Eric D. Parker
Eric D. Parker is a Florida State Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist. He has been helping people in the healthcare industry since 2009. Originally from Indiana; Eric moved to the west coast of Florida in 2005; and in 2014, moved to Palm Coast and has absolutely fallen in love with the community. Eric is married, and the father of 3 children. He enjoys being of maximum service and helping people.
Eric specializes in the testing of hearing, fitting hearing aids and promoting the latest developments in digital hearing technology. Eric takes great satisfaction in the trust people place in him when recommending the best hearing solution for their needs. Eric has a passion for improving the quality of life that comes with hearing and he genuinely enjoys helping people. His focus is to educate his patients about hearing loss and how hearing instruments can assist to restore that loss. Eric prides himself on practicing the principles of hard work and integrity.
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Hearing Aids at Ear to Hear in Jacksonville Beach
As an independently owned and operated hearing aid center in Jacksonville Beach, we are proud to offer our clients a variety of hearing aids in all styles and from the major hearing aid manufacturers. At Ear To Hear, we offer hearing aids from the leading manufacturers including Signia (formerly Siemens), Widex, Resound, Phonak, Unitron, Starkey and more.
Signia (formerly siemens)
The Signia hearing aid brand (formerly known as Siemens hearing instruments) is owned by Sivantos, the same company that owns HearUSA, Rexton and more. Their most current product is the NX line of hearing aids that include the Signia Charge & Go, as well as the Silk invisible hearing aid.
Widex is a Danish hearing aids company, long known for their exceptional sound quality. Their most current hearing aid, the Widex Evoke, is the first hearing aid to utilize machine learning technology.
ReSound hearing aids are part of the GN Nord Store conglomerate. They are credited with making one of the first open-fit hearing aids (the Resound Air). Their latest hearing aid is the LiNX 3D, a made-for-iPhone hearing aid.
The Phonak brand of hearing aids is part of the Sonova congolmerate, which also owns Unitron. They have long been known as an innovative company in the space. They currently have a lineup that features their popular and flexible line of Audeo RIC hearing aids.
Unitron is owned by the same company that owns Phonak and they are headquartered in Canada. Their flagship product is the Moxi All, which is both rechargeable and connects to smartphones.
Hearing Services at Ear to Hear in Jacksonville Beach
Ear to Hear is a hearing aid center offering hearing aid fitting services and free hearing tests and Otoscopic exams. As an independent hearing aid dispensary, Ear to Hear is proud to serve the residents of Jacksonville Beach for all of their hearing health needs.
Hearing aid fittings
We can fit and program hearing aids from almost any manufacturer. Our hearing aid fittings are backed by local service, a factory warranty, and a risk-free guarantee.
hearing aid repair
We can repair almost any make and model of hearing aid. If your hearing aid isn’t working properly, bring it in to Ear to Hear for a comprehensive inspection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most hearing loss is caused by the aging process. However, regular exposure to loud noises, heredity, and some illnesses can also cause hearing loss. Around 90% of all cases of hearing loss are because the microscopic hair cells in the cochlea (or inner ear) become damaged, which limits their ability to detect soft, higher frequency sounds and means that they can’t send a complete signal to the brain. As a result, it becomes difficult to understand the consonants that allow us to understand speech.
There may be many reasons for difficulty in discriminating speech from background noise and this is usually an indication of sensorineural hearing loss. A hearing assessment will reveal the cause of this problem and properly prescribed and fitted hearing aids will normally provide a significant improvement.
It’s generally accepted that our hearing worsens with age. Not only have older people’s auditory system been exposed to noise for many years but also, as we age, all our facilities deteriorate, including our hearing. A free hearing test will quickly establish if you do have a hearing loss, and our hearing aid specialist will then be able to recommend suitable aids to improve your hearing. Regular hearing tests and aftercare will ensure that any deterioration in your hearing is picked up quickly so that your hearing aids always provide you with the best possible hearing improvement.
If you think you have hearing loss, the first thing you need to do is have a free hearing test, which we are happy to provide. It may be that a build-up of wax or an infection has temporarily affected your hearing, in which case our hearing aid specialist can advise you on the best course of action. We are trained to identify cases where a medical opinion or treatment is required, so they would refer you, if necessary, for treatment by your General Practitioner or an Ear, Nose and Throat office. If your hearing loss isn’t due to these problems, then our hearing aid specialist will be able to recommend hearing aids suitable for the level of your hearing and your lifestyle.
Hearing aids range in price based on style and brand, but at Ear to Hear of Sun City West we are able to offer hearing aids at very competitive prices because we are an independently owned hearig aid center, not owned by a hearing aid manufacturer (which is more common than you think). At Ear to Hear we have hearing aids starting at under $1,000. You can see our transparent hearing aid prices here.
The initial consultation and test is quick and easy and your results are available immediately. This consolation is intended to be an informative, helpful, and stress-free meeting with your hearing aid specialist. He will ask you about the history of your hearing loss, explore when and where you have the most difficulty with your hearing, and the type of situations that your hearing aids will need to cope with. The hearing aid specialist will examine your ears and carry out full audiometric tests. Based on the information you provide and the test results, he will be able to recommend whether hearing aids will help you, and the most appropriate ones to improve your hearing.
Absolutely! Ear to Hear will provide a free cleaning of existing hearing aids, and a complete analysis of your existing hearing aids. We also provide a repair service on all makes of hearing aids no matter the brand or the style. With any purchase of new hearing aids from our company, you will receive free lifetime service and unlimited recalibration on your new hearing aids.
Information about Hearing Loss
Did you know that one in three people age 65 or older experiences some degree of hearing loss? Hearing loss is a natural part of aging – in fact, one of the causes is presbycusis (age-related hearing loss). Another cause is exposure to noise, which causes noise-induced hearing loss. Often times, noise-induced hearing loss occurs due to occupational hazards from working in loud industries.
Jacksonville Beach, FL is also home to large number of veterans, serving in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Approximately 60% of veterans returning from combat zones have reported cases of hearing loss and/or tinnitus (a ringing of the ears), due to exposure to loud sound in the field. Ear to Hear is proud to offer hearing health care to the veterans in our community.
Whether it’s age-related or noise-induced, it’s important to keep a look out for the signs of hearing loss. Because hearing loss is an invisible condition, it’s difficult to identify at first. For this reason, hearing specialists recommend that people begin taking annual hearing tests at the age of 50 – which happens to be the median age of residents in Jacksonville Beach! Even if a hearing loss is not detected, having your audiogram on record helps you remain aware of your hearing abilities year by year.
At Ear to Hear of Jacksonville Beach, we offer free hearing evaluations. This simple, painless test will gauge your hearing abilities and give you important information on your hearing health.
The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss
20% of Americans report some degree of hearing loss. In fact, hearing loss is the 3rd most common condition behind arthritis and heart disease. The effects of hearing loss can be severe and include social isolation, reduced productivity at work and lower satisfaction in relationships. There have even been studies that have linked untreated hearing loss with dementia-related symptoms. If you suspect that you or a loved one has a hearing loss, schedule an appointment for a free hearing test to find out what the available options are.
Jacksonville Beach Information
A beautiful coastal resort town of nearly 24,000 residents, Jacksonville Beach is a wonderful place to live and retire. The town was first incorporated in 1907 as Pablo Beach, but then changed it’s name in 1925 to Jacksonville Beach. Jacksonville Beach has a rich history first settled by Spanish settler in the 1700’s. It’s come a long way since to the present day resort town we all know and love. At Ear to Hear, we are proud to be a part of the business community of Jacksonville Beach. If you live in Duval County and are experiencing signs of hearing loss, we invite you to schedule a free hearing test at one of our three Jacksonville area hearing aid centers.
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