Physician Resources

A Personal Message from Dr. Tracy Board, Owner and Dr. of Audiology at Audicles Hearing Services

This page provides the resources and tools you need in order to assist your patients that are experiencing hearing challenges, balance problems, or tinnitus concerns.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, our friendly team are always happy to help.  Call us at 210-820-0525, we are always here for you.  

Thank you for all that you do. 

Articles: The Connection Between Untreated Hearing Loss and Dementia

In a study that tracked 639 adults for nearly 12 years, Johns Hopkins expert Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D, and his colleagues found that mild hearing loss doubled dementia risk. Moderate loss tripled risk, and people with a severe hearing impairment were five times more likely to develop dementia.

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If you would like to refer one of your patients that requires our help, you can do so by simply completing this form.  We can provide support to help them explore their insurance benefits before carrying out a comprehensive hearing assessment and sharing our findings and recommendations with them.  

 

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Perhaps you would like to talk to us about a specific patient and their needs, or maybe it would benefit your team to attend a virtual workshop with us to help them understand the challenges patients with hearing difficulties, tinnitus, or balance problems face.  Click the link to schedule a zoom call with us and we will be in touch to arrange a convenient time.

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Hearing Health Resources

The Most Commonly Asked Questions Expertly Answered by The Audicles Team

What is Tinnitus?

By Dr. Eli Hernandez Doctor of Audiology

A high percentage of those with chronic tinnitus benefit from treatment with hearing aids. When adjusted to fit someone’s unique circumstance, these devices can distract them from the ringing sensation and reduce the intensity and frequency of what they hear.  At Audicles, we have a wide range of techniques for vastly improving the lives of sufferers.

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What are the Treatments for Hearing Loss?

By Dr. Tracy Board Doctor of Audiology

When patients experience a hearing loss, they often think there’s just one solution – hearing aids. In fact, there are a variety of different ways that they can gain effective treatment. This will often depend on the severity of a diagnosis, along with each patient’s individual choices. We’ve created an introduction to Audicles’ treatments, so you can find out more before visiting us.

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What are the Different Types of Hearing Loss?

By Dr. Tracy Board Doctor of Audiology

You might think there’s only one type of hearing loss – you’d be wrong! There are actually several types, each requiring different forms of treatment. When you come for an appointment at Audicles, your doctor will conduct a hearing evaluation to diagnose your specific condition. Our doctors will be able to offer expert diagnoses and provide professional advice on the best course of treatment going forward.

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What Was Betty's First Experience at Audicles Like ...
“My first sign of hearing loss was gradually realizing that I couldn’t hear and was missing too much. My first impressions of Audicles were that I would recommend them, they had a good reputation and local. I knew that I needed help and found them very easy to work with, very thorough and very likable. Hearing aids have impacted my life a great deal, I was missing too much of what was going on. My advice to anybody considering visiting Audicles would be that they’re an excellent choice and I think they would be very happy with them.”
Betty P.
What Would Brian Rate Audicles Out of 10? ...
“I first realized I had signs of hearing loss in the early 90’s, my biggest fear at the time was having to wear hearing aids and feeling old and deaf. I went to visit Audicles and if I had to rate my first impressions on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give them a 12+. From day one of having my hearing aids, everything changed, when I take them off the world goes to only 50% hearing, so they really have positively impacted my life. I always recommend Audicles so if you are considering visiting, I would highly recommend and refer Audicles and Tracey Board.”
Brian O.
Dr. Watson’s passion to help kids hear better was very heartwarming ...
“My first signs of hearing loss started in 3rd grade, I had problems with my teacher, which in turn led to having a hearing test, which found high frequency hearing loss in my left ear. Audicles made me feel very comfortable right from the start and Dr. Watson’s passion to help kids hear better was very heartwarming, enough to keep me as a patient for 30+ years. My hearing aids have become a true blessing as I have gotten older, if you are considering visiting Audicles, don’t wait! They truly go above and beyond to help you.”
Donald Kotzer
What Happened at 4 Year Old Hunter's First Appointment ...
“Hunter was just four years old when we found out he had a profound hearing loss in both ears and as his parents we were so worried Hunter would have to live with this disability and would always be considered different. As soon as his hearing aids were turned on, he ran to the window and said “trucks.” He could hear the traffic for the first time. When we got home to his Memi’s house, he could hear the peacocks and he was so excited … it was priceless. The impact hearing aids have had on Hunter’s life is incredible, Hunter says “I am able to live a normal life and communicate easily with my family and friends. I love to hunt and fish, which are two things I can do better when I can hear.” For anybody considering visiting Audicles, we would not consider taking Hunter anywhere else, they are the most caring people you will ever meet. We love Dr. Board and all of the staff, they are extremely helpful and welcoming at all times.”
Hunter Brown
Isaac First Visited Audicles as a Little Kid ...
“My first signs of hearing loss came when I was a little kid, I was really happy when I visited Audicles for my first appointment. Hearing Aids have had a really good impact on my life, I can hear everything! I would definitely encourage anybody considering visiting Audicles to go.”
Isaac Leos
She Always Made Me Feel Like I Belonged ...
“I was only two when signs of hearing loss were detected so I don’t remember my first appointment, but one of my earliest memories was visiting Dr. Jane with my grandpa. She always made me feel like I belonged and always greeted me with a smile and a hug. My first impressions of Audicles were awesome, I remember sitting in the hearing booth thinking I was in a spaceship! The impact hearing aids have had on my life is indescribable, I would not be where I am without the help of Audicles, Dr. Jane went above and beyond to help me. I would say to anybody considering visiting Audicles, what are you waiting for?”
Jaret Gunn
There is Never a Better Time to Do It Than The Present ...
“I noticed the first signs of hearing loss at work, as I work with children in my teaching job, I found it harder and harder to hear them. My family were also giving me a hard time about the TV volume. I was so ready to increase my quality of life and not miss anything so I had no fears about visiting Audicles for my first appointment. I was made to feel right at home! They were professional, kind, patient and explained everything. Hearing aids have impacted my life in a big way, I can hear my grandchildren. I have been able to use mics and the technology offered for a variety of purposes was all for the good. If you are considering visiting Audicles, just do it! There is never a better time than the present. What do you have to lose?”
Kim M.
My First Signs of Hearing Loss Were ...
“I was really pleased with my first visit to Audicles, first impressions were very good, everyone is very nice and helpful. Wearing hearing aids has positively impacted my life as I can hear things now that I did not realize I was missing. If you are considering visiting Audicles I would say to go, you can’t find a better service.”
Loretta Anton