In light of the pandemic, Alachua county is requiring its residents to wear a face mask when entering any place of business. As many as 20% of people with the novel coronavirus have no symptoms at all. Furthermore, someone with the novel coronavirus can be contagious even before showing or developing any symptoms. This means individuals have the potential to spread the virus without even knowing. Wearing a mask can help reduce the likelihood of someone spreading the virus to others. We wear masks to protect the people around us.
While we should adhere to Alachua county’s ordinances, we realize that communicating with a face mask can be difficult whether you having hearing loss or not. Check out Dr. Larmann’s video for some tips on overcoming these difficulties.
If you’re having difficulty hearing or understanding others, please call our office for a complimentary hearing consultation. If you already wear hearing aids and would like to get them adjusted and serviced, so you can hear your best, we can help with that too! We are practicing social distancing, wearing masks, sanitizing all surfaces between each patient, and offering curbside services. We know that hearing is essential, and we are working hard to keep you and your family safe while providing you the best care.