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Hearing with Two Ears

Our bodies are designed with two ears for many important reasons. Listening with two ears: Leads to better understanding in background noise Allows for improved ability to detect where sound is coming from and Gives speech a “boost” in volume In addition, listening with two ears lessens the amount of work it takes the brain…

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Hearing Aids Make an Appearance on Team USA

Although COVID took a larger than expected spotlight during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, pushing the games back a full year into 2021, for audiologists, there was a special player on Team USA that caught our attention. That player is David Smith, the 36 year old middle blocker of Team USA Men’s Volleyball. Including…

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How Does Sound Therapy Help My Tinnitus?

Key Concepts of Sound Therapy: The sound must be relaxing and pleasing to the listener The sound should be non-significant (nature sounds or white noise)—music with or without vocals has a pattern that tends to draw the brain’s attention which prevents habituation The sound must be played a volume level softer than the tinnitus—the brain…

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Sporting events and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

With August comes the start of a new school year, and also the beginning of football season. While many people enjoy the atmosphere of game day, they don’t always recognize that sounds could be loud enough to damage their hearing. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as many as 40 million U.S. adults may have…

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Simone Biles and “The Twisties”

If you have been following the Tokyo Olympics this Summer, you have likely heard about American gymnast Simone Biles suffering from a case of what she calls “the twisties,” causing her to withdraw from several Olympic events. But what exactly are “the twisties” and what does that have to do with ears? Gymnasts describe it…

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Welcome to Our New Audiology Extern

My name is Isabella Hillerby and I am the JHBI Audiology Extern for the 2021-2022 year. I completed my undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Nevada, Reno in my hometown.  I attended the University of Oklahoma for my Doctorate of Audiology Program and will be graduating in May 2022.   JHBI…

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Disposable vs. Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries

All hearing aids require a power source, but many modern hearing aids have the option of either a disposable or rechargeable battery. Which option is the best for you? Benefits of Rechargeable Batteries:1. Convenient – Instead of having to frequently repurchase batteries over the lifespan of the hearing aid, you simply charge the hearing aid…

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Types of Hearing Protection

One of the prominent causes of hearing loss is excessive noise exposure. For many patients, they have grown up hunting and target shooting, or have worked many years in a very noisy job. Unfortunately, one the damage from noise has been done, there is no way to reverse it. Instead, we ask all of our…

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Troubleshooting Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Aids

Many newer hearing aids on the market are Bluetooth compatible and are able to wirelessly connect to both iPhone and Android devices. Patients with Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids enjoy the convenience of streaming phone calls and listening to music/tinnitus maskers from their phones directly to their hearing aids, all the while being able to use their…

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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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