(941) 244-9300
242 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, Florida 34285
On Venice Island between Miami Ave.
& Milan Ave. on Southbound US 41
We are honored to be awarded the top Hearing Center in Venice.

Small Business of the Year 2017

I want to share my joy and gratitude over the recent honor we received from Venice Area Chamber of Commerce. I am so proud to stand out in this Chamber which consists of 882 business and 3,468 individual members. This year there were 49 Small Business Nominees, 11 Finalist, and we are the one honored with Small Business of the Year Award...
The chaotic, noisy environment of the kitchen can make conversation difficult

What's for Dinner?

Joe went home and did the exercise as the doctor instructed. Joe stood in the hallway about 50-feet behind his wife while she was in the kitchen cooking. He asked in clear steady voice, “Honey, what’s for dinner?” No reply, so he took a step closer and asked again. No reply, so he took a step closer and asked again...
Husbands and wifes can be the first to notice hearing loss.

Your Spouse Can Tell

Most first time wearers don’t fully appreciate or value how hearing devices are assisting them. Yet, their spouse, family and friends no-tice their ability to participate in conversations. Quite a few first time wearers purchased their first set for a spouse’s happiness. It follows the simple saying, Happy Wife, Happy Life.
Everone has a type of sound they prefer.

Sound Preferences Abound

Recently a new client came in, Linda. She asked about a hearing aid brand that her sister wears and loves. We know the brand, and we also know the sound quality had a bit more metallic sound in the high frequencies, which is where most people have their hearing loss. I could hear Blair trying gently to explain the quality difference, and he realized hearing prefrences can’t be explained, they must be experienced.
What questions do you need to ask about hearing the conversation.

Can You Help My Ears?

Expo season is upon us. We have already been in the Chamber Expo, which hosts local businesses. Then we were part of the Sun Fiesta. We have upcoming events in some of the homeowner community events. When Karen has attended events, she has heard the husbands say, “I hear fine.” And Karen always responds, “You don’t get a vote, your wife does.” Then she turns to the wife and, more often than not, the wife says, “He needs to come in and see you.”
Yelling at your loved ones can damage your relationship.

Healing Relationships

I heard an amazing quote from Blair the other day, "don't complain to your wife. Tell me so I can resolve some of the fussing between you." This was following a programming session for a new client. The new client had a history of telling everyone that everything was ok, but when he got home, he would complain to his wife...
Those without hearing aids have a higher risk for dementia.

Dementia and Hearing Loss

A recent study, "Self-Reported Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Adults: A 25-year Study", released in October 2015 and published in the Journal of American Geriatric Society summarized the effect of untreated hearing loss on mental health. The study showed that participants with hearing loss who did not use hearing aids had a more rapid cognitive decline, while those with a hearing loss who used a hearing aid had no difference in cognitive decline compared to those with normal hearing...
Getting the most out of a hearing aid takes good programming.

Full Capacity Programming

Some common complaints are: "I sound as if I am in barrel", "everything is muffled" or "it sounds tinny." These sound irritants can be easily corrected with a slight program adjustment. There have been the less frequent complaints, "it sounds sharp", "everything is shrilly" and "her voice is too harsh." Some of the more entertaining ones are: "I sound like I'm underwater", "it sounds like there are bees everywhere” and "everything echoes"...
With so many aid models how do you pick the best one

Which Hearing Aid Model is Better?

I met Anita at a business seminar and mentioned that I worked with hearing devices. In a standard move, she showed me the aid behind her ear and asked if it was a good model. There are over 20 hearing aid manufacturers and five major brands. Each one has different divisions and each division has various models. How do you know if yours is the best...
Sharp sounds from plates and glasses can cause discomfort

Startling Sounds

One of our clients is being fit with new aids. The couple came in the other afternoon as a standard follow up, and a few weeks after we all think we have a good program. These few weeks ensure the program is helpful at home, in your favorite restaurant, at your place of worship, at your community center, wherever you are socially active...
Getting the right hearing aid program is important.

Favorite Aid Programs

Blair is really good at programming. I've heard hundreds of people tell me how amazing the new program setting enables them to hear with more confidence. I couldn't figure out how others could get the program settings so wrong that their experience with Blair's programming was so amazing...
New GPS technology makes aids easier to find

No Longer a Sci-Fi Story

When we opened our business in Venice 8 years ago, we received yearly calendars from our manufacturer and one of the cartoons showed adult children using the computer to track their dad’s hearing aids using a GPS setting. We thought it was funny but never shared the cartoon, since we thought people might actually think there was a GPS setting in hearing aids...
Difficulty hearing TV sounds

Booming TV and Bad Advice

Booming TVs, asking family and friends to repeat everything, accusing people of mumbling, avoiding social situations, are indicators that people should have their hearing tested to get a base line. People who get hearing aids at the first sign of loss tend to transition smoothly into hearing aids and wear them constantly...
Having a conversation in a restaurant

Confidence Hearing in Social Situations

We have all been in a situation when we felt uncomfortable and it resulted in feeling unattractive. We have all had that one moment we looked great and knew it. That confidence, that indefinable “I feel great about me” that is the feeling I want you to have when you are out socializing...
A discussion on the real price of hearing aids

The True Cost of Cheap Hearing Aids

I occasionally get the question, “what is the cost for hearing aids.” Hearing aid prices have a range, somewhere between $1,500 – 4,500 for a single hearing aid. Eighty percent of people need both hearing aids.Can you find cheap hearing aids, absolutely. As the saying goes you get what you pay for and hearing aids are no different...
Background sounds can be a major distraction for those wearing hearing aids

Part Time Listener

Lately we've had a few clients who came in wanting better clarity when they wear their hearing aids. These clients actually have good quality products. I connected their hearing aids to the computer to read out the usage information. Well, here is the interesting news, these clients are only wearing their hearing aids a few hours a day...
Working with Children with Hearing Loss

Helping Kids Hear Better

First-of-its-kind study shows kids with hearing loss benefit from early intervention.
University of Iowa - Hearing well impacts every area of a child's life -- language and speech development, social skills, and future academic and life success.
Yet little research has been conducted which focuses on infants and preschoolers with mild to severe hearing loss to determine what support or services will help them succeed....
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