Dr. Green and staff at the 2014 Jacksonville Business Journal’s Health Care Awards

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Dr. Green and staff at the 2014 Jacksonville Business Journal’s Health Care Awards ceremony where he was honored for his nonprofit Hearing Help for Africa.

Dr. Green in the news for the Cochlear Hybrid implant

http://members.jacksonville.com/news/health-and-fitness/2014-08-19/story/new-hybrid-hearing-device-helps-those-who-find-hearing-aids

New hybrid hearing device helps those who find hearing aids to be ineffective

By Charlie Patton Tue, Aug 19, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

Traditionally there have been two approaches to hearing loss: hearing aids to amplify sound for those who retained some hearing; and cochlear implants to restore some hearing to those who are totally deaf.
A new device, a Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid Implant System, has been approved by the FDA for use in people who have some hearing but have found hearing aids ineffective.

J. Douglas Green Jr., a neurotologist and founder of the Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute/The Hearing Center, calls the device “an extraordinary melding of technologies.”

The hybrid includes three elements: an implant that Green puts in place during a 90-minute outpatient procedure; a sound processor that converts high-frequency sounds to electric signals and sends them to the implant; and an acoustic component that functions like a hearing aid, amplifying low-frequency sounds.

The cochlear implant component restores the ability of people to hear high-pitched sound.

The hybrid “gives patients a more natural sound quality,” Green said. “People really like that. There is more clarity to the sounds.”

Green will offer free seminars about the implants: a dinner presentation from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and a lunch presentation from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hotel Indigo, 9840 Tapestry Park Circle.

While seminars are free, seating is limited and a reservation is required. Go to HearingHealthSeminar.com or call (877) 432-7844.

Charlie Patton: (904) 359-4413

Hearing Help For Africa

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Dr. Green hosts Ambassador/General Consul Geoffrey I. Teneilabe and the Nigerian Delegation at JHBI

Friday, June 6, 2014

J. Douglas Green Jr., MD, FACS, hosted Nigerian diplomats at JHBI www.jhbi.org,  who were in town attending the USA vs Nigeria soccer tournament at Jacksonville’s EverBank Field. The purpose of the JHBI and The Hearing Center tour and subsequent meeting was to introduce the visitors to the nonprofit organization, Hearing Help For Africa (HHFA), a 501(c)3 dedicated to giving the Gift of Hearing by surgically inserting cochlear implants into adults and children in need in Africa, especially Nigeria.

City of Jacksonville leaders, specifically Tony Hill, director of Federal Policy, and Betzy Santiago, Special Assistant to the Mayor/International Office, brought Ambassador Geoffrey I. Teneilabe, former Ambassador (Washington, DC), now Consul General of Nigeria (Atlanta, GA), and a Nigerian entourage, which included local Nigerian leaders, as well.

HHFA is JHBI’s 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the healing ministry of Christ in Africa through medical education, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear and related structures. Its goal is to improve the quality of life for Africans.

After touring The Hearing Center, the international guests were greeted by Dr. Green, his wife, Kelley, and JHBI staff members in the conference room. Here they joined Lori Rakita, AuD, who was online via WebEx with hospital staff from Jos, Nigeria, where Dr. Green travels during the year to perform cochlear implant surgery.

The Jos hospital staff was introduced to the Nigerian guests, and Dr. Green explained how he “remotely” calibrates cochlear implants that were surgically inserted via the Internet from his office half way around the world.

The following evening, Dr. Green was the guest of Mayor Alvin Brown in the Nigerian Suite at EverBank Stadium so he could meet Nigerian Ambassador Professor Adebowale Adefuye on the occasion of the Nigeria vs USA soccer game, the last before the 2014 World Cup.

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Dr. Green hosts the Nigerian Delegation at JHBI to introduce them to Hearing Help For Africa, the non-profit dedicated to giving the Gift of Hearing to those in need in Africa.

J. Douglas Green Jr., MD, FACS featured as “Top Doc” in Jacksonville Magazine

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Ever wondered what you would do if you suddenly lost your hearing? In this video Dr. Green explains a medical phenomenon called Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss. He describes the condition and explains what to do if this should ever happen to you or a loved one.

Dr. Douglas Green listed as a Top Doc in Jacksonville Magazine

J. Douglas Green, Jr., M.D. is founder and president of the Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute. He has a certificate of added qualification in neurotology and is recognized both nationally and internationally in the treatment of ear disease, inner ear and skull-base surgery. Not only is Dr. Green known as an expert clinician, but he has been acknowledged as a leader in otological research. He has written eight clinical book chapters, and has had 36 scientific articles published in medical journals. Dr. Green has given nearly 65 oral presentations about his scientific research and work at peer-reviewed national and international meetings. He is currently participating in a number of clinical research trials involving hearing aids and prostheses for otologic surgery. Most recently Dr. Green has expanded the practice by opening The Hearing Center, a medically supervised Hearing Aid, Cochlear Implant and Implantable Hearing Device facility.  This convenient and efficient location is just across the hall from the practice. As the former president of the American Neurotology Society, Dr. Green is at the forefront of his field. He was elected to the position by his peers last year, and leads the organization in its mission to provide continuing medical education and support research for its members. Dr. Green has been involved with international medical mission trips to Vietnam, Zambia and Nigeria, where he has treated patients and worked with local physicians in the most primitive circumstances. Because of his experiences, he has established a non-profit organization called Hearing Help for Africa to provide for short-term and long-term improvement of the delivery of health services.

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Otolaryngology Diplomate October 1990  
Neurotology Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) May 2004    

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Otology
Neurotology
Audiology-Hearing Aids
Cochlear Implants
Implantable Hearing Devices  

LOCATION

10475 Centurion Parkway N., Suite 303, Jacksonville, FL  32256
(904) 399-0350

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Take a tour of The Hearing Center

Introducing www.betterhearingjax.com

About 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