Better Together

If you’ve been experiencing problems with your hearing or balance it may be time to see a specialist, but which specialist? Should you see an Ear, Nose and Throat physician or an Audiologist? 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.

For The Love of Audiology

Although it’s something many of us take for granted, our ability to hear is one of the senses we rely on the most; but over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss- a health concern that is often preventable. October is National Audiology Awareness Month, a month dedicated to increasing public awareness of audiology services. We spoke with Paige Holt, a Doctor of Audiology with the Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery to find out what drew her to this gratifying field.

Volume Control

Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in America and exposure to loud noise is a leading cause. 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.

Let’s Hear It For Kids

Thousands of babies are born deaf or hard of hearing in the US each year. It’s important that they are identified early so they can receive support in a timely manner. Poor hearing means it is more difficult for children to pick up the speech and language around them, and that can have a major impact on how a child eventually performs in school. 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.

Easing Ear Issues

Our sense of hearing is important in our daily lives, so imagine always feeling like your ears are plugged up or that you are under water… Pat Parrett knows exactly what that feels like. On a routine visit to Dr. Dino Madonna at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery, she ended up finding the answer to a hearing problem that had plagued her for quite some time.

Sound Sense

Hearing loss affects a third of older Americans and men usually experience greater hearing loss and earlier onset than women. In fact, the American Academy of Family Physicians points out that the most common type of hearing loss is age-related hearing loss. Studies have shown that older adults with hearing loss have a greater risk of developing dementia, memory loss and concentration than seniors with normal hearing. Ken Johnston talked to us about how the Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery helped him overcome some of the challenges related to his age-related

Hidden Hearing Help

Each May hearing and speech advocates raise awareness about disorders related to hearing loss, during Better Hearing and Speech Month. The awareness month was created by The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The hope is to encourage hearing loss screenings, promote hearing loss prevention, and motivate people to seek treatment for hearing-and-speech related issues. So what are some of the reasons people may elect not to improve their hearing? And why might some of those reasons be outdated? The Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery shared some insight.

Hearing Health

The ability to hear is something we usually take for granted, that is, until we begin to lose it. More than 50 million Americans have hearing loss. This includes one in five teenagers and 60 percent of our returning veterans. We talked to the Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about the types of hearing loss that can affect us and how they are treated.

Hearing, Baby

Babies start hearing sounds before they are born. After birth, babies watch their parent’s faces and hear them speak. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends hearing screenings for all babies at least by one month of age. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake, Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explains how audiologists screen babies for hearing loss, and what parents need to look for.

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.