If the busy holiday season made you or a loved one realize that you’re missing more of the conversation and asking others to repeat things, 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 of when looking into hearing aids…
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.
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.
While visual perception may dominate the information that flows into our brains… our hearing is the next most important of our senses. But as we get older, changes in our inner ear can cause a slow and steady hearing loss. The loss could be mild or severe, but it is always permanent. Mindy Pollitt, Audiology specialist at Lake ENT explains the different types of hearing loss.
If you’ve been straining to hear the conversations around you, but vanity is preventing you from doing anything about it… you may be interested to know that the hearing devices of today are more advanced than ever before. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explains that with so many options in technology now… no one even needs to know you are wearing a hearing aid.