The holidays are a great time to reconnect with the people you care about. This couldn’t be more important during the 2020 holiday season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But when you suffer from hearing loss, the holidays can be extra stressful or even isolating. Don’t let your hearing loss prevent you from enjoying the holidays this year.
Here at JHBI, we are getting ready to celebrate the holidays with better hearing! The Hearing Center is offering a special promotion on hearing aids this holiday season. Enjoy a discount off the cost of hearing aids from the end of November through the end of December. To take advantage of this offer, call 904-399-0350 to schedule a consolation with an audiologist and learn about the newest technology in hearing aids!
The Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute team came together on October 29th to take a picture of everyone wearing their pink outfits in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month! See below for a link to the National Breast Cancer Foundation website.
Learn what’s new in the world of hearing loss treatment. Hearing aid REMOTE PROGRAMMING is here, too! Make an appointment for your summer discount now!
Dr. Green, accompanied by Kelly Eaton, Aud, CCC-A, Ryan Funderburk, Aud, CCC-A, & Mike Johnson, ReSound GN, will discuss where we’ve been, where we are now, & where the future is going regarding hearing, including gene splicing and DNA-driven clinical trials.
As we enter a brave new world in the treatment of hearing loss, JHBI pledges to remain on the cutting edge of new developments to improve or restore hearing.
A complimentary lunch gift card will be sent by WJCT to the first 100 online participants upon confirmation of your seminar attendance & completion of event survey. Don’t miss out! Reserve your virtual seat today by clicking the link below:
On March 3rd every year, the World Health Organization celebrates World Hearing Day to help promote ear and hearing care around the world.
Hearing loss affects individuals of all ages and it is important in all life stages to have the ease of communication to keep you connected to loved ones and the world around you. Early diagnosis and treat hearing loss in a timely manner can help facilitate access to education, employment opportunities and daily communication.
In the United States, 7 out of 10 individuals who say they have trouble hearing don’t use hearing aids, according to a Better Hearing Institute (BHI) survey. Many people think that hearing aids are big, bulky, poor quality and will squeal continuously which is not the case. Today’s hearing aids are smaller and smarter than ever, incorporating automatic programming, noise adaptation, Bluetooth technology, rechargeability and wireless programming. A more recent BHI study revealed that over 90% of individuals who have purchased hearing aids are glad they did.
As hearing healthcare providers, all of us at JHBI want you to know that there are options to treat your hearing loss. At your consultation appointment, we will discuss all of your hearing health concerns and the options available to help you hear better in the environments that matter most to you.
On March 26th, Dr. Green and his
team at Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute will be taking their yearly medical
mission trip to Jos, Nigeria.
Begun in 2010, Hearing Help for Africa is the
brainchild of Dr. Douglas Green, his wife Kelley and Dr. Joel Anthis. The Greens and
their family made several mission trips to Lusaka, Zambia with Family Legacy Missions in the early
2000s. They were struck by the incredible joy exhibited by the
African people in the midst of extreme poverty, profound loss of the family
structure due to AIDS, and the hardships imposed by governmental
corruption. Dr. Green was subsequently invited to visit Nigeria by Dr.
Anthis, an American ear, nose and throat physician who was working full-time in
a Christian missionary hospital in Jos, Nigeria. While there Dr. Green witnessed firsthand
the scope of the need as he performed surgery and helped provide medical care
for patients with ear-related problems.
***If you would like to donate old hearing
aids to Hearing Help for Africa, please contact our office at 904-399-0350
Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute would like to recognize Balance Awareness Week—September 15–21, 2019.
The Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA) created Balance Awareness Week in 1997. The idea is to shine a light on the millions of Americans who suffer from imbalance and dizziness. It can often be difficult to live a “normal” life when you are constantly off-balance or fearing when your next dizzy episode may occur.
If you answer “yes” to any or all of the below questions, you may need to come in and be evaluated at our clinic.
Because of your problem, do you feel frustrated?
Does your problem significantly restrict your participation in social activities, such as going out to dinner, going to movies, dancing or to parties?
Because of your problem, have you been embarrassed in front of others?
Because of your problem, do you feel handicapped?
Does your problem interfere with your job or household responsibilities?
May was designated as the Better Hearing and Speech Month by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 1927. The goals of Better Hearing and Speech month is to bring awareness to hearing and speech deficits, educate the population on how these issues effect the community, and empower individuals to take action if they suspect they have a speech or hearing deficit.
Hearing loss is the third most common health issue in the United States, effecting one in every eight people over the age of 12. Difficulty communicating with others can lead individuals to be withdrawn, negatively impacting them both socially and emotionally. The primary goal of an audiologist, when working with these patients, is to provide the tools they need to maintain an active lifestyle and minimize the effect of their hearing loss. The National Institute of Health (NIH) developed a short questionnaire* to see if you could benefit from having your hearing evaluated by an audiologist.
Do you feel frustrated when talking to members of your family because you have difficulty hearing them?
Do you have difficulty hearing or understanding co-workers, clients, or customers?
Do you feel restricted or limited by a hearing problem?
Do you have difficulty hearing when visiting friends, relatives, or neighbors?
Do you have trouble hearing in the movies or in the theater?
Does a hearing problem cause you to argue with family members?
Do you have trouble hearing the TV or radio at levels that are loud enough for others?
Do you feel that any difficulty with your hearing limits your personal or social life?
Do you have trouble hearing family or friends when you are together in a restaurant?
If you answered “YES” to three or more of above questions, feel free to contact our clinic at (904) 339-0350 to schedule an appointment with a provider. Together you will develop an individualized plan to improve your hearing healthcare.
*Adapted from: Newman, C.W., Weinstein, B.E., Jacobson, G.P., & Hug, G.A. (1990). The Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults [HHIA]: Psychometric adequacy and audiometric correlates. Ear Hear, 11, 430-433.
Do you watch television with the volume louder than you used to? Do you have trouble understanding conversation when in a restaurant? Do you complain that people are always mumbling? These are common signs that indicate you may have a hearing loss. • The first step is to undergo a hearing evaluation by an audiologist. If the test shows that you have a hearing loss, a hearing aid is often recommended to help make communication easier and enjoyable again.
A quick search on the internet can lead to many results regarding which hearing aid is the best. It is easy to become overwhelmed and confused by all the marketing, sales and misinformation regarding hearing aids.
Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute is hosting a ‘Lunch & Learn’ event to help guide you through the hearing aid selection process and to provide you with the tools you need to succeed with hearing aids.
Come join Dr. Green and Dr. Aquilina on Wednesday March 20th for an informational session regarding hearing loss and how to get the most out of your hearing aids. Register now to reserve your spot!
You are invited to come by Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute to discuss cochlear implant and bone-anchored hearing aid solutions for hearing loss. Cookies and coffee will be served!
Dates: February 20th and March 6th Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm Talk with experts about: – Advanced implantable hearing technology – The Cochlear™ Nucleus® and Cochlear BAHA® Systems – Candidacy and coverage – Assistive listening devices and more!
RSVP to Ralyn Jelus at email@example.com or 404-695-8612
Please plan to join us at the next meeting of your Acoustic Neuroma Support Group.
We welcome you to learn about the latest treatment options, to network with other acoustic neuroma patients and find encouragement and support.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
UF Health North – Tower A, First Floor Lobby
15255 Max Leggett Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Take I95 to the Jacksonville International Airport Exit. Follow signs to Max Leggett Parkway.
Park in the parking lot closest to Tower A and enter through the main doors.
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