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Meet Our New Audiologist!

Hi there – my name is Erica Eng and I am JHBI’s newest addition to the audiology team. I was born and raised in a small farming community in Washington state and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. I recently graduated with my doctorate of audiology degree from the University…

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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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Audiology Fact & Fiction

With Doctor Google at everyone’s fingertips, there can be confusion in what is and isn’t true in healthcare. We’ve compiled a short list of audiological fact vs. fiction to help navigate hearing healthcare. “Hearing loss only happens in adulthood” FICTION. Per the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 16% of the population ages…

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Embracing Diversity: Barbie Wears Hearing Aids!

In a world where representation matters more than ever, Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll has taken a significant step towards inclusivity. With the introduction of the Barbie with Hearing Aids collection, the beloved toy has become a powerful symbol of embracing diversity and breaking down barriers. This latest addition to the Barbie family empowers children with…

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Listening Therapy – Does it Really Help?

Auditory rehabilitation, or listening therapy, is an important component in maximizing your success with a cochlear implant. A cochlear implant is designed for someone with very poor word understanding and limited benefit from hearing aids. A surgeon places the implant within the organ of hearing and then the device is activated by an audiologist. The…

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The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

A hot topic in the field of audiology at the moment is the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive decline. Several researchers, most notably Dr. Frank Lin at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, have been investigating how untreated hearing loss can potentially contribute to overall cognitive decline for many years. Now, Dr. Lin…

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Meet the Extern – Seyma

I am Seyma Yalcinkaya, a JHBI Audiology Extern for the 2023-2024 year. After earning an undergraduate degree in Audiology from Istanbul Medipol University in Turkey and pursuing a Doctorate of Audiology at Gallaudet University, I have gained clinical experiences through internships in various clinics, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. Growing up in Turkey and immersing myself…

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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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Bone Anchored Hearing Solutions

Bone anchored hearing aids are a hearing solution for individuals with outer or middle ear problems, or for some individuals with single-sided deafness. Bone anchored hearing aids transmit acoustic information to the auditory system via vibrations through the skull. These devices are often excellent solutions for our patients with recurring ear infections, surgical changes, or when…

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May is National Better Hearing Month!

May is National Better Hearing Month. The goal of Better Hearing Month is to raise awareness about the positive impact of healthy hearing and the professionals that can help improve the lives of those struggling with hearing loss. Healthy hearing means not waiting to check your hearing until hearing loss is so significant it’s impacting…

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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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