If you are considering purchasing an assisted listening device, such as a hearing aid, on the internet or over the phone, you may be breaking the law. We spoke with Mindy Pollitt, Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist at Lake Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery about the rules and regulations governing hearing aids in Florida.
You might be surprised to learn that diabetes can also affect your hearing… According to the American Diabetes Association, the National Institute of Health has found that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes as it is in those who don’t have the disease. Paige Holt, Dr. of Audiology at Lake ENT reminds us that other things can contribute to hearing loss as well as diabetes.
The National Academy on an Aging Society reports that the most common chronic conditions for those 65 and older are hearing impairments, arthritis, heart disease, hypertension and cataracts. Paige Holt, Dr. of Audiology at Lake ENT explains that while you cannot reverse hearing loss, you can treat it…