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Take a tour of The Hearing Center

by Editor on May 20, 2013

Introducing www.betterhearingjax.com

by Dr. William Eblin on March 14, 2013

A bout a year ago, we opened a new office – The Hearing Center at Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute. This 1200 square foot, state-of-the-art facility is located about 200 feet down the hall from our main office. We opened The Hearing Center for several reasons. First, and probably most importantly, we needed more space. […]

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Recently, Drs. J. Douglas Green Jr. and William Eblin Jr., both from Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute, were invited speakers at the 2013 Weidner Symposium in Callaway Gardens, GA. The Weidner Symposium is hosted annually by the Auburn University Chapters of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Associations and the Student Academy of Audiology. This year’s topic for […]

Hearing Aids for the Treatment of Tinnitus

by Dr. William Eblin on February 11, 2013

Tinnitus, or ringing (also commonly described as buzzing/chirping sounds) in the ears, can be a very debilitating problem. Unfortunately, tinnitus treatments are often complex and costly. One of the best, most cost-effective tinnitus treatments involves the use of hearing aids. In many cases, hearing aids are a “kill two birds with one stone” approach, and are helpful in […]

Siemens now offers waterproof hearing aid

by Dr. Elizabeth Pearson on January 10, 2013

Living in Florida can get pretty humid, especially in the summer months.  Hearing aid users are frequently worried about sweat, rain, and moisture accumulation in their new hearing aid.  Well, now there is a solution!  Siemens has introduced its first waterproof and dustproof hearing aid:  The Aquaris.  The device is capable of working as deep […]

Taking care of your hearing healthcare investment

by Dr. Jacqueline Olson on January 10, 2013

Taking care of your hearing healthcare investment One of the most valuable purchases that you may make this year is a pair of new hearing aids. Hearing aids will allow you to reconnect with loved ones and participate in daily activities that you once enjoyed but may be shying away from. Digital hearing aids are precision instruments, […]

Deaf Teen Hears Underwater for the First Time!

by Admin on November 28, 2012

What is it like to not hear splashing of water when swimming or not be able to participate fully in Marco Polo with your friends at a pool party?  Imagine hearing only silence.  For Rachel, a 12 year old bilateral cochlear implant recipient and JHBI patient, situations such as these could not be experienced or […]

Hearing Health Quick Test

by Dr. William Eblin on October 11, 2012

Are you or a family member suffering from hearing loss? Click here to take the Hearing Health Quick Test, courtesy of the American Academy of Audiology. A score of 3 or more may indicate that you have a hearing problem, and with a score of 6 or more, a hearing evaluation is strongly recommended. October […]

Hearing Aid Stigma: An 8 Year Old’s Perspective

by Dr. Jacqueline Olson on October 10, 2012

“I want the most discrete hearing aid possible so that I don’t look old.”  This is heard almost daily during our hearing aid consultations.  Despite the significant advancements in hearing aid size and technology, there is one thing that hasn’t changed: their stigma.  Although a hearing aid is much less noticeable than the hearing loss itself, people continue […]

Learn More About Cochlear Implants

by Editor on October 3, 2012

Mary Jo Schuh, Clinical Audiologist, and JHBI patient, James Otis, discuss cochlear implants on a segment of First Coast Living.