Dr. Arica Black
Dr. Arica Black is the owner of The Hearing Doctor and has practiced in Lubbock since 2013. Dr. Black received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences as well as her Doctorate of Audiology degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Her interests outside the practice include teaching fitness classes, volunteering, and spending time with her husband Trent and their two sons Mason and Barrett. Call our office today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Black!
Answers for All Your Questions
Hearing loss gradually occurs in both ears, so most professionals agree that it is in your best interest to fit both ears with hearing devices. Having hearing aids in both ears can also help restore your ears natural ability to work together to process sounds.
Whether you have hearing loss, tinnitus or some other auditory condition, your appointment will likely begin with a hearing test. Our audiologist will discuss your hearing history, perform a full hearing evaluation and discuss the test findings and recommendations with you. Comprehensive hearing evaluations typically last 45-60 minutes. Schedule your hearing test today.
There are a multitude of symptoms that are associated with hearing loss, here are the most common signs of hearing loss:
- Difficulties following conversations in public places
- Struggling to hear telephone conversations
- Needing to turn up the volume one the TV, radio, or computer
- Asking people to repeat what they say
- Constant ringing, buzzing, or hissing noises in one or both ears
- Thinking people are mumbling or whispering
Armed with an accurate diagnosis, our providers cater to your hearing needs with technology that is comfortable to wear and offers unmatched clarity.
25 million Americans experience tinnitus. Over 48 million Americans have hearing loss. The number of Americans with hearing loss is expected to reach 82 million by 2040. (Better Hearing Institute, 2012)