2017… a great New Year!! This is a time of change, hope and renewal. Many of us make New Year’s resolutions about improving our health. How many make hearing healthcare a part of that resolution? How do we feel when going to a restaurant, social setting, or meeting and miss much of the conversation? Missing out on the important sounds of life affects our stress, frustration, memory and can even be connected to diabetes. A simple hearing screening can provide important information about our hearing health and how it can be corrected.
At Audiology and Hearing Aid Center, we started Mission 1000 two years ago to offer free hearing screenings to any one in our community. Each year, we test over a 1000 individuals who understand the importance of a hearing test. For those who can benefit from hearing aid technology, we offer the Oticon OPN. In the past 6 months, we have made a great impact on many of our patients’ lives. We have had many of our patients report going to very noisy restaurants and easily following the conversation. They have even told us how much they enjoy hearing music again!
Over the holidays, we have heard from many our patients how much better their hearing is now that they are wearing OPNs. Many say they feel younger because they can hear as well as they did when they were growing up. They also have told us that stress and frustration has been reduced and a few have mentioned that we saved their marriage!!
I’m in love with the story of the patient who reported to his Audiologist that because he is wearing OPN hearing aids, he can now hear much better in church. When asked how he enjoyed the sermon, he laughed and told her he was listening to the ballgame through his hearing aids!!! So for those who enjoy streaming music or a movie on their phone, iPad or TV, no one will know what you are listening to.
So, whatever your New Year’s resolutions may be, make your hearing a priority. There are other technology options for those who never want to change a battery again. The Phonak B90R will not require ever opening a battery door or changing a battery ever again. We have up to 8 hours of walk-in hours at our Mountain View office and many hours at our other two locations for cleaning and overall hearing aid checks. If you are in doubt of the performance and quality of your hearing, please schedule a free evaluation. Through January 31, 2017, we are offering free one-week evaluations of new technology and $500 off advanced and premium technology.
All of us at Audiology and Hearing Aid Center wish you a very happy and healthy 2017 and hope to see you in the near future!