Dear Faculty and Staff,
Did you know that one in 10 people in the U.S. have hearing loss? This could be caused by aging, trauma, medical conditions, noise exposure, and a host of other factors. If hearing loss is detected and treated in its early stage, its progression can be prevented. In many cases, people aren’t aware of the damage until it has already advanced.
This year during “Better Speech and Hearing Month,” UHealth’s Department of Otolaryngology invites you to explore the concept of “Living Well with Hearing Loss,” through a series of FREE hearing screenings.
Do you wonder how well you are hearing? Are you having trouble listening during meetings at work or in large crowds at parties and in restaurants? If so, you may have experienced a hearing loss. The easiest way to determine whether you have a hearing loss is to undergo an audiogram, which is a calibrated test that assesses how well you hear sounds of different pitch and compares them to normative levels.
University of Miami Ear Institute, located on the fifth floor of the Clinical Research Building, is offering free hearing screenings to UM faculty and staff on Wednesdays and Fridays in May. A 15-minute test could help determine what can be done to resolve existing hearing loss and prevent future damage to your hearing. To schedule your appointment, call 305-243-1840 or 305-243-1667.
Additionally, the Department of Otolaryngology is focusing on “Connecting People Through Communication.” As part of this initiative, the department’s Voice and Swallowing Program is available to provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical management strategies for a wide variety of conditions causing hoarseness, difficulty swallowing or difficulty breathing. Using cutting-edge instrumentation, some of these conditions can be effectively managed in-office, without the need for general anesthesia.
For more information about the Department of Otolaryngology, please visit ent.med.miami.edu or call 305-243-CARE (2773) to schedule your appointment.
Best of health to you, your family, and loved ones.
Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D. Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean,
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
CEO, University of Miami Health System
David A. Lubarsky, M.D., M.B.A.
Executive Dean for Clinical Affairs
CMO, University of Miami Health System
CEO, UHealth Physician Practice