It’s always so impressive to see those Olympic gymnasts tossing themselves around on those narrow beams. How do they do it? Or even more so, how about those tightrope walkers that walk ropes between skyscrapers?

Balance is a beautiful thing. Put technically, it is the ability of a central mass to vertically align itself with minimal sway. In layman’s terms, that means the ability to move along without swaying from side to side, as you would if you were aboard a ship on a particularly choppy sea.

Though most of us can probably never train our balance to be quite as good as a gymnast or tightrope walker, having a certain level of it makes life much more comfortable. In fact, suffering from a disease that affects your balance levels can cause serious problems pretty fast. In fact, a study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has linked hearing loss to a three-fold increase of falling in older adults.

It’s National Falls Prevention Month this month, so what can we do to start reducing that number?

Hearing aids can help

Did you know that hearing aids can actually improve your balance? A study by Washington University School of Medicine has shown that hearing aids actively help older adults with balance issues. When there is plenty of light and we can see properly, we use our eyes for balance, but there is more focus on the ears when eyesight isn’t at its best or light is diminished. We rely on them for balance, so using a hearing aid to rectify hearing damage can actually solve or at least improve the problem.

Book yourself an appointment

If you find yourself definitely erring more towards the stumbling, dizzy end of the scale than the perfectly balanced gymnast, it is a good idea to get your ears checked out by a professional audiologist.

Here at North Houston Hearing, our professional audiologists are able to give you a full hearing screening that will assess whether or not a hearing aid is right for you. If it is, we have a range to suit all requirements and budgets, and you can be one steady step closer to a happier, healthier you.  

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Dr. Lacey Brooks, CCC-A, FAAA - Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Lacey Brooks, CCC-A, FAAA - Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Lacey Brooks received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry in 2003, and earned her doctorate of audiology in 2009. She completed her clinical internships and residency at various facilities within Houston Medical Center. Dr. Brooks is a professional member of the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), a member of the Texas Academy of Audiology (TAA), and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also the vice president of the Louisiana State University Houston Chapter Alumni Association.
    Staff at North Houston Hearing Solutions are amazing. They are always very attentive…

    “Staff at North Houston Hearing Solutions are amazing. They are always very attentive. Dr Lacey Robinson always takes the time to set my hearing aids exactly the way I want them. I have been a patient since 2008 and will continue to be for as long as they will have me”
    Brian Becvar

    I have been a patient of Dr Lacey’s for four years and she has been the best for me...

    “I have been a patient of Dr Lacey’s for four years and she has been the best for me. She always treats me with respect. I would not consider going anywhere else. She is friendly and always has my best interest in her mind. All the staff is exceptional aswell”
    Dan Payne

    I have been seeing Dr Lacey Robinson at North Houston Hearing Solutions since November 2014. I have been very happy with the service....

    “I have been seeing Dr Lacey Robinson at North Houston Hearing Solutions since November 2014. I have been very happy with the service she and her associates have provided me. She is always willing to help me out even on short notice. I am very happy to have her as my audiologist. She goes the extra mile to ensure I am hearing like I should. Thank you Lacey!”
    Daniel Feuerbach

    Very professional, very friendly, very concerned with your total quality of life…

    “Very professional, very friendly, very concerned with your total quality of life. The hearing aids have reduced the stress in my marriage. We can now agree on the volume on the tv”
    Dennis Agnelly

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    “The people in the office are very nice and helpful. I love Drs, they are ready to take care of you even if you don’t have an appointment. I would recommend for anyone who has hearing needs”
    Florangela Ceballos

    I felt that the audiologist and other staff were always on top of the service I receive...

    “I have been coming to North Houston Hearing Solutions since they moved into the new building. Over the years I have purchased several hearing aids. I have only had great service during all the times. I felt that the audiologist and other staff were always on top of the service I receive. From calling to remind me that it is time to check my hearing aid to helping wade through the insurance paperwork, they were always as nice as can be. I would go nowhere else for hearing aids and the service”
    Marla Lingle

    Dr Lacey has kept me in ears (hearing aids) allowing me to hear without anyone knowing I have hearing aids in place...

    “I’ve been coming to North Houston Hearing Solutions for 5 years now. Dr Lacey has kept me in ears (hearing aids) allowing me to hear without anyone knowing I have hearing aids in place. She has been great and the staff has exceeded my expectations”
    Robert Bush

    I love coming here for doctors visits. Dr Robinson is a great doctor and I enjoy our visits...

    “I love coming here for doctors visits. Dr Robinson is a great doctor and I enjoy our visits. As usual she takes good care of us. The hearing aid is great and we are always treated great”
    Ronald Novotny