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.

Allergies or Flu?

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{youtube}plZAsGHs7TU{/youtube}You might be surprised to learn that diabetes can also affect your hearing… According to the American Diabetes Association, the National Institute of Health has found that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes as it is in those who don’t have the disease. Paige Holt, Dr. of Audiology at Lake ENT reminds us that other things can contribute to hearing loss as well as diabetes. 

Aging Ears

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{youtube}gugaOVL7J0o{/youtube}According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, there’s a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake ENT says hearing loss is a common condition associated with aging. But that doesn’t mean you should accept your hearing loss.

Missing Out

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According to a study done by The National Council on Aging, approximately 28 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss; 19 million of these are 45 years of age and older.  Many of these people wait decades to seek treatment for a hearing loss that should have been treated many years earlier. If the busy holiday season made you or a loved one realize that you’re missing out on conversation, maybe it’s time to address your hearing loss.  The Audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explain that there is nothing to be afraid

Vocal Changes

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The Wildwood Community Center recently played host to the Super Expo – highlighting local businesses – from home improvement to beauty supplies, and healthcare professionals. We caught up with Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake ENT to find out what’s new.

Hearing Better

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Hearing problems can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. They can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. Working one on one to resolve hearing issues is a source of pride for Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery. You don’t have to take our word for it though, We spoke with one patient who told us about his experience.