Beltone – Tennessee
Are you familiar with the warning signs of hearing loss? Or, how to protect your hearing health? The ability to hear and understand the world around you is an integral part of your overall health and quality of life. It is important for all adults to have their hearing checked on a regular basis, especially if you are 50 years of age or older. The most common type of hearing loss is known as Sensorineural Hearing Loss, which is caused by either exposure to harmful noise levels, or by the natural aging process. In fact, this type of hearing loss accounts for about 90% of all hearing loss in adults.
Beltone Hearing Aid Centers have been helping adults hear better for more than 70 years. We are proud to be considered a leader in the hearing care industry. Advancements in digital technology have enabled us to provide the highest quality hearing aids in a host of styles and circuitry options. Our hearing aids are designed to fit most types of hearing loss, lifestyle and budget. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing hearing loss, we invite you to schedule a free, comprehensive hearing assessment to determine if hearing loss is present. Your Beltone Hearing Care Practitioner will be able to let you know if your hearing loss is temporary or permanent, and advise you on the best solutions available.
Undiagnosed hearing loss can have negative effects on you, and on the personal and professional relationships you have with the people in your life. Getting the appropriate treatment as soon as possible can also help prevent further damage to your hearing. Besides improvements in one's overall quality of life, some of the many benefits of appropriate hearing loss treatment include:
- Improvement in relationships with family and friends
- Increased participation in social activities
- Reduced levels of stress and anxiety
Knowing how to help someone close to you who may be experiencing hearing loss will, in most cases, result in their seeking help more quickly. A few of the things you can do to help them get the help they need include the following.
You Should Not:
- Raise your voice in order to be heard
- Translate conversations for them, either at home or in social situations
- Repeat yourself
- Act as a messenger on the phone
- Make sure they understand that their hearing loss won't simply go away
- Let them know in what ways their hearing loss is affecting your relationship
- Encourage them to schedule a hearing evaluation
- Offer to accompany them to their appointment
Beltone understands that admitting a hearing loss can be difficult. It's important to know that Beltone provides a safe, relaxed and supportive office environment for all of our patients. Our Beltone Hearing Care Practitioners will take the time to answer any questions you may have regarding your hearing health, and carefully explain all aspects of our hearing care assessment. We would encourage you to take a few minutes to browse through our website to learn about the many products and services available through any one of our 1500 Beltone Hearing Aid Centers.