Image of man looking at computer wearing hearing aid.Not all hearing loss is created equal.

Millions of Americans have hearing loss, but that loss varies from being an inconvenience to being unable to hear anything.

With October’s designation as National Audiology Awareness Month, it’s an ideal time to schedule a hearing evaluation to get a baseline – recommended at age 50 or earlier if you have hearing loss symptoms. From there, make the screening a part of your annual physical process.

Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, Florida conducts hearing evaluations in both quiet and noisy listening environments to better understand the patient’s level of hearing loss. We will also gather information on the following:

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Dining out with friends and family should be a pleasant experience but going out with hearing loss can be frustrating if you don’t take measures to improve your comprehension abilities.

Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, Florida offers the following tips to help you get the most out of your time at restaurants and parties with loved ones:

  1. Keep it small: The fewer people there are in your party, the easier it will be to communicate with them. Larger groups not only put you farther away from people you want to talk to, but it’s more difficult to keep up with the conversation. Smaller parties enable you to maintain eye contact and follow what the speaker is saying.

Communication Tips for Hearing Loss

There are many ways you can make communication easier as it relates to loved ones with hearing loss.

Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, Florida, has compiled these tips to help improve the listening experiences of those with hearing aids or hearing loss:

man having hearing test 530x350It should come as no surprise that hearing properly from both ears is much better than hearing only from one.

Binaural hearing (hearing in both ears) is superior to monaural hearing because our brain’s hearing system is designed to use the information from both ears to tell us more information about the sounds (and the source of the sound). Further, those who choose to wear just one hearing aid if they have hearing loss in both ears may experience difficulty with the sound quality they experience.

Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, Florida would like to remind you that getting your hearing checked with one of our services can improve your quality of life by improving your everyday listening experiences. Here are some of the reasons two is better than one when it comes to your ears’ hearing ability:

Image of Audiologist demonstrating hearing aids to patient.While most hearing aids contain the same basic components, they are hardly created equal.

Neither are all buying hearing aid purchase locations created equal. When you buy from an audiologist, you get the hearing healthcare expertise that you won’t get with a sales representative at a big box store.

Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, Florida reminds you that you owe it to yourself and your hearing to receive guidance from the highly trained professionals who make suggestions based on comprehensive evaluations.

Audiologists possess either a Master’s or Doctorate degree and use the most advanced equipment available to provide customers with higher quality testing methods and diagnostics. Audiologists typically have access to a wider list of manufacturers, helping you get the best hearing aid for your situation. They also work closely with primary care physicians and specialists such as neurologists.

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