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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. What do you like best about your career?  I love my job because I like to help people. Every time I have a patient with me, I have an opportunity to make a positive change in their life. Why did you choose this career? I c...

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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. What do you like best about your career? The ability to impact a person’s life in a dramatic fashion. Why did you choose this career? I have witnessed first-hand the negative effect hearing loss can bring about as I have several f...

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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. What do you like best about your career? The fact that It has afforded me the opportunity to serve people and communities tangibly and impact lives in positive ways. Why did you choose this career? To help peo...

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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. What do you like best about your career?  Seeing the difference Beltone hearing aids along with hearing and understanding better make in people’s lives. They have ...

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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! What do you like best about your career? Lots of things, but lately I am really enjoying working with the children of some of my very first patients; they are now coming to me for he...

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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! What do you like best about your career? Educating people about hearing health and watching how their lives change over the first year of h...

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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.How can they be so tiny? Today’s digital hearing aids have microphones that transmit sound to a small computer chip, which adjusts the volume and amplifies the sound frequencies needed to help improve your hearing.The shell of a custom hearing aid is made from a mold of the user’s ear. Shells come in a variety of ...

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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. This is used most often for phone calls; however, it can also be used while listening to audiobooks, music, or videos. Whenever I demonstrate this feature to new users, they are always very pleased wi...

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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. Without pressing any buttons on your Beltone Legend™ hearing aids, you can: change the volume change programs change bass and treble mute the hearing aids. To others, it will look like you are just doing something on your phone.The Beltone HearPlus™ App also allows you to save settings to a GPS location by creatin...

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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 cialis pas cher wanted to live a normal life,” she says.Today, Mette is a married, mother of two children, with an active social life in Copenhagen. She also has a high-powered job a...

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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?”However, if you are relying on Google searches to determine your favorite hearing aid, keep these factors in mind when searching for the best hearing aid on the market:FitBeltone offers 7 different style of hearing aids to match any level of loss and fit to t...

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Invisible Hearing Aids: Great Things Come In Small Packages

The technology behind hearing aids is advancing all the time, and nowhere is this progress more evident than in the emergence of virtually invisible hearing aids. These tiny, customized hearing aids are an ideal choice for individuals with hearing loss looking for dramatic results in an inconspicuous package. Even the units that are slightly larger have features that make them nearly invisible, such as clear tubing and a variety of color choices that can be matched to the user’s hair or skin ton...

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