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Now is the time to address your hearing health
If you fi nd yourself constantly turning
up the volume on the TV or asking people
to repeat themselves, you’re not alone.
In fact, 1 in 5 Americans - nearly 50 million
people - ages 12 and older have hearing
loss, according to the Hearing Health
In addition, it takes 10 years, on average,
for someone with hearing loss to seek
help, according to a study published in
the “International Journal of Audiology.”
Th at’s 10 years of missed conversations
with a spouse, compliments from a friend,
secrets from a child and laughs with your
family, all because many people aren’t sure
where to go for care or have misconceptions
about hearing aids.
As more people, especially younger
people, are diagnosed with hearing loss,
treatment has become easier to access.
Hearing care professionals and hearing
aid manufacturers, such as Beltone, have
adopted advanced technologies and novel
forms of care to treat an evolving patient
population, ensuring that no one has to
experience hearing loss alone. If you’re
looking to make your hearing health more
of a priority, now is the time as these
advancements in technology can help
improve your hearing and quality of life:
Clearer, fuller, richer sound. Newer
hearing aids incorporate technology that
enable advanced hearing capabilities,
helping you understand more speech and
hear the fi ner details in social and professional
Rechargeable. Changing hearing aid
batteries is a thing of the past. Now you
can have hearing aids with a rechargeable
battery (with some lasting up to 30 hours)
and a portable charger.
Entertainment on demand. Wireless
connectivity and Bluetooth technology
have made their way to hearing aids. You
can now make phone calls and stream TV,
videos and more directly to your hearing
aids. Some hearing aids, such as the
Beltone Amaze, are also fully compatible
with both Apple and Android devices.
Support is just a click away. Remote
fi ne-tuning allows you to request and
receive adjustments to your hearing aids
from the comfort of your own home on a
computer or from a smartphone.
Personal control. If you love restaurants,
but hate the noise, an option like
the Beltone HearMax app allows users
to select personalized, preset environments,
such as outdoor or restaurant. Th e
app’s geolocation option also automatically
remembers when you’re in a favorite
spot and can adjust your hearing aids
Personalized style. Like having your
own stylist, hearing care professionals are
typically experts in fi tting hearing aids to
meet your individual needs and tastes.
Today’s hearing aids vary in size, color
and special features so you can blend in
or stand out.
Comprehensive customer care. Working
with a hearing care professional is essential
in treating hearing loss. For example,
Beltone’s exclusive care program is available
at most of the company’s 1,500 hearing
centers nationwide. Follow-up service
is just a push of the button away as an
easy-to-use mobile app can connect you
directly to your hearing care professional.
Locate lost hearing aids. Th is is a feature
you’ll never want to use, but will be thankful
to have should the need arise. Th rough
the use of apps, you can track your hearing
aids if you misplace them.
To learn more about the latest in hearing
aid technology and fi nd a hearing aid
that meets your needs, visit beltone.com.
— Courtesy Family Features