Improving Your Senses
Conditions that affect hearing loss can occur at any age – from birth to Boomer and beyond. Lake ENT offers extensive diagnostic and testing resources including a hearing test booth at each of our locations. The nationally certified Doctors of Audiology, licensed hearing aid specialists, and the audiology staff at our facilities in Leesburg, Tavares, and The Villages work together, along with the medical staff, to zero-in on the cause, degree and most effective treatment for your hearing loss.
Lake ENT offers only the highest-quality hearing aids and constantly monitors the market to insure the most competitive pricing. Because we are not affiliated with any one manufacturer of hearing aids, we can offer a broad selection of technology, placement and features, all to meet practically any budget and situation. Our specialist work closely with you to determine the hearing aid best suited for your condition, needs and lifestyle.
Hearing aids may be in-the-ear (ITE), behind-the-ear, (BTE), in-the-canal (ITC) or completely-in-the-canal (CIC).
Hearing aids are custom fit for each wearer. Behind-the-ear aids fit behind the ear by means of a custom ear mold. Our office carries both standard hearing aids as well as the newer computer-programmable models and even those that now come with Bluetooth technology. In addition, we also service all hearing aids, and carry a variety of hearing aid batteries.
Once you are fitted for a hearing aid at Lake ENT, you have a partner for life in insuring the fit, effectiveness and maintenance of your device is always at its maximum. There is a reason why the audiology specialists at our Leesburg practice are Central Florida’s first choice for the hearing impaired.
Conditions that affect the health and function of the ear can be as simple as ear wax or something more serious. Lake ENT offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for the entire family to help determine the cause of the condition as well as most suitable treatment.
When hearing loss is part of your diagnosis, Lake ENT’s physicians work closely with our Audiology team to provide seamless care and vice-versa. We also utilize the resources of our balance and vestibular specialists to address any inner ear conditions that may be causing dizziness or vertigo.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls can lead to moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can even increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable.
Research – as reported by Consumer Reports – indicates that 1 in 3 adults over age 40 had signs of inner-ear dysfunction. This translates to 69 million people nationwide. And nearly a third of the people in this group (more than 22 million people) were unaware of their balance problems, as they’d had no symptoms suggesting anything was wrong. These people were three times more likely to have a serious fall than those with a healthy sense of balance. And the risk of falls was 12 times higher among those with inner-ear problems who’d experienced dizziness or other symptoms.
Preventing falls, particularly those due to inner ear and balance conditions, begins with early and proper diagnosis followed by treatment which may include medications, lifestyle modifications and/or physical therapy.
All of which are offered by the vestibular conditions specialists at Lake ENT, proudly serving Leesburg, Tavares, and the Villages.