Monthly Archives: March 2013

Introducing www.betterhearingjax.com

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. As our hearing aid, cochlear implant, and implantable hearing device programs continued to grow, so too did our need for more space and more efficient facilities. Secondly, we needed a more defined space where we could work closer together. At The Hearing Center, we have a repair lab, several consultation and fitting rooms, a sound booth, and plenty of room for all the necessary supplies that come along with a full-service Audiology practice within close proximity. Finally, we wanted a place where we could cater to the needs of our hearing aid and cochlear implant patients. At The Hearing Center, we’ve been able to accomplish just that: hearing aid and cochlear implant repair times are faster, patients are greeted by the same familiar faces, the office is set up to be compatible with hearing devices (come by and check our looped waiting room), and we’re working on creating a new hearing ‘store’, where we will have all sorts of hearing device supplies and accessories available.

That brings us to our new website – www.betterhearingjax.com. Like The Hearing Center, this website has been created to better serve those who have trusted us with their care. We hope this site will become a great resource for our patients, and for anyone who happens to stop by online. We have big plans for the site and are just getting started. We’ll soon have plenty of ‘how to’ videos available for patients and their families, an online store where items such as wax filters and hearing aid batteries can be purchased, an active blog with the latest news from the hearing care industry that will be maintained by our own Audiology staff, and a latest news section, where you can stay up to date on what’s going on at The Hearing Center.

Be sure to keep checking in. We have many exciting events planned for the Spring and Summer months, and you can be sure we’ll keep you posted at www.betterhearingjax.com.

Drs. Green and Eblin Invited Speakers at 2013 Weidner Symposium

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 the Audiology track was vestibular assessment. The audience of around sixty included audiologists from the Southeast region and students and faculty from the Auburn University Doctor of Audiology program. Dr. Green’s sessions included an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system and common pathological conditions of the vestibular system. Dr. Eblin presented on one of his specialty areas, vestibular assessment, and moderated a session of case study presentations.

Along with Drs. Green and Eblin, Ann Lienenwever, a physical therapist and the manager of Brooks Balance Center, spoke about Vestibular Rehabilitation.

 

Newspaper Article: Understanding Potential Causes of Dizziness – Dr. J. Douglas Green

This article appeared in the Health Section of the Florida Times Union newspaper in Jacksonville, FL, on March 6, 2012.  Dr. J. Douglas Green, founder of Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute, comments on the potential causes of dizziness.

Dr. Green is quoted as saying:

“Dizziness is a common complaint experienced by millions of Americans every  year.

You can have symptoms ranging from lightheadedness, where you feel you are  about to pass out, to whirling vertigo, where the room spins uncontrollably. The  cause may be a serious, life-threatening illness, or a minor problem. Evaluation  by a medical professional is usually indicated, but, fortunately, effective  treatment is available for most causes of dizziness.

Understanding the potential causes of dizziness requires a basic  understanding of the balance system. The balance canals, or semicircular canals  of the inner ear, are stimulated by turning movements of the head and send  electric signals to the back of the brain at the brainstem.” said, Dr. Green.

Read more at Jacksonville.com:  http://jacksonville.com/news/health-and-fitness/2013-03-06/story/understanding-potential-causes-dizziness#ixzz2MnaY8xjS

To see the article online, click this link:

http://jacksonville.com/news/health-and-fitness/2013-03-06/story/understanding-potential-causes-dizziness