Hearing Aids Better For Dementia Than Pills?

Hearing Loss

Something remarkable occurred to me last week. We have very poor treatment options for cognitive decline and dementia right now. There is a brand-new controversial medication recently FDA approved to help out with Alzheimer disease. This medication however has never been shown to improve cognitive decline or dementia. The medication is costly enough that it […]