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Audiology Telehealth

Due to the recommendations of social distancing provided by the CDC, now is an important time to learn about telehealth.  Coates Hearing Clinic, PA offers this service to be able to continue providing best practices and care remotely.  This practice is for the safety of our patients, our employees and our community. This is a great way to keep in …

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World Hearing Health Day- March 3rd, 2020

In 2007, the World Health Organization designated March 3rd as World Hearing Health Day in order to raise awareness to the growing numbers of those suffering from hearing loss and the importance of good hearing health care. In 2017, the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) stated that 48 million Americans suffer some type of hearing loss. …

Noise Induced Hearing Loss-with guest author Dr. Gail M. Seigel

At Coates Hearing Clinic, we are committed to helping our patients learn about hearing loss treatments and causes.  As a part of that commitment, we’ve enlisted the help of Dr. Gail M. Seigel from the Center for Hearing & Deafness at the University of Buffalo.  She works in the laboratory of ocular and auditory neuroscience where she studies, among other …

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Highlights from 2019

Written by: Dr. Kathleen Coates, President/Owner of Coates Hearing Clinic, PA Happy New yEARS! As I was reflecting back on the past year, I wanted to write a blog about the highlights from the past year at our clinic and in the community. I also wanted to update you on some exciting changes coming in the hearing healthcare world for …

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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 …