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Hearing Test: Your Top Three Questions Answered

Getting a hearing test done is so easy and painless you’ll wonder why you waited so long to do something about your hearing. Think about all the wonderful sounds and voices you’ve been missing out all this time! To get you started on your healthy hearing journey, let us help you out. Where do I get a hearing test? You can get your FREE hearing test and screening at any one of our over 1,500 Beltone locations throughout the country. Click here to learn about what your hearing screening entails. Y...

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Hearing Test: Your Top Three Questions Answered

Getting a hearing test done is so easy and painless you’ll wonder why you waited so long to do something about your hearing. Think about all the wonderful sounds and voices you’ve been missing out all this time! To get you started on your healthy hearing journey, let us help you out. Where do I get a hearing test? You can get your FREE hearing test and screening at any one of our over 1,500 Beltone locations throughout the country. Click here to learn about what your hearing screening entails. Y...

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Enjoy the Moments and Sounds of Spring

What are your favorite sounds of the season? Birds singing good morning, crickets chirping in the evening, your grandchildren laughing as they play outside? Spring is a happy time of year full of family gatherings and activities with friends.Don’t let hearing loss make you miss out on the fun the season. Come see us for that hearing screening that you’ve been postponing.Whether you just started to notice some hearing loss you want to check on or already use a hearing aid, it’s a good practice to...

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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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Good Hearing Matters: A Principal’s Story

The chirp of a cricket. The hum of a refrigerator. The ticking of a grandfather clock. These are just a few of the sounds Krista Stump didn’t know existed until the age of 45. “I didn’t miss them,” she said, “because I didn’t know they were there.” The daughter of an Ohio dairy farmer, Krista never knew she had a hearing problem. In retrospect, she recalls she always sat in front of the class as a child. And, when she began her career as an elementary school teacher, she repeatedly urged her stu...

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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.So, what exactly is the difference between a Personal Sound Amplification Product (PSAP), also known as a hearing amplifier and a he...

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An Additional Case for Wearing Two Hearing Aids Instead of One

After it has been determined that you are suffering from hearing loss in both ears (bilateral hearing loss) from a licensed hearing care practitioner or an audiologist, it’s important to remember why you should invest in two hearing aids instead of settling on just one.If you relate your hearing loss to that of vision loss, while you may have a stronger loss in one eye than the other, you’re fitted with a pair of glasses, not one lens.Here are a few additional reasons to keep in mind before you ...

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How to Talk with A Loved One about Hearing Loss

It’s not easy bringing up hearing loss with a family member or friend. The most common reaction is, after all, “hearing loss? Not me!” Whatever the reason your loved one gives for denying they have a hearing problem, it’s critically important that you have this conversation —because hearing loss not only takes its toll on everyday activities and social relationships, it can also threaten your loved one’s physical and mental health. In this post, we feature four tips from Beltone’s Director of Ed...

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What Does the Month of May Mean to More than 11% of Americans?

May is Better Hearing Month, and more than 34 million Americans, (most over 65), have hearing deficiencies. Back in 1980, President Ronald Reagan, who struggled with hearing loss himself, designated May as the country’s official month to heighten awareness about hearing health.During May, the hearing care industry makes a special effort to educate the public about hearing loss. Helen Keller once said that of all her sensory deprivations, she most missed her ability to hear. She noted that while ...

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Celebrate Hearing & Speech Month with Beltone!

Were you aware that the entire month of May is dedicated to Better Hearing and Speech? It gives those in this industry the opportunity to shed light on the millions of people who suffer from hearing loss, speech or voice impairment.Founded in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), its main goal was to encourage people to analyze their own hearing and speech, and to take action if they suspected a problem.3 facts you may not have known about this special month. On May...

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