Category: Consumer Blog

Spotlight on Brooksville, Spring Hill Audiologist Joanie Davis Au.D.

Joanie Davis, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-A What university did you attend for graduate school and what year did you graduate? West Virginia University, 2008 Where do you currently work and what are your specialties? Davis Family Hearing. We see all age groups from newborn to geriatric. We specialize in hearing aid dispensing, cochlear implants, aural rehabilitation,… Read more »

Spotlight on Florida Mayo Clinic Audiologist David Walker, Au.D

Audiologist David Walker, Au.D. What university did you attend for graduate school and what year did you graduate? Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Alabama, 1980 Major: Psychology Master of Science Degree, University of Alabama, 1982 Major area: Audiology Doctor of Audiology Degree, University of Florida, 2000 Where do you currently work and what are… Read more »

Sign up for Royal Caribbean Hearing Access Cruise from Florida

Lynn Rousseau of the Gainesville area HLAA put together a hearing loss accessible cruiser again for the 4th year. Below is a communication from the cruise coordinator, Barbara Maher. .Her Contact information is 407-788-4563 and barbaram@gotravel.com Hi Everyone……   I am so glad you are thinking of joining the FUN on the next Hearing Accessible… Read more »

Florida Audiologists Asked to Comment to FDA on PSAP Verses Hearing Aid Regulations April 21st

Legislative Update Submitted by Barry Freeman, Ph.D., VP of Professional Affairs FDA WORKSHOP TO EXAMINE HEARING AID REGULATIONS AND PCAST RECOMMENDATIONS TO DEREGULATE US MARKET The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reopened its comment period regarding the Agency’s 2013 draft PSAP Guidance document, and the Agency has also requested comment on the availability, accessibility,… Read more »

Coping with Hearing Loss Isolation

Living with hearing loss can hinder day-to-day life basics of communication and can be managed with the assistance of hearing aid technology. However hearing loss can be a daunting challenge when patients go from an active social life to isolation. As humans, we primarily crave for the social connection with our friends and loved ones…. Read more »

Hearing Loss Story by: Debbe Hagner

Introduction by Dan Gardner M.S. As a board member of the Hearing Loss Association Florida I meet Debbe before her cochlear implant and have interacted with her after the procedure. This was a life changing procedure for her. Debbe Hagner Since I was born, I have been hard of hearing. Possibly due to my premature… Read more »

Great Resources for Students with Hearing Disabilities

Students with hearing disabilities face unique challenges inside the classroom. Many common learning modes that people take for granted — lectures, discussion groups and even one-on-one conversations — can be a struggle for those who have any level of hearing difficulty. However, that doesn’t mean a college degree is out of reach. Today’s wide range… Read more »

U.S. Department of Labor approves “Apprenticeship Standards for Hearing Aid Specialists.” What does this mean in Florida?

The Board of the FLAA is carefully monitoring the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to approve “Apprenticeship Standards for Hearing Aid Specialists.” In a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Labor by the Academy of Doctor’s of Audiology (ADA), the Department of Labor was asked to rescind approval of the Standards because “the [Apprenticeship]… Read more »