Hey there,

Would you believe July has made its way around to us again?

With all the apparent differences from this year to last, one of the biggest is that festivals and events aren’t happening. For the team here in Phoenix, there’s a lot of mixed feelings…

But for the sake of focusing on one, let’s stick to how we feel about it in relation to our ears.

See, there’s a massive correlation between a person’s deterioration in hearing and their consistent exposure to loud noise.

So, it’s no wonder that news broke recently about Huey Lewis and the News frontman, Huey Lewis’s recent struggle with Meniere’s disease, a debilitating condition that gives the patient vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss symptoms.

Huey spent his career in front of loudspeakers and crowds of adoring, screaming fans, so you quickly understand why he might have suffered from hearing loss and consequently, Meniere’s.

But all is not lost, as Huey did the right thing and sought out professional treatment, which—if you’re a Huey fan—you’ll be glad to know has enabled him to see a light at the end of the tunnel! (You can read the full article here.)

So, whether you’re struggling with hearing loss symptoms, or you have a nose or throat-related problem, don’t sit in silence, “do a Huey!” and let us know about it.

To book an appointment, you can either call the office at (480) 684-1080 or schedule a Telemedicine appointment online by clicking HERE

This Might Interest You

Continuing the Huey theme, and in the spirit of helping you stay aware, it seems only right to point out how important your contribution might be to others’ hearing.

Hearing loss affects us all in different ways, but one thing that remains consistent is how much better it is to manage a condition when you know the facts.

Hearing loss is unfortunately on the rise in America. Many of our nation’s youth are being badly affected, which means raising awareness about good hearing health practices is crucial.

The words of someone who’s experienced hearing loss and received the right treatment can make a huge difference to someone with concerns, however.
A hearing test is all it takes to begin a journey to better hearing. If you or someone else close to you has concerns, contact the team at Scottsdale ENT. They are ready to assist you today!

Oh, and don’t forget our new in-person appointment protocols!

Helpful Resources

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WEARING HEARING AIDS?

Lockdown or no lockdown, how you communicate with the outer world has a massive effect on the quality of your life.

Read More…

NEW PROTOCOLS FOR IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS

To continue to protect you, other patients, and staff, strict protocols remain in place to ensure you visit a safe and sterile environment.

Read Here…

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

Call us at (480) 684-1080.

Stay safe.

Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat

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Dr. Debra L. Hamila, Au.D., CCC/A

Debra Hamila received her master’s degree in audiology from Cleveland State University and her Au.D. from Arizona School of Health Sciences and has been a practicing audiologist for more than 33 years. She has worked in a variety of ENT offices, hospital, and clinical settings.
    You don’t realise you’re walking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again – Regina’s Story

    Regina has suffered from hearing problems since she was an infant, recognized as regular chronic ear infections. And, as with unfortunate events, she has experienced a multitude of audiology catastrophes.

    It was many years before Regina crossed paths with Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat; where her lifetime of hearing problems was addressed effectively and treated with the delicate care that she desperately required.

    Regina’s journey began when she was taken to a regular paediatrician by her mother from a young age. Her ears were, what we describe as an audiologists recipe for disaster, ‘flushed out’.

    This dangerous procedure caused a nasty infection, which spread to her mastoid bone and, at the age of 15, she underwent a tympanoplasty mastoidectomy to stop the infection spreading. This only forbade her future struggles with hearing loss. 

    As with poor diagnosis, Regina was faced with another canaloplasty which didn’t work. Soon after, she received a BAHA, which is a cochlear implant in her skull that acts as a sound processor that detects sound and transforms it into vibrations. 

    However, suffering from a history of poor hearing care, she was unaware of the former issues her ear presented.

    By now, this would be described as any audiologists nightmare. But, we’re proud to have helped Regina on her road to optimum hearing and reconnect her to her loved ones.

    When she arrived at Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat it was evident that she was losing hearing on her right side. At this point, she was fitted with a ReSound hearing device, which provided the catalyst to a new and improved hearing.

    The first thing Regina noticed was the indefinite sound she had been making whilst emptying the dishwasher, completely unaware of the noise she was making!

    “I mean, the detail that I can hear now it’s like, Whoa, I didn’t realize I was making that much noise. I need to be quieter!”

    Treated with professional care, Regina received a comprehensive hearing assessment with Dr. Debra Hamila.

    “I just love, love, love Dr. Hamila, she is such a professional and loving person. I was so impressed with the office and what she did with the ReSound, I just love her.”

    Like many others, it takes years for people to realize they have a hearing problem. Regina described this moment as life-changing.

    “You don’t realise you’re walking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again. Especially now I’m a full-time Grammy Nanny, I can hear so much more and it has enriched my life incredibly.”

    What advice would you give to someone who is deliberating on taking the first step towards better hearing?

    “My advice to them would be to have a hearing test. Especially as we age our hearing goes down. It’s really unfortunate that people carry their pride and are not willing to learn to walk with the rock in their shoe. You don’t realise you’re waking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again.”

    Regina is one of many patients who has been impacted by our audiological services and we are proud to have been able to provide the tool towards better hearing and a lifetime of many more memories.