Know The Laws

If you’re in the market for some new hearing aids there are a few things you should know before purchasing a set. Mindy Pollitt, Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist in Lake Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery’s Audiology Department reveals some important rules and regulations governing the purchase of hearing aids in the Sunshine State.

Choices in Hearing

If you spent the holiday season straining to hear those around you, you may be thinking about kicking off the New Year with a brand new set of hearing aids. The audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain the different styles of hearing aids available and how to find out what is right for you. Web Extra: The FDA list of hearing aid styles.

I Can Hear

The holiday season is upon us bringing with it music, laughter, family gatherings, and special conversations; but if you’re one of the 48 million Americans who struggle with hearing loss, the holiday season can be especially trying. The audiology professionals at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery want you to know that advancements in hearing technology could make this season the most wonderful time of the year, after all.

Tinnitus Trouble

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that roughly 20 million people struggle with chronic tinnitus, while 2 million people have an extreme and debilitating case. The audiology and hearing aid specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain what tinnitus is and how it can be treated. WEB EXTRA: The  American Tinnitus Association  says that while there is no cure for tinnitus, there are some things patients can do to find relief.

Audiology Awareness Month

October is National Audiology Awareness Month… a time set aside to raise awareness about hearing loss. Approximately 48 million Americans have a significant hearing loss and 15 million of them avoid seeking help. The audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery talk about the importance of having a diagnostic hearing test. We also welcome you to check out their all-new website for even more information about the team and their services.

Audiology Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, audiology is considered a “bright outlook” occupation, a designation it received because of its excellent job outlook. Employment is expected to grow 29% by the year 2024… which is much faster than the average for other occupations. With such a promising outlook, more and more young adults are choosing Audiology as their career path. We decided to talk with Paige Holt, a Doctor of Audiology with the Audiology and Hearing Aid team at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery  to find out what drew her to this sophisticated occupation. We

Too Much Noise

Right now one in five American teens suffer from some form of hearing loss, according to a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association. In 1994 that rate was roughly one in eight. Much of the rise in teen hearing loss is attributed to Noise Induced Hearing Loss, a form of hearing loss that develops when the inner ear is damaged by prolonged exposure to harmful sound levels. We spoke with the Audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery to find out how much noise is too much noise…

Childhood Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can occur at any age and is the most common birth defect in the United States.  For very young children, the ability to hear is an important part of their social, emotional and cognitive development. A mild or partial hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to develop speech and language properly. The Audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they test and treat the many different ranges of childhood hearing loss.

Man, I Can Hear!

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. One in three people older than 60 – and half of those older than 85 –  have hearing loss. Men are almost twice as likely as women to have hearing loss among adults aged 20-69. Working one on one to resolve hearing issues is a source of pride for the Audiology team at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery. You don’t have to take our word for it though, We spoke with one patient, Ken Johnston, who told us about his experience…

Evolving Solutions

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. The goal is to raise awareness about hearing and speech problems, encouraging people to analyze their own hearing and speech, and to take action if they think there might be a problem. Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology with Lake ENT’s Audiology team – explains the best methods for testing their patients and how hearing aids have evolved over time.