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Hearing Better for the Holidays

By Dr. Kathleen Coates, Audiologist/Owner Don’t judge but I started to listen to Christmas music the day after Halloween! Christmas music is a great example of how sound can create an emotional response: joy, happiness, hope. The holiday season should be a wonderful time of year but it can be a struggle for patients who experience hearing loss. Many patients …

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October is Audiology Awareness Month

The American Academy of Audiology declared OCTOBER IS AUDIOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH in 2008.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2012, hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States. It continues to be the third most common compared to a similar study in 1997 by Collins.  Hearing loss affects many people throughout the …

Tinnitus: The Sounds You Hear in Silence

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of sound where no external source for the sound exists. The sound can be anything from humming to whistling, buzzing, hissing or crackling. The sound can be in one or both ears, intermittent or continuous, with intensities ranging from mild to severe. Tinnitus can be caused by a number of different factors, including …

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Fall Prevention Awareness Day- September 23rd, 2019

There’s no better day than the first day of Fall, the season, to talk about FALL PREVENTION! No, we are not trying to prevent cooler weather, leaves changing, the color orange, everything pumpkin spice, the countdown to Christmas and having to wear sweaters.  We are raising awareness of a very important topic: FALL RISK.  Over 800,000 patients a year are …

Coates Hearing Clinic featured in Seniors Guide article

Johnston County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state. As a new business owner in the area, Dr. Coates was interviewed to get her point of view on the county’s rapid growth and talk about the current state of medical care in the county. Check out the article below:

August 2019 Newsletter

August 2019 – Volume 1 / Issue 4 Welcome Message “We are glad you are part of our community outreach. We hope this resource helps you or someone you know. This month is our first free educational seminar in a 4-part series of topics relating to hearing healthcare. The first presentation is coming up on Tuesday, August 13th from 11am-12pm at the …

July 2019 Newsletter

July 2019 – Volume 1 / Issue 3 Welcome Message “We hope you are having a great summer! We are glad you are part of our community outreach.  We hope this resource helps you or someone you know. This month, we are having an OPEN HOUSE and we would love to see you there! Read more below for specifics. Please scroll for some …

June 2019 Newsletter

June 2019 – Volume 1 / Issue 2 Welcome Message “Can you believe it is June already?!  We are glad you are part of our community outreach.  We hope this resource helps you or someone you know! We have had a great time so far getting to know everyone in the community and attending many local events. This month, we had …

5 Hearing Aid Myths

Getting reliable information from the internet about hearing aids can be overwhelming. There are many sources for hearing aid education, but some of it can seem to be conflicting. In fact, much of the information is published just to get you to buy something. Some of the information is presented in a way that is meant to scare the buyer …

May 2019 Newsletter

Introduction Message “We are glad you are part of our clinic, now accepting new patients! Our goal is to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care to everyone who walks through our doors. Patient education is a vital aspect of best care so we hope this monthly newsletter keeps you and our community informed and up-to-date on the latest hearing loss treatment. We …