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 [...]
Balance Awareness Week is September 16th – 22nd, 2012. The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) is launching a campaign to “Defeat Dizziness” through public education and advocacy. Read below for the official press release from VEDA about its 16th annual Balance Awareness Week. Since 1997, JHBI has been helping patients with balance disorders through advanced testing [...]
Patients are often confused by the series of acronyms and abbreviations listed after their audiologist’s name. Listed below are common abbreviations used and a description of what they mean.
Au.D.: Au.D. is the abbreviation for Doctor of Audiology. Beginning in 2007, many states adopted the Au.D. as the entry level degree required to practice Audiology. Prior to [...]
In a world filled with new technology, hearing loops bring old technology back to life. The Washington Post reported that this “old technology could have the most profound impact in the decade to come on millions of people with hearing loss.” (The Washington Post) Telecoils were first put in hearing aids in the 1940s, and hearing [...]
To raise awareness about the link between hearing loss and diabetes, the Better Hearing Institute in conjunction with Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute is urging people with diabetes to get their hearing checked.
Take the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The Better Hearing Institute’s Across America [...]
Many patients have been pleased to learn about the addition of a hearing loop to our waiting rooms. We have received positive feedback from patients who are delighted to find that they can take advantage of this technology.
Hearing loops are devices that transmit sound from microphones, loudspeakers or even TVs directly to portable receivers (such [...]
Research on hearing loss indicates:
10% of all Americans have some hearing loss
14% of American adults have “a little trouble hearing”
3.4% of American adults have “a lot of trouble hearing” or are deaf
30% of all people over the age of 65 have hearing loss
65% of all people over the age of 85 have hearing loss
Over 75% [...]
This holiday season, as we gather with family and friends, the crowded rooms and loud, happy environments may emphasize our hearing loss or that of our loved ones even more. If you are looking for some help, yourself, or a useful gift for someone struggling with impaired hearing, get “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hearing [...]