Hearing loss can occur at any age and is the most common birth defect in the United States. For very young children, the ability to hear is an important part of their social, emotional and cognitive development. A mild or partial hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to develop speech and language properly. The Audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they test and treat the many different ranges of childhood hearing loss.
Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. One in three people older than 60 – and half of those older than 85 – have hearing loss. Men are almost twice as likely as women to have hearing loss among adults aged 20-69. Working one on one to resolve hearing issues is a source of pride for the Audiology team at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery. You don’t have to take our word for it though, We spoke with one patient, Ken Johnston, who told us about his experience…
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. The goal is to raise awareness about hearing and speech problems, encouraging people to analyze their own hearing and speech, and to take action if they think there might be a problem. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology with Lake ENT’s Audiology team – explains the best methods for testing their patients and how hearing aids have evolved over time.
If you’re in the market for a hearing aid, it’s best to consult with a doctor of audiology or a licensed hearing aid specialist to make sure you’re getting the one that’s right for you. There are numerous avenues to purchase a hearing aid, and not at all of them are trustworthy. Mindy Pollitt – who is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist with Lake ENT’s Audiology team – advises on the red flags to watch out for.
The American Speech Language and Hearing Association recommends consulting an audiologist to find the hearing aid that’s right for you. Once you’ve found the right hearing aid, it’s important to keep it in top working order. Paige Holt of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery‘s Audiology team explains how they help their patients find the perfect hearing aid, and how to care for it.
Earlier in the year we brought you this story from the audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery, who explain that there is nothing to be afraid of when looking into hearing aids… Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explains that with so many options in hearing aid technology these days… people don’t even have to know you are wearing one.
To hear or not to hear… that is the question. According to the National Institutes of Health, only one in five people who need a hearing aid actually wear one. Why is that? Reasons range from embarrassment and denial to comfort and care. But today’s hearing aids offer greater style and technology options – making them better-performing, better looking, and easier to wear. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explains that with so many options in hearing aid technology these days… people don’t even have to know you are wearing
October is National Audiology Awareness Month… a time set aside to raise awareness about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. Approximately 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noises; and as many as 16 percent of teens have reported some hearing loss that could have been caused by loud noise. The audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain how hearing loss in youth often presents…