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

Hearing Tests

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A new study from the U.K. finds that teenagers whose hearing loss was detected in infancy had better reading comprehension than their hearing-impaired peers.

Hearing Help

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The Audiology specialists at Lake Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery recently held a free seminar on the signs of hearing loss. We caught up with Dr. of Audiology, Paige Holt…      

Hearing Aid Laws

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If you are considering purchasing an assisted listening device, such as a hearing aid, on the internet or over the phone, you may be breaking the law. We spoke with Mindy Pollitt, Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist at Lake Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery about the rules and regulations governing hearing aids in Florida.

Better Hearing Month

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month as designated by The American Speech Language Hearing Association. The Audiology specialists at Lake ENT explain the importance of having a diagnostic hearing test.

Male Hearing Loss

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As part of a personal commitment to educating the public about better hearing through technology, Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake ENT recently spoke to members of the “Hearing Loss Association of America, Central Florida Chapter” in the Villages.

Advanced Hearing

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As part of a personal commitment to educating the public about better hearing through technology, Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake ENT recently spoke to members of the “Hearing Loss Association of America, Central Florida Chapter” in the Villages.

Youth Hearing Loss

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Research indicates that as many as 1 in 5 teens suffers from hearing loss, much of it caused by noise damage. The Audiology specialists at Lake Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explain that high-decibel music from instruments, concerts and ear buds, in addition to other loud noises, can lead to irreversible hearing damage.