Audiology

Serious Sound Waves

Listening to loud noise over a long period of time can damage the inner ear. Unfortunately, this damage is usually permanent.

The World Health Organization recommends that adults not be exposed to more than 140 decibels of peak sound pressure, similar to the sound of a siren. For children, the recommendation is 120 decibels, similar to the sound of a crowd.

The hearing specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain how noise can damage hair cells, membranes, nerves, or other parts of your ear, causing temporary or permanent hearing loss.

Adept Audiology

At least 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss. The good news is that with all of the advancements in hearing treatments, there’s a good chance something can be done about it. 

A few months ago, Marc Robertz brought you this story about the benefits of having a multitude of hearing-health services all under one roof when he talked to Paige Holt, Doctor of Audiology at the Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery.