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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 Saint Petersburg 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 Saint Petersburg that give access to hearing protection dispensing, hearing enhancement, as well as advice and content on assistive listening devices.

Broadwater Hearing Care
(727) 346-6935
4107 5th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL
Services
Today, one in 10 Americans suffers from hearing loss, but many are not aware of their condition or where to go for help. Broadwater Hearing Care of St. Petersburg understands this and offers quality hearing tests and evaluations to determine your treatment needs. Audiologist Susan Terry provides optimal correction for hearing loss and impairment.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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American Institute Of Balance
(727) 346-6916
8200 Bryan Dairy Rd Ste 340
Largo, FL
Services
AIB developed the Affiliate Program in response to the overwhelming need for a branded national network of vestibular and equilibrium service providers. The comprehensive Affiliate Program is a culmination of the first major steps of professional association with AIB: Education and Certification.
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SundayClosed
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Diagnostic Clinic
(727) 474-0483
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL
Hours
SundayOpen by Appointment ,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 ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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Digital Hearing Systems
(727) 470-6831
2162 Main St Coastal Plaza
Dunedin, FL
Hours
SundayOpen by Appointment ,Monday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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Charlotte Hearing Center, Inc.
(941) 623-9602
21216 Olean Blvd Unit 4
Port Charlotte, FL
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Sound Advice Hearing Solutions
(727) 346-6922
3173 4th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL
Services
The Sound Advice Hearing team is committed to an exceptional level of customer service and a stress-free hearing healthcare experience. Our skilled, caring staff of professionals works hard to ensure your hearing correction experience is seamless, easy and effective. As an independent practice, we can offer our clients any make and model of hearing aid. We are proud to offer free hearing tests and risk free one-week trials of all the latest devices and accessories.We repair all makes and model
Hours
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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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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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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Audiology and Hearing Center
(813) 343-4981
10860 Sheldon Rd
Tampa, FL
Hours
SundayClosed
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Florida Hospital Rehab Center
(407) 378-4186
5165 Adanson St
Orlando, FL
Services
Welcome to Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation! Our patients are our number one priority. We have a wide array of inpatient and outpatient programs, from neurological to pediatrics to audiology. Through a highly trained team of specialists, innovative technology and specifically designed treatment plans, the patient''s individual performance goal is attained. We pride ourselves on the ease of referral process and our ability to see patients as quickly as possible. Our one-on-one
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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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