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Hearing Aid Manufacturers Pensacola FL

Local resource for hearing aids manufacturers in Pensacola, FL. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to hearing aids, hearing aid devices, local doctors as well as information on hearing centers and content on hearing.

Michael V Riesberg MD
(850) 304-0058
4900 North Davis Hgwy Ste 1
Pensacola, FL
Services
Causes/Symptoms of Voice DisordersTypes of Voice DisordersDiagnosing a Voice DisorderTreatment OptionsSwallowing DisordersReflux DiseaseAudiologistTypes of Hearing LossHearing AidsBalance
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West Florida Med Ctr. Clinic
(850) 304-0057
8333 N Davis Hwy Po Box 11151
Pensacola, FL
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New Pt Form- KimuraLocated at Spanish Trail Medical Center, the Allergy and Immunology Department treats all allergic conditions, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic urticaria, food allergy, atopic dermatitis and drug reactions.Allergic skin testing for inhalants, foods, penicillin, insulin and local anesthetics is available as well as pulmonary function testing for obstructive lung disease to determine if patients with questionable history and physical examination have asthma. Physicians
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Martina Audiology And Hearing
(239) 491-0247
15271 McGregor Blvd Ste 17
Fort Myers, FL
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Hearing EvaluationThe hearing evaluation consists of several different components: a case history, physical examinationof the ear, pure tone test speech audiometric tests, and acoustic immittance audiometry.Hearing Aid Sales & ServiceThe right hearing aid prevents missing out on many messages that can be critical to a good and satisfying life. The audiologist will recommend from many manufacturers and the latest digital technologies to ensure that your aid is right for you.Assistive Listening De
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Miami Hearing Aid Center Inc.
(888) 658-1526
3661 S Miami Ave Ste 410
Miami, FL
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At every HearFlorida Hearing Loss Center, we examine every aspect of your hearing loss and your listening environment to recommend the best style and technology of hearing device most appropriate for you. We offer a wide variety of the latest digital hearing aids and popular brands such as Siemens, Unitron, Starkey, Phonak, Widex, Vivatone, Lyric, Oticon, Rexton, and Resound. All hearing devices have a 30-day satisfaction period.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Anne Hains Peters
(407) 287-5379
1502 Lucerne Ter
Orlando, FL
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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HearingLife USA
(850) 637-8476
5147 N 9th Ave Ste 315
Pensacola, FL
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Vero ENT Associates LLC
(772) 617-0763
1325 36th St Ste A
Vero Beach, FL
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Information About Our Audiological ServicesHearing TestingSpecialized equipment is used to obtain accurate results about hearing loss. All tests are conducted in a sound treated room with calibrated equipment.Hearing AidsComplete hearing aid services are provided to patients with hearing problems. Advanced computerized procedures are used to individualize the fitting of hearing aids. Hearing aid options are discussed based on the results of complete hearing testing and the individual needs of ea
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R. Michael Loper, M.D.
(904) 746-4208
3 Shircliff Way Ste 322
Jacksonville, FL
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Aid Center
(863) 877-1012
510 1st St S
Winter Haven, FL
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 AM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Christie''s Hearing Aids Unlimited
(941) 584-8430
3944 Tamiami Trl S
Venice, FL
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Free Hearing evaluations - Hearing Aids of all styles and models - Repairs on all makes - Service on all brands - Accessories - Free cleaning on all brands - specializing in Digital Hearing Aids for nerve deafness. "ASK the man who wears hearing aids"
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Aids Can Help You Hear Better

Hearing Aids

© September 1999 by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. 

Question: Are hearing aids the real answer to help me hear better?

Answer: That’s a good question. Obviously, hearing aids help us hear better by making sounds louder to compensate for our diminished hearing. That is their primary purpose and they do quite a good job of it too in many cases. However, hearing aids do several other things too such as processing sounds and attempting to filter out undesirable noise. Perhaps one of the lesser-known, yet vitally important things they do is to compress sounds to fit our reduced dynamic hearing range. This means they increase the volume of soft sounds, yet at the same time, automatically limit the volume of loud sounds so they don’t hurt our ears.

For example, when I listen to classical music without my hearing aids, the volume appears to vary dramatically. When only the strings are playing I often don’t hear a thing. However, if I turn the volume up to hear these fainter sounds when the whole orchestra fires up that volume hurts my ears. As a result, it is very hard to enjoy such music. However, when wearing my hearing aids, they amplify the soft sounds so I can hear them and at the same time limit the loud sounds so I can bear them. The result is that I enjoy listening to music much more with my hearing aids on.

However, you must realize that as good as modern hearing aids are, you need to remember that they are still only aids to better hearing. They do not restore hearing to normal. Hearing aids are far from perfect. At best they typically only restore your hearing to the equivalent of a mild loss. Many first time hearing aid users don’t like the unnatural sounds they now hear, nor do they like all the noise they now have to try to hear through. This is not so much the fault of the hearing aids as it is of our faulty ears.

You see, when we lose our hearing to some degree or other, strange things happen to our ears at the same time. One of these is that we lose our ability to filter out extraneous noise like we used to. Another is that we no longer hear as clearly as we used to. To us sounds are now "fuzzy". This means that we often cannot distinguish between two words that are similar in frequency—for example "sun" and "fun." Generally the worse our hearing loss is, the fuzzier our hearing becomes.

Therefore, we need more help than just the amplification that hearing aids give us. You must realize that hearing aids alone are not the total answer. You need to combine the help you get with hearing aids with other coping strategies. One of the most effective coping strategies is speechreading. (Lip reading was the old term.) With speechreading the words "fun" and "sun" are relatively easy to distinguish by watching the persons face. For example, I may hear the "un" sound and speechread the "s" or the "f" sound...

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