Allergies In The Winter? Yep, That’s a Real Thing.

Senior woman cleaning carpet with a vacuum cleaner at home.

Though many people experience allergies in the spring and summer, winter allergies can be just as common. When the temperature drops and the furnace turns on, dust, mold spores, and insect parts can be sent flying into the air. This can be part of the reason why those pesky allergies don’t seem to go away – even in the colder months. 

 

One might think that vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning would rid oneself of such problems but many times it can make it worse due to the fact that much of the dust becomes easier to inhale. Additionally, using special air filters in your furnace can help with some of the allergic reactions but it is not likely to take care of the problem completely. 

 

Thankfully, you don’t have to suffer alone. Wyoming Otolaryngology specializes in the treatment of all nasal problems, including allergies. We will work with you to find the cause and the solutions to your nasal problems. With over 25 years of experience, Wyoming Otolaryngology professionals are trained in advanced endoscopic surgical techniques and can test for allergies including skin and blood testing. 

Find the root source of your allergy problems by contacting us today!

Wyoming Otolaryngology: Not ‘Just Allergies’ Anymore

These days, especially, a runny nose or a slight cough is more than just a mere inconvenience. In some cases, it can be cause for sheer panic among passersby. And, despite your pleas to the contrary, nobody believes you when you say, “It’s just allergies.” But, for you, even though it’s not ‘the really bad thing,’ it’s still not just allergies for you. 

 

Just allergies could look like sore throats, coughing, chronic drainage, difficulty getting enough air, exhaustion and more. 

 

Just allergies could result in trouble sleeping, reduced ability to exercise and an all-around reduced quality of life. 

 

Just allergies is so much more than just to you, and it’s time for something different. It’s time to do something more. 

 

Allergies are one of the most commonly diagnosed and treated conditions in the U.S. But just because they’re commonly treated, it doesn’t mean that they’re treated well. Wyoming Otolaryngology has been Wyoming’s sinus and allergy experts for over 25 years. We use current research, as well as advanced techniques to help treat your sinus and allergy problems, effectively controlling your symptoms. 

 

Wyoming Otolaryngology specializes in medical and, when needed, surgical treatments and our professionals are trained in advanced, minimally invasive, endoscopic surgical techniques. From allergy testing, including skin and blood testing, to sublingual immunotherapy, Wyoming Otolaryngology will work with you to find the cause, and the solutions to your allergies. 

 

Whether your allergies are seasonal, perennial, or caused by foodstuffs, we will diagnose and treat your problems. We offer allergy testing for inhalants (like pollens and dander), as well as for food and penicillin allergies. Stop relying on over-the-counter treatments. They offer a quick fix, but Wyoming Otolaryngology wants to treat the root of the issue and provide long-lasting, effective solutions. Wherever you’re going and whatever you’re doing to treat your allergies, we’ll do it better. Because we can. We have been a trusted resource in the community for a quarter of a century and that’s because we listen to you and work with you, not against you to treat your allergies. 

 

So, if you’re tired of parting crowds like the red sea every time you cough or blow your nose, visit the experts at Wyoming Otolaryngology. It isn’t just allergies, anymore. And it’s time to do something different. Do something better. Do something more. 

Celebrate Better Speech and Hearing Month With Wyoming Otolaryngology

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month! What better time to treat yourself to some of the wonderful, rich sounds the season has to offer:

  • Baby coo-ings
  • Birds singing
  • Coffee brewing
  • I love yous
  • Rainstorms

Hearing connects us to our closest reality in current time.  With hearing loss, however, it may seem that we lose track of the present and remember the things that we ‘used to hear’. We recall sounds of the past, but how correctly do we remember them?

Hearing loss skews the memory and studies have verified there is a connection between memory and hearing loss.  With a current hearing evaluation, we can capture a starting point and current status of hearing. This is called baseline hearing documentation, which is very important should an accident occur causing head injury or noise exposure damage.

Should a hearing loss be discovered during the baseline evaluation, this signifies the beginning of treatment. Should the hearing loss need medical treatment, or non-medical treatment, our office has both options available.  We offer the best hearing solutions (hearing devices/hearing aids) available to help you best experience your place of work, family, social gatherings and gatherings, allowing you to make the right choice for your personal needs. 

May is a great time to learn about your hearing status and explore, if warranted, the right hearing devices to hear correctly the sounds of spring. Call the office at 307-577-4240 to celebrate Better Hearing Month with the gift of better hearing from Wyoming Otolaryngology.

 

We are open to serve you and your family. Please note a change to our in-office schedule until June 1, 2020, or otherwise posted on our website (wyo-oto.com). Also available are Tele-Health with our MDs or Nurse Practitioner and Tele-Audiology with a Hearing Instrument Specialist 

Updated schedule:

Monday: 8am-12pm

Tuesday: 8am-12pm

Wednesday: 1pm-5pm

Thursday: 8am-12pm 

Friday: 8am-12pm

Which Hearing Instrument is Right for You?

Hearing instruments can be truly life changing, and that is the experience we would like to assist you with at Wyoming Otolaryngology. Consulting with the experts is probably the best FIRST choice you can make when considering what’s right for you.  Coming to Wyoming Otolaryngology will give you secure answers to some very important questions like:

  1.  Will my hearing devices perform well in background noise (YES!)
  2. Are they reliable and long lasting? (YES!)
  3. Will I get excellent support and service for the life of my hearing instruments? (YES!)

All of these are valid and important questions to ask, but there is one question that is equally important- which style of hearing aid is right for me? 

There are several things to consider when choosing a hearing aid: Comfort, styles, and flexibility for life are a few considerations. 

The hearing experts at Wyoming Otolaryngology take so much pride in helping guide you towards the best technology from leading (and reliable) manufacturers, to find what fits best for you. 

Here are a few pieces of educational information you might find helpful before your visit:

Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Hearing Instruments feature a small, discreet speaker attached to a thin, almost invisible wire that rests comfortably in the ear canal. For additional power, Traditional Behind-the-Ear hearing instruments use a tube with a larger diameter, coupled to a custom ear piece, molded specifically, to sit comfortably, in the ear. Traditional BTE’s offer rich sound quality and clarity for those who need additional power for severe hearing losses. 

Wyoming Otolaryngology also offers various In-the-Ear (ITE) styles, which are custom-made to fit deeply and comfortably inside of the ear. ITE Hearing Instruments offer a visibly discreet style and, while they are not suitable for all cases of hearing loss, those who utilize ITE’s are happy with the natural placement of the instrument’s microphone.

In addition to the various Hearing Instrument selections, Wyoming Otolaryngology also offers a wide-array of accessories and Assistive Listening Devices (ALD), such as: television adaptors, remote controls, connection clips and personal microphones. Wyo Oto also features various forms of electronic hearing protection and passive protection for hunters and shooters, as well as hearing protection and communication headsets for musicians. Likewise, Wyoming Otolaryngology offers swim molds as well, to offer protection during underwater adventures. 

In cases where hearing instruments are not enough, Wyo Oto provides surgical options, such as Bone-Anchored Hearing Devices (BAHA). BAHA examples can be demonstrated in-office for those who have mixed hearing loss, as well as single-sided deafness. 

All of these options and more are available at Wyoming Otolaryngology. To experience the technology for yourself, call 307-577-4240 for a free demo and a risk-free trial. 

If you think you’re ready, and would like to take a step towards some positive life changing products, start the conversation with us and call for a consultation. We offer a “No Risk” experience with the market’s best technologies at various price points and we love to meet new people and look forward to seeing you soon! You’re in good hands. Guaranteed!

Billie Jean is Not My Brother (Hearing Matters.)

It’s happened to all of us: we’ve heard something one way over and over again and our brains hold on to that misconception as fact, because it’s natural for us to trust what we hear with our own ears–even if it’s mixed up due to hearing loss, like misheard song lyrics.

You know the scene, we’ve all been there. Dancing around the kitchen with your family, or perhaps driving down the highway with your best friend, maybe even at a karaoke bar with coworkers after a long day–just enjoying the music playing over the speakers when one of your very favorites comes on: Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.

You take in a deep breath, ready to wow ‘em with your spectacular memorization of the lyrics and your seriously impressive vocal range–you’ve belted this one at the top of your lungs a thousand times, and it never gets old.

“BILLIE JEAN IS NOT MY BROTHER!”

Nailed it. Until–

“Um… you mean lover, right?”

“What?”

“Billie Jean is not my lover. Those are the correct lyrics.”

Sure enough, a quick Google search proves that what your audience has stated is true. The song is about Billie Jean, who is in fact, not someone’s brother. But the lover part is debatable, apparently.

Hearing matters–don’t let hearing loss steal your stage. Contact us today for a hearing evaluation to help get your hearing health off on the right foot–or, the right lyrics.