ACENT’s Blog

Hearing Loss Prevention Tips for Men Under 40

Even though most people associate hearing loss with old age, the most common period for the onset of hearing loss is between the ages of 19 and 44. Men experience hearing loss at a rate much higher than women, often due to having hobbies or jobs that involve louder equipment. An audiologist in Anchorage, for example, is likely to see men who go snowmobiling or use power tools without ear protection. Many people don’t think about hearing loss until they start noticing a change. Just as dermatologists encourage people to protect their skin from the sun before it’s damaged, audiologists … Continue reading »

Are You Experiencing Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss often develops gradually, and some men and women may ignore the initial symptoms. It’s important to know how to recognize the signs of hearing loss and schedule an evaluation to determine if additional tests are needed. In Anchorage, Alaska, our audiology specialists at ACENT encourage both children and adults to undergo routine hearing tests to ensure they get appropriate care. In this post, we’ll describe the signs of hearing loss and the treatment options available if you’re experiencing a loss of hearing. Notice Signs of Hearing Loss Sometimes it can be difficult to recognize the early signs that … Continue reading »

What BBL™ BroadBand Light Can Do for You

As the days warm up and the sun sticks around longer and longer, the effects of sun damage area on people’s minds more and more. Many of our medical spa patients in Anchorage come to us because their skin has lost some of its luster due to sun damage and aging, and they want to get back that healthy glow. BBL™ BroadBand Light can help accomplish just that, using pulsed light to deliver superior results in photorejuvenation therapy. How does BBL™ work? BBL™ delivers pulsed light energy, which heats up the upper layers of the skin. That heat is absorbed … Continue reading »

Better Hearing Month is Here Again

About this time last year (wow time has flown), I wrote a blog about why people avoid getting help for their hearing loss. As studies have shown, the average individual will wait about 5 years before they admit that they have hearing loss (likely at the behest of the family) and another 2 years before taking action. That blog was important to share in the month of May because May is Better Hearing and Speech month. Well, guess what? May is around the corner and it’s time to write about better hearing again, right?. Well, maybe not this time. Instead … Continue reading »

Fall in Love With Vitamin C Serum

Are you feeling the effects of this long, dark winter on your skin?  Is your skin feeling and looking dull and dry? We are in love with Vitamin C serum for so many reasons. 1. Vitamin C helps to brighten your dull skin. This serum leaves you with a healthy, beautiful and youthful glow 2. Vitamin C serum aids in moisture retention. It’s no shocker that we add heavier moisturizer in the winter months to combat dry skin. Adding a Vitamin C serum to your routine can also help to keep your skin hydrated by working hand in hand with … Continue reading »

Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; in addition, Dr. Ellerbe is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.