By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services –
Seminars concerning Hearing Health Care have been scheduled throughout Southwest Florida during the month of January. These lectures have been designed to educate people about all of the confusing and misunderstood symptoms of NERVE DEAFNESS, and Tinnitus (“Ringing Ears”) and new research into the treatment of these conditions. John Hoglund BC-HIS, ACA of Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Center says “I started my lecture series back in 1985, because I discovered that most people don’t know enough about their hearing. I always say that when groups of friends are talking about Blood Pressure readings, Cholesterol levels, or even Blood Sugar levels most people understand these conditions…but when it comes to HEARING, there is a lot more confusion and misinformation! We have tried to be the educational resource for the hearing impaired in Southwest Florida, and offer these lectures as a way to keep people informed about their hearing.” Past Seminars have included experts in hearing pathology, new F.D.A. approved Tinnitus treatment, and more recently experts in Dementia research talking about the strong tie between hearing loss and memory issues. “This month’s speaker Dr. Rob Morrison, has been a real audience favorite from prior lectures”, states John “and we are glad to have him back at the end of January!”
Dr. Morrison will offer insight into the remarkable advancements in hearing aids in the past several years including digital technology, directional microphones, wireless and Bluetooth applications, extended wear devices, and the invisible solutions for dealing with hearing loss. He will help sort through the many questions concerning hearing loss, consumer reports, and hearing aid prices, answer all questions about the often confusing features and benefits of hearing aids, and advancements in the treatment of NERVE DEAFNESS!
Lectures are offered in their very popular “Lunch & Learn” format at local area Perkins restaurants. “Dr. Morrison has a wonderful power point presentation that explains every breakthrough available today, and how each technology can benefit those who suffer with hearing loss or ringing ear”, John says,” and we leave extra time at the end of the lecture for attendees questions. There is NO CHARGE for the lectures and Perkins provides a free meal for all who attend!” These seminars quite frequently SELL OUT due to space limitations at the facilities so RSVP as soon as you can to insure availability.
“More Americans than ever before are suffering with hearing loss,” says Sergei Kochkin, executive director of The Better Hearing Institute in Washington, D.C. “Yet we treat hearing loss like a neglected orphan in today’s health care system. We still don’t have a universal hearing loss screening program for children or adults and the historical incidence of physician screening for hearing loss has been low—despite the fact that more than 95 percent of those with hearing loss could benefit from hearing aids.” According to a survey by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), fewer than 15 percent of those who received a physical exam in the last year said they received a hearing screening by their physician or nurse during that exam. Numerous studies have linked untreated hearing loss to a wide range of physical and emotional conditions, including irritability, negativism, anger, fatigue, tension, stress, depression, avoidance or withdrawal from social situations, social rejection and loneliness, reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety, impaired memory and ability to learn new tasks, reduced job performance and earning power, and diminished psychological and overall health. Untreated hearing loss has now been linked to a dramatic increase in developing Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease! More than 34 million Americans—or roughly 11 percent of the U.S. population—have hearing loss. Over the past generation, hearing loss has increased at a rate of 160 percent of U.S. population growth. Yet it remains one of the most commonly unaddressed health conditions in America today. Six out of ten Americans with hearing loss are below retirement age.
“When you’re dealing with something as important as one of your five senses”, states Mr. Hoglund, “Knowledge is POWER! When I read statistics about the lack of input from Primary Care Physicians concerning Hearing related matters, it makes me realize why so many people appreciate these educational seminar opportunities, and it makes my wife Patricia and I even more determined to try and get the best lecturers in our field to provide these seminars. Patients have raved about how much they enjoyed Dr. Morrison in the past, and to have him available in January when all of our Seasonal Residents are in town was wonderful.” Call 498-7142 to RSVP for lecture in your area. All it will COST is a little of your TIME… but the Knowledge you receive may be PRICELESS!
The seminar’s will be held the following days at 3:00 at each Perkins listed below:
Monday Jan. 27th
Perkins Lehigh Acres
2700 Lee Boulevard
Tuesday Jan. 28th
14801 Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers at Six Mile Cypress and US 41
Wednesday Jan. 29th
27941 Crowne Lake Drive in Bonita Springs at Bonita Beach Rd. and US 41
Thursday Jan. 30th
3583 Pine Ridge Road in Naples at the Pine Ridge Road Perkins near I-75
Friday Jan. 31st
20320 Grande Oak Shoppes Blvd. in Estero at Corkscrew and Ben Hill Griffith near Miromar Outlets