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Why Northwest Florida Trusts Us
A racing car without a racing driver cannot win a race, and our patients understand that technology without the right “partner” will slow down their journey to better hearing.
For over 45 years, we have been helping Pensacola communities to achieve healthy hearing through a methodical and highly medical approach to collectively help Northwest Florida to hear better and stay better connected.
Having cared for tens of thousands of patients, multiple generations of families, and many local organizations including Hearing Aid Bank, Sertoma Clubs, and many more for over 45 years, The Hearing Center at Medical Center Clinic is well regarded as the Florida Panhandle’s most trusted audiological experts.
Whether you’re concerned about your hearing or a loved one’s, our team of audiologists should be your first point of contact to comprehensively and medically assess your hearing and help you to make the right decisions for the future of your hearing health.
How We Can Help
With a recent study suggesting that 1 in 8 Americans have some form of a hearing loss, the statistics indicate that at least one person close to you is experiencing signs of a hearing loss.
The biggest challenge with hearing loss is that it’s very difficult to self-diagnose because of its often slow and gradual decline.
Much like aging, we never notice the day-to-day differences when looking in the mirror, yet upon looking back at pictures of ourselves do we see the stark differences. The biggest challenge with hearing loss is that we have nothing to compare our current level of hearing to.
This is why we highly recommend an annual hearing assessment if you’re over the age of 50 to ensure any potential hearing loss is caught and treated as early as possible.
Hearing Aid Technology
Stepping into hearing technology is difficult for many people because of the stigma that was associated with hearing aids when they were growing up.
Often remembered as the large, clunky devices on top of Grandma’s dresser, they once had negative connotations towards them. However, hearing technology has and continues to drastically change with hearing aids becoming incredibly small and discreet yet majorly improving performance.
The latest technology boasts features including advanced connectivity to your smartphone or devices, rechargeability, and the ability to stream music, phone calls, or your television directly to your hearing aids.
This means that the latest technology doesn’t just amplify your hearing, but it also amplifies your connection to the world.
Affecting 15% of the US population, tinnitus is one of the most common hearing challenges that many of us face. Yet until you experience tinnitus, it’s difficult to comprehend just how impactful it can be on your day-to-day life.
Some people describe it as a ringing sound while others have compared it to the sound of crickets and/or buzzing. It can be constant or intermittent, but it is troublesome and needs to be medically addressed.
Although there is no “magic pill” to fix tinnitus, there are many ways that you can minimize its effect on your life, and we have been helping patients to do just that for the past three decades.
If tinnitus is negatively impacting your life, your career, or your relationships, then we encourage you to have your tinnitus assessed through a simple, non-invasive tinnitus assessment.
I can hear my kids playing, I feel less tired, and have more energy.
The Hearing Center truly cares about helping me.
I was very impressed. The people were friendly and knowledgeable.
I enjoy my life much more with my hearing back intact.
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Meet The Team
Derek Jones, MD
Adam Holdt, MD
Jessica Byrd, APRN-C
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