ACENT’s Blog

Winter 2016 Newsletter

Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy New Year! Did you know this is our busiest time of the year? It’s not surprising when you consider all the New Year’s resolutions people make to be more conscious about their health. Maybe you have a sore throat that doesn’t seem to be getting better, or you’ve noticed the quality of your hearing isn’t what it used to be. These are just a few signs it may be time to see an ENT or audiology specialist. Whether you are stepping up your exercise routine, stopping to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, or … Continue reading »

Hearing Aids Riding the Technology Wave

Advancements in technology can bring wonders to our daily lives but also leave many of us totally confused. From smartphones to tablets and laptops and even TVs, the choices are endless and the tech jargon is a foreign language to most of us. OK, yes, we know what it means but do we really know how to apply the numbers? Gigs, RAM, pixels — say what? It is no different for hearing aids. In the past several years at our practice in Anchorage, we’ve watched as the explosive advances in computer miniaturization have allowed for increased performance to reach our ears. … Continue reading »

Treating Dark Spots With the Power of Light

Photofacials, BBL®, IPL, Forever Young™ BBL, photorejuvenation … what are these treatments, and what are their differences? The answer is they are all basically the same type of treatment, just with a lot of fancy acronyms and a few slight differences. We offer BBL phototherapy to treat many different skin concerns at our medical spa in Anchorage, FACES. Let’s look at how these treatments work to better understand how they can benefit you. What is BroadBand Light (BBL) treatment? The basic science behind phototherapy is using pulsed light to destroy a certain target or “chromophore.” We can target melanin (dark … Continue reading »

Hearing Aids That Actually Impressed Me

In my 48 years of wearing hearing devices due to congenital hearing loss, along with more than 22 years in the hearing healthcare field including territory sales for manufacturers, I’ve seen (and not heard, pun intended) just about everything in regards to the marketing of new technologies in hearing aids. In my time in Anchorage at ACENT and beyond, with my severe to profound loss, I noticed incremental improvements over the years of technology “leaps,” but nothing I would conclude as being the best thing since sliced bread. It takes quite a bit to get kudos from me, but these … Continue reading »

Get Red Carpet-Ready With BOTOX® Cosmetic

It’s awards season, but you don’t need to be a celebrity to look like a star! Injections of BOTOX Cosmetic at our Anchorage practice can make you look and feel like a million bucks in 15 minutes or less. If you haven’t had BOTOX before, here are a few things to keep in mind. No, you won’t look like Joan Rivers afterward. No, you won’t look frozen or like a deer in the headlights. And no, you don’t have to tell anyone if you don’t want to. These negative associations are a thing of the past. BOTOX is a safe and … 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.