All of us here at Acadian Hearing Services welcome you to another issue of our newsletter. We are back again with more hearing health tips, fun facts, and audiological news!
So, what’s new this month? Well, it is October, and that means one thing…
IT’S NATIONAL AUDIOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH!
This month is a big deal for us audiologists, and it should be for you, too. Whether you’re already a hearing aid user, suffer from any degree of hearing loss, or if you care for someone who does, then this month is all about you.
So, as many of us take our hearing for granted and only seek help when problems arise – we’d like your help in changing that.
We will be sharing a lot on our social media this month to raise awareness for hearing health, and we’d love it if you could head over, share our content with your family and friends, and help get the word out there!
It’s Audiology Awareness Month after all, so let’s spread some awareness and get more people talking about hearing health!
Why You Should Choose an Audiologist to Treat Your Hearing Loss
It’s good to be picky when deciding where to go regarding your hearing health, and while there may be many options available, this article will explain why a trained audiologist could be the best choice for you…
What Is Causing My Dizziness and Imbalance?
Dizziness and balance issues are, more often than not, symptoms of an underlying condition. In this article, we explain the main causes and what can be done to help you…
Hello and Kudos
This month, it’s all about the lovely Dr. Bridget Garrido who has recently taken some pretty impressive strides within the world of audiology!
Dr. Garrido has been named president of the
Louisiana Academy of Audiology and last month, she gave a presentation on the topic of hearing conservation at the organization’s state conference.
A native of Baton Rouge, Dr. Garrido has been a part of our team since 1994. She received her doctorate of audiology from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. She is certified nationally from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds Louisiana state licensure. Outside of work, Bridget enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her friends, husband, and two children.
Everyone at Acadian Hearing Services is super pleased about Dr. Garrido’s latest achievements.
It’s Hearing Health Tip Time
There’s no doubt that we all like to listen to a bit of music on our commute to work or trip to the store, but, according to the World Health Organization, over a billion teenagers worldwide are at risk of noise-induced hearing loss from listening to music at high volumes through ear-buds and headphones.
If you enjoy using headphones, then you can protect your hearing by following the 60/60 rule – listen at 60% volume for 60 minutes a day, and when you can, always opt for over the ear headphones. In-ear buds sit directly by the eardrum and can cause more damage than headphones.
Time For This Month’s
To allow them to hear ultra-sonic sounds, the hawkmoth has a structure within their mouth called the “Labrel Pilifer.” This tiny hair-like organ is believed to sense vibrations as specific frequencies – such as those made by echolocating bats, allowing them to hear their predators and avoid getting eaten!
And That’s All For Now
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter – we hope it has been useful to you.
And always remember, at Acadian Hearing Services, we’ve got your back. If you have any concerns about your family’s hearing and balance health, book an appointment by calling us at
Book an Appointment Now.
See you next month!
Dr. Heidi J. Sorrells obtained her doctorate degree from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She is a certified Audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and she holds a Louisiana and a Texas Audiology License. Dr. Sorrells enjoys all aspects of working in a private practice audiology clinic but especially loves the challenges of vestibular (balance) assessment and rehabilitation.