Beltone – Maine
Most of us take for granted the ability to hear the world around us. Yet, some 34 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. If you, or someone you care about, is suffering from hearing loss, we invite you to browse through our website for helpful information on all aspects of hearing healthcare. At Beltone Maine, we've been helping clients hear better for more than 70 years, and have proudly established ourselves as a leader in the hearing care industry.
Beltone's Hearing Care Professionals understand that many people feel worry as they face hearing loss. We strive to make every patient's visit to our office a relaxing one, and believe that the more informed a person is regarding their hearing care, the better able they are to make good decisions about available treatments. Hearing evaluations at Beltone are always complimentary, and are conducted by highly trained Hearing Care Professionals, using state–of–the–art testing equipment. We take the time to carefully explain all the results of your personalized hearing assessment, and answer any questions you may have about a recommended treatment. If no hearing loss is diagnosed, or medical treatment indicated, we will explain those findings to you. Because most hearing loss happens gradually over time, and is often undetectable in its early stages, regular hearing tests are recommended as part of an overall healthcare routine. This is especially true once we reach the age of 50, as hearing loss occurs as part of the natural aging process. Other factors that can contribute to a loss of hearing include:
- Repeated exposure to certain noise within one's social or work environment
- Ear infections
- Wax build–up
- Certain medications
- Punctured eardrum
- Sinus problems
Not all hearing loss is permanent, and the majority of people with it can be treated through medical procedures, hearing aids, or a combination of both. If it is determined that hearing aids are the appropriate course of treatment for you, your Beltone Hearing Care Practitioner will be able to recommend which hearing instruments are best suited for your particular needs. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right hearing instruments, including one's lifestyle, and the type and degree of hearing loss that has been diagnosed. Different hearing aids address different types of hearing loss. At Beltone, we carry a wide variety of quality hearing instruments to accommodate both your needs and your budget. If you suspect a hearing loss, we encourage you to give your local Beltone Hearing Aid Center a call to arrange a free, comprehensive hearing test. Undiagnosed hearing loss can have a profound effect, not only on the person who has developed a loss of hearing, but on their relationships with those closest to them. It is very common for someone with hearing loss to begin withdrawing from regular social activities, which can result in depression. Perhaps understanding that 95% of those who have developed hearing loss can be successfully treated with hearing aids will provide a strong incentive to arrange for a free hearing test today!