Welcome. Dr. Scott Marquardt here bringing you our monthly newsletter.
I love October for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is that October is National Audiology Awareness Month (NAAM)!
The American Academy of Audiology first introduced NAAM in 2009, and I love that we have a whole month dedicated to the thing I love the most – helping you guys with your hearing health and spreading awareness to others so they can prevent deterioration and damage to their hearing.
This month is a big one, so we will be sharing and discussing some great topics over on our social media.
Please help us spread the word and raise some awareness for hearing health by popping over, saying hi, and sharing our stuff with your loved ones!
The more people we can reach, the more knowledge we can spread and hopefully, the more hearing damage we can prevent!
For now, though, let’s take a look at some hearing health tips, fun facts, and other cool resources!
Three Reasons To Choose An Audiologist
There are many options available to you when you’re looking to invest in hearing aids, but let us explain why it’s always beneficial to visit an audiologist…
What Can You Expect at A Hearing Test?
Having a test of any kind is never a joyous occasion, but we believe that going in prepared is beneficial. Find out exactly what to expect here…
Time For Octobers
Hearing Health Tip
I think, by now, most of us are aware that noisy environments can have a damaging effect on our hearing. Going to bars, clubs, or music concerts can be taxing on our ears.
However, this doesn’t mean you need to give up your fun and enjoyable weekends – there are things that you can do to help protect your hearing in these environments.
When exposed to loud noises, your ears will benefit from a break from time to time. If you can, step out of the venue every so often for 5-10 minutes and allow your ears to rest.
Research also found that your ears need, on average, 16 hours of recovery time after just one night out, so if you are heading to that death metal concert, be sure not to plan anything for the following day!
It’s Fun Fact Time
For a long time, it was believed that female mosquitos were deaf, but recent studies have found that both male and female mosquitos are able to hear through feathery-like antennae on their head. The antennae are tuned to pick up various frequencies and sound levels!
Meet The Team:
Dr. Shital Patel
Dr. Patel joined us here in 2017 and has been a loved and treasured member of the team ever since. She gained her Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas in 1998, followed by her Master of Science in Audiology from Lamar University in 2000, and her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida in 2003.
When she’s not busy treating patients, Dr.Patel enjoys spending time volunteering at her daughter’s school. In her spare time, she loves to play volleyball, running and working out. She loves to root for her home teams the Astros, Texans, and Rockets.
Movies or music?
Pizza or Sandwiches?
Cats or Dogs?
Neither, too many allergies
Quiet night in or big night out?
How Did We Do?
There really is no greater feeling than waking up and knowing we’ve improved someone’s life. That’s why reviews like this from one of our lovely patients, Gretta, bring us so much joy.
“Dr. Dominique Olivarez is the best! Anyone living with a hearing loss knows the challenges we face with being able to live, work, and function in our daily lives. Dr. D was able to test my hearing loss and fit me with the correct hearing aids I needed to be more productive and find the job I love.
Dr. D was patient and persistent in assisting me in the process. I will forever be grateful because I would not be able to help provide for my family without the correct hearing aids. For over 20 years, I was wearing hearing aids that did not fit my hearing loss and was struggling to live and enjoy life.
Now I’m excited to start my new job as a teacher, being able to hear voices of family and friends and enjoy watching movies for the first time!!! May God forever bless Dr. Dominique and Clarity Hearing.”
Thank you, Gretta!
Have you had a positive experience with us that you would like to share? If so, we would love it if you could click here and help us spread the positive word! Your review could be featured in next month’s newsletter!
And That’s a Wrap!
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter – we hope it’s been an enjoyable read. If you have any suggestions for our next newsletter, feel free to reply to this email and let us know.
As always, if you have any concerns about your family’s ear health, book an appointment by calling us at (936) 273-4437 or clicking the button below.
Oh, and one last thing…
We know the whole insurance side of things is a total minefield. Where do you even start? Fear not, we will look at your insurance on your behalf and tell you whether it covers your audiological costs.
Until next time then!
Dr. Scott Marquardt
Scott Marquardt is the owner of Clarity Hearing and a highly skilled audiologist who has been in practice for over 20 years. Dr. Marquardt earned a master’s degree in audiology from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and a doctorate from A.T. Still University. He is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. He and the team offer comprehensive hearing healthcare services and specialize in the care of tinnitus, imbalance, and auditory processing disorders.