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.
Often with similar symptoms, there have been recent links connecting ADD, ADHD and Hearing Loss in Children. Michigan State University reports that there are an estimated 8 million children in North America who have some degree of hearing loss. They say that on any given day, every elementary school teacher can expect to have one-fourth to one-third of his or her students without normal hearing. We spoke with specialists at Lake Ear Nose and Throat about testing and the dangers of hearing loss in school aged children.
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 some degree of hearing loss. The specialists that make up the audiology team at Lake ENT explain their theories and the importance of hearing tests as we age.
If you spent the holidays straining to hear the conversations your loved ones were having, but feel self conscious about a hearing aid, you might be interested in what the professionals have to say. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake ENT explains how with new hearing aid technology, no one needs to know you are wearing one.