It Rings A Bell

February is host to Tinnitus Awareness Week. It’s one of the most widespread health maladies in the world. Nearly 45 million people in the United States are affected by it. Mindy Pollitt of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery‘s Audiology team sounds off on the facts of the condition.

Too Loud for Too Long

On-The-Job hearing loss is more serious than you think. Mindy Pollitt, Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist with the Audiology team atLake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgeryenlightens us on the most common workplace injury today.

Hearing Aid Aides

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.

I’m All Ears

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

Audiology Awareness Month

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…

Hear It Here

  While visual perception may dominate the information that flows into our brains… our hearing is the next most important of our senses. As we get older, changes in our inner ear can cause a slow and steady hearing loss. The loss could be mild or severe, but it is always permanent. Mindy Pollitt, Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explains the different types of hearing loss…

Hear The Children

Hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to develop communication, language, and social skills. The earlier children with hearing loss start getting services, the more likely they are to reach their full potential. The audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain how hearing loss in youth often presents…

Hearing Loss and Dementia

Age related hearing loss is generally perceived as a normal part of aging and remains an under-treated health condition in our aging population. In fact, one out of three people over age 65 have some degree of hearing loss. What’s even more concerning is that hearing loss has been linked to cognitive decline. The audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain that if you or someone you know has difficulty hearing, the sooner you get tested the better your quality of life.

Hearing Help for Men

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Ladies, the next time your husband says he didn’t hear you when you called his name… he may be telling the truth…   More than 28 million Americans have some type of hearing impairment and approximately 60 percent of them are men. The audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery highlights some of the symptoms of hearing loss.      

Bumper to Bumper Hearing Loss

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A four year study of more than five-thousand people shows that long term exposure to traffic noise could increase the rate of obesity in adults. How do you know if your hearing is at risk? The Audiology specialists at Lake Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explain the different ways hearing loss presents.