Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mom no longer has to lip-read when kids talk to her

Lesa Merlo finds it easier to help her kids with their homework since she had her hearing implant operation.

Lesa Merlo was diagnosed in her 20s with a genetic condition that led to increasing hearing loss. Mrs. Merlo came to Loyola University Medical Center and had a consultation with Dr. Sam Marzo, medical director of the Ear, Nose and Throat department at Loyola.

He told her she was a good candidate for a new implantable hearing device. After the surgery, her family could see the immediate impact it had on her. Lesa can now do things about the house AND hear her children when they ask homework questions from across the room. Before they would have to stand directly in front of her so that she could read their lips.

To make an appointment or for more information, 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.