Don’t live in silence- get your hearing checked

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(L. to r.) Judith Foster; Eliana Kessler; Melanie Plotkin, L.H.I.S. and Susan Roth, Ph.D.
(L. to r.) Judith Foster; Eliana Kessler; Melanie Plotkin, L.H.I.S. and Susan Roth, Ph.D.

For nearly 40 million Americans, hearing loss is part of life. Most frequently, it can be the result of a combination of factors, such as genetics or noise exposure. It can take years to recognize hearing loss, because for many it comes on gradually. It also takes time to build up the confidence to accept and address hearing loss; but it is manageable. In fact, there are thousands of hearing care professionals across the country who can help. For the vast majority of people, professionally-fitted hearing aids offer great benefits.

What many people don’t realize is that it’s easy to get a hearing test by a licensed hearing care professional and you can do it without any purchasing commitment. In other words, there’s no pressure. In fact, many licensed hearing care professionals provide a free hearing aid evaluation.

The first step is simply determining if you have hearing loss and identifying how significant it is. If hearing aids are recommended, there is no need to make a decision on the spot. In addition, the state of Florida requires a minimum 30-day trial period. So if you do want to try something, you have time to determine if hearing aids, and which type, are right for you.

In many ways, hearing loss is the unintended by-product of life fully lived. But when ignored and left unaddressed, hearing loss robs from life. It isolates and diminishes quality of life. Perhaps most notable, unaddressed hearing loss creates barriers and unnecessarily strains even the best of relationships.

The overwhelming majority of people with hearing loss can benefit from hearing aids. High-performance technology and style have merged with durability and ease-of-use when it comes to today’s hearing aids. The options are so varied there is an attractive solution for just about anyone. Many of today’s hearing aids allow users to hear from all directions, in all sorts of sound environments – even underwater. They are digital, wireless and can connect directly to your smartphone or television.

Today’s hearing aids throw away oldworld notions about hiding a condition as common as hearing loss. Whether they sit discreetly inside the ear canal, or wrap aesthetically around the contour of the outer ear, today’s high-performance hearing aids amplify life. They unabashedly send the message: “I’m too young and full of life to stop doing the things I love best.” (

Progressive Hearing has been serving Miami Beach and its surrounding communities since 1995. The company is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest improvements in technology in the hearing industry and committed to offering the most current options to patients.

The highly-skilled team at Progressive Hearing works closely with each individual to identify communication issues and determine the best solution to improve hearing in all communication situations.

Because their business is expanding, Progressive Hearing has relocated from the Mount Sinai Hospital building to Sans Souci Plaza East in North Miami. Progressive Hearing is conveniently located at 2232 NE123rd St., just west of the Bay Harbor Bridge/Broad Causeway, centrally located between Miami Beach and Aventura. This new location provides free, hassle-free parking right in front of the office door. For more information, call 786.342.7151 or visit us at

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