Hey  there,

Louisiana is rather, well… quiet this summer with many concert and festival cancellations. But the team can guarantee that the quietness is a welcome relief to your ears and the perfect time to consider the damage exposure to loud noises can cause.

Maybe you’ve noticed that some celebrities are speaking openly about their hearing loss. People like Halle Berry, Barbra Streisand, Rob Lowe, and Robert Redford have all gone public about a condition.

You wouldn’t know they have a hearing loss when watching them on the stage or screen, but like millions of people across the US, they too have been affected by it. Yet they’ve proven that no challenge is too difficult to overcome.

Rocker Huey Lewis (Huey Lewis and the News) is another example.
After having a hearing loss in his right ear for several decades, his hearing challenges intensified in 2018 following a Meniere’s disease diagnosis in his “good” left ear.

The additional symptoms, which can include hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus, forced the band to cancel their tour and question their future.

But in a recent NPR interview, Huey said, “I’m hoping to recover my hearing so we can get the band back together and play live,” after undergoing treatment.

Celebrity talk about hearing loss has greatly reduced the stigma around it, but celebrities aren’t the only ones addressing the issue publicly. Manufacturers are creating products that shine the spotlight on hearing loss.

American Girl, for instance, has produced a doll that wears a hearing aid, highlighting the issue of children’s hearing loss.

All of this publicity is prompting people to freely discuss their hearing loss and even book a hearing test. Personal stories really can inspire others.

Take Part in Something Special

Celebrity testimonials can inspire millions. But raising community awareness through its residents is even more powerful.

You should be proud of your own hearing care efforts, so why not share your journey with others? Your words of wisdom will be music to their ears!

This is particularly important as hearing loss is rising in America. No longer just a factor that those with amazing histories have to address, teens and young adults are now some of the worst affected.

A quiet chat with someone who has concerns is all it takes to change a life. After a hearing assessment, they’ll soon realize what a difference you’ve made to them.

If you have worries or know someone else who does, contact us for more information. It’s important to get the message out about hearing treatment now more than ever.

Handy Resources

How Can I Help a Loved One with Hearing Loss?

Because hearing loss usually comes on gradually, most people are unaware that they have the condition.

If you recognize the symptoms of hearing loss in your loved one and want to help, we have laid out some critical steps you can take.

Learn more…

Android Streaming Now Available for ReSound Hearing Aids

If you wear the latest ReSound Hearing Aids and you have an Android 10 smartphone, you’re in luck. Direct audio streaming is now available for compatible devices. SLENT Hearing & Balance Center can help you take advantage of this exciting new development.

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Have a question or need help? Then we’re here for you.

Call us at (985) 273-5795.

Have a great July!

The team at SLENT Hearing & Balance Center

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Dr. JJ Martinez, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

Dr. JJ Martinez, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

Dr. JJ Martinez served active duty in the United States Marine Corps before receiving his bachelor's degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2005 and his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2010. Dr. Martinez is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.