Boomers Benefit from Hearing Aids, Stay in the Workforce Longer

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 to help keep those people as successful and productive as possible.

So what does this mean for the general public? It means people need to take charge of their health, including their hearing, so they can age productively and continue being successful at their jobs. Boomers should get their hearing checked routinely, and address any hearing loss as soon as possible.

According to the Better Hearing Institute, more than 34 million Americans suffer from hearing loss (about 11 percent of the U.S. population), and 60 percent of them are below retirement age. The vast majority of people with hearing loss can most likely benefit from hearing aids. Employers must also recognize the changing demographics of the workforce and make efforts to help maintain their valued employees, by encouraging healthy hearing habits.

If you have any questions regarding hearing loss, please contact our office at 904-399-0350.

How Can Bluetooth Technology Help You With Your Hearing Aids?

Did you know that some of the latest Bluetooth technology can be used with hearing aids? Learn how from one of our audiologists, Dr. Jacqueline Olson, who was featured recently in a live segment on First Coast Living in Jacksonville, Fla.

What Makes Us Different from Other Hearing Aid Companies?

Find out more from one of our audiologists, Dr. Jacqueline Olson, who was featured recently in a live segment on First Coast Living in Jacksonville, Fla.

 

“My audiologist…made me confident that I was in good hands.”

“Being hearing impaired is really frustrating, and before I got my hearing aids, that aggravation affected my business dealings and my family life. I would dread phone conversations because I couldn’t understand what was going on, and my family relationships were suffering. I don’t know how I was able to function.

The first time I came to the Hearing Center I was apprehensive, thinking ‘you just want to sell me something’. But right away my audiologist erased that feeling, and made me confident that I was in good hands.

What a difference! My business and my family life have improved tremendously.”
—Jacksonville Hearing & Balance patient

“They take their time and work with you.”

“I have severe hearing loss in both ears and have had several surgeries trying to restore my hearing. Nothing worked until I came to Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute.

Dr. Green is so kind and easygoing and he explained everything step-by-step. He recommended BAHAs (Bone Anchored Hearing Aids) and now I can finally hear again. If I take these out, I could sit under a jet engine and wouldn’t hear a thing.

JHBI is not like those other hearing aid places where they move you in and move you out.They take their time and work with you.”
—Jacksonville Hearing & Balance patient

“I think hearing aids are for smart people.”

“When I started to lose my hearing I came to see Dr. Green. He had me tested but didn’t pressure me at all about getting hearing aids; he just said ‘you’ll know when it’s time’. I appreciated that and he was right.
I tried one of those other hearing aid places thinking they’d be cheaper, but they weren’t. I came back to Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute because I had so much more confidence in their advice. I think people are hesitant to get their hearing tested because they think hearing aids are for seniors. I think hearing aids are for smart people.”
—Jacksonville Hearing & Balance patient

How to Measure Your Potential for Hearing Loss this Fourth of July

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 often takes place gradually, the effects of noise on hearing are often underestimated.

This Fourth of July, Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute is urging Americans to protect their hearing by enjoying fireworks from a comfortable distance and wearing disposable earplugs, made of foam or silicone, which are usually available at local pharmacies.

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Excessive noise damages the delicate hair cells in the inner ear. Working in noisy occupations or participating in loud recreational activities can involve dangerous levels of noise. Beware of activities such as music concerts, shooting a gun, sporting events, motorcycles and fire crackers. Firefighters, police officers, factory workers, construction workers, musicians and military personnel are particularly at risk for hearing loss due to exposure to noise.

If you suspect that you or a loved one may be experiencing noise-induced hearing loss, contact our office at 904-399-0350 to schedule your evaluation.

 

 

 

 

 

“I got my hearing back immediately.”

“I’m a retired Navy and airline pilot, and I’d been losing my hearing for years. I was wearing a hearing aid and boom, one night my ear just quit. It was like being struck by lightning. The folks at Jacksonville Hearing and Balance recommended a cochlear implant and it changed my life. I got my hearing back immediately. I tell everybody to go see Dr. Green—he’s the best. Ears are all he does.”
—Jacksonville Hearing & Balance patient

“Two major surgeries…helped me bring some hearing back.”

“In 2004 I had a serious motorcycle accident, and even though I was wearing a helmet I had severe head trauma and barely survived. Among the injuries was a complete loss of hearing. I did some research and found that Dr. Green was the absolute best in his field. Two major surgeries later he helped me bring some hearing back to both of my ears.
Although I still wear a hearing aid, having the gift of being able to communicate with other people again is fantastic.”
—Jacksonville Hearing & Balance patient

National Men’s Health Month

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 with hearing loss in the United States are male.

Familes are encouraged to support the men in their lives by becoming more aware of preventable health problems. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to promote early detection and treatment of disease or injury among men and boys. Resources are available at Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute to test for hearing loss and implement comprehensive treatment plans.

The whole month of June is National Men’s Health Month, so encourage the men in your life to consider how their hearing health is linked to other aspects of their lives. Hearing aids can benefit the majority of men with hearing loss, and improve the quality of their lives and relationships.