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OCALA (WEST)

Friendship Center
8441 SW SR 200 #113
Ocala, FL 34481

Phone: 352-237-4635

Fax: 352-861-4646

Email:
friendshipstore@
dbhearingsolutions.com


Hours:

Monday thru Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday by Appointment



OCALA (EAST)

Chelsea Square
3223 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470

Phone: 352-694-5003

Fax: 352-694-6003

Email: chelseastore@
dbhearingsolutions.com


Hours:

Monday thru Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday by Appointment



BELLEVIEW

12301 SE US Hwy. 441, Suite E
Belleview, FL 34420

Phone: 352-307-8371

Fax: 352-307-8379

Email: belleviewstore@
dbhearingsolutions.com


Hours:

Monday thru Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday by Appointment

Belleview Hearing Aids

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Belleview hearing aids - dB Hearing Solutions is growing! Due to continuous and overwhelming requests from patients living in Belleview, Summerfield and The Villages, dB Hearing has opened another location to help serve them better. Our newest office is now open and located at 12301 SE U.S. Hwy. 441, Suite E in Belleview (just a half mile north of Market of Marion), phone 352-307-8371.

dB Hearing Solutions has been awarded the Citizen Reader’s Choice Award as the area’s best hearing aid center, and have been an award winner the past 6 years running.

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Medications Can Affect Your Hearing

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Many drugs, both prescription and un-prescribed, are known to be ototoxic – and can affect a person’s hearing adversely.

The most common of these medications include drugs used in chemotherapy, steroids and painkillers as well as various types of antibiotics. Also, nicotine and alcohol over a period of time can deteriorate your hearing. As a rule, the stronger the drug, the sooner it may have a negative impact on an individual’s ability to hear and understand speech.

Hearing loss from these medications can be temporary, but the loss can also be permanent, causing irreparable damage to the cochlea of the inner ear. This is where the cilia, or hair cells, transmit electrical impulses to the auditory portion of the brain for speech. Once these nerves of the inner ear are damaged, it is permanent. They cannot be repaired. The person suffering from this type of impairment will have difficulty with speech discrimination eventually.

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Hearing Loss Affects Loving Relationships Adversely - One Wife's Story

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The following comes courtesy of Karen Arbogast.

Call me biased, but I believe I married the best man in the world.

Joe’s long list of talents included a mechanical ability bordering on genius. While I rummaged through the packing materials for my new exercise bike searching for assembly instructions, Joe put it together.

Joe was ahead of his time. In the late 1980s, he brought home a computer. Within hours, we were speeding down what used to be called “the information superhighway.” We were the first in our crowd to go online.

Because Joe was a retired Cincinnati police officer, he was the one his family and mine leaned on in times of trouble. He took care of his mother and his elderly aunt and provided practical help and advice to my own mother after my father died.

But no relationship is perfect. Ours wasn’t either.

Joe was profoundly hard of hearing. Over the years, Joe purchased several hearing aids. He didn’t wear them regularly.

“Stop mumbling.”

“I’m not mumbling.”

“Speak UP!”

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Study Shows Link Between Hearing Loss And Decline In Brain Volume in Seniors

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Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania recently did a study, which shows that declines in the ability to hear may accelerate gray matter atrophy in auditory areas of the brain and increase the listening effort necessary for older adults to successfully comprehend speech.

In a pair of studies, researchers measured the relationship of hearing acuity to the brain, first measuring the brains response to increasingly complex sentences and then measuring cortical brain volume in auditory cortex. Older adults (60 to 77 years of age) with normal hearing for their age were evaluated to determine whether normal variations in hearing ability impacted the structure or function of the network of areas in the brain supporting speech comprehension.

The studies found that people with hearing loss showed less brain activity on functional MRI scans when listening to complex sentences. Poorer hearers also had less gray matter in the auditory cortex, suggesting that areas of the brain related to auditory processing may show accelerated atrophy when hearing ability declines.

Read more: Study Shows Link Between Hearing Loss And Decline In Brain Volume in Seniors

 

Hearing Loss Prevention

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Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and one of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States. A single shot from a shotgun, experienced at close range, may permanently damage your hearing in an instant. Repeated exposures to loud machinery may, over an extended period of time, present serious risks to human hearing.

•    10 million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise;
•    30 million are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day.
•    The effects of noise on hearing are often underestimated because the damage takes place so gradually.

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