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Check out our blog to learn more about hearing health and hearing loss, hearing aids, and how a Beltone hearing care professional can help you or a loved one.
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Ask the Expert: Hearing Care Practitioner Luz Parra

In our next installment of our “Ask the Expert” blog series, we’re featuring Luz Parra out of our Clermont and Kissimmee, Florida offices. Luz has been with Beltone for 12 years and in the hearing care business for over 22 years! Let’s get to know a little bit more about Luz. 

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Ask the Expert: Hearing Care Practitioner Doug Niemiec

In our next installment of our “Ask the Expert” blog series, we’re featuring Doug Niemiec out of our Elyria and Ravenna, Ohio offices. Doug has been with Beltone for 10 years and in the hearing care business for 13 years! Let’s get to know a little bit more about Doug. 

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Ask the Expert: Hearing Care Practitioner Drew E. Kimbrough

In our next installment of our “Ask the Expert” blog series, we’re featuring Drew E. Kimbrough out of our Spokane Valley, Washington area offices. Drew has been with Beltone for nearly four years and in the hearing care business for 24 years! Let’s get to know a little bit more about Drew. 

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Ask the Expert: Hearing Care Practitioner Debra Conn

In our next installment of our “Ask the Expert” blog series, we’re featuring Debra “Debbie” Conn out of our Uniontown and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania offices along with our New Martinsville, West Virginia office. Debbie has been with Beltone and in the hearing care business for 24 years! Let’s get to know a little bit more about Debbie. 

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Austin Black
Ask the Expert: Hearing Care Practitioner Austin Black

In our next installment of the “Ask the Expert” Hearing Care Practitioner (HCP) blog series, we are featuring Audiologist Austin C. Black out of our Breckenridge and Dixie Highway – Louisville, Kentucky offices. Austin has been with Beltone for five and a half years and in the hearing care business for nearly 20 years! Let’s get to know Austin and why he’s so passionate about hearing health. 

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JoBeth Finnegan
Ask the Expert: Hearing Care Practitioner JoBeth Finnegan

In our third installment of our “Ask the Expert” Hearing Care Practitioner blog series, we’re featuring HCP JoBeth Finnegan out of Mansfield and Mount Vernon, Ohio. JoBeth has been with Beltone and in the hearing care business for six years. Let’s get to know JoBeth and why she is so passionate about hearing health! 

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Greg Watson
Ask the Expert: Hearing Care Practitioner Greg Watson

In our second installment of our “Ask the Expert” Hearing Care Practitioner blog series, we’re featuring HCP Greg Watson out of the Buffalo, New York area. Greg has been with Beltone for 13 years and in the hearing care business for 17 years! Let’s get to know Greg and why he is so passionate about hearing health! 

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Ask the Expert: Hearing Care Practitioner Laurie Ann Hruska

Welcome to our “Ask the Expert” Hearing Care Practitioner (HCP) blog series! Our first HCP we’re featuring is Laurie Ann Hruska out of our Pittsburgh and Washington, PA. offices. Laurie has been with Beltone since September 2017 and has been in the hearing care business for 10 years. Let’s get to know Laurie and why she is so passionate about hearing health! 

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Can my hearing aids really be ‘invisible’?

Common misconceptions about hearing aids are that they’re huge, bulky and everyone will know that you’re wearing them. All three of these misconceptions are exaggerated and couldn’t be further from the truth. At Beltone, we offer many different styles of hearing aids, including those that sit within in the ear canal, and are invisible to other people. Unless you have someone intentionally looking in your ear to find a hearing aid, no one will even know you’re wearing one! Here are three popular styles of hearing aids that are virtually invisible: 

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Your airplane habits may be harming your hearing

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, thousands and thousands of people will be flying all over the United States to join family and friends for this holiday.  It is the busiest travel day of the year and that means planes will be packed with passengers at numerous airports across the country.  While typically routine, flying on airplanes provide a host of dangers to your health you may not know about.  Frequent flyers may be at risk of damaging their hearing on board airplanes.

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7 things you didn't know about hearing aids
Seven Things You Didn't Know About Hearing Aids

Despite the fact that many people use hearing aids, many of us may not fully understand what they actually do or how they work. We've uncovered seven facts you should know about these useful devices.

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Four Myths About Hearing Loss Debunked

Many people make assumptions about hearing loss that just aren't true.

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What Type of Hearing Aid is Right For You?

Years ago, people shopping for hearing aids had limited options. But technology has come a long way. Many of today’s hearing aids are so small, they're virtually undetectable when worn.

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Hearing Aids: Common Issues and Solutions

Technology has made it so we don’t have to accept hearing loss; we can do something about it. Still, wearing a hearing aid can be an adjustment, and most users have similar complaints. Here are the most common ones and what you can do about them.

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Ears, the Windows to Your Heart

February is American Heart Month, and there's no time like the present to think about how your heart health might be affecting your hearing.

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Making Your Hearing Aids a Part of Your Daily Routine

It’s a major accomplishment to acknowledge and receive the gift of better hearing with hearing aids. But, if you’re a new wearer of hearing aids, there often times comes a period of adjustment and getting yourself familiar with your new hearing aids and eventually learning how to incorporate your hearing aids into your daily routine.

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Hearing Aid Technology: Streaming with Hearing Aids

Beltone Legend™ hearing aid users have the advantage of many different ways to connect audio sources to their hearing aids.
Beltone Legend connects directly to your iPhone®. Your hearing aids will automatically pick up a streaming signal from your iPhone and play the sound through your hearing aids. 

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Hearing Aid Technology: Hearing Aid Apps

Did you know that there is a hearing aid app that works on your iPhone® or Samsung Galaxy® phone? It is an easy and discreet way to make changes to your hearing aid settings. 

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Is it Safe to Fly with Hearing Aids?

Before you know it, the leaves will be falling from the trees (depending on where you live), the days will be getting shorter and travelling to see family and friends for the holidays will be here.

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3 Hearing Aid Myths

The thought of losing one of your senses can be described in one word: scary. But, as we get older, it’s just a fact of life that our hearing is one of those senses (like our vision) that slowly deteriorates. Don’t let the misconceptions and myths about hearing aids and hearing loss scare you away from at least receiving a hearing screening. You may be surprised by what that hearing screening reveals.

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How a Hearing Aid Changed a Young Woman’s Life

Not all hearing aids are created equal, just ask Mette Brond Fredsted. Mette was born with a profound hearing loss. Her family feared that their beautiful little girl would be unable to live a normal life. But at a very early age, Mette was determined to socialize with other children, despite her disability. “I just wanted to live a normal life,” she says.

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Hearing Aid Batteries: The Top 3 Things You Need to Know

After you have received your brand new hearing aids, you may still be getting used to the new adjustment in your life and figuring out what settings work best for your lifestyle. While you’re settling into your new routine, it’s important not to forget that one tiny accessory. Your hearing aid batteries!

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right for you
How to find the Best Hearing Aid on the Market Today

There are a few key elements to keep in mind while doing your due diligence in researching which hearing aid is the best one on the market today. It’s not just “what’s best.” It’s “what hearing aid is best suited to me and my hearing needs?”

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Hearing Amplifier vs. Hearing Aid: What’s the Difference, Anyways?

Combing through any magazine or newspaper nowadays, you’re bound to come across an ad that looks like the most inexpensive hearing aid ever made that claims it’s going to restore your hearing back to a normal hearing level. This is false. These are known as hearing amplifiers and we want you to understand the difference between a hearing amplifier and a hearing aid.

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