Hearing Aids

How often should you replace your hearing aids?

Many patients often ask at their hearing aid consultation appointment “How long do they last?”. While there isn’t a straightforward answer, here are some guidelines. Hearing aids are complex devices requiring proper care and maintenance. Technology is general is rapidly changing every few years and along with this is new advancements in hearing aid technology.…

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Ask an Audiologist Event

Join us and the Jacksonville Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) this Saturday for their “Ask an Audiologist” event featuring our very own audiologist, Dr. Isabella Hillerby. She will cover answers to general questions regarding hearing loss and treatment to specific questions about amplification options and balance. Dr. Hillerby will also host a…

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JHBI Heads to Nigeria

This week a team from Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute will be traveling to Nigeria to provide teaching opportunities and provide hearing services for those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. During their time in Nigeria the team will lead a seminar in the capital city of Abuja regarding cochlear implants. The seminar is intended to…

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Tips to Help Adjust to Your New Hearing Aids

Taking the initiative to first have your hearing evaluated and then being fit for hearing aids is a big step on the road to better hearing. There is an adjustment period to having new hearing aids and hearing the world around you differently than what you may remember. Below are some tips to help you…

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Caring for your Hearing Aids in the Summer Months

Your hearing aids are small computers, that like any electronic device, are susceptible to heat and moisture. Below are some tips to help keep your devices in great working condition to help you enjoy your summer. 1. Keep them in a cool dry place when not in use. Do not keep your hearing aids and…

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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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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…

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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…

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