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How Do I Clean My Ears?

As audiologists, we often get asked “How do I clean my ears?” by patients. Many people do not know that your ear typically cleans itself! Earwax, or cerumen, is a self-cleaning agent meant to protect and lubricate your ear canal. Glands in your ear canal produce this substance to trap dirt and dust particles so…

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Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

What is superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome?Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome (or SSCDS) is a condition where the normal bony covering of the superior semicircular canal (one of the three balance canals that respond to angular acceleration) is missing. What type of symptoms do patients with SSCDS have?Many, but not all, patients with SSCDS have…

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Hearing Aid Issues?

If you wear hearing aids and continue to struggle to understand your friends and family you may be wondering where to turn. There may be a few reasons why you find yourself asking others to repeat despite the use of your hearing aids Hearing aids may be in need of cleaning or reprogramming. Wax build-up…

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Vertigo in the Headlines

Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert announced recently that he has been diagnosed with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). He reported that when he would stand up from a seated position, everything began to spin and subsequently he would fall or sit down. This particular type of vertigo is characterized by the sensation of…

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Noisy Toys and How to Protect your Children’s Ears

It’s finally the holiday season and everyone is excited for good food, (socially distant) gatherings, and presents, unless that is, you have young children with noisy toys constantly playing throughout your house. Although most parents can attest to how loud their children’s toys are, you may not know just EXACTLY how loud.  The Arizona Commission…

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Hearing Loss and the Holidays

With everything going on during the holiday season, it’s easy to forget that some people struggle during holiday get-togethers for various reasons. One recent online study shows that 50% of families will host at least one person with hearing loss at their holiday table. For these loved ones, the holidays can be isolating and frustrating,…

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Hear for the Holidays

The holidays are a great time to reconnect with the people you care about. This couldn’t be more important during the 2020 holiday season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But when you suffer from hearing loss, the holidays can be extra stressful or even isolating. Don’t let your hearing loss prevent you from enjoying…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

The Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute team came together on October 29th to take a picture of everyone wearing their pink outfits in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month! See below for a link to the National Breast Cancer Foundation website. https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month

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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

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