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Less Hearing Loss in Future Generations?

Recently, researchers have discovered an association between the prevalence of hearing impairment and year of birth. Specifically, it has been discovered that the percentage of people with hearing impairment is declining with each generation. Researchers expect this trend to continue, and more people are expected to maintain good hearing into their later years. It has been…

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Coming Up: Balance Awareness Week

Balance Awareness Week is September 16th – 22nd, 2012. The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) is launching a campaign to “Defeat Dizziness” through public education and advocacy. Read below for the official press release from VEDA about its 16th annual Balance Awareness Week. Since 1997, JHBI has been helping patients with balance disorders through advanced testing…

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Grandfather’s Day

September 9th has been officially designated as Grandfather’s Day. For many of us, when we think of our grandfathers (or grandmothers!), we think of their hearing difficulties and our need to shout to be understood. While this is often a source of humor and family jokes, untreated hearing loss has been shown to cause significant social…

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Announcement: Acoustic Neuroma Association Meeting

The Jacksonville Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA) support group will meet Saturday, October 13th at 1 PM at Mandarin United Methodist Church. For information, please contact Joan Vanderbilt, the Jacksonville chapter leader, at 904-287-8132 or by email at joanvanderbilt@gmail.com. About the ANA: The mission of ANA is to inform, educate and provide national and local support networks…

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Fact Sheet: Know the Power of Sound

Check out this interactive loudness scale, available through the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck surgery. Knowing the intensity of sounds you’re exposed to is critical in protecting your hearing. http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/soundPower.cfm At JHBI, we offer a wide assortment of hearing protection devices. Make sure you’re taking the proper to steps to protect your hearing!

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Audiology Credentials…what do all those letters mean?!

Patients are often confused by the series of acronyms and abbreviations listed after their audiologist’s name. Listed below are common abbreviations used and a description of what they mean. Au.D.: Au.D. is the abbreviation for Doctor of Audiology. Beginning in 2007, many states adopted the Au.D. as the entry level degree required to practice Audiology. Prior…

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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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