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.
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.
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.
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.
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.