17 Nov 2016
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7 Tips For Hearing Better At Your Favorite Restaurant

Following a conversation in a noisy restaurant can be a challenge for those who have normal hearing. But when you have hearing loss, the clanging dishes, music, and voices in a large open area can make hearing when dining out nearly impossible. In Zagat’s 2014 America’s Top Restaurants Survey, a noisy restaurant is the #1 complaint from diners, even over bad service. But these 7 tips will help you make your next night out on the town more enjoyable!

  1. If you have a choice between a table or a booth, pick a booth.
  2. Look above you.  Are you sitting directly under the air conditioner, fan or music speaker?  Loud music is not your friend! If you ask, sometimes the restaurant will agree to turn down the volume of the music if you explain that it is too loud for you to communicate with your dinner guests.
  3. If your hearing aids have directional microphones (two microphones instead of one), put the greatest amount of noise behind you.  Directional microphones are designed to reduce sounds from the side and the rear and focus on sounds in front of you. Think of it this way, directional microphones will focus your hearing aids wherever your nose is pointing. So if you are facing into a noisy restaurant, the directional microphones will be focusing on the greatest amount of background noise. That is not good! When your hearing aids have directional microphones, the best spot to sit in is the one that will put room noise behind you.
  4. If you are dining with a larger group, avoid sitting at the ends of the table. It is very difficult to hear from one end to the other so try to sit in the middle. Be realistic. You are not going to hear everyone, so sit next to people you like!
  5. Don’t sit near the kitchen, bar or the hostess area. The ambient noise from these locations will be distracting.
  6. Look at the person who is talking. When you are in a challenging listening situation, like a restaurant, you are going to need to use some visual cues.
  7. Pick your seat! Don’t be afraid to tell the hostess that where you sit will make a difference on how much you enjoy your meal.  Calling ahead and telling the hostess where you need to sit will avail a long wait once you get there.


5 Oct 2016
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Why You Should Bring a Third Party to Your Hearing Test

Having a family member or close friend at your hearing test appointment can be valuable in more ways than one. Why?

  • They know you on a personal level: Hearing loss does not just affect the individual with the hearing loss, but rather it affects everyone they communicate with. At your first appointment your family member or friend knows you better than the Audiologist or Hearing Instrument Specialist. They have a better idea of your lifestyle, interests and what situations become harder for you to hear in, so it is important to have them help explain what brought you in for the examination.
  • Familiar voice: Bringing an individual with a familiar voice is very useful during your initial hearing test appointment. Not only can your third party help the provider during the testing process, it is beneficial to for the patient to have a familiar voice and support system while the provider reviews their hearing test results in the office to help the individual better understand their level of loss and the hearing instrument options available to them.
  • Another perspective: Someone who has experienced these struggles with you can share their perspective on the situation. A lot of information is provided to you at your first appointment and it can be an abundance for one person to absorb. The third party can help you recognize your need for the treatment, and provides  support for the patient during the decision process. The third party can also be there to help ask questions that you may not have thought of in that moment. With the provider’s instructions, the three of you can determine which hearing aid make and model would be best suited for your lifestyle.

Starkey HearCare wants to make your transition into better hearing as easy as possible and we would be happy to lead you and your companion through this process. To schedule a complimentary hearing test, click here.

22 Sep 2016
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Southern Illinois Helps Give the Gift of Hearing!

Last month marked the 9th annual Starkey HearCare Celebrity Golf Classic Tournament in West Frankfort, IL. The tournament benefