By: Dana Luzon, Au.D., FAAA, Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology
Hearing loss is an increasing health concern in this nation.
Over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss. That’s more than four times the amount of people who live in
New York City.
The statistics are shocking, and even more so knowing that more than half of those 36 million Americans are under the age of 65. Make an appointment with an audiologist this October during National Audiology Awareness Month.
“Hearing loss can be caused by exposure to loud noises, family history of hearing loss, trauma or ear disease, harm to the inner ear, illness, and deterioration due to the normal aging process,” explains Dr. Dana Luzon. The amount of noise Americans are exposed to today plays an important role in the recent increase of hearing loss across the nation. It’s no longer just a health concern for seniors.
Some telling signs of a hearing problem are:
Trouble hearing conversation in a noisy environment such as a restaurant
Difficulty following along in group conversations
Increasing the volume on the television and the sound still isn’t clear
Difficulty or inability to hear people talking to you without looking at them
Withdrawal from social gatherings
If you think you may have a hearing loss, you should see a Doctor of Audiology. A hearing evaluation will determine the degree of hearing loss you have and what can be done. Although most hearing loss is permanent, an audiologist can determine the best treatment plan for each patient’s listening needs and lifestyle.
In celebration of Audiology Awareness Month, Audiology & Hearing Aids of the Palm Beaches is having a Hearing Health Seminar on October 17 from 11:30am–1:30pm at Duffy’s Sports Grill in North Palm Beach.
Topics of discussion will include:
Risk factors of hearing loss
The relationship between untreated hearing loss and dementia
What is tinnitus?
What to look for in a hearing care professional
The truth about the cost of hearing aids — value vs. price
Space is limited for this event, and attendees should RSVP before October 15 by calling 561.627.3552. Complimentary lunch is included.
About Audiology & Hearing Aids
of the Palm Beaches
Being the only AudigyCertified™ audiology practice in Palm Beach County ensures that we offer up-to-date diagnostics and technology to our patients. Dr. Luzon is a board-certified doctor of audiology, and she keeps current on changes in the hearing care industry. We are proud to have been selected and certified by an esteemed group of our peers for upholding the highest standards of patient care.
We at Audiology & Hearing Aids of the Palm Beaches offer at no extra charge:
75-day retraining period
3-year repair warranty
3 years loss and damage protection
3 years of office visits and service
Free batteries for the life of the devices
A home for your hearing health care
Originally from Southern NJ, Dana Luzon received her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the Richard Stockton College of NJ, and continued on to receive her Doctorate of Audiology at Salus University’s residential program. Her varied clinical experiences throughout her doctoral studies include: VA hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, ENT and private practice settings. Her professional interests include: audiologic rehabilitation and progressive tinnitus devices. Her interests in the field outside of the clinic include: Humanitarian Audiology, and Audiology Awareness. Dr. Luzon currently lives in West Palm Beach, FL.
Audiology & Hearing Aids of the Palm Beaches
561. 627. 3552
4266 Northlake Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens