Understanding the battle is half the problem.
Is It Time for a Hearing Test?
Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. All of this can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even dangerous.
Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy room?
Do you have more trouble hearing women than men?
Do you ask others to repeat themselves?
Do you avoid going out because you’ll struggle to hear?
Do you notice any ringing or buzzing sounds in either ear?
What You Need to Know
In Home Appointments
We provide a full range of mobile audiology services in private residences, retirement/assisted living communities, and hospitals/wellness centers throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
Free Hearing Screenings
A hearing screening detects the presence of hearing loss. If it is determined that you have hearing loss, a diagnostic evaluation will be recommended.
Risk-Free 30 Day Trials
We provide free hearing device demonstrations in our office. In addition, you can try your hearing instruments in your own environment risk free for up to 30 days.
What to Expect During Your First Visit.
If you’re new to our office, you might be wondering what’s involved in your visit. At your first visit, the audiologist will begin by asking questions that pertain to your ears and hearing. This is so we can collect as much information about your condition as possible. The audiologist will complete a battery of tests that are designed to tell us how different parts of your ears and hearing are working. Finally, we explain everything to you because we believe your journey to better hearing should be a partnership with you and your hearing healthcare provider.
Detailed Case History
We’ll begin by taking a detailed history. We’ll ask a series of questions about your medical, work and personal life as it relates to your ears and your hearing.
Middle Ear Testing
Impedance Audiometry (middle ear testing) gives us an idea how well the eardrum, the middle ear bones and a few of your ear reflexes are working.
Pure Tone Audiometry
Hearing levels are measured presenting your hearing system with pure tones (beeps). We measure how loud the sound has to be before you’re aware there is a sound.
Getting Started is Easy
Free Phone Consultation
We can answer many simpler questions over the phone.
Call us or send us an email to schedule an appointment.
Meet the Doctor!
Call our office and schedule a time for a free hearing screening.
Follow Up & Care
Our exceptional, friendly staff is one of our greatest assets, and we are proud of their long time association with our office. Patients tell us often how well we work together as a team.
We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of hearing healthcare and great patient communication. Each of our staff members is motivated to achieve the best results for our patients in a calming and comfortable setting.
What is an audiologist?
An audiologist is a professional who diagnoses and treats hearing and balance problems. An audiologist has received an Au.D. (Doctorate in Audiology), or a Master’s or Doctoral degree from an accredited university graduate program in audiology.
Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage and treat hearing or balance problems for individuals from birth through adulthood.
If you or a family member suspect that you have a hearing problem or a balance problem, contact an audiologist. After carefully reviewing your health history and evaluating your hearing, an audiologist will determine whether your condition might be medically treatable and will refer you to an appropriate professional. If your condition is not medically treatable, he or she will review any recommendations for audiologic care or treatment which may include hearing aids, aural rehabilitiation or balance therapy.
An audiologist is a professional who diagnoses and treats hearing and balance problems. With an advanced degree from a university, audiologists are able to diagnose, manage and treat hearing and/or balance.
What is age related hearing loss?
Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, comes on gradually as a person gets older. It seems to run in families and may occur because of changes in the inner ear and auditory nerve. Presbycusis may make it hard for a person to tolerate loud sounds or to hear what others are saying. Age-related hearing loss usually occurs in both ears, affecting them equally. The loss is gradual, so someone with presbycusis may not realize that he or she has lost some of his or her ability to hear.
Is it possible to lose our hearing suddenly?
Approximately 4,000 new cases of sudden deafness occur each year in the United States. Hearing loss affects only 1 ear in 9 out of 10 people who experience sudden deafness. Only 10 to 15 percent of patients with sudden deafness know what caused their loss.
Lakewood Ranch Location
11041 Gatewood Drive
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
1991 Hyde Park St.
Sarasota, FL 34239
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Sarasota Bay Club
1299 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
This location is only open to Sarasota Bay Club Residents.
11041 Gatewood Drive Lakewood Ranch, FL
1991 Hyde Park St Sarasota
Sarasota Bay Club
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