We’re grateful this holiday season – especially to our Veterans

During this holiday season all of us at JHBI and our Hearing Center pause to give thanks to our patients and their families, especially Veterans for their service to protect our freedoms. We’re grateful to all patients for putting their trust in us to help them hear better, especially those with severe hearing loss. 

Also, we thank Clay Today* newspaper for an informative story on our patient, retired Navy Captain Mark Adrick, who had a Cochlear® implant surgically inserted to improve severe hearing loss. After decades of flying helicopters and airplanes, his hearing was completely lost. Most severe hearing loss patients have no idea about the lifelong effects of extended loud noises and how it damages the inner ear’s cochlear nerve and surrounding tissues, sometimes beyond repair. 

As we count our blessings this holiday season, we wish to thank our patients and their families for trusting us to give the best hearing care possible to improve the quality of life. We wish you and your family a healthy and happy holiday season.

* https://www.claytodayonline.com/stories/trapped-in-his-own-silence-for-yearsveteran-can-hear-granddaughters-voice,20098

Free seminar on vertigo, dizziness and spinning includes lunch is hosted by JHBI and WJCT on June 19, at WJCT Studios in Jacksonville, FL

You’re invited to a FREE Seminar on VERTIGO and luncheon hosted by Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute (JHBI) and WJCT on Wednesday, June 19 from 11:30 am – 1 pm. We’ll discuss diagnostic evaluations and treatment for vertigo/dizziness and surgical/non-surgical treatment options. Presenters include J. Douglas Green, MD, FACS (Otology, Neurology, Audiology), founder of JHBI, along with JHBI team members Donna Smith, MPAS, PA-C, and Janelle Kelley, AuD, CCC-A. A Q&A will follow – so bring your questions! Please share this information if you have a friend or relative who may benefit from this event. It will be held at the WJCT Studios at 100 Festival Park Avenue (across from TIAA Stadium).

Reservations are limited, so call 904-358-6322 or go to WJCT.org/jhbi

JHBI diagnoses and treats BPPV or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, a common inner ear problem and primary cause of vertigo, in Jacksonville, FL

BPPV is a common cause of vertigo, or the sensation that the room is spinning around you. BPPV is caused when tiny particles in the inner ear dislodge from part of the balance that detects body movement. When the particles dislodge, they can float to a different area of the balance system. This gives the brain false information about where your body is in space.  The result is a spinning sensation that typically last for a few seconds. BPPV can be triggered by rolling over in bed, bending over or looking up. In most cases BPPV can be easily treated. Call us now if you have dizziness or vertigo symptoms. 

Let’s define BPPV:

  • Benign: this means non-life threatening
  • Paroxysmal: vertigo may come in short spurts
  • Positional: turn your head back and forth or side to side, it may trigger vertigo
  • Vertigo: feeling your head is spinning or the world around you is spinning out of control and possibly violently 
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Orange Park, FL’s vertigo patient Kim Aures shares her story of living with BPPV to help others in Jacksonville, FL

By Kim Aures, Vertigo Patient at Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute

Kim Aures gives her thoughts about having and living with vertigo. The professionals at Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute hope you will share this if you or someone you love experiences the signs and symptoms of vertigo. As part of their community education programming, JHBI is presenting a FREE community medical seminar on Wed., June 19 at 11:30 am – 1 pm/including a complimentary lunch. Speakers include J. Douglas Green, MD, FACS, founder of JHBI, and staff Donna Smith, MPAS, PA-C, and Janelle Kelley, AuD, CCC-A. For more information on what you or someone you know who is experiencing vertigo should do, please go to www.JHBI.org or www.WJCT.org/events and make a reservation now.

You are invited to attend a FREE community medical seminar on VERTIGO and luncheon on Wednesday, June 16th from 11:30am to 1pm presented by J. Douglas Green, MD, FACS, founder of Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute at WJCT. Register Now »

Kim Aures of Orange Park shares her story of living with BPPV to help others in Jacksonville, FL

You are invited to attend a FREE community medical seminar on VERTIGO and luncheon on Wednesday, June 16th from 11:30am to 1pm presented by J. Douglas Green, MD, FACS, founder of Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute at WJCT. Register Now »

Vertigo patient Kim Aures shares her personal story and challenges on dealing with vertigo and BPPV to help others in Jacksonville, FL

Kim Aures

Patient Testimonial of Kim Aures

Kim Aures said it best when she described her vertigo experience as being in the “eye of the tornado”. She says it’s like standing perfectly still and everything around you is spinning out of control. This is the feeling of vertigo.

