Hearing Aid Options

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{youtube}bq7mvBA5VMA{/youtube}The National Academy on an Aging Society reports that Twenty-two million Americans—about 8 percent of the population—have impaired hearing, which varies from mild loss of sensitivity to total loss of hearing. The team of audiology and hearing aid specialists at Lake ENT explain the different types of hearing aids, and how both technology and appearance have improved over the years.

Expo Education

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While at the LifeStream Wellness expo, we ran into some familair faces from the Audiology team at LAKE ENT. Why do they get out of the office and into the community? To educate the public on the myths and misconceptions of hearing loss and hearing aid technology.

Early Hearing Loss

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What do lawn mowers, ipods and hair dryers have in common? They all generate enough noise to damage your hearing. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake ENT says ringing in the ears is often the first sign of hearing loss.

Doctor of Audiology

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When it comes to your hearing, you shouldn’t mess around with gimmicks. The team of audiology specialists at Lake ENT explains the importance of having a doctor of audiology on staff.

Dizzy Spell

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A new study reported in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society says the fear of falling prevails, even when physical performance improves through exercise. Dustin McFarland, Neurodiagnostic Technologist at Lake ENT explains that balance issues and dizzy spells can indicate a very serious inner ear problem.

Diagnosing Dizziness and Preventing Falls Among the Elderly

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A new report from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders states that hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health problem among older Americans. Yet, only 20% of the 36 million who could be helped by hearing aids, actually use them.

Diagnosing a Wide Range of Hearing Conditions

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It’s estimated that 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 are living with some degree of hearing loss. We talked with Dr. Michael Freedman at Lake ENT about their patient population and their ability to diagnose wide range of hearing conditions.

Diabetic Infections

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The CDC reports that people with diabetes are more susceptible to many other illnesses. Jennifer Ferguson, Physician Assistant at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explains how even something as simple as a mild ear infection can turn serious for diabetics.

Custom Hearing

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{youtube}3hNZTHqfExY{/youtube}Recognizing that different people have different needs and different concerns when it comes to hearing aids, Keith Whitmore of Lake ENT’s audiology team explains how hearing loss first presents and the different types of hearing aids that will best meet your individual needs.

Better Hearing Month

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month as designated by The American Hearing Speech Language Association.