Audiology

Sound Sense

Hearing loss affects a third of older Americans and men usually experience greater hearing loss and earlier onset than women.

In fact, the American Academy of Family Physicians points out that the most common type of hearing loss is age-related hearing loss.

Studies have shown that older adults with hearing loss have a greater risk of developing dementia, memory loss and concentration than seniors with normal hearing. 

Ken Johnston talked to us about how the Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery helped him overcome some of the challenges related to his age-related hearing loss.

Hidden Hearing Help

Each May hearing and speech advocates raise awareness about disorders related to hearing loss, during Better Hearing and Speech Month.

The awareness month was created by The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The hope is to encourage hearing loss screenings, promote hearing loss prevention, and motivate people to seek treatment for hearing-and-speech related issues. 

So what are some of the reasons people may elect not to improve their hearing? And why might some of those reasons be outdated? The Hearing Aid and Audiology Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery shared some insight.