Patients in Thibodaux who suffer from severe hearing loss can now be evaluated by Audiologist Catherine Lo at The Hearing Clinic for Cochlear Implants and treatment by Neurotologists Moises Arriaga, MD and Anne Maxwell, MD at CNC Hearing and Balance Center in Marrero.
Audiologist Catherine Lo, whose office is located at 527 Foret St. in Thibodaux, recently joined the Cochlear Provider Network to evaluate patients who may benefit from the devices implanted by Dr. Arriaga and Dr. Maxwell to restore hearing loss.
Dr. Arriaga is an internationally renowned surgeon trained as both an otologic neurosurgeon (neurotology) and head and neck surgeon. This dual specialization makes him highly qualified to diagnose and treat conditions that affect a person’s hearing. He also serves as clinical professor of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery as well as director of Otology and Neurotology at the LSU Health Sciences Center Department of Otolaryngology in New Orleans. Dr. Maxwell is also a fellowship-trained neurotologist who serves as Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the LSU Health Sciences Center.
“The addition of Dr. Lo to the Cochlear Provider Network means the hearing impaired in the Lafourche-Terrebonne area can undergo initial evaluation and postoperative programming for surgical implants to restore their hearing without having to travel out of town. That’s a great convenience and hopefully will encourage patients who have tolerated hearing loss to consider implants so they can better engage with their world,” Dr. Arriaga said.
“It is an honor to partner with Dr. Moises Arriaga and Dr. Anne Maxwell,” Dr. Lo said. We are happy that our patients now have better access to Cochlear Implants. Joining the Cochlear Provider Network reflects our clinic’s commitment to improving the quality of our patients’ lives through better hearing,” she said.
If your hearing aid is not providing enough sound, a Cochlear implantable device may be an option. “You don’t have to be totally deaf to qualify for a Cochlear Implant,” Dr. Arriaga said. “For many patients, Cochlear implants work much better than regular hearing aids restoring quality of life to patients.”
Research confirms that untreated hearing loss is a risk factor for falls and imbalance. Not treating hearing loss, particularly in the elderly, puts them at higher risk for cognitive decline, dementia, isolation, depression and even balance disorders.
Patients in the Thibodaux area who feel they may benefit from a Cochlear Implant may make an appointment with Catherine Lo at the Hearing Clinic for an evaluation by calling 985-446-8328 or visiting: hearyourworld.com