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Hear Better

Did you know that by age 65 one out of every three adults experiences hearing loss? Much like age-related changes to your eyesight, the ability to hear a full range of sound can diminish so gradually over the years it’s hard to notice. Hearing loss is progressive and degenerative.

Continued hearing loss can contribute to increased isolation, anxiety and depression; and, there is a link between untreated hearing loss and the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Fortunately, the highly trained and compassionate experts at Ocala Eye Hearing Services use the latest diagnostic technology to identify and treat a wide variety of hearing issues and disorders.

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60% of the people with hearing loss are either in the workforce or in educational settings. At age 65, one out of every three people experiences some form of hearing loss.

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Why is My Eye Doctor Concerned About My Hearing?

Hearing and vision are arguably the two most important senses. Similar to how smell affects taste, hearing and sight are deeply intertwined. It is proven that inner ear problems can affect how we see, and people with vision problems such as macular degeneration need to depend on their hearing even more.

At Ocala Eye, we can evaluate these two senses and provide a variety of treatment options to fit your budget and lifestyle all in one location.

Your choice for complete eye care can also meet your hearing needs with the latest screening equipment and the highest quality digital hearing aids to help you hear what you’ve been missing.

According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms of hearing loss may include:

  • Muffling of speech and other sounds
  • Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd
  • Trouble hearing consonants
  • Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
  • Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio
  • Withdrawal from conversations
  • Avoidance of some social settings

Ocala Eye Hearing Specialists

Megan Lefebvre, ARNP

Kate Maen

Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist

Megan Lefebvre, ARNP

Dana Knauff, LMA

Hearing Instrument Assistant

Consult a Hearing Specialist

At Ocala Eye Hearing Services, our goal is to help you hear what you’ve been missing as quickly, safely and affordably as possible. Our licensed hearing specialists have years of experience and will work with you on an individual basis to assess your hearing abilities and offer solutions custom designed for your lifestyle needs.

We invite you to schedule a consultation and discover all the ways Ocala Eye can help you see, look and feel your best.

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Recognizing the Onset of Hearing Loss

If you answer yes to more than two of the questions below, or are over age 65 and have not had a hearing evaluation in the last three years, we encourage you to call and make a complimentary hearing evaluation with our hearing specialist.

  • Do you have a problem hearing over the telephone?
  • Do you avoid crowded places because of difficulty hearing conversations?
  • Do you have dizziness, pain, or ringing in your ears?
  • Have others told you that you don’t seem to hear them?
  • Do people complain that you turn the TV volume up too high?
  • Do you frequently have to ask others to repeat themselves?
  • Do you have to strain to understand conversations?
  • Do you have trouble knowing where sounds are coming from?
  • Do you have difficulty understanding women or young children?
  • Do you hear better through one ear than the other when you are on the telephone?

Why Choose Ocala Eye for Hearing Aids?

  • TRUST – You already have an established relationship with your Ocala Eye ophthalmologist.
  • CONVENIENCE – Professional services for vision and hearing within one office
  • FAMILIARITY – You see the same friendly faces and receive the same high-quality care you expect from Ocala Eye

Ocala Eye’s full-service Hearing Services department will provide you with professional help customizing an affordable hearing solution to fit your lifestyle, budget and expectations.

We promise your hearing aid from Ocala Eye will offer you the best in digital clarity, modern design and all-day comfort.

“I didn’t think my hearing needed correction until I sat with our hearing specialist Kate Maen to review my results. Now with my custom hearing aids, the change in sound clarity is truly remarkable.”
John S. Deaton, D.O., Hearing Aid User

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