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 [...]
A small study by the House Research Institute revealed that 72% of teens reported reduced hearing after attending a three-hour show. This type of hearing loss typically disappears within 48 hours, but if it occurs repeatedly, permanent hearing loss can develop, the study authors noted.
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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 is National [...]
[ September 21, 2012; 4:00 pm; 4:00 pm; ] “Only the Sky’s the Limit”
Katie Inman, a 15 year old student at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind and patient at Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute (JHBI), recently experienced the ride of a lifetime when she was able to assist with flying a Piper PA-28 plane. This opportunity was arranged by the non-profit group [...]
Today’s workforce features a changing demographic of aging employees. Between 2006 and 2016, the number of workers in the mature age group is expected to grow by 80 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many people are staying in the workforce longer due to tough economic times, in turn requiring hearing healthcare professionals [...]
Noise is one of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States, and one of the most common causes of hearing loss. According to the Better Hearing Institute, 30 million Americans are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day, and 10 million people have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise. Because the damage [...]
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is promoting National Men’s Health Month by raising awareness of the link between hearing loss and a man’s overall wellbeing.
Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute along with the BHI is urging men across America to get their hearing checked. According to the BHI, more than half of the 34 million people [...]
A high-school senior from New Jersey has grabbed the attention of baseball scouts across the nation. As one of the top pitchers in his region, Austin Solecitto is headed to the state playoffs with his team.
But it’s not only his skill on the field that has caught everyone’s attention. The 18-year-old pitcher was diagnosed with [...]
It’s so gradual that you may not even realize you have hearing loss. You begin to strain to hear loved ones and avoid noisy restaurants. Not only does your hearing deteriorate, but also your lifestyle, relationships, and general psychological well-being. The sooner you begin treatment for hearing loss, the easier it will be to adjust to [...]
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