ENT Professionals, PC

News about ENT Professionals, PC located in Davenport, IA. ENT Professionals is a member of the Mississippi Valley Health Network.

For Release: March 15, 2012

Family Health:
The Nose Knows

If you’re being treated for sinus problems two or three times a season, it may be time to see a specialist, according to QC Otolaryngologist Ralph R. Tyner, MD.

(Davenport, IA) – Breathing, blowing, smelling and sneezing are, to most people, the nose’s main functions.

Any of them can be more difficult when the sinuses are inflamed and can’t drain properly. Commonly, a cold will stuff up an adult’s nose two or three times a year, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology. And of course, allergies can also clog the works, especially when pollen counts head upward in the spring and summer months. Read the rest of this entry »

For Release: September 12, 2011

Get Better Faster:
Tiny Surgical Implant Restores Hearing
for Some QC Patients

Davenport-based Dr. Douglas Dvorak explains how an implant the size of a grain of sand can reverse a disease that often leads to total deafness.

(Davenport, IA) – At 42, Bettendorf resident Michele Coplea was slowly losing her hearing, and as a medical transcriptionist who wears earphones for hours every day, her hearing loss was beginning to limit her life.  “I had no idea how bad my hearing was,” she recalls. “I never really noticed over the years – until just last year when I began to notice sounds were more muffled.

“I kept thinking something was wrong with my headphones,” says Michele. But it wasn’t the headphones. So she explored other possibilities, including ones that might explain her dizziness. “I thought it was allergies, but those were ruled out, too. I just had no idea I was losing my hearing.”

Michele turned to the hearing experts at ENT Professional Services, Davenport, and specifically ear surgeon Dr. Douglas Dvorak.  “When we tested her hearing,” says Dr. Dvorak, “we found her hearing levels were significantly below normal, in fact, she had a maximal hearing loss that a person can have in the absence of nerve damage in the inner ear.”

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