Contemporary Hearing is located on Venice Island, between Miami Ave. & Milan Ave. on Southbound US 41.
Nominated 2010, 2012 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, by Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.
Finalist BEST OF VENICE by Venice Gondolier.
We are here to help people understand how technology can enhance their hearing and increase their enjoyment in life. Our motto is: Hear life, live life. We are passionate about offering solutions to people with a hearing loss. We live in paradise and enjoy helping everyone to live their most enjoyable life possible.
Having both lived with people with a hearing loss, we understand the frustrations and irritations that are experienced by family and friends living with untreated hearing loss. By addressing the loss with available technology and implementing techniques to reduce the irritations these relationships can be improved.
We offer a thorough hearing test to analyze any loss. Then an assessment of the current lifestyle and the desired lifestyle activities to determine the best opportunities for hearing devices.
We provide information about the loss, reviewing actual experiences based on the loss so everyone can understand the impact of the loss. Karen's dad, Jerry, is one of the most common stories. He has a loss in the higher frequencies where children and women's voices are most common. Jerry could not hear Karen well. We had reviewed his loss, fitted him with the correct aids and he wore them for a couple of weeks. We went over to dinner at their house and in the middle of dinner Jerry interrupted Karen's story and asked her, "have you always talked this much?" We were all laughing so hard, since we realized how long Jerry had not heard Karen around the dinner table.
By providing information so our client's are involved and committed to their own success in hearing, we can achieve our goals of helping people improve their lives. We realize the commitment that is necessary for a successful transition back into an active lifestyle and actively hearing. We truly want all our clients and their family and friends to enjoy each other. We offer consultation and support to family and friends to ensure they are encouraging the new commitment and are active in our client's new involvements with their hearing.
I was raised in a hard of hearing household. My mother was profoundly deaf and her father wore the body aids with the unit in the front pocket. I remember as a child always yelling into the front of his shirt.
I am very passionate about helping the person with the hearing loss and their family and friends. I personally understand the frustration and tension hearing loss can cause within a family. My goal is to help by providing appropriate hearing devices and teaching techniques to reduce frustrations that arise from misunderstandings.
Being raised with a profoundly hard of hearing mother, MaryEllen, I learned tricks and techniques to ease the use of hearing aids for people with loss without really being aware of the knowledge I had gained. With her profound loss she could not hear conversations in the kitchen when things got busy and pots and pans were clanging. I would stand in the middle of the kitchen and pass messages from my wife to my mom. I know that a deep male voice has a frequency that can over-ride the clatter in the kitchen, and I know the higher woman's voice, like Karen's, can't get through the noise to my mom. It didn't take Karen long to catch on to the tricks such as getting my mom's attention before talking to ensure clear communication.
I really enjoy growing our business together. I love meeting all the new clients and being a part of their solution to better hearing and an increase in enjoyment to their lifestyle.
When I met Blair's mom, MaryEllen, it took me awhile to pick up some of the awareness and techniques to help ensure good communication and avoid frustrations between each of us. I learned quickly that in noisy environments MaryEllen would struggle to hear my voice. So I would look at her, and make sure I had her attention, then talk. And on some level, she really appreciated the extra time and effort I took to help her be a part of the conversation. I also learned when we were in the car, she could turn her hearing aid that was next to the window to reduce the amount of road sounds that could diminish her ability to understand conversation in the car.