Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions. We also include links to other websites with additional useful information.
Rhinology/Sinus Related Topics
Balloon Sinus Dilation
Benign Sinus Tumors
Cold, Flu, Allergy, or Sinusitis
Empty Nose Syndrome
Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)
Endoscopic Optic Nerve Decompression
Endoscopic Orbital Decompression
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
Management of Cerebralspinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
Office Examination & Evaluation
Silent Sinus Syndrome
Treatment of Rhinosinusitis
Viral Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)
What is a Rhinologist?
What is Rhinosinusitis?
Sound is measured in decibels (dB). Each decibel is one tenth of a bel, which is a unit that measures the intensity of sound. For every six decibels, the intensity of the sound doubles. At 90 dB of uninterrupted sound, the limit of safe noise exposure is eight hours. For each six dB increase of uninterrupted sound thereafter, the limit of safe exposure is reduced by half.
It is important to know the approximate intensity of sound around you to protect your hearing.