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Hearing loss can strike at any age—nearly 50 million Americans are affected. Though it often occurs
as part of the natural aging process, hearing loss can also be caused by a number of outside factors
including, exposure to loud noise, infections, head or ear trauma, hereditary factors and more.
In nearly four decades of practice, Dr. Gail Linn says she’s seen tremendous changes in
technology and believes there is something out there to help anyone with hearing issues. Yet,
approximately 80 percent of those who could benefit from wearing hearing aids or other assistive
hearing devices, opt not to. And, studies show, those who do eventually seek help, wait an average
of seven to 10 years.
Untreated hearing loss has been linked to social isolation, anxiety and depression as well as an
increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. But, through state-of-the-art hearing evaluations
and the latest hearing technologies and treatments, the Potomac Audiology team can help people
recapture the sounds they’ve been missing and ultimately, greatly improve their quality of life.
“Real-ear or probe microphone measurement is something we do when fitting hearing aids that
is not widely done,” says Dr. Linn.
She, along with Drs. Tricia Terlep and Therese Walden collaborate to provide personalized,
advanced hearing care through a wide range of services including, diagnostic tests, hearing aid
fittings, real-ear/probe microphone measurements, tinnitus evaluation and treatment, cerumen
management and customs earplugs/swimplugs.
Potomac Audiology is well-equipped to test babies from birth, using Auditory Brainstem
Response, to toddlers, using Conditioned Play Audiometry and Visual Reinforcement Audiology,
and offers in-home treatments. So, Dr. Linn says, “there’s almost no patient we cannot care for.”
Gail Linn, AuD; Tricia Terlep, AuD; Therese Walden, AuD;
Kathleen Chopra, AuD POTOMAC AUDIOLOGY
“We can help people
recapture the sounds
they’ve been missing and
ultimately, greatly improve
their quality of life.”
1300 Rockville Pike, Suite 105
Rockville, MD 20852