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Aphasia is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate. It is caused by damage to the parts of the brain that control language. The damage impairs previously developed communication skills, such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Bell's Palsy

Bell’s palsy is a condition that occurs when there is temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to the facial nerve.

Deviated Septum

A deviated septum [SEHP-tum] is when the wall of tissue that divides the two halves of your nose is crooked, which can make it hard to breathe. Deviated septum surgery, or septoplasty [SEP-toe-plas-tee], can help with these symptoms.

Ear Infections

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Sinusitis, also called a sinus infection, is a condition that causes headaches and sinus pressure. Sinusitis is caused by swelling or inflammation in the lining of the sinuses and nose.


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Vocal Cord Disorders

The vocal cords are 2 bands of muscle in the voice box (larynx), at the top of the windpipe. Vocal cord disorders can make the voice hoarse, raspy, or painful. Vocal cord disorders can be caused by abuse or overuse of the voice, or by medical conditions. If voice changes last more than 2 to 4 weeks, talk with your healthcare provider.