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Hearing loss can make it more difficult to enjoy the little things you love in life: listening to your grandkids, dining at restaurants, spending time with friends and family, and attending concerts or sporting events. At Physician's Choice Hearing and Dizziness Center, we use our expertise to help patients like you get back to hearing the world around you. Our team of certified audiologists has decades of experience in the hearing industry, and we are an entirely independent practice. This allows us to thoroughly, efficiently, and effectively recommend hearing solutions for you. We are also dedicated to helping patients with balance disorders, such as vertigo, reclaim their lives.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
We have two clinics: one in North Tampa and one in Sun City Center. We also contract our services to Otolaryngologists or ear-nose-throat (ENT) physicians throughout Tampa. This enables us to treat patients in a number of different convenient locations in the area. It also means we're embedded in the local medical community. We do a lot of diagnostic testing for primary care physicians and ENT doctors. If your doctor suspects you may have hearing loss or wants to address balance issues you've been experiencing, we can take care of you. Our testing will tell us what kind of medical services might help you, and we'll work with your physician to help you understand your treatment options. If you don't need medical services and we determine you'll benefit from hearing instruments, we can fit you for new devices right here in our own clinic.
Patients come from all over to visit us in Tampa and Sun City Center, Florida. Why? Because our services are a step above the rest. Read below for just a few examples of what makes us different.
We accept most major insurances and are providers for most major 3rd party insurance hearing aid benefits.
Our allegiance is to our patients, and we are not obligated to recommend the products from a particular hearing aid manufacturer. We have access to nearly every product on the market, and can tell you the pros and cons of each before making our recommendations based on your hearing loss. We keep many hearing aid models in stock, so a lot of the time we can fit you during your first appointment and you can walk out of the clinic hearing better that day.
Most practices fit patients with hearing aids in a quiet environment, but people with hearing loss are more likely to have problems in noisy environments. Our clinics simulate those scenarios and fit the hearing aid while introducing noise into the background. For example, right here in the clinic, we can position you and your significant other in front of a television, and while the TV is playing, we can set your hearing aids so that you're both comfortable watching at the same volume. This lets us make sure that your hearing aids will serve you better where you need them most.
When you arrive for your first appointment, you'll be greeted by our friendly staff members and offered water or coffee. We want you to feel as comfortable as if you were welcomed into someone's home.
During your appointment, we'll take you back to our examination room, which is always clean and comfortable. You'll undergo a series of tests that are completely painless. You may hear a few loud sounds, but nothing will harm your ears or be painful. Once we're done with the testing, we'll go over your test results with you and explain everything because it's important to us that you're fully informed about your hearing situation as well as our recommendations. We will always offer several different solutions and tell you the pros and cons of each option. Then we jointly come to an agreement about what would work the best for your lifestyle.
We always encourage patients to bring a family member or significant other to provide another perspective and more insight. Having someone else there can help us understand your life and what you need from your hearing aids so we can make a better decision with you. It also means that you'll have someone supporting you at home who understands your hearing situation and what you might need help with. Our patients who bring someone else are always glad they've done so (and so are their significant others).