Florida Telecommunications Relay sponsors “Detrimental Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss” by Dr. Lyndsey Nalu, Au.D, CCC-A Friday, August 5th at 4:00pm during Florida Academy of Audiology Convention


A Michigan native, Dr. Lyndsey Nalu, Au.D, CCC-A  received her bachelor of science degree from Western Michigan University and her doctor of audiology degree from ACAE accredited Central Michigan University. She completed her clinical residency at Michigan Ear Institute where she trained alongside leading neurotologists and audiologists. Licensed by the Florida Board of Audiology, Dr. Nalu is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). She also serves on the board of the Hearing Loss Association of America-Sarasota/Manatee Chapter.

Dr. Nalu is the owner of Adept Audiology, LLC, a private practice located in Sarasota, FL.  She specializes in diagnostic hearing evaluations; detection of outer, middle, and inner ear pathologies; and advanced digital hearing aid fittings. She has conducted extensive research in the areas of audiologic counseling, aural rehabilitation, and assessment of bone anchored hearing devices.


A seminar covering the detrimental effects of untreated hearing loss.  Topics include an overview on why hearing loss is often left untreated and how ignoring hearing loss can increase the risk of auditory deprivation and cortical reorganization, as well as depression, isolation, and dementia.


Research indicates that individuals with hearing loss wait an average of seven to ten years before seeking treatment with hearing devices.  Many of these individuals are unaware of the detrimental effects of untreated hearing loss.  This seminar will outline various research studies and discuss how our physical, cognitive, and social well-being are at risk when we leave hearing loss untreated.  Specifically, an increased risk of auditory deprivation and cortical reorganization, cognitive decline and dementia, fatigue, falls, and hospitalizations are a few of the factors highlighted.  The seminar concludes with a review of research on patient satisfaction with hearing devices and suggestions on how to reduce the risk of untreated hearing loss.

Thankfully, the Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) program offers a solution for Florida residents. Amplified Cordless Phone and Amplified Corded Phone are available at no cost to qualified Florida residents.
FTRI is giving Floridians the best quality of life by keeping them connected.

Permanent Florida residents who are certified as having a hearing loss can easily obtain an amplified telephone by completing an application and visiting one of FTRI’s 23 conveniently located distribution centers throughout the state. For more information, call FTRI at 1-800-222-3448 or visit www.ftri.org/fgs and #KeepFloridaConnected.