How Hearing Loss Affects Your Brain

 Presentation by Dr. Julie Ambrose  

When we think of hearing loss we may think of people who turn up the TV too loud, who ask you to repeat yourself, and have trouble following conversations in noisy places. But the effects of hearing loss go much deeper than that, affecting the functioning of the brain. Dr. Julie Ambrose, Ascent Audiology & Hearing,  , will address these issue in a Center for Lifelong Learning program scheduled for:

Tuesday, March 13 at 1:30 PM in Clubhouse 1 Chesapeake Room

There is no charge for the program, but residents are requested to register with E&R office in Clubhouse 1 to obtain their admission ticket.

During this lively presentation Dr. Ambrose will discuss:

            • How prolonged hearing loss can result in dementia.

              • How hearing loss is linked to depression and anxiety

• Other health ramifications of hearing loss.

                    • How many patients with hearing loss are misdiagnosed with a variety of other conditions.

                     • How a simple hearing screening can get to the root of the problem and point to effective solutions.

Dr. Julie Boiano Ambrose enjoys working with patients across all age groups, including pediatrics and adults. As a hearing health care specialist, she makes an active effort to understand each person's listening needs and works with each patient to develop a tailored solution. Dr. Boiano Ambrose believes that knowledge is the key to success, and strives to educate and counsel her patients about hearing loss, amplification options, and overall realistic goals/expectations.

Her favorite part of being an audiologist is developing ongoing professional relationships with patients and seeing the quality of life changes that result from successful hearing aid fittings.

Dr. Boiano Ambrose earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University, and her Doctorate of Audiology from Towson University. She is a Virginia state licensed audiologist and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).