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.

Ringing Relief

Coping with tinnitus is an ongoing struggle for nearly 50 million Americans. It has been described as annoying, frustrating and sometimes debilitating. The hearing specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain more about tinnitus and how they work with their patients to manage it.

Hearing Solutions

Routine wellness visits are important for several reasons. First, they are an important part of staying healthy and they allow you to catch problems early. Most of us visit our primary care doctor once a year, our dentist twice a year and get our vision tested at least every two years. But do you know when to get a hearing test? The Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery have helped many of their patients take back their lives by helping them to hear better. They explain when you should consider getting your

Sounds of School

The beginning of the school year is a very busy and exciting time. Everything is new again. New schools, new teachers, new friends; it’s easy to overlook your family’s hearing health. But there are plenty of reasons why a hearing test should be a priority for your school-aged children or grandchildren. The Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they test and treat the many different ranges of childhood hearing loss.   Web Extra: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association  

Celebrate Sound

Fourth of July fireworks can be a fun time of the year for everyone but whether you are shooting fireworks in your drive-way or watching a public display, you could be at risk for hearing damage. The Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain that the sounds around us everyday can have a lifelong impact on our hearing.