Hearing Services to Help Patients Live Life at Full Volume
Degrees of hearing loss can occur in both children and adults from medical conditions, aging, injuries, genetics, and exposure to loud music and sounds. Reduced ability to hear can impact how we communicate and connect with the world, but treatment may help those suffering from hearing loss overcome these challenges. High Level Speech & Hearing Center offers hearing services designed to help our patients hear—and live—life at full volume.
About High Level
We believe that quality speech, audiology, and hearing solutions should be accessible to everyone, so we take a community-driven approach to hearing services. By educating the community on communication disorders, we’re able to reach diverse populations of adults and children who wouldn’t otherwise have access to hearing health care. We’ve received honors and awards for the services we provide at our clinics in Uptown New Orleans and Harahan. We’ve also received accolades for our mobile speech and hearing services, which we bring to local schools and daycares for early intervention efforts. As a woman-owned company, we strive to be leaders in hearing health care without excluding lesser-served populations; we accept Medicaid and have financing available to provide every patient with speech therapy, hearing, or audiology treatments. We don’t have a waiting list, and we accept walk-ins for hearing services.
Impacts of Hearing Loss
Over time, the direct and indirect consequences of hearing loss can be far-reaching. Without treatment, it can affect vocabulary, as certain sounds and letters become harder to hear and distinguish. This can cause the brain to have difficulty reproducing those sounds in speech. Conversations with friends and loved ones may become challenging to follow, especially in crowded restaurants and bustling social settings. People with untreated hearing problems may begin to avoid these situations altogether. They may feel isolated and alone as their relationships and mental health become impacted by the inability to hear clearly.
Untreated hearing loss can also affect cognitive health and physical safety. Studies by Johns Hopkins and other institutions have found links between untreated hearing loss and dementia, Alzheimer’s, and declines in other cognitive capabilities. The inability to hear fire alarms, smoke detectors, sirens, weather alerts, and other emergency signals can put a person’s safety at risk.