Hearing For The Holidays

If you have hearing loss, conversations at holiday gatherings can be become very frustrating very fast. So much so, that you may want to avoid social events altogether. But, before you decide to sit out Thanksgiving with family and friends you might want to pay a visit to your local audiologist. Audiologists can provide professional services to help manage issues that affect your hearing. We talked to the hearing aid specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery to find out about the different styles of hearing aids that are available to choose from.

Spotlight On Audiology

October is National Audiology Awareness Month, a month dedicated to increasing public awareness of audiology services. Audiology is a branch of medical science that studies hearing and balance related disorders. It has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Career.” We spoke with Paige Holt, a Doctor of Audiology at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery to find out what got her interested in this fascinating career field. WEB EXTRA http://www.asha.org/default.aspx

Adept Audiology

If you have a hearing or balance problem, you may be referred to a specialist for further testing or treatment. Should you see an Audiologist or an ENT Physician? Sometimes the answer is “both”. We talked to Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology with the Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery about the benefits of having audiology services and ENT specialists, all under one roof.

Kids’ Hearing Health

Hearing loss is typically a gradual process, and one that can have a major impact on how a child performs in school. Right now, one in five American teens suffer from some form of hearing loss, according to a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association. That’s about a 30 percent higher rate than in the 1980s and 1990s. The Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about some of the ways they can help improve a young person’s ability to hear.

Quieting Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a common problem affecting about 15 to 20 percent of the population. It is the perception of a ringing or buzzing in your ears, which may be either consistent or intermittent. The Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about tinnitus and their approach to treating it.

Healthy Hearing

Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the U.S. It can affect the quality of your life, relationships and your physical health. According to the National Institute on Deafness, men are twice as likely than women to have hearing loss. Getting evaluated by a qualified hearing specialist is the fist step to better hearing. We spoke with Ken Johnson about why he chose the Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery for his auditory care.

Hearing Better

Hearing loss is a common problem affecting about one-third of older Americans. It can be caused by noise, aging, disease, or heredity and if ignored, will almost certainly get worse over time. Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recognizes Better Hearing & Speech Month to raise awareness about the importance of communication. Dr. of Audiology, Paige Holt, with the Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about some of the early warning signs of hearing loss, it’s causes and why it’s important to get a baseline hearing test.

Hearing Things

As we get older changes in our hearing begin to occur. In the initial stages, we may have difficulty understanding words or start speaking in a louder voice. Mindy Pollitt, a member of the Hearing Aid and Audiology Team at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explains the different types of hearing loss.

Hearing Solutions

Are you suffering with hearing loss? If so, you’re not alone! According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, it’s the nation’s third most common physical condition. The National Institutes of Health says that only 20% of people who need a hearing aid will actually wear one. However, the Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain that with so many options in hearing aid technology, people don’t even have to know you’re wearing one.

Hearing Solutions

 The holiday season is a good time to pay special attention to the ones we love and show them how much we care. If you are noticing that your spouse or family member seems to be avoiding conversations or asking people to repeat themselves, it may be time to intervene. The Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about when to consider getting a hearing test.