When You Should See Your ENT Doctor

Your ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor at Texas Ear and Vestibular Institute in McKinney and Allen, TX, Dr. Andrew Senchak, treats a variety of problems that can affect the head and neck. It's a good idea to call Dr. Senchak if you've been experiencing any of these health issues.

A change in hearing

Do you struggle to hear the dialogue in movies and TV shows or notice that everyone seems to be mumbling? Hearing loss may be to blame. Changes in hearing are particularly common as you get older due to the decline of hair cells in your inner ear. Other causes of hearing loss can include impacted ear wax, infections, tumors, exposure to loud noises, disease, and medication side effects.


Frequent dizziness could be related to a problem with your inner ear. Dizziness and vertigo can be triggered by infections, Meniere's disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or other causes.

Ear infections

Your ENT can find out why you or your children get ear infections often and offer treatments that help prevent new infections.

Sleep apnea

Loud snoring, daytime drowsiness, and morning headaches could be caused by sleep apnea. The sleep disorder causes you to stop breathing for seconds at a time multiple times throughout the night. Sleep apnea increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure if it's not treated.


Inflamed or infected sinuses cause nasal congestion, runny noses, headaches, and painful pressure. Although most people recover from sinusitis in a few weeks, the condition can become a chronic problem.


Keeping allergies under control can help you avoid flare-ups of sinusitis, asthma, and ear infections.

Problems with your throat

Your ENT can determine why your throat hurts or find out why your voice has become hoarse or you suddenly have difficulty swallowing.


It's a good idea to pay a visit to the McKinney or Allen, TX, ENT office if you have frequent nosebleeds or can't stop the bleeding.

How Your ENT can help you

Your ENT will perform an examination and may recommend a few tests that will help him diagnose your condition. Depending on your diagnosis, you may benefit from medications, hearing aids, or procedures that help keep your condition under control.

Do you have any of these conditions? Call (469) 678-2211 to schedule an appointment with your ENT in McKinney and Allen TX, Dr. Senchak of Texas Ear and Vestibular Institute.

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