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Audiology by Accent is Gainesville’s premiere audiology and hearing aid provider. Please call (352) 271-5373 to schedule your appointment with one of our audiologists.
01. KNOW the FACTS about HEARING LOSS
Hearing loss, also knows as hearing impairment related to aging ranks as the #1 communicative disorder.
1 in 5 Americans have some degree of hearing loss; that equals 48.1M Americans.
Hearing loss is a major public health issue. It is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease. Hearing loss affects people of all ages – its progression is usually gradual but can be sudden depending on the cause. Hearing loss can range from mild to profound. Hearing loss is often an invisible condition; one cannot easily identify those who suffer from it, and those who are affected often become withdrawn and isolated. They may also exhibit confusion, or personality changes. Conductive hearing loss happens when hearing loss is due to problems with the ear canal, ear drum, or middle ear and its little bones. Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), also known as nerve-related hearing loss, happens when hearing loss is due to problems of the inner ear. Mixed hearing loss refers to a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
02. KNOW the SIGNS of HEARING LOSS
The signs of hearing loss are often subtle and emerge slowly, but in some cases a significant hearing loss can occur suddenly. Either way, there are common indications and signs of hearing impairment. You should suspect hearing loss if you experience any of the signs below:
Participating in a conversation with background noise requires intense effort.
Difficulty understanding the TV or while using the phone.
It seems that others are mumbling.
Finding it hard to understand in meetings or at presentations.
Even simple conversations can be very tiring for people with hearing loss. An individual with untreated hearing loss may not be able to effectively listen and communicate, which can lead to isolation. Hearing loss can be a tough ailment to identify. By paying close attention to these signs, as well as any other changes that you may notice or that family and friends report to you, you can be alert to the need for a professional hearing evaluation. Hearing loss can have many causes, but in most cases, hearing loss can be addressed successfully.
03. KNOW the CAUSES of HEARING LOSS
Hearing impairment has many causes. Exposure to too much noise, certain medications, infections, head injuries, viruses, allergies, the aging process and specific medical conditions can damage the ear and lead to hearing loss. It’s important to understand the type of hearing loss in order to find the best solution.
04. KNOW the SOLUTION to HEARING LOSS
The solution to better hearing begins with a thorough hearing evaluation. Audiology by Accent is committed to providing personalized hearing health care. We use the latest research and technology to address your specific needs. We provide comprehensive audiologic services, state-of-the art digital hearing aids and, most importantly, an experienced and caring staff including nationally certified audiologists.
Follow these steps to successfully treat your hearing loss:
- Comprehensive audiologic evaluations including tests of hearing sensitivity, speech understanding, and middle ear function
- Communication and lifestyle needs assessment
- Tinnitus counseling (if appropriate)
- Patient and family aural rehabilitation counseling
- Design, selection, fitting and verification of hearing instruments and assistive listening devices
05. HEARING AID PRICING | PEACE of MIND
In an effort to make hearing instruments more affordable and accessible to you, Audiology by Accent is pleased to offer our ‘Peace of Mind’ pricing structure. With this pricing, hearing instruments are available to our patients at the manufacturer’s wholesale cost.
Learn more about our PEACE of MIND pricing! / Our patients save up to $2000 on a pair of hearing aids. /
At Audiology by Accent, our mission is to improve the quality of life of our patients by providing comprehensive, individualized care, treatment and solutions. We also strive to achieve the highest level of healthcare with utmost respect for our patients’ privacy, dignity and time.
Our patient-centered approach allows us to focus on meeting your hearing goals. Our doctors of audiology will work with you to diagnose and find solutions for your hearing and tinnitus concerns using state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced technologies. Because our focus is entirely on your unique needs and goals, coming to Audiology by Accent means that you will experience patient care that is unique to you, with exceptional follow-up care that ensures you are adapting properly to your hearing devices or hearing aid(s).
We are a local (Gainesville, FL), independent, community-oriented practice. A strong patient-provider relationship based on honesty, integrity, and values is what we pride ourselves on, and we feel that this is the best approach for making sure you don’t miss any of the precious moments in your life.
7 Reasons to Visit
- We believe that educating patients leads to the best hearing results.
- Our experience gives you the expert care you deserve.
- Our detailed and comprehensive audiometric testing means we can address the nature of your hearing loss.
- We only recommend innovative hearing aids that help people hear better.
- We use the most advanced fitting methods available to ensure that your hearing devices are comfortable and provide you with maximum efficiency.
- Our exceptional follow-up care means you always get an outstanding and personalized customer service.
- We absolutely love what we do!