Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is a gradual loss of hearing that occurs to many people as they age. Approximately one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 experience some degree of hearing loss.

Although age-related hearing loss is relatively common, it doesn’t mean that it is normal and you should have to live with it.

At Manatee Ear Center, serving patients in Manatee and Sarasota County, Florida since 1997, we believe that you should be able to enjoy life to its fullest at any age. We offer personalized hearing solutions in a compassionate, patient-centered environment.

As you age, health checks and screenings become more routine. Having your hearing evaluated should be included in these tests. Unfortunately, statistics show that hearing evaluations by primary care physicians during well-checks are often overlooked. And, because your primary care physician is not an audiologist, even when they are conducted, he or she may miss something. That is why, once you reach age 65, we recommend getting your hearing checked by an audiologist annually.

We encourage you to schedule an appointment immediately if you notice a sudden change in your hearing, or if you experience any of these symptoms of hearing loss:

  • You find yourself increasing the volume of the television or radio.
  • You’re often asking others to repeat themselves.
  • You have trouble hearing in crowded, noisy places.
  • You cannot follow conversations involving more than one other person.
  • You find you voices of women and children more difficult to understand.
  • You can no longer converse on the phone.

At Manatee Ear Center, we understand that your hearing loss is unique. Our audiologist and licensed hearing aid specialist work together to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment options. If the thought of wearing hearing aids is a concern, we assure you, it doesn’t need to be. Due to rapidly advancing technology, hearing aids are now more discreet and effective than ever.

Don’t allow hearing loss to define your life. If you’re in the Bradenton, Florida area, schedule an appointment at Manatee Ear Center and allow us to help you enjoy your golden years!