Our goal is simple: to provide our patients with unique and individualized solutions for their hearing concerns. We combine warm and gentle care with the latest in audiologic technology to deliver the results our patients are hoping for. We specialize in digital hearing aids in order to provide our patients with the best and most cost-effective solutions for every listening situation.
At Florida Hearing Matters, we offer comprehensive hearing healthcare for all of your hearing needs. Please click through to learn more about our services:
Trying is believing. If hearing loss is detected, we will walk you through your many options for treating it with hearing assistive technology in a complimentary consultation.
Most models of hearing aids can be demonstrated right here in our office, and we even use sound samples to simulate noisy and crowded environments. We also take the time to review the various solutions available to help with hearing the TV and telephone, and you’re welcome can try them out in our office and hear the difference they make.
ALL Hearing Devices come with a 60-day Trial Period. This allows you to have adequate time with your new hearing device and make sure it’s the perfect choice for your lifestyle and needs.
Our diagnostic hearing evaluation is the first step towards improving your hearing. At Florida Hearing Matters, getting to know you and your unique needs is our top priority, and we begin this process with our hearing evaluation. At the beginning of this evaluation, we’ll do a detailed review of your personal history, lifestyle, and current symptoms.
Dr. Rossetti will then examine your outer ear with a special magnifying glass (called an otoscope) to detect if any fluid or earwax is blocking the eardrum. If there is an accumulation of earwax, she’ll carefully remove it and move on to test the functioning of the internal parts of your ear.
The middle and inner ear are tested via an instrument called an audiometer, which measures the full array of sounds and volumes that can be heard. Dr. Rossetti will ask you to sit inside a soundproof room and wear a pair of specialized headphones. She’ll then perform a full battery of tests to help determine if hearing loss is present, and if so, the degree and cause of it.
After these tests, you and Dr. Rossetti will review the results together. Your hearing levels are depicted on an audiogram – a graph showing the lowest types of sounds your ears can detect. We test low to high frequencies, from bass to treble. Most of the consonants in the English language are high-pitched – for example, the /s/, /t/, /p/, /f/ sounds in speech. These are very important in distinguishing speech and, in most cases, are the hardest sounds to hear.
Dr. Rossetti will thoroughly answer any questions you might have throughout this process. You don’t ever have to worry about feeling rushed in our office. Making sure that you know about the status of your hearing health and the best options to support it is always our first priority.
Every pair of hearing aids we sell comes with a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee. This gives our patients plenty of time to acclimate to their new devices and try them out in a variety of situations.
After the initial fitting and adjustment, we schedule our first follow-up appointment for one week later. As you adjust to your new hearing aids, it’s important that we precisely fine-tune the digital settings to keep your hearing aids performing their best. Every patient is different, so we make ourselves available for you and any follow-up readjustments your may need during this acclimation phase. Some people get used to their hearing aids quickly, while others may take a bit longer. Either way, we’re right beside you the entire time.
Dr. Rossetti uses patient experience combined with real-ear measurements to deliver a truly unique fitting. Real-ear measurements are obtained by inserting a probe tube into the canal and directly measuring the sound output of the hearing device. This provides the most accurate sound measurements and takes the shape and orientation of the patient’s anatomy into account.
Once you’ve finished your trial period and have decided on the best pair of hearing aids for your needs and lifestyle, we schedule quarterly hearing check-ups to monitor your hearing health and the performance of your hearing aids.
Hearing aids are incredible feats of modern technology, and just like other advanced electronics, they do require occasional maintenance and repair. At Florida Hearing Matters, we strive to perform most maintenance and repairs in-house, to ensure you the fastest turn-around. If a repair requires us to send the device back to the manufacturer, we have loaner hearing aids available while you wait.
We’re known for our welcoming atmosphere, for local residents and visitors alike. We even service hearing aids with international warranties! Feel free to walk-in and drop-off your device today, and we’ll get it back to you as fast as possible!
The most common cause of hearing loss is repeated exposure to loud noises. Protect your ears from harmful sounds and environments by investing in custom ear protection. At Florida Hearing Matters, we specialize in creating custom molds for the following situations:
- Musicians and Newscasters
- In-Ear Monitors
- Motorcycle riding
- Concerts and loud venues
- Cell phones and Bluetooth adapters
Earwax plays an important role in protecting our ears, despite it being considered an occasional nuisance. When present in healthy amounts, earwax prevents debris and pathogens from getting deeper into our ear and from causing problems for our internal ear. However, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing! A buildup of earwax can cause pain and discomfort, and even cause temporary hearing loss.
Dr. Rossetti utilizes the most efficient and precise methods for complete earwax removal, including vacuum suction and a microscopic lens, to ensure your safety and satisfaction. The cause of too much earwax can vary widely, from genetics to certain medications or lifestyles. Dr. Rossetti takes the time to identify the likely reasons why you might be over-producing earwax in the first place, and has the expertise to guide you towards healthy management of it going forward.
Nearly 30 million people in America are dealing with some degree of tinnitus. Often referred to as a “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus is a symptom where sufferers hear constant sounds like ringing, buzzing, hissing, whooshing, and more, without any external cause of the sound.
The causes of tinnitus are many, including being a side effect from certain medications and the result of exposure to loud noise, but there are also many cases where no clear cause is present. Living with tinnitus can be exceptionally difficult, and sufferers often report it negatively affecting all areas of their lives.
At Florida Hearing Matters, we understand how frustrating it can be to live with tinnitus. While no absolute cure for tinnitus exists, many patients have found relief with our management protocols. We approach tinnitus by first testing to match the pitch frequency of the specific sound present that persists for our patients. Once we’ve identified the exact frequency of the offending sound, we can use hearing technology to mask that frequency so that it no longer stands out among the rest of the sounds coming into the ear.
CaptionCall is an advanced telephone and communication service for anyone who has trouble hearing on the phone. It’s also completely free for anyone with qualifying hearing loss. We readily encourage our patients to consider using this technology as a way to help them stay connected and have clear conversations over the phone. As a type of assistive listening device (ALD), CaptionCall is considered one of the best phone captioning telephones on the market. Similar to how captions work on the television, CaptionCall used advanced technology to transcribe what your caller is saying on a large, easy-to-read screen. Calling people is no different than how it’s always been, except that with CaptionCall, you can read what they’re saying nearly as fast as they say it! CaptionCall is now also available as a free app for Apple mobile devices, and translates phone conversations into captioned text during the conversation. This revolutionary technology is available to anyone who needs it – free of charge! Contact our office to learn more about how CaptionCall can make your life easier.
In need of a hearing evaluation? Contact Florida Hearing Matters today… Because your hearing matters!