Alerts and Alarm Systems to Stay Safe with Hearing Loss

When removing your hearing devices at night, do you get a restful sleep or do you worry about a fire alarm that you might not hear?   Alert systems for individuals with hearing loss use other techniques; such as flashing lights, vibrations, lower pitch sounds, and extremely loud sounds to let you know something is going…

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Hearing Loss Can Affect Your Balance

The organs responsible for hearing and balance are located in the same region of the body, as well as share the same neural connection to the brain. When there is an issue with one system, it is not uncommon for the other to be affected. We use information that we hear as a reference point…

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What Can Babies Hear in the Womb?

Following Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance and pregnancy announcement, many have been left wondering what exactly babies can hear in the womb. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, babies are able to detect some sounds inside and outside of the womb as early as 4 months gestation. However, the auditory system does not develop more fully…

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What to Expect During a Cochlear Implant Evaluation

A cochlear implant evaluation may be recommended to you if your hearing test indicates a moderate to severe hearing loss in one or both ears and word recognition is 50% or less. The cochlear implant evaluation serves to further assess your hearing function and helps to determine what treatment option is best suited for your…

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What is bilateral vestibulopathy?

Bilateral vestibulopathy (BVP) is damage to the vestibular system in the inner ear, which is part of the balance system. In BVP both sides are affected. Basically, it is a reduced or absent vestibular function on both sides, resulting from deficits in the labyrinths, vestibular nerves, or their combination.  BVP is also known as bilateral…

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Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids have an average lifespan of about five to seven years, although some devices may last longer than that. If you’ve had your hearing aids for several years, you may be wondering if it is time to consider investing in new devices. There is no set rule for how often you should do this.…

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Hear for the Holidays!

Let’s make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is a time to gather with friends and family, maybe eat a little turkey, and leave cookies for Santa. Festive parties full of holiday music and the laughter are welcome events for many of us—but they can be a challenge for…

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How Do I Know If I May Have Hearing Loss?

It’s not always easy to tell if you are beginning to lose your hearing, especially if it happens gradually. Sometimes, family members and friends may notice your hearing loss before you do. Common signs of hearing loss include: Some causes for hearing loss can be treated such as wax removal and ear infections. If you…

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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…

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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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