Dr. Nicole Baumgartner To Speak At 3rd Biannual Summit on Aging and Independence

Dr. Nicole Baumgartner of Hearing Evaluation Services of Buffalo has been selected to speak at the 3rd Biannual Summit on Aging and Independence at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Thursday, September 29th.

As a specialist in hearing devices and Bluetooth-integrated hearing technology, Dr. Baumgartner’s presentation – entitled, “Getting Real About Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids” – is geared towards individuals who are looking to purchase hearing aids. There is often false advertising associated with purchasing amplification. This session will point out  what to avoid and where to go for honest advice from a non-profit audiology group.

“The goal is for attendees to walk away better informed and capable of recognizing which professionals have their best interest in mind, and which pitfalls to avoid when investing in your hearing healthcare,” says Dr. Baumgartner.

Presented by Western New York Independent Living, the Biannual Summit aims to identify, examine and evaluate best practices in research, public policy and healthcare services for elderly Americans and people with disabilities from all ethnicities and cultures. The forum features presenters from an array of fields, including healthcare, public policy and assistive technology.

The Summit is hosted by the Steering Committee, which is comprised of WNY Independent Living, OAHIIO – which means the “Good Path” in Seneca – Independent Living of Genesee Region and Independent Living of Niagara County.

Dr. Baumgartner has been with Hearing Evaluation Services since 2014, and has been practicing audiology since 2007. Prior to earning her Doctorate in Audiology at the University at Buffalo, Dr. Baumgartner worked as a speech therapist. As a speech therapist, she cared for individuals suffering with communication and swallowing disorders, resulting from a variety of causes, including developmental delays, Parkinson’s disease, autism, stroke, hearing loss and more.

Those who wish to attend the 3rd Biannual Summit on Aging and Independence can register online at www.summitonagingwny.org/registration.

Hearing Evaluation Services of Buffalo is one of the largest freestanding, non-profit audiology practices in the country, with locations in Amherst, Williamsville, Orchard Park and Tonawanda. Hearing Evaluation Services offers hearing and balance services, treatments, and solutions for those suffering from hearing loss, balance disorders, and tinnitus. Since its inception in 1981, HES has upheld high standards of ethics and aims to not only treat, but to educate individuals about the negative impact of untreated hearing loss including cognitive decline, social isolation and depression. To learn more about HES, visit  www.hesofbuffalo.org