You’ve noticed changes in your hearing – perhaps sounds are a bit fuzzier these days, and you’re having a difficult time discerning what people are saying.

Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, FL, understands that individuals seeking hearing loss treatment face a number of challenges, like unfamiliar medical terms and confusing healthcare provider options. One of the common questions we often hear is, “What is the difference between an audiologist and a hearing aid dispensary?”

The best course of treatment for hearing loss lies in meeting with a licensed audiologist, who is qualified to evaluate and diagnose your hearing abilities. When you’re choosing between hearing aid dispensaries or an audiologist, consider these 3 reasons to see an audiologist at Manatee Ear:

Summertime is upon us – for Floridians, this means even hotter, more humid days. The additional moisture in the air can wreak havoc on your hearing aids. As your Bradenton, FL, hearing health specialists, Manatee Ear Center can help you protect your hearing device investment year-round. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, or call 941-745-1518 and ask about our hearing aid repair and replacement battery services.

Here are 5 tips to maintain the functionality of your hearing aids in the summer months:

Sonic and ultrasonic weapons are various types of weapons that use sound to harm, weaken, or kill an opponent. These sonic weapons are currently used today or are in research and development by military and police forces.

How loud are they?
At 120 dB, you start to feel pain in your ears from loud sounds. The tones of the LRAD-100X can reach as high as 152 decibels (20 to 30 dB louder than a normal bullhorn).

So you’ve signed up for an exercise class at your local fitness center, great job! You’ve purchased workout clothes, an ergonomic water bottle, and the latest tech gadget for your wrist. You start to walk into your class, and as soon as you start to warm up, the boom from the loud workout music rattles your body to where you instantly cover your ears in disgust. This is not good for your hearing health.  

Now we all know that regular exercise is good for your overall health, but if you either exercise beyond your physical limits or with constant loud music playing in the background (or through headphones or earbuds), it can affect your hearing in negative ways. This can lead to permanent sensorineural hearing loss.
Here are a few precautions to take to avoid any kind of hearing problems when you start an exercise routine.

The New Year is upon us, and for many, that means a renewed commitment to taking better care of ourselves.

Many of us have already started on this commitment by eating healthy, exercising and being active. But it should also include having your hearing checked, and – if you have a hearing problem – consider the option of getting a hearing aid.

Being able to hear can vastly improve your quality of life. Hearing your loved ones and having a one-on-one conversation can help you have a better relationship with your family and allow you to participate in social events.

Here are some other ways hearing can improve your life:


The New Hearing Technology: Nobody sees it. But you hear it all.

You've seen what's happened to electronics lately.