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Port Neches, TX Otolaryngology

Your ears aren’t just susceptible to hearing loss, they can also affect your ability to remain balanced while walking. In addition, your nose doesn’t just allow you to smell, it also enhances taste. Throat issues can make eating, drinking or even breathing much more difficult. Any disruption to these functions can dramatically impact your quality of life and could make even simple day-to-day functions a challenge.

Dr. Herndon provides the full range of care for conditions related to the ear, nose and throat. Common conditions he treats include:

Ear Conditions

Ear Infections

Ear infections are typically found in the middle-ear and can cause pain, discomfort and even burning.

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Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be caused by several different factors and may be preventable in some cases.

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a common issue that causes people to hear a constant ringing or humming sound.

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Balance Disorders

The most common balance disorder is known as vertigo, which causes a spinning or dizzy feeling.

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Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear is a condition that occurs when there is inflammation or infection of the out ear canal and is typically found in people who have been swimming recently.

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Nose & Sinus Conditions

Allergies

Allergies can be caused by a wide number of factors and result in itching, sneezing and/or swelling.

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Sinusitis

Sinusitis is inflammation or infection of the lining of the sinus cavities and may require surgery.

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Deviated Septum

This condition is a  misalignment of the bone between each nasal cavity and can cause breathing difficulty.

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Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Sleep apnea affects the way a person breathes while sleeping and is potentially life threatening.

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Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are benign tumors that grow in the nasal passage and can affect normal function.

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Throat Conditions

Laryngitis

Laryngitis occurs when the voice box becomes inflamed and causes a raspy and hoarse voice.

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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is caused by bacteria and often results in a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes.

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Sore Throat

Typically, sore throats will be caused by the common cold, strep throat or even the flu.

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Vocal Disorders

Vocal disorders can cause pain or discomfort when speaking or difficulty controlling the pitch or loudness of the voice.

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Head & Neck Cancer

Oral cancer most commonly starts in the thin lining of the mouth and spreads to other areas.

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Swallowing Problems

Sometimes muscular issues can make it difficult to swallow food or drink fluids. 

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Cleft Palate

This treatable birth defect occurs when the roof of the mouth doesn’t form correctly and leaves an opening.

Learn More About Cleft Palates