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.

Life Balance

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About a third of Americans over 65 fall each year, resulting in nearly 20,000 deaths and more than 2 million emergency room visits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 Dustin McFarland, Neuro Diagnostic Technologist for Lake ENT explains how they can help patients with balance issues and dizzy disorders.

Inherited Hearing Loss

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Recently, using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, investigators found a greater prevalence of hearing impairment among adults with diabetes than without. The Audiology specialists at Lake ENT explain the importance of having regular hearing tests, especially if diabetes or hearing loss runs in your family.

Infection and Hearing Loss

Certain infections can cause hearing loss at any age and one of the most common culprits is bacterial meningitis. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake Ear, Nose & Throat explains that infection isn’t the only cause of hearing loss. <<Back to Video Archive