"Just one of the many advantages of having our office located in Historic Downtown Melbourne."
As this weekend came to a close I had an opportunity to go with my family to this years Melbourne Art Festival. Being that it is its 15th year the festival gets better and better each year. They close down all the streets to make it so much easier to have your children and or pets feel safer. When we were strolling and viewing asll of the many talented artists here and their work, I realize how big this event really is.
The buzz in the healthcare field everywhere these days is all about ‘bending the cost curve’, and delivering quality services, at lower prices.
Unlike correcting our vision, which is often as simple as putting a corrective lens in front of or on the eye in order to bring the image on the retina back into sharp focus, our hearing is much more complex. I am often tasked with helping a normal hearing family member, or loved one of one of my patients to understand what it is like to have a hearing loss in the first place and the complexities of helping to deal with that. In one of a great series on hearing loss, NPR has put up another great article that actually offers several sound samples that have been digitally altered to remove the sounds that would be missing with certain types of hearing loss.
NPR’s 13:7 Comments on Culture and Science blog, carried a great piece on the complaints of over 50 million viewers of the online streaming service Netflix. The piece dealt with the ongoing issues those of us with a hearing loss have with understanding the dialog on much of today’s broadcast media, as well as the documented loss of brain power and tissue associated with an uncorrected hearing loss.
One of the coolest evolving features of today’s top hearing aid gear is their connectivity with other electronic devices within our ever more connected world. The headlines recently have been filled with the latest incredible devices being invented and showcased at the South by Southwest conference in Austin Texas.
Originally Published: 2-20-2013 An imaginary interview with a United Healthcare Official about their do it yourself hearing healthcare benefits that include hearing aids.
Welcome to our ‘new and improved’ website.
We’ve switched to a different layout and format to make it more user friendly, and easier for our visitors to move around, find what they were looking for, and to leave comments.
As the entire focus of our practice is about being patient centered, and results oriented, one of the things we are most excited about is our new, ‘Patients’ section. In this new section, you’ll be able to read about some of your friends and neighbor’s experiences with their hearing aids, as well as, how we help them to manage their hearing loss. We plan to update this often section regularly, so stop by and see who’s who and what’s what.
We are also very excited that the new format allows us to add any sized photo, graphic, art, or video to better illustrate our ideas.
We’ve added a new ‘how-to’ section, that we’ll be populating with instructional videos related to the most common service, maintenance and simple troubleshooting that users can refer to help to get the most out of their instruments.
While we will be eventually posting all of our old articles under our “Archives” section, you might find some of the links no longer work, and that things aren’t ordered, as posted originally. Hopefully, you’ll still be able to find any of our older articles that might be of interest and we hope you’ll stop back often for the latest in product news, comparisons and what’s going on in the hearing health care community.
Another feature that we are adding is more linking to our FaceBook page with headlines and graphics for our stories cross linked so that folks can keep up with us either through our announcements on FaceBook, or directly through our website.
We are also excited to have updated our business partners section to better link articles we have published in other publications such as the “Senior Scene” and “Spotlight on Brevard” monthlies. We’ll also be including those funky little black QR code squares to all of our advertisements, so that folks with smartphones and tablets can scan and go right to the appropriate page on our site for more information on any of our offers.
Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you find what you’re looking for and would love for you to leave us a note either way, so we can make the site ever more responsive to our patients, their needs and interests.
ACA, BC_HIS, COHC
“For over thirty years now, I've been helping folks hear better. Wearing hearing aids myself since 1994, I
understand the challenges, and frustrations.”