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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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A loss regained – Returning to a world of sound after hearing loss.

This first-person account was written by Vikki Mioduszewski, editor-in-chief of Juice, and manager, Marketing and Communications, Wolfson Children’s Hospital. We’ve all watched those emotional social media videos when a child, born deaf, reacts to their mother’s voice for the first time after activation of their cochlear implants (CIs). I reached for the tissues every time…

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What To Do If Your Hearing Aids Aren’t Working

If you are experiencing a problem with your hearing aids, we are here to help! The Hearing Center offers a Walk-In Repair Clinic on Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:30am and on Thursdays from 1:00pm-2:30pm. During this time, we will clean your hearing aids and perform a listening check. This will allow us to determine if the problem…

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Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

Mal de Debarquement Syndrome is a disorder of the vestibular system that is not well understood. It is described as a phantom perception of self-motion. It is common to have a sense of motion, rocking, or swaying after exposure to prolonged episodes of passive motion. In normal individuals, that rocking or swaying perception may last…

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Mythbusters: Audiology Edition

October is National Audiology Awareness Month and in honor of that, here are 3 myths debunked about audiologists: Myth 1: Audiologists only see older individuals. A common misconception is that hearing loss only affects people over 65. In reality, half of those who suffer from hearing loss are younger than age 65 and hearing loss…

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I was no longer asking people to repeat!

My hearing journey began as a little girl in elementary school. My mom was a speech therapist and would bring her audiometer home to test us kids. One of my brothers and myself showed early loss and since there was a family history, I always thought it might pose a problem later. Fast forward. I…

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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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Over The Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids

With the availability of OTC hearing aids expected for purchase next month, it’s important to understand what they are and who they are best suited for. Below are some facts about OTC Hearing Aids: Approved for adults of the age 18 and older Designed for mild to moderate hearing loss The user is responsible for…

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Cochlear Implants at Disney Parks

Audiology sneaks its way into Disney news this month! In collaboration with a non-profit foundation, Disney has released the first adjustable children’s Mickey ear headband, “allowing children of all abilities to wear their ears with comfort and joy.” Disney showcases these inclusive Mickey ears on Luke, a young boy who wears bilateral cochlear implants. Cochlear…

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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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