Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Loyola offering advanced options for hearing loss

Patients appreciate advances in hearing aid technology

Loyola audiology patient Jeanine Jelinek talks about how she was missing out in many social situations, with friends, relatives and business associates. She had not had a full checkup for eight years.

During her complete checkup, she realized how much hearing aids had advanced greatly during that time. With the device she has now, she can adjust it to different settings: one-on-one conversations, a loud restaurant, business meetings. She can also plug directly into a computer for webinars.

Janet Nickels, a Loyola clinical audiologist, said many patients don't realize how much the technology has advanced. They are more powerful now but also much smaller and discreet.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the Audiology Department at (708) 216-3821. For appointments with other Loyola physicians, please call 888-LUHS-888 (888-584-7888).

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.