Ear To Hear - Vero Beach
7150 20th St, Ste N
Vero Beach, FL 32966
Directions to our practice
Our Vero Beach hearing aid practice is situated on the North side of 20th street, 2 blocks east of 74th avenue. There is plenty of free parking available.
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Hearing Instrument Specialist
Bob Lawless is from Pennsylvania where he spent 8 years managing and working at 28 Miracle Ear Hearing Aid centers. After relocating to Florida, Bob started at the Miracle Ear location in Vero Beach. He was promoted to manufacturers expert, trainer and operations manager responsible for overseeing 80 locations in Volusia and Brevard counties. He recently sold in order to stay local in his hometown of Vero Beach, FL to be with his family. He is now working with Ear To Hear hearing centers which he believes has the same integrity, values and views as his own.
Bob is currently on the Board of Directors of the Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare professionals responsible for Indian River, Saint Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach and Broward counties. One of his duties is to assure that the public receive the best hearing health care provided by our professionals with utility, ethics and integrity.
Bob welcomes his neighbors and the community for a complimentary hearing evaluation and to educate themselves or just get advice concerning hearing health care.
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Hearing Aids at Ear to Hear in Vero Beach
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 Vero 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 Vero 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.
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.
Vero Beach, Florida 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 Beverly Hills! 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 in Vero 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
Here in Vero Beach, the most common jobs held by residents are food service, sales, administrative, healthcare support, and cleaning and maintenance. All of these occupations require clear communication. With untreated hearing loss, speech recognition becomes difficult and can lead to difficulties in communication.
Studies have shown that people with untreated hearing loss have lower earning power than their colleagues with normal hearing or their colleagues who treat their hearing loss with hearing aids. The benefits of treating hearing loss extend far beyond a paycheck as well.
For many older Americans, untreated hearing loss can be an incredibly isolating experience. Studies from Finland have shown that older people with untreated hearing loss have a limited “life space,” meaning they are not confident to move around as much in their neighborhood as do people with normal hearing. Here in Vero Beach, approximately 80% of people drive on their own to get from place to place, including their commute to work. With hearing loss, this could compromise your driving abilities.
Furthermore, social isolation could contribute to a greater risk for developing depression and anxiety. Additionally, social isolation could contribute to an increased risk for dementia, as does leaving hearing loss untreated. Studies from Johns Hopkins University have found links between untreated hearing loss and diminished cognitive abilities, which could increase the risk for dementia.
Vero Beach Information
There’s no denying it: Vero Beach, Florida is a wonderful place to live. With balmy temperatures year-round, Vero Beach has become a destination for Americans looking to retire in a scenic place with a close-knit community. Ear to Hear is proud to be a member of the Vero Beach, Florida community. With people age 55 to 74 as the largest age group in the area, we are excited to serve the hearing health needs of Vero Beach residents.
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