June 4, 2020 - Thursday

May is Better Hearing Month

Dana Luzon Coveney, Au.D.
Board Certified Doctor of Audiology
May is Better  Hearing MonthAccording to the Better Hearing Institute, hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the country today, behind only arthritis and heart disease with more than 50 million Americans suffering from its effects. With May being recognized as the National Better Hearing Month and to help bring attention to this issue affecting approximately 1 in 5 Americans, Dr. Luzon Coveney is encouraging all Americans to educate themselves on hearing health.
“The myth regarding hearing difficulty is that it is associated with the normal aging process. However, hearing loss is typically a reflection of past noise exposure and/or a family history of hearing loss. Further, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than 65,” said Dana Luzon Coveney, Au.D., Board Certified Doctor of Audiology at Audiology & Hearing Aids of the Palm Beaches. As the baby boomer population ages, more Americans are forced to face hearing health challenges. Growing numbers of younger Americans are also reporting hearing problems. Occupational noise is another factor impacting hearing in people of all ages.
“Sadly, too many people either do not recognize that they are having hearing difficulties, or do not want to admit their difficulties due to preconceived notions or social stereotypes.” Modern hearing devices are advanced, cosmetically discreet and are fully automated. Because not seeking treatment can have long-term negative effects on communication and cognition, Dr. Luzon Coveney wants to remind people that help is available. Even a mild hearing loss, if left untreated can lead to memory loss and cognitive decline.
“With the month of May being recognized as National Better Hearing Month, I want to encourage people in the community to seek answers to their questions about hearing difficulties and to educate themselves about available solutions,” said Dr. Luzon Coveney, who was voted by the public as the best Audiologist in in Palm Beach County.
“That is why I will be sponsoring Free Hearing Screenings during the entire month of May. The screening is 100% free and there is no cost or obligation to attend. However, due to limited scheduling, the free screening requires an appointment. Anyone who is interested need to simply call my office at 561-627-3552. My goal in sponsoring these screenings is to provide people in this community with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions regarding hearing health,” said Dr. Luzon Coveney.
Professional services offered by Dr. Luzon Coveney include:
Video Otoscopy
Comprehensive Hearing Testing
Dispensing of Digital Hearing Aids
Use of Live Speech Mapping
and Real Ear Measures
Tinnitus Evaluation and Treatment
Aural Rehabilitation and Counseling
Hearing Aid Checks and Servicing
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
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 inte-rests 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 and Hearing Aids of the Palm Beaches
4266 Northlake Blvd.,
Palm Beach Gardens
FL 33410

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