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.
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!
In life, there are many tests that you must take: pop quizzes, driving tests and college entrance exams. There are also tests that you don’t need to study for, such as eyesight exams or a hearing evaluation.
Are hearing tests free? The short answer? At Beltone, hearing tests are free! If you’re perhaps just noticing that you may have a hearing loss or if it’s been noticeable to you for a while, Beltone offers not only a FREE online hearing test, but all of our Beltone locations offer FREE hearing screenings.
Do you find yourself straining to hear normal, everyday sounds that you used to be able to hear easily? Perhaps you haven’t been able to hear your grand kids call your name or you can’t hear the microwave beep when it’s done. You might be saying to yourself, “I need to test my hearing, but how do I do it?”
For someone with hearing loss, social situations are challenging — even a simple conversation can be exhausting. If you have a friend or loved one who has hearing trouble — and hasn’t tried a hearing aid yet— you can help improve communication with them by following these 7 Tips for Talking with Someone with Hearing Loss.
If your ability to hear is deteriorating, the problem might be hard to pinpoint at first. Perhaps you’re asking people to repeat themselves frequently in conversation, or your family members are complaining that you keep the television volume too high. If situations like these occur repeatedly, you will likely reach a point where you want some answers about your hearing.