Coates Hearing Clinic, P.A.

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 hope that you will share this information and your experience with anyone who could benefit from our services. We are here to help! We listen, you hear.”

Your Doctor of Audiology,
Dr. Kathleen Coates

Hearing Loss Statistics:

  • 48 million Americans experience hearing loss (1 in 5 adults)
  • Hearing loss is the 2nd most prevalent health issue globally
  • Tinnitus (ringing or other sounds in the ears) affects 10%-20% of Americans (roughly 90% of tinnitus cases occur with an underlying hearing loss)
  • Hearing loss affects 33% of Americans between ages 65-74 and nearly 50% of those 75+

Baseline hearing testing is recommended for anyone with the following:

  • Age 50+
  • Difficulty hearing in noisy settings
  • Difficulty understanding conversations
  • Tinnitus
  • Loud noise exposure (past or present)
  • Dementia/cognitive decline/Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • History of cancer treatment
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Kidney disease

Every patient is a unique case with a unique history. Dr. Coates will put your puzzle pieces together to determine the cause of the hearing loss and the best treatment route.

Coates Hearing Clinic, P.A., is very active in our community. We will keep you informed of upcoming educational and fun events. Stay active!


Thursday, May 2nd
Coates Hearing Clinic, P.A., hosted Coffee Connections with the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, May 4th
Smithfield Ham and Yam Festival- Handed out free earplugs to promote good hearing health!

Friday,May 10th
Selma Senior Citizen’s Day- Selma Fire Department

Monday, May 13th
Hearing: Exercise for Your Brain Seminar
Meadowview Assisted Living, Smithfield

Thursday, May 30th
Senior Health Fair
Clayton Community Center


If you would like to schedule a free educational seminar about good hearing health for your company or organization, please contact us today at 919-300-5438 to check availability!


Coates Hearing Clinic, P.A. values community education and strives to promote good hearing health at many local events coming up!

If you have Facebook, follow our page for upcoming events and previous event pictures!

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Cathy L., Patient Care Coordinator

What is your favorite part of your job?
“We get to be involved with the community by sponsoring and promoting local events and meeting other physicians/providers. We also get to be part of free seminars for various local organizations, such as senior centers, church groups, etc.”

What is your favorite hobby?

Carol G., Administrative Assistant

What is your favorite part of your job?
“I enjoy getting to know each patient and talking to them as they arrive. I grew up around here so it is like a reunion for many patients coming in!”

What is your favorite hobby?
“Working outside in the yard and attending my grandchildren’s events”

Coates Hearing Clinic, P.A. is family-owned and we live in this great community. Pictured above are some of the very important family members who help to provide an exceptional patient experience!

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