Do I Really Need Two Hearing Aids?

The Benefits of Binaural Listening The question regarding whether to purchase one or two hearing aids is an important topic to address with your audiologist during a hearing aid consultation. Hearing aids are an investment in your hearing health that can contribute to improved communication with family and friends and lead to better quality of…

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Hearing Loss and Cognition

The Link Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline Recently, the Hearing Center at Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute partnered with Phonak (a major hearing aid company) to give a presentation to the community regarding the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline in older adults. Unfortunately, it filled up too quickly for us to accommodate…

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Hearing protection devices

Noise Induced Hearing Loss Exposure to loud noises is a common cause of hearing loss among the population. Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is characterized by a “gradual, progressive loss of high frequency hearing sensitivity that usually presents as a “notch” that occurs at or around 4000 Hz.” For more information on noise induced hearing loss,…

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Advanced Bionics: Meet-a-Mentor Event

PLEASE JOIN US! Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute, in partnership with Advanced Bionics, will host a Meet-a-Mentor informational session on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017. This event will take place at our office from 5:30-7:30 pm. The event is free to attend, but interested participants must RSVP. Speakers include representatives from Advanced Bionics, Dr. J. Douglas…

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World Hearing Day

Happy World Hearing Day! Every March 3rd for the past ten years, we have celebrated World Hearing Day as it is recognized by the World Health Organization. World Hearing Day is designed to promote hearing healthcare and hearing loss advocacy for those who need it most. Consider this: In the U.S., 7 out of 10…

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