Did you hear that?

Are you ThinkstockPhotos-119835038able to hear the punch line of the joke while in a group of people? Can you hear others on the opposite side of the dinner table? What about the actor’s lines during the play, did you hear those?

We call your attention to this because hearing is essential. It’s essential in our work and personal lives.  Hearing connects us to each other and is essential to our daily interactions with patients, staff, families, and friends.

If you notice difficulty hearing or understanding others, take the time to have your hearing tested by an audiologist. Your co-workers, friends, family and YOU will benefit! Hearing is as unique and personal as a fingerprint—preserve and protect it by wearing hearing protection around loud noise and preserve your connection to others by hearing. Don’t wait for years to check hearing; it takes half an hour to get your hearing tested!

Do you have any of the following?

  • Difficulty following conversation in groups?
  • Difficulty hearing the television or on the phone?
  • Do you often ask others to repeat comments or questions?
  • Do you “hear but not understand?”
  • Do you have ringing or roaring sounds in your ears?

If you answered yes to any of these questions or think you may have difficulty hearing, make an appointment with one of our audiologists today to schedule your hearing consult. We are happy to work around your busy schedule!

Do you know someone with hearing loss? Find tips for talking to someone with hearing loss here.


For further information about UofL Physicians – Hearing & Balance, visit the practice website. To learn more about Dr. Roof, visit her physician profileRequest an appointment online, or call (502) 583-8303.

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About Casey Rutledge Roof, Au.D.

Dr. Casey Rutledge Roof received her bachelor's is communication disorders and subsequent doctorate in audiology from Auburn University in 2010. She holds interests in several areas of audiology to include diagnostic hearing tests, partnership with Otorhinolargnology (Ear, Nose, and Throat), hearing device selection and fittings, vestibular diagnostic and treatments, cochlear implants, and osseointegrated hearing devices. She holds her certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech Hearing Association and her fellow from the American Academy of Audiology. She serves as clinical faculty for audiology graduate students for the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Audiology Division.

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