Coping With Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears, a common problem affecting over 50 million Americans. The first week of February hosts Tinnitus Awareness Week. Mindy Pollitt, Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about tinnitus and how it’s recognized.

Serious Sound Waves

Listening to loud noise over a long period of time can damage the inner ear. Unfortunately, this damage is usually permanent. The World Health Organization recommends that adults not be exposed to more than 140 decibels of peak sound pressure, similar to the sound of a siren. For children, the recommendation is 120 decibels, similar to the sound of a crowd. The hearing specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain how noise can damage hair cells, membranes, nerves, or other parts of your ear, causing temporary or permanent hearing loss.

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.