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 »

Maximizing Hearing Aid Benefits

Do you watch television with the volume louder than you used to? Do you have trouble understanding conversation when in a restaurant? Do you complain that people are always mumbling? These are common signs that indicate you may have a hearing loss. 

The first step is to undergo a hearing evaluation by an audiologist. If the test shows that you have a hearing loss,  a hearing aid is often recommended to help make communication easier and enjoyable again.

A quick search on the internet can lead to many results regarding which hearing aid is the best. It is easy to become overwhelmed and confused by all the marketing, sales and misinformation regarding hearing aids. 

Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute is hosting a ‘Lunch & Learn’ event to help guide you through the hearing aid selection process and to provide you with the tools you need to succeed with hearing aids. 

Come join Dr. Green and Dr. Aquilina on Wednesday March 20th for an informational session regarding hearing loss and how to get the most out of your hearing aids. Register now to reserve your spot!

Cochlear Implants Presentation at WJCT

If you or someone you love has a severe hearing loss you probably know the impact it can have on your relationships with friends and family and overall quality of life. Many people with severe hearing loss have tried hearing aids with little success and continue to struggle with understanding conversation. The good news is that there is an effective treatment that is designed to help provide clarity when traditional hearing aids cannot. Click on the link below to view a presentation by Jacksonville Hearing and Balance, together with Cochlear Americas, about cochlear implants and how they can lead improved speech clarity and a better quality of life.

What is severe hearing loss?

What is severe hearing loss?If you think you have severe hearing loss, please consider seeing a specialist. The type of hearing loss depends on which part of the ear is damaged. Please visit Cochlear.com for more important information regarding hearing loss:

  • Sensoineural – can occur as you get older or at birth. Most people say they are able to hear, but don’t always understand what people are saying. This is due to damage of the inner ear. Depending on the amount of hearing loss, a cochlear implant can be very beneficial.
  • Conductive – when hearing loss is due to problems with the outer ear or middle ear
  • Mixed – refers to a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
  • Single-sided Deafness – Refers to no hearing or very little hearing in only one ear and normal hearing in the other ear. This type of hearing loss can be treated with a cochlear implant or a bone conduction implant.

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A Cochlear Implant – Improved Severe Hearing Loss & Became Life Changing

St. Augustine resident, Harry Zemon, experienced severe hearing loss from two major factors in his life. First, he was in the meat business and that meant dealing with high intensity noises coming from band saws, patty makers and grinders. Pair that with a genetic defect, hearing loss for him at age 70 turned into severe hearing loss – and hearing aids were no longer helpful.

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My Hearing Aids No longer Work – Is a Hearing Implant Right for Me?

Is a Hearing Implant Right for Me?

Is a Hearing Implant Right for Me?

The first step is seeking treatment for your hearing loss is recognizing that you may not be able to hear your friends and family as well as you used to. You may find yourself missing out on fun social events or meaningful conversations. A hearing implant is a very successful hearing loss treatment that provides the ability to hear when hearing aids no longer work for you. 

Whether your hearing loss is caused by noise exposure through work or recreation, or simply genetics, a hearing implant allows speech to be not only louder but clearer.

A hearing implant is a device that is surgically implanted under the skin behind the ear and works together with an external device to collect and transmit sound to the brain. Continue reading

Tinnitus Management Strategies – WJCT Speaker Series

Tinnitus Management Strategies at WJCT Speaker Series presented by J. Douglas Green, Jr., M.D. & Janelle Kelley, Au.D., CCC-A on March 23, 2018

JHBI’s mission work through its nonprofit Hearing Help For Africa opens Cochlear Implant Training Center in Jos, Nigeria

Dr. Green and his assistant, Shelly, care for a patient at the hearing clinic in Jos, Nigeria.

Through his mission work for Hearing Help for Africa, J. Douglas Green Jr., MD, founder of Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute (JHBI)/The Hearing Center, has been instrumental in developing the West Africa Training Centre for Cochlear Implants along with the West Africa Post-Graduate College of Surgeons located at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). The Centre is designated for the training of doctors on cochlear implants.

People who face severe or profound hearing loss now have an option to possibly restore hearing – sometimes for the first time – with a Cochlear implant. A representative from Cochlear Americas, a leading international vendor for cochlear implants, provided a representative, Brandy Harvey, to join along with JHBI staff and Dr. and Mrs. Green on this latest trip to Jos.

Understanding there is no cure for hearing loss, these implants are internationally and nationally recognized as an established treatment for patients with this diagnosis. Continue reading

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