Women’s Expo

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A big event every year is the Women’s Expo at The Villages Polo Pavilion. This year was no exception. The Audiology and Hearing specialists at Lake ENT explain why they came out this year to educate the women of Lake and Sumter counties….

When Listening Leads to Better Hearing

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Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake Ear Nose and Throat believes that solving someone’s hearing challenges, begins with listening. For her, listening comes from passion, and that passion comes from family.

Veterans Care

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2012 marks a new chapter in Veterans’ Care by the Audiology and Hearing Aid team at Lake Ear, Nose and Throat. The Villages offices of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery has been selected as one of only two area referral offices for audiology testing and hearing aid dispensing for overflow clients of The Villages area Veterans Administration. One of the stringent criteria of the VA contract requires that the VA patient must be seen by a Doctor of Audiology. Paige Holt is one of three such Doctors of Audiology on the Lake ENT staff.

Smoking and Hearing Loss

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Researchers have known the dangers of smoking tobacco for decades but a recently published report on AudiologyOnline confirms a strong link between smoking and hearing loss. Whatever the cause of your hearing loss, we caught up with Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake ENT at a recent health expo she explained how advances in technology and accessories in hearing is changing the way hearing loss is treated.

Prenatal Hearing Loss

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Parents can now add hearing loss to the list of bad things tobacco smoke can do to children. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake ENT explains how they test for hearing loss in infants.

Obesity and Breathing

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The International Journal of General Medicine reports that obesity is strongly linked with respiratory symptoms and diseases, including COPD and asthma. We spoke with Ed Neuzil, registered nurse practitioner at Allergy, Sinus and Asthma Family Health Center about how a few extra pounds can drastically affect your ability to breathe.

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, as designated by “The American Hearing and Speech Language Association”. This year’s campaign theme: Identify the Signs. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake ENT highlights some of the signs of hearing loss, and explains treatment options.

Male Hearing Loss

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Ladies, the next time you call out to your man and he says he didn’t hear you, he may not be lying. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at LAKE ENT explains why men are more susceptible to hearing loss.

Listen Closely

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Can you hear me now? Apparently not all college students will answer that question correctly. Researchers at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions were recruiting college students with normal hearing for a study on temporary hearing loss when they found something surprising. Paige Holt, Dr. of Audiology at Lake ENT wants you to be able to recognize the symptoms of hearing loss.