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February 11, 2013
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Change your perception and get ready to change your life.

Most people don't know what to expect from hearing aids. Misperceptions and second-hand experience with bulky, whistling, old-fashioned analog devices continue to influence the way people think about all hearing aids.

But hearing aids have changed dramatically from a generation ago- from outward appearance to internal technology- making them vastly more appealing and effective.

5 tips to get even more out of your hearing aids

* If you wear directional hearing aids, you should fit facing the wall with the restaurant noise behind you

*Thake them into your hearing proffesional for regular cleaning and maintenance

*Make sure to keep fresh batteries on hand

*Turn off hearing aids or remove battery when not in use

*In public places with acoustic challenges ( theaters or conference halls), it is best to sit in the front and center of the room, where it offers the best acoustics

January 11, 2013
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    If you think you or someone you know has hearing loss, you're probably wondering what the next step should be. That's easy- see a hearing healthcare professional.

    It's important to see someone who specializes in hearing issues, such as an audiologist or an ENT doctor. Schedule a comprehensive evaluation to begin treatment and rehabilitation as soon as possible. These trained experts have the experience and technology needed to precisely diagnose and measure your degree of hearing loss,then prescribe and administer a solution personalized for you- including providing ongoing support and care.


    Today, more than ever, the best solution for hearing loss is hearing aides. Like all high-tech devices, hearing aids have improved significantly over just the past several years in terms of performance and appearance. From "invisible" solutions that fit deep inside your ear and are virtually undetectable when worn, to wireless options that stream audio directly from your TV, radio and phone. Today's hearing aids sound better, fit more comfortably and perform more reliably than ever before.

December 14, 2012
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Like computers, smartphones and most other high-tech devices, hearing aids have advanced significantly in just the past several years. Thanks to more detailed research, faster processing speeds, new features and smarter design, today's hearing aids are definitely not your father's hearing aids.

Wireless Connectivity:

The latest advancement is wireless hearing aids. With wireless, sound from your TV, computer, MP3 player or phone is streamed right into your ears at the volume you choose and control. This direct connection results in more immersive, enhanced sound, as you're now able to listen at the volume you want without having to turn the volume up loud in the room.

October 22, 2012
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Dr. Amy Abbott -- A world Class Doctor of Audiology has new technology for hearing aid amplification. 

     For people who wear hearing aids, using the telephone can be frustrating. Not only can hearing and understanding be difficult, but feedback generated by placing the handset near the hearing aid can be distracting and annoying.

    There are actually several approaches that can be taken to help hearing aid users succeed on the phone. For users with mild to moderately severe hearing loss, we can offer telecoils, amplified telephones, inductive neck loops, as well as Bluetooth relay devices paired to cell phones.

    It is generally accepted that hearing with both ears is superior to using only one ear. This holds true for the phone as well, with the added benefit of eliminating distracting sound from the off side.

    The easiest and most elegant solution that we have found is to fit our patients with instruments that automatically stream the telephone signal from ear to ear. So when you hold the telephone up to one ear, you actually hear it in both. This will give the user a boost in volume and clarity for optimal performance on the phone.

September 24, 2012
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Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a in the Sarasota area, we're excited you are here. With the industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

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