There’s something wonderful about October, isn’t there? Maybe I am partial because it is the month of my birthday, but seriously… the smell of pumpkin-spiced anything and pumpkin candles? The leaves changing and cool weather and the beautiful colors of fall.
Our team is dressing up for Halloween at both our Big Spring and Lubbock offices! Any guesses about the theme of our costumes?
Stop by our office on Thursday, October 31st from 3:00-4:30 for cookies and see for yourself, I promise it will be worth it!
WE ALSO HAVE CANDY….Bring your kiddos by to trick or treat all afternoon!
See you soon!
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OCTOBER IS NATIONAL AUDIOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH! (NAAM)
It’s no secret that people neglect their hearing health – it seems to be the last priority for most people until they notice something isn’t quite right.
This month, we will be sharing some great hints, tips, and spreading some hearing health awareness over on our social media. We would love it if you could get involved and share our Facebook content with your family and friends and help us in our fight to bring more awareness to the amazing world of audiology so that we can preserve the wonder of our hearing for years to come!
HEARING HEALTH TIP
Not everyone is aware, but some medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), can sometimes contribute to hearing loss.
Only ever take medications as directed, and if you have any concerns regarding your hearing health and any medications you may be taking, always bring it up with your health care provider.
According to the World Health Organization, the USA has a hearing loss rate of 4.41%, but it may surprise you to know that the country with the highest rate of hearing loss is Russia, with a rate of 7.58%!
Crazy figures, huh?
Meet The Team:
Dr. Courtney Arnold
Dr. Courtney Arnold has been with the Cornerstone team for just over a year. She traveled to Disney World this summer to enjoy some time with her family.
Dr. Arnold is amazing with patients. She grew up in Snyder and enjoys baking and spending time with family.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
- 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. of butter
- 2 1/4 cups sugar, divided
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups flour, divided
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- Grease a 10” bundt pan with 2 tbsp. of melted butter. Sprinkle pan with 1/4 cup sugar.
- Cream remaining butter gradually adding remaining sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one.
- Add vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine 2 3/4 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to cream mixture, beating well until blended.
- Dredge (coat) blueberries with remaining 1/4 cup flour. Fold into batter.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 60-70 minutes.
Meet Our Patient Of The Month:
Jim Johnson has been a Cornerstone patient for many years. He has a love for tractors and has a 1955 Farmall 300, 1955 Farmall200, and a 1961 Farmall340D.
He recently attended the annual South Plains Antique Tractor & Engine Show at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture (East Broadway & 1121 Canyon Lake Drive) on October 12-13th.
Karli is our Patient Care Coordinator in our Lubbock office.
She loves to travel and spend time with her family.
She recently traveled to Boston and went to a baseball game at Fenway Park with her husband Zach.
We are nearing the end of 2019, can you believe it? Now is a great time to make plans to invest in hearing aids as most people have met their insurance deductible at this point in the year.
Go to our website and fill out our insurance form
and we will check your benefit before the year comes to an end!
Or schedule a consultation with your audiologist in order to discuss upgrading or moving forward with hearing aids for the first time before the end of the year!
New Patient Resources
Have you visited our hearing health resource website yet?
Here’s a couple of recent articles…
The Benefits of Seeking the Services of an Audiologist
With so many different options available to you when it comes to investing in hearing aids, from off-the-shelf to hearing aid dispensers, we want to push home the importance of seeking the care of a trained audiologist…
Help a Loved One Understand How Hearing Aids Can Help their Hearing Loss
It can be hard for the best of us to admit that we need hearing aids and sometimes, when it comes to trying to persuade our loved ones, it can be frustrating. Here are some tips to help you with those awkward conversations…
3 Locations to Serve West Texas
AND THAT’S ALL FOR NOW
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter – we hope it’s been an enjoyable read.
If you have any concerns about your family’s hearing health, book an appointment by calling us at (806) 687-4327, or request a callback by clicking the button below.
Until next month,
Dr. Julie Hubik and the team at Cornerstone Audiology
Dr. Hubik received her bachelor of science degree in communication disorders as well as her doctorate of audiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). In her youth, Dr. Hubik became interested in helping people with hearing loss to communicate more effectively and therefore pursued a degree in this field. Born and raised in this area, Dr. Hubik grew up in Anton, Texas and appreciates working with the people of West Texas. Dr. Hubik opened Cornerstone Audiology in March of 2007. She and her team are proud to serve the hearing needs of this community.