Category: Member Blog

Treating Positional Vertigo in Plantation, Florida

Dizziness is the second most common medical complaint in the adult population. An estimated 42% of adults over the age of 40 have reported episodes of dizziness or vertigo to their physicians. Benign Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of dizziness, accounting for almost 50% of dizziness in an older population. Fortunately, it… Read more »

My Opinion about the Florida Academy of Audiology 2015 Conference

I have attended and/or sponsored my employees’ attendance to most FLAA Conventions since the inception of the organization. The 2015 convention was one of the best because attendance was significantly up from last year at a time when our profession needs a boost in Florida. FLAA is our best hope to meet our challenges in… Read more »

This Student’s Path to Become an Audiologist

I grew up with an audiologist as a mom. Each year I eagerly looked forward to take your child to work day, mostly for a day off from school. At some point, however, my interest moved past a day of snacks and movies to thinking audiology was pretty cool…and architecture…and being a rockstar (the list… Read more »

The Hidden Disability

Hearing loss is often called the “Hidden disability.” The reason is that no one can see the detrimental emotional, social, and psychological effects that hearing loss can have on one’s health and relationships. The following is an account of why hearing health is so important to one’s overall well- being and just how much improvement… Read more »

Humanitarian Audiology

One of the most rewarding aspects of my career in audiology has been the privilege to participate in humanitarian audiology missions. To see kids’ faces light up when they are hearing for the first time is priceless. I believe that we have also served as ambassadors for the United States when participating in foreign missions…. Read more »

Audiologist Mom with Hearing Impaired Children

I knew fairly on in my college career that Audiology was for me. At that time, my plan was to work with the adult population. However, my first job had other plans for me and I spent the next seven years with approximately 50% of my schedule working with children with hearing loss and their… Read more »