Dementia and Hearing Loss: There May Be a Link

Growing evidence indicates that older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia. Hearing aids can improve the negative effects of hearing loss on the brain. Your hearing and your brain Think of hearing as a partnership between your ears and your brain. When someone speaks, your brain processes the sounds so that… Continue »

How Does Heart Health Impact Hearing Health?

With February upon us and Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we decided to take a look at research concerning how heart health and hearing health are connected! Research data reveals a link between hearing health and cardiovascular health. In fact, the two often correspond, a healthy cardiovascular system appears to have a positive effect… Continue »

Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids

“Immediate difference in clarity.” “The quality and performance is really beyond anything I’ve seen.” “Patients have experienced a significant improvement in sound quality when comparing hearing aids, even to recent technology.” “Patients have noticed improvement when listening to music and improvement for clarity of softer voices.” The above are just a few things people have… Continue »

Hearing Tips for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year ‘Tis the season to be jolly. But it’s also the season when hearing loss can become more obvious — and problematic. For most, the holiday season is packed with social activities. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, the calendar fills with work socials, family gatherings, shopping excursions and parties… Continue »

Genetic Hearing Loss? You Could Have Your Father’s Hearing.

Baldness, freckles…hearing loss?  Yes, it seems we can inherit many of our parents’ traits, whether or not we truly want them.  While we have known for years that different conditions such as baldness, high blood pressure and poor eyesight can have genetic origins, recent studies have revealed more information into genetic hearing loss in many individuals. … Continue »

Do You Have a Mother with Hearing Loss?

It’s Mother’s Day this month — a terrific time to remember and give thanks for all the things our mothers did to make our childhood easier and more carefree. Cards, brunches and bouquets are the traditional way to honor Mom. But wouldn’t it be great if you could repay her by helping to make her life… Continue »

The Alarming Impact of Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Since symptoms of age-related hearing loss may start occurring by age fifty-five, it is safe to assume that many individuals in the workforce are experiencing some degree of hearing loss. Recently, the non-profit Better Hearing Institute (BHI) took a close look at the impact untreated hearing loss has on the workplace — and its workforce…. Continue »

A Little Hearing Loss Could be a Big Deal

We hear it from our patients all the time: “A little hearing loss is no big deal.” And sure, when compared to vision loss, gradual hearing loss is easier to deal with, work around and put off. But make no mistake, untreated hearing impairment can quickly turn into a “big deal” — which may have serious consequences… Continue »

North Fulton ENT in the News

On behalf of our entire staff at North Fulton ENT Associates, we offer a heart-felt THANK YOU to both our friends in the community and our physician peers for recognizing our commitment to providing each patient with outstanding quality of care.  We are proud to share that our physicians and audiologists have yet again been honored as… Continue »

Hearing Health and Your Heart

In February we celebrate Valentine’s Day, so when better to discuss matters of the heart? Though most conversations around the heart pertain to love this time of year, the heart’s connection to hearing health and hearing loss should also have you thinking about your loved one. Studies show that hearing health and cardiovascular health impact each… Continue »