Hearing loss can affect our lives in so many ways. Affects can range from a simple misunderstanding to full withdrawals from family and friends which can lead to isolation. Some people even feel hearing loss is just one of those things you "just have to deal with..."
We are here to remind you not to give up! Do not let hearing loss erase the sounds you love and hold you captive.
Kassandra Smythe is the founder and hearing care provider of Together Hearing LLC. Her passion for providing the highest quality of patient care and her commitment to enhancing the lives of her patients has always been a significant part of her journey. Kassandra has been a hearing care professional since 2007. As a Hearing Aid Specialist, she has extensive experience as a clinician, patient educator, consultant, administrator, and the focus of her practice is improving the lives of those with adult hearing loss. Her professional interests include hearing aid amplification, the management of tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and the prevention of noise induced hearing loss. She has earned certifications from the Florida Department of Health by obtaining State Licensure as a Hearing Aid Specialist. She is also bilingual and is able to communicate effectively with our Hispanic community. “I strongly agree everyone over the age of 50 should have a base line hearing evaluation”. The American Medical Association agrees and encourages everyone to have routine yearly hearing exams. Many people unfortunately have an uneasy feeling when they start to experience symptoms of hearing loss and hesitate to move forward with seeking out answers. Kassandra encourages everyone to come visit her at Together Hearing to “have a cup of coffee and just chat”. I am here to educate patients on the symptoms of hearing loss and the underlying dangers if it goes undetected and uncared for. “A visit to a Hearing Provider does not automatically mean hearing aids!” Many times, people are unaware that you actually need to be a candidate for hearing correction, such as hearing aids. Keep in mind it is ultimately YOUR choice- the “no pressure” atmosphere is felt as soon as you enter through the door at Kassandra’s office. “I love having new friends over! Honestly, if they do become a patient of mine I take great pleasure in knowing I have made a longtime friend.”
Your hearing should be tested annually to make sure you are not missing out on any of the important sounds in your every day life. If things are not sounding as CLEAR as they use to, if people sound like they are mumbling, if the tv volume is creeping up...it may be a good time to get your hearing checked and evaluated.
In the event you have hearing devices that need to be serviced, adjusted, or repaired we are here for you. Our office is a multi-line facility which means we work with many brands and manufacturers! Your hearing devices should be checked every 3-6 months to make sure they are keeping up with you.
In the event you are a candidate for hearing correction such as hearing aids, we have many options to fit your style, needs, wants and budget. We also offer demos for you to try as well as a 30-day trial period to make sure you are happy with YOUR decision!
The biggest problem that may occur with cerumen or ear wax build up, is impaction. This is where the ear wax gets hard and stuck in the ear canal. This can sometimes cause pain and can actually cause a temporary hearing loss. People that have ear wax impaction usually complain of having an ear that they cannot hear out of well.
There is no cure for tinnitus or "ringing in the ears". However, it can be temporary or persistent, mild or severe, gradual or instant. The goal of treatment is to help you manage your perception of the sound in your head. There are many ways to describe tinnitus some may call it a buzzing, a ringing, or just a noise that can be bothersome.
Our goal is to better prepare our patients on hearing health. Remember we don't really hear with our ears we hear with our brains. There are many myths and misconceptions on how hearing loss, hearing aids, and hearing health in general are able to function, but we are here to answer all your questions.
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A very popular style is a small behind the ear RIC option. Many people would love to be able to hear better , but are discouraged by the thought of someone "knowing they wear hearing aids" This style can fit many hearing loss types as well as providing a discreet open and comfortable look.
The in the ear option is also available for patients that fit its fitting range. Many people do not want anything over their ears because they wear glasses. Although the RIC's are also very comfortable with glasses the In the ear option allows more freedom and can still add a discreet look depending on the fit.
Hearing loss can come in different severity levels. Sometimes we need to hold even more sound in the ear for those severe to profound losses. A power BTE would accommodate these types of loses. Depending on the style and type of hearing loss, all three styles can be manipulated to cover all needs.
Hearing devices have evolved! Many patients that tend to be active, or simply do not want to stop to change batteries in their hearing aids have the BUILT in 3-6 year battery option. This is also a great option for patients with vision or dexterity issues!
Not ready to take the leap? Disposable batteries are still available for the patient that does not mind changing batteries. With this option patients get one year off FREE batteries with their purchase!
As far as choosing the right hearing devices for you we recommend taking a look at your lifestyle. We all do not live the same lifestyle so knowing how active your day is can help guide us on how much technology needs to be built into the devices to keep up with you. Technology is actually what drives pricing.
Wanting to hear better can be an easy decision, how to go about it and making the right choice for you can be intimidating. We are here to help personalize the path that is best for you!
We are very active in our community and always suggest a confirmation call to make sure we are available to assist you with your hearing needs.
1802 Fiske Blvd Suite 108 Rockledge FL 32955
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Saturday & Sunday - closed