Blog

Is a Cochlear Implant Right for Me?

For many patients with hearing loss, hearing aids are a great solution. Hearing aids amplify sounds based on the patient’s hearing test which allows patients to have better access to sounds and improved speech recognition. Basically, hearing aids aid the patient in hearing better. A cochlear implant, on the other hand, allows patients to hear…

Read more

What To Do If Your Hearing Aids Aren’t Working

If you are experiencing a problem with your hearing aids, we are here to help! The Hearing Center offers a Walk-In Repair Clinic on Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:30am and on Thursdays from 1:00pm-2:30pm. During this time, we will clean your hearing aids and perform a listening check. This will allow us to determine if the problem…

Read more

Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

Mal de Debarquement Syndrome is a disorder of the vestibular system that is not well understood. It is described as a phantom perception of self-motion. It is common to have a sense of motion, rocking, or swaying after exposure to prolonged episodes of passive motion. In normal individuals, that rocking or swaying perception may last…

Read more

Mythbusters: Audiology Edition

October is National Audiology Awareness Month and in honor of that, here are 3 myths debunked about audiologists: Myth 1: Audiologists only see older individuals. A common misconception is that hearing loss only affects people over 65. In reality, half of those who suffer from hearing loss are younger than age 65 and hearing loss…

Read more

Strategies to Prevent Moisture Damage to Hearing Aids

Water is an integral part of our lives here in Florida. It’s in the air all around us in the form of humidity, we sweat to regulate our body temperature in the summer heat, and we must dodge almost daily afternoon rain showers. Note to mention, a lot of our leisure activates involve water, such…

Read more

Over The Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids

With the availability of OTC hearing aids expected for purchase next month, it’s important to understand what they are and who they are best suited for. Below are some facts about OTC Hearing Aids: Approved for adults of the age 18 and older Designed for mild to moderate hearing loss The user is responsible for…

Read more

Cochlear Implants at Disney Parks

Audiology sneaks its way into Disney news this month! In collaboration with a non-profit foundation, Disney has released the first adjustable children’s Mickey ear headband, “allowing children of all abilities to wear their ears with comfort and joy.” Disney showcases these inclusive Mickey ears on Luke, a young boy who wears bilateral cochlear implants. Cochlear…

Read more

Sudden Hearing Loss: A Hearing Emergency

A rapid decline in hearing that occurs all at once or over the course of several hours is called a Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) and should be treated as soon as possible.   SSNHL most often occurs in one ear and might be accompanied by fullness in the ear, tinnitus (ringing, buzzing etc.) and…

Read more

Meet the Extern – Edi

My name is Ediberto III Rodriguez De Jesus, but everybody calls me Edi. I am the JHBI Audiology Extern for the 2022-2023 year. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but after high school and thanks to a baseball scholarship, I decided to attend Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. At Graceland, I completed my…

Read more

Barbie Gets Hearing Aids!

In June 2022, Mattel, the makers of Barbie, launched new dolls as part of a effort to increase diversity and inclusion. Barbie has been around for 63 years and this is the first time a Barbie with a hearing aid is available. The company worked with an educational audiologist to accurately represent hearing aids on…

Read more

Walk-In Repair Clinic

Walk-In Repair ClinicIf you are experiencing problems with your hearing aid Walk-In clinic is available on Tue from 10am -11:30am and Thurs from 1pm – 2:30pm. No appointment necessary. To make an appointment call the Hearing Center at (904) 399-0350

Jacksonville Hearing And Balance Institute
Visit JHBI »