Are Bluetooth Hearing Aids Right for You?

Wireless hearing aid

Technology is advancing at lightning speed, and that includes the technology in hearing aids. Gone are the days of bulky and one-trick analog hearing aids, as important as they were. Today’s hearing aids are like miniature computers with a sleek design and personalized programming and functions that make hearing with hearing loss more natural and… Continue reading Are Bluetooth Hearing Aids Right for You?

Which Vitamins Protect Hearing?

Vitamins and hearing loss

Nutrition, vitamins, and health are top of mind for many these days. The right foods and nutrients can give us more energy, reduce our risk of cancer, protect against heart disease, promote healthy sleep, and so much more. If you listen to the headlines, there even seems to be a perfect combination of vitamins and… Continue reading Which Vitamins Protect Hearing?

Hearing Screening Protocol for Stroke Patients

Hearing Screening Stroke Protocol

Hearing loss alone can be life-altering to many but combine it with a stroke and it can be utterly debilitating. Strokes can result in paralysis, memory issues or problems with reasoning, as well as trouble speaking, swallowing and more. It’s less commonly known that a stroke can result in hearing loss. As the leading cause… Continue reading Hearing Screening Protocol for Stroke Patients

Unrecognized Hearing Loss Among Adults

Unrecognized Hearing Loss

Did you know that age-related hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions among older adults? An estimated one-third of Americans over the age of 65 experience age-related hearing loss, while the condition affects approximately 50 percent of those over the age of 85 in the United States. Because it is such a… Continue reading Unrecognized Hearing Loss Among Adults

I’m Sorry, Did You Just Say My Hearing Loss is Genetic?

Signs of noise-induced hearing loss

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a true problem in the United States. An estimated 10 to 40 million adults across the country show signs of this condition. Many of these are due to exposure to noisy areas such as the loud burst of gunfire found in the military or at shooting ranges, the clang of… Continue reading I’m Sorry, Did You Just Say My Hearing Loss is Genetic?

Do Hearing Loss Apps Work?

Hearing loss apps

Technology is advancing at an astounding rate, and we’re not just talking about the Internet, self-driving cars, and robotic surgery. This includes the hearing health field. Hearing aids become smarter by the minute. Hearing evaluations are more refined and individualized than ever before, and apps for everything from testing hearing to finding the best restaurant… Continue reading Do Hearing Loss Apps Work?

Protecting Your Hearing from Everyday Life

Places That Can Be Damaging To Your Hearing

Without a doubt, we encounter some places that are just plain loud. You’d expect a sporting event such as a football game in a stadium, or an indoor monster truck rally in a coliseum to be loud, but there are places we go every day that are loud enough to harm our hearing. One in… Continue reading Protecting Your Hearing from Everyday Life

Florida Medical Clinic is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

Happy Holidays

As the holiday season ends, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their hearing concerns, but we appreciate the opportunity to help others in need. It’s not just the immediate people around us that can benefit from generosity; you can make a difference… Continue reading Florida Medical Clinic is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

How Hearing Loss Can Change a Child’s Brain

Mild-To-Moderate Hearing Loss May Change How The Brain Processes Sound In Children

Did you know that approximately 1.4 babies out of every 1000 have hearing loss, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 14.9% of children age 6 to 19 years have at least some hearing loss?  Whether it’s due to noise exposure, genetics and injury, or something else, early detection of hearing… Continue reading How Hearing Loss Can Change a Child’s Brain

Is an Annual Hearing Test Really Necessary?

Annual hearing test

According to the World Health Organization, (WHO) over 466 million people live with a disabling hearing loss. Whether from infectious disease, birth complications, genetics, drug use, excessive ear infections, noise, or aging, there’s a minimum of 5% of the world’s population that have hearing loss at levels greater than 40 dB (decibels). By getting an… Continue reading Is an Annual Hearing Test Really Necessary?