Why is there no cure for tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a symptom commonly described as hearing a ringing, buzzing, or static-like noise in the absence of external sounds. For some, it is intermittent, but for others, it is constant and significantly impacts quality of life.  It is widely known that tinnitus has no cure, however, there are ways to help manage it. Here,…

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Hearing Aid Technology Update: Phonak Virto Paradise

Phonak recently released a new in-the-ear hearing aid called the Virto Paradise. Virto Paradise is a custom product, made for your ears only. It offers enhanced features, including: Improved sound quality over the previous generation of Phonak hearing aids (Phonak Marvel): This results in less listening effort needed to understand conversations. The Virto Paradise is…

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Bluetooth Connections and Smartphone Updates

Most current hearing aids have the capability to connect to smartphones via Bluetooth for phone calls, streaming, and adjustments to the hearing aids via an app. The feedback from patients has been very positive about how much they enjoy the ability to stream their cell phone calls to the hearing aids and the ability to…

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Hearing Loss in One Ear: What Are My Options?

Profound hearing loss in one ear with normal or near normal hearing in the other ear is referred to as Single Sided Deafness (SSD). This type of hearing loss can occur suddenly from a viral infection or it may occur gradually over time as a result of various ear disorders such as Menieres Disease. Whatever…

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New Standards for Safe Listening Levels

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “over 1 billion people aged 12 to 35 years are at risk to having permanent hearing damage due to exposure to loud music and other recreational noise.” Exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing loss and/or tinnitus, which can become permanent with prolonged exposure. This noise exposure can…

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World Hearing Day

March 3 is World Hearing Day—a World Health Organization (WHO) based campaign to raise awareness to prevent hearing loss and to promote ear/hearing related healthcare. This year, we’re celebrating “To hear for life, listen with care!” The WHO encourages everyone to practice safe listening by using ear protection in loud environments, educates on the importance…

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Home Sweet Home: Safety and Fall Prevention

According to the National Center on Aging, 1 in 4 people over the age of 65 fall each year.  Even more concerning, falls often result in hospitalization or nursing home stays, and are the top cause of fatal injury in aging adults. Up to 75% of falls occur in a person’s home, so it is…

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The Relationship of COVID-19 and the Ear

There are many viruses that can impact the ear, and recent reports have shown that the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus can be added to that list. Respiratory issues are one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19; however, it is known that it is not the only. Some patients may notice a decline in some of…

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Hearing Help for Africa

Hearing Help for Africa is nonprofit organization founded in part by Dr. Green in 2010. Hearing Help for Africa aims to treat ear related conditions and provide training and support for physicians and clinical staff in Jos, Nigeria. Through annual mission trips and remote assistance Dr. Green and his staff has been able to perform…

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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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