Hey there,

It’s Dr. JJ Martinez bringing you our October newsletter.

October marks Audiology Awareness Month, so all eyes (and ears!) are on our hearing profession this month. More than 36 million American adults have a hearing loss, and half of them are under the age of 65. So, it’s no wonder why our hearing health should be a concern.

At SLENT Hearing and Balance Center, you can count on us to be with you for every step of your better-hearing journey. Because as audiologists, it’s not just about how well you hear but also how healthy your ears are today and in the future.

To mark Audiology Awareness Month, we are splashing all out on our Facebook page with lots of useful articles and tips. So be sure to drop by and help us spread the word. Your “Shares” will help us to raise awareness.

As always, we’re here to help you with all of your hearing concerns. Don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Now, read on for more on the exciting world of audiology!

Patient Resources

What is The Difference Between an Audiologist and a Hearing Instrument Specialist?

Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of both roles to help you make the best decision for yourself.

Learn more…

What To Expect When Wearing Hearing Aids for The First Time

Hearing the world around you clearly again is amazing, but it can also take some time to get used to.

Learn more…

Hearing Health Tip

Did you know that medication can sometimes affect your hearing? Indeed, it’s true.  Popular non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, can play a role in hearing loss.

If you take these or any other medications regularly, be sure to discuss this with your doctor if you are concerned that they’ll affect your hearing ability. And remember to take your medication only as directed.


We know that some animals can hear in some pretty amazing ways, but what about plants? Can they hear?

Well, the answer is yes!

So, what are their ears? Their flowers!

Based on a study involving some evening primrose plants, it was discovered that within minutes of sensing the sound waves of nearby bee wings through the flower petals, the concentration of the sugar in the plants’ nectar rose by 20 percent.

It was also noted that flowers could tune out irrelevant background sounds such as the wind. It is believed that this ability could give some plants an evolutionary advantage, maximizing their chances to spread pollen.


How Did We Do?

At SLENT Hearing and Balance Center, our patients are our top priority and we always enjoy seeing you. We also love it when a patient drops us a kind word about their experience with us.

If you’ve been to see us recently, please take a few minutes to leave a review. Your positive words and enthusiasm will encourage others to take that first step towards better hearing. Click here to get started.

And That’s A Wrap!

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter – we hope it’s been useful to you.

As a reminder, we are always on your side. If you have any concerns about your family’s hearing health, book an appointment by calling us at
(985) 273-5795, or request a callback by clicking here.

Until next month,

Dr. JJ Martinez and the team at SLENT Hearing & Balance Center  

Insurance: Are you covered?

Figuring out whether or not your insurance benefits cover you for hearing care can be confusing and even frustrating. Don’t worry, though – we can help.

We partner with many major insurance companies and are more than happy to find out what you are entitled to. Simply click here to complete the form, and we’ll contact your insurance company on your behalf to sort out the fine details.

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Dr. JJ Martinez, AuD, FAAA

J.J. was born in Wichita, KS, and was brought up in a Marine Corps family. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the Marine Corps after high school and was stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC. After going to college at Southeastern Louisiana University, he went to graduate school and got his doctorate degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, LA. Soon after, he started his career in audiology and became board certified in Audiology.