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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the 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 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.