FAQ

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday 9:00-4:30.

Do I need an appointment to see the Doctor?

Yes. You need to make an appointment to see Dr. Tanner

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment two ways. First, you can call our office and we can schedule it for you. Second, you can request an appointment through our website under the contact us tab. New Patients need to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to fill out paperwork. Paperwork is available under the "contact ADHS" tab if you wish to fill it out ahead of time.

Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?

Yes. Everyone is required to bring:

-a valid drivers or identification ID.

-A list of any medications you take (prescription and over-the-counter)

-A copy of your previous Audiogram ( if Audiogram is less than 6 months old) if available.

How do I know I have hearing loss?

Most hearing loss is a gradual process.  It can be very difficult to tell when you have lost some of your hearing capabilities; however, there are some common signs to look for. If your family or friends regularly complain about the high volume of the television or radio while you still have trouble hearing it or if you have trouble hearing the quieter parts of movies, you may have hearing loss. If you find yourself habitually asking people to repeat themselves, or if you have trouble following conversations, it may be a sign that you are in need of hearing loss treatment.

If you suddenly lose your hearing at a rapid pace please contact our office immediately.

Why should I see Dr. Tanner for my hearing evaluation?

Audiologists hold advanced degrees from accredited universities, with special training and experience in the prevention, diagnosis, assessment and non-medical treatment of your hearing disorders. Dr. Tanner received her doctorate of Audiology degree from the University of South Florida.

Audiologists use specialized equipment to obtain accurate results about hearing loss and are trained to inspect the eardrum and other parts of the ear. By virtue of her education, professional licensure, certification, and experience, an Audiologist should be your first choice for a hearing evaluation. Thanks  to her training in the most current technologies and procedures Dr. Tanner is most qualified to provide hearing loss treatment to patients or to refer patients to appropriate professionals if the hearing loss is caused by medical problems.

What is involved in a hearing evaluation?

A hearing evaluation begins by taking a detailed case history of your hearing health. You will be asked questions such as "how long have you been experiencing difficulty hearing?" or "what is your most uncomfortable listening environment?". Your answers will provide valuable background information.

A physical examination of your ear will follow, allowing us to access the general condition of your ear canal and eardrum. We will then conduct a diagnostic hearing evaluation during which you will listen to various tones in a soundproof environment. You will be tested on how you accurately can understand and recognized sounds as well as how accurately you can understand speech.

After your evaluation is complete, your test results will be discussed with you. If a medical condition is detected, or you suspect one, you will be referred to a medical professional. If the results indicate that a hearing aid would help your hearing loss, we will discuss treatment and product options with you and your family.

How are hearing aid fitted?

If your hearing evaluation indicates that a hearing instrument would benefit you, the next step is to begin the fitting process. Choosing which device will be most effective is largely decided by your type and degree of hearing loss.

You'll then have the chance to review the various hearing aid models available, among the best suited for your hearing loss based on your personal taste and budget. Once the hearing instrument has been selected, we may take impressions of your ears to custom-fit your device.

How difficult is it to adjust to hearing aids?

Adjusting to hearing aids requires patience and realistic expectations. There is a bit of re-learning how you hear and perceive sounds that take place within your brain. As with learning anything else, it can be a challenge. Today's hearing aids are so flexible and sophisticated they can be adjusted. Although, adjusting is still difficult, but don't let yourself get discouraged from improving your hearing or quality of life by your own hesitation of the negative experiences of friends or family. Remember to be patient, and speak with Dr. Tanner about any concerns you have.

Any other concerns or questions please contact our office.

Questions?

Call Us:

813-315-9850

132 S. Moon Avenue, Florida 33511