She never knows when it will start. It doesn’t occur every day, but when it does, she can sense it coming. The journey may begin in the morning when she starts to sit up and get out of bed. Her world spins round and round as if it’s never going to stop. A member of her family takes her to the closest ER and a barrage of tests begins. After the tests, she gets a shot for motion sickness, which stops nausea, and vertigo begins to subside. She then calls Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute (JHBI) and makes an appointment for treatment. JHBI is always there to help. 

Sometimes the dizziness comes from the right ear, sometimes both ears, sometimes the left ear. Donna Smith, PA at JHBI, has explained to her how the “crystals” in her ear(s) come “unglued” deep in inner ear, then travel down the semicircular canal causing dizziness. 

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If the world around you is spinning out of control call Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute for diagnosis and treatment of vertigo

If you become dizzy, it’s important to know what caused it – find out. The experts at Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute (JHBI) know how to diagnose and treat dizziness. Is it vertigo? Does it happen when you first wake up and get out of bed in the morning? Do you experience a feeling as if the world around you is spinning out of control – like you’re in the eye of the tornado with everything spinning around you? Find out why your inner ear may be involved causing dizzy spells. After testing, you may have the most common diagnosis: BPPV or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Let the experts at JHBI guide you. They are J. Douglas Green, MD, FACS and the team of Physician Assistants and Audiologists, who are dedicated to finding the real cause of why you are getting dizzy. These tests may rule out Meniere disease, labyrinthitis or an acoustic neuroma tumor. So, get the facts – call JHBI today for an appointment to find out why you’re dizzy. It’s for your own good health. 

You are invited to attend a FREE community medical seminar on VERTIGO and luncheon on Wednesday, June 16th from 11:30 am to 1 pm presented by J. Douglas Green, MD, FACS, founder of Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute at WJCT. Register Now »

JHBI diagnoses and treats that false of spinning sensation and vertigo in Jacksonville, FL

FREE Community Seminar & Luncheon“Why is Everything Spinning?”You’re not alone • Learn about diagnosis & treatment of vertigo/dizziness

Simply moving the head can cause spinning. It may be vertigo. Don’t let spinning get out of control, find out why. Call Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute, and get it checked out. Let us help you find a solution.

J. Douglas Green, MD, and his team of Physician Assistants and board-certified Audiologists are trained to diagnose and treat dizziness. When you come in for an appointment, you’ll undergo a simple but complete assessment to help confirm a diagnosis. It may be as simple as finding out that your inner ear crystals have dislodged from their original spot. The solution may be to get them back into place.

Don’t live with spinning. It’s best to find out why it’s occurring. You can depend on the experts at Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute – give us a call, (904) 399-0350, to book an appointment.

You are invited to attend a FREE community medical seminar on VERTIGO and luncheon on Wednesday, June 16th from 11:30 am to 1 pm presented by J. Douglas Green, MD, FACS, founder of Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute at WJCT. Register Now »

Hearing Help for Africa Trip 2019

Follow our journey to Nigeria! A mission team including several of our JHBI staff is spending the week in Africa. Learn more: Hearing Help for Africa.

JHBI diagnoses and treats inner ear dizzy spells and vertigo in Jacksonville, FL?

Don’t live with dizziness

Ever been dizzy? Scary, huh! If you experience dizziness, find out why. Call Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute, and get it checked out. Let them help you find a solution as to why you’re experiencing a debilitating dizzy spell.

J. Douglas Green, MD, and his team of Physician Assistants and board-certified Audiologists are trained to diagnose and treat dizziness. When you come in for an appointment, you’ll undergo a simple but complete assessment to help confirm a diagnosis. It may be as simple as finding out that your inner ear crystals have dislodged from their original spot. The solution may be to get them back into place.

Don’t live with dizziness coming and going. It’s best to find out why it’s occurring. You can depend on the experts at Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute – give us a call, (904) 399-0350, to book an appointment.

You are invited to attend a FREE community medical seminar on VERTIGO and luncheon on Wednesday, June 16th from 11:30 am to 1 pm presented by J. Douglas Green, MD, FACS, founder of Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute at WJCT. Register Now »