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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

We at Princeton Otolaryngology Associates sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well during these stressful times. We are currently seeing patients on a limited basis. For the safety of our patients and staff we are observing CDC guidelines for social distancing and frequent office disinfecting as well as wearing gloves and face masks. See below for information regarding our check in process, feel free to call for further information or questions.

  • The patient, and if needed, accompanying adult must have a mask and gloves. If they do not have one, we will provide one.
  • All patients will call the front desk when they arrive in the parking lot.
  • All paperwork will be done in the patient’s car (or home) prior to visit.
  • Patients will be called into the office when they can be ushered into a room.

We would like to pass on some new information regarding possible Ear, Nose and Throat symptoms associated with the COVID-19 virus.

The most common symptoms are a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath. Some additional symptoms have been added to the list which include: chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain, headache and sore throat.  Most recently a loss of smell and taste is a possible early warning sign of the virus.

Temporary hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disturbances have been associated with Hydroxychloroquine/Choroquine treatment. During this treatment it is recommended to limit your exposure to loud noise and/or use hearing protection to guard against further hearing damage.

We have had several patients drop or lose their hearing devices due to wearing protective masks. Below you will find some helpful tips for wearing a mask with hearing aids.

 

Be safe and well.

Princeton Otolaryngolgy Associates

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