Help and Support for Hearing Loss

and other ear conditions such as tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hyperacusis. Information on causes of hearing loss. Assistive devices for hearing impaired people.

Hearing Loss Treatments Center Brandon FL

Hearing loss treatments centers provide services including comprehensive audiological evaluations, acoustic immittance measures, auditory brainstem testing, hearing aid testing and more. See below for local businesses in Brandon that give access to hearing protection dispensing, hearing enhancement, as well as advice and content on assistive listening devices.

Advanced Diagnostics &
(813) 793-7721
522 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, FL
Hours
SundayClosed
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Tampa Bay Hearing & Bal. Ctr.
(813) 379-2772
5 Tampa General Circle Suite 610
Tampa, FL
Services
We serve all ages at the Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center. Our services are comprehensive and include: * Ear, Hearing, Balance and Skull-Base Disorders * Surgeries of the Ear, Inner Ear, Facial Nerve and Skull-Base * Cochlear Implant Surgery, Consulting, Mapping, and Ongoing Care * Hearing Assessment & Testing * Implantable Hearing Aids * Digital Hearing Aids * Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance Assessment & Treatment * Electrophysiology Testing
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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UMSA Hearing & Balance Center
(813) 793-7973
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL
Hours
SundayClosed
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Florida Eye Center
(813) 805-8989
13602 N 46th St
Tampa, FL
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Brandon Hearing Centers Inc
(813) 793-7759
205 E Brandon Blvd Ste C
Brandon, FL
Services
Complete Hearing Health Care. Testing, hearing aids,ear molds, and assisted devices.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Brandon Hearing Centers Inc
(813) 793-7759
205 E Brandon Blvd Ste C
Brandon, FL
Services
Complete Hearing Health Care. Testing, hearing aids,ear molds, and assisted devices.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Edward B. Kampson, M.D.,p.A.
(813) 489-5112
2835 W De Leon St Ste 202
Tampa, FL
Hours
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 - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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PHYSICIAN''S CHOICE HEARING & DIZZINESS CENTER
(813) 793-7967
3450 E Fletcher Ave Ste 240
Tampa, FL
Services
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations in Tampa and Sun City Center, FL. Vertigo testing and treatment. Tinnitus evaluation and treatment including the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment. Lyric Extended wear hearing instruments. Featuring Bluetooth compatible hearing aid systems from OTICON, PHONAK, GN RESOUND, REXTON, and SIEMENS. Nearly invisible hearing aids from STARKEY, MICROTECH, and AUDIOSYNC. Musician''s and Shooters'' custom hearing protection. Assistive listening devices. Expert witness tes
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,SaturdayClosed
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Tampa Hearing Service, Inc
(813) 793-7969
3450 E Fletcher Ave Ste 350
Tampa, FL
Services
At Tampa Hearing Services we offer the following services and products: Comprehensivehearing evaluations Otoacoustic Emission Testing Immittance Testing Hearing Aid Evaluations and Fittings Latest Digital Hearing Aid Technology from Top Manufacturers All-make Hearing Aid Repairs Custom Swim Plugs or Noise Protection Plugs Custom iPod Earmolds or Cell phone earmolds Accessories and Supplies for Hearing Aids: Batteries, Dehumidifiers, etc Assistive listening devices:
Hours
SundayClosed ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Coconut Creek Physicians
(954) 633-8656
3880 Coconut Creek Pkwy Ste 100
Coconut Creek, FL
Hours
SundayClosed
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Hearing Loss Help » Seven Myths Hearing People Harbor Concerning Hard of Hearing People

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

Hearing loss is typically misunderstood by the general population. Thus, it is not surprising that many hearing people have bought into the following 7 myths regarding hearing loss and the people with these losses.

Myth No. 1. Hard of hearing people are less intelligent than “hearing” people. Thus, they attach this social stigma to having a hearing loss. This myth is so deeply ingrained in the general population that even today most hard of hearing people refuse to wear hearing aids for fear of being thought stupid. The truth is, hard of hearing people are just like other people. Some are smart and some are not. Don’t blame any perceived lack of intelligence on hearing loss. Place the blame where it should be—on communication difficulties.

Myth No. 2. Wearing hearing aids returns hearing to normal. Not true. Hearing aids can improve hearing—typically reducing the hearing loss by half—but never bring it up to normal. Thus hard of hearing people still have a hearing loss even when wearing their hearing aids. They often need to supplement what they hear by using assistive devices, by speechreading and by using other effective hearing loss coping strategies.

Myth No. 3. Hard of hearing people have selective hearing. They only hear what they want to hear, but they can hear if they really want to. While it is true that hard of hearing people do indeed have selective hearing, it is not because they don’t pay attention. Rather, it is because their ears do not hear certain frequencies of sounds. They have no choice over which sounds they hear and don’t hear.

Myth No. 4. Only old people have a hearing loss. Not true. Because of excessive noise exposure, taking medications that damage ears, ear infections and other factors, hearing loss affects children, adults and seniors alike. One study showed that on any given day, 15% of the children in elementary schools have a significant hearing loss.

Myth No. 5. When you have a hearing loss you somehow (magically) become a good lip reader. Thus, since hard of hearing people can read lips, it doesn’t matter whether they hear or not. Fact: lip reading, (now more correctly called speechreading) while invaluable, is far from perfect. Only about 30% of English sounds can be easily read on a person’s lips. That leaves the hard of hearing person guessing at the remaining 70%. While a few are remarkably good at this, no one is perfect.

Myth No. 6. If a hard of hearing person can’t hear you, raise your voice at them. The truth is, most hard of hearing people need you to speak up just a bit, but they really want you to face them, then speak slowly and enunciate clearly. This is because when you lose some of you...

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