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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 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 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. What do you like best about your career? Guiding others to make good, healthy decisions for themselves an...

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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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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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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! What do you like best about your career? The ability to transform a patient’s life and hearing in 45 minutes, every single day. Why did you choose this career? It was the first job int...

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Caring for Someone with Hearing Loss

Being a caregiver can sometimes be a thankless job, especially if the person you’re caring for has a hearing loss. Communicating becomes increasingly difficult as the stress level of the job at hand rises. To help shoulder some of the burden of caring for someone with hearing loss, here are some tips to take into consideration. Address the Hearing Loss The most important step in coping with a person who has a hearing loss is to address it - gently.  Be empathetic, supportive and understanding as...

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Help a loved one with their hearing loss

Do you have a family or friend that is experience hearing loss?  Are they difficult to convince that they need help?  No one wants to be told they need to wear a hearing aid.  To many, it's a sign of old age, or an embarrassment.  These days, hearing aids are so small and so very common, the stigma that once came with hearing aids has completely changed.  Outside of letting them know there is no shame in wearing a hearing aid, there are also many benefits.  Below are a list of a 10-step action p...

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Good hearing can lead to good health

Good hearing is vital to our everyday lives.  We are able to enjoy our favorite music, movies and conversations with friends and families. With good hearing, we always feel included as we understand what is around us.  What many people don't realize is that good hearing can lead to better overall health.  From your head to your toes, good hearing may lead to a healthier life.  Here are the ways...-Your brain can be affected by having poor hearing health.  One study was done that showcased the co...

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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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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. Your Ears Feel Itchy and Uncomfortable The skin in your ear canal is pretty sensitive and can react to even a minor irritation, like a hearing aid. It’s an uncomfortable feeling, but there are ways to alleviate the problem:Make sure they fit.If your hea...

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