Splash Into Summer by Avoiding Swimmer’s Ear

By now, many of your days have been spent at the pool – there is hardly a more enjoyable pastime of summer.  However, have you or your child ever returned home with horrible ear pain? If this is the case, you might have just started experiencing the first signs of swimmer’s ear. Below, we’re going…


Meet Our New Speech-Language Pathologist, Amy Schiwitz

We communicate every day. From a simple “hello” in the morning to a discussion about a project at work, speech is a part of our entire day. However, have you ever wondered what would happen if you were unable to communicate with your voice? ExcelENT is very fortunate to welcome a new member to our…


Meet our new clinical audiologist, Abby Turnbough!

In life, it is important to “get in motion and grow.” What better way to grow than by adding a new team member to ExcelENT of Alabama? Our team would like to introduce Abby Turnbough, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, clinical audiologist at ExcelENT of Alabama!   The Topic of Hearing Loss Needs Attention According to the World…


Spring into allergy and sinus relief

There are so many things to enjoy about the spring season. Baseball season, gardening, and just being able to spend more time outdoors are just a few of the things that make the spring season amazing! But, want to know one thing that doesn’t make spring so great? The wonderful pollen that falls from the…


3 ways to protect your hearing

Huh? What did you say? Can you repeat that one more time? It is one thing if you have a moment of not being able to hear, but what if you are constantly asking the aforementioned questions? Then, you might be one of 48 million people living in the United States suffering from hearing loss….


No stuffy noses allowed!

Oh the joy of nasal congestion. It can come out of nowhere and is usually the first sign of other symptoms headed your way. There can be many causes of nasal congestion. Our team at Excel ENT of Alabama wants to help you figure out not only the cause, but also a treatment plan so…


Why am I losing my voice?

You don’t realize how much you miss the sound of your voice or ability to talk until you lose it. Hoarseness can take you by surprise, or it can be a symptom that slowly starts to appear, depending on the cause.  While some cases of hoarseness might resolve over time, other situations might linger to…


Am I a good candidate for sinus surgery?

Headache, runny nose, nasal congestion, oh my! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 26 million Americans are diagnosed with sinusitis. Are you one of them? What Is Sinusitis? Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection, occurs when the nasal passages become inflamed. There are two main types of sinusitis—acute sinusitis…


Allergies vs. sinuses – what’s the difference?

Hello, allergy and sinus season! Between a stuffy nose, headache, and everything in between, it can seem as though the symptoms keep coming on in different ways, which can confuse you as to what you might be suffering from. Fortunately, the team at Excel ENT of Alabama has some “tricks of the trade” when it…