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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 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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Everything You Need To Know About Hearing Tests

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.A hearing “test” or evaluation is recommended to those around the age of 50, unless of course you are experiencing symptoms of hearing loss sooner. A hearing screening includes several tests that measure how well you hear a variety of sounds. However, there are several important steps to comp...

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Are Hearing Tests Free?

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.The Beltone online hearing test is a quick way to gauge if you should schedule an appointment with your local Beltone office to get a more in-depth screening done. Just make sure you’re in a quie...

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I Need to Test My Hearing – How Do I Do It?

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 grandkids 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?”If any of these scenarios sound familiar to you, then it’s time to take the next step in your hearing health.At Beltone, you have a couple options to get your hearing tested. FREE Online Hear...

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How to Let Someone with Hearing Loss Join in the Fun

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.1. Gain attention. Gain the listener’s attention before you begin talking, by saying his or her name, or touching the listener’s hand, arm, or shoulder lightly. This simple gest...

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Check Your Hearing Quickly (and Easily) with an Online Hearing Test

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. If a visit to an audiologist is a bigger step than you are ready for, there is a simpler, anonymous option: an online hearing ...

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