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Free Gainesville Hearing Screenings

Free hearing screenings for adults in the month of May! We are excited to share that the month of May is Better Hearing and Speech month! During this month, we will be providing FREE hearing screenings throughout the community. Dates and times are limited! CALL TODAY to reserve your spot! (352) 271-5373

Summertime Activities That Increase Your Risk for Hearing Loss

Summertime Activities That Increase Your Risk for Hearing Loss

You are constantly reminded about the threat of dehydration, mosquitoes and sunburns, but how much have you honestly thought about safeguarding your hearing? Slathering on sunscreen isn’t the only way you need to protect yourself this summer. Popular summer activities pose more risk to your hearing than you might realize. Sporting Events Of course you love to scream for your team, but when everybody else is yelling at top volumes, the decibels can shoot through the roof. Noise levels may vary [...]

Best Hearing Aids for Music Lovers in Gainesville, FL

Best Hearing Aids for Music Lovers

Perhaps your life is like a soundtrack or you constantly have a favorite song running through your head. Music is an integral part of life for the majority of the population from young to old. It connects to the emotions on a deep level and can send you back down memory lane in a heartbeat. Music relaxes your mind, motivates your body and inspires your soul. Can you imagine your life without a melody? Those who suffer from hearing loss, [...]

Beware of DIY Approaches to Aid ‪‎Hearing Loss

Beware of DIY Approaches to Aid ‪‎Hearing Loss!

While the do-it-yourself, or DIY, mentality is quite appealing in many areas of life, your health is an area in which it’s often best to consult the experts. The biggest hurdle for most Americans is the wealth of information, and often misinformation, that is available at just the click of a button. This has led far too many people to opt for speed over quality when searching for options to deal with hearing loss. Quick Fixes Those suffering from hearing loss, [...]

A patient with hearing loss enjoying time with family in Gainesville, FL

How to Keep Loved Ones with Hearing Loss Close?

Coping with hearing loss is different from other disabilities in that it is an invisible condition. The reactions or behaviors associated with hearing loss may not be always apparent. People with hearing loss often feel left out of conversations as those around them tell stories and reconnect over laughter. In fact, these special moments can pose a real threat of depression and overall feelings of loneliness as people with diagnosed or undiagnosed hearing loss tend to withdraw. If you’re hosting [...]

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Treatment and Prevention in Gainesville, FL

Turn Down the Volume: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

An epidemic is on the rise in the U.S. It is not the flu or any other infectious disease that you may be envisioning as you read this sentence. It affects both young and old alike, but is targeting younger populations and leaving permanent effects in its wake. Your environment is filled with a constant variety of sounds, some noticeably loud and others so faint that you remain unaware of their presence. Normally, most of these sounds are harmless. However, [...]

Better Pricing of Hearing Aids in Gainesville, FL

Caught Up in the Codes: Benefits of Unbundled Pricing

Have you ever gotten a medical bill that was far more than you expected to pay, and you couldn’t even figure out what services it actually covered? This is an all too common occurrence in the medical field where complicated codes must correspond with each and every service provided. Current Procedural Terminology, or CPT, codes are set forth by the American Medical Association. These unique codes are designed to cover medical, surgical and diagnostic services. However, if a service does [...]

Gainesville, Fl Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

Untreated Hearing Loss Can Have Its Own Lasting Effects

Hearing loss may seem like it is merely an annoyance or trivial health issue. However, according to a recent study put out by the National Council on the Aging (NCOA), hearing loss can have detrimental consequences for older adults. Hearing loss is not simply a harmless physical concern. It affects people socially and emotionally. Among those suffering from hearing loss are heightened rates of anxiety, depression and even paranoia. People who need but do not wear hearing aids are far [...]

Selection of Hearing Aids in Gainesville Florida

Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

Choosing the right hearing aid is not only a matter of function but also style. In overall functionality, hearing aids basically work in much the same way by amplifying sounds from your environment within your ear. However, hearing aids can vary greatly when it comes to size, price, special features and even placement in the ear. Styles of Hearing Aids Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) Hearing Aids Designed for adults suffering from mild to moderate hearing loss Smallest and least visible Picks up less wind noise Utilizes smaller, [...]

Travel Tips for People With Hearing Loss by Accent Audiology in Gainesville, FL

Travel Tips for People With Hearing Loss

While it may not be possible to have every detail of your journey mapped out, a bit of advanced planning can go a long way in making your trip much smoother. 1. Sign up for mobile alerts via text or email to ensure that you are constantly aware of schedule changes or cancellations. 2. Request a seat or room that has accommodations that are in full compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). 3. Carry on your equipment. Be sure to [...]