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Hearing Loss Specialist

Karen E. Lee, MD, MPH -  - Geriatrics

Tucson Family and Geriatric Medicine

Karen E. Lee, MD, MPH

Geriatrics & Family Medicine located in Tucson, AZ

Hearing Aids

Hearing loss ranks with Arthritis and Hypertension as the 3 most common chronic medical conditions in the world.

Unfortunately, hearing loss is the most frequently undiagnosed and untreated of these 3. 

In fact, 80% of people with clinically advanced HEARING LOSS have never been tested or treated for the problem. That’s a hearing loss of 40dB or more in BOTH EARS

Untreated hearing loss has profoundly negative effects. It can cause (or is directly linked to) these and many more problems:

  • Clinical Depression
  • Acceleration of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Symptoms
  • Anger Management Problems
  • Social Withdrawal and Isolation
  • Increase in Fears and Phobias 
  • The Ability to Understand and Communicate in Noisy Public Places
  • Employability and Earning Power

Tucson Family and Geriatric Medicine has added COMPREHENSIVE HEARING CARE to our clinical program.  

  • We offer the leading brands in hearing aid which offer world-class technology to identify and treat hearing loss. 
  • Licensed clinical staff, state-of-the-art equipment
  • We now routinely screen hearing function as part of our normal workup.
  • For patients who need it, we provide comprehensive hearing exams as an extension of your complete annual physical.
  • Our focus is on patients age 55+ where hearing loss occurs most frequently.
  • But the program is open to ALL patients and at ANY TIME. If you suspect that you or a family member or friend are having a hearing problem, just let us know. We will be happy to schedule a complete exam. 

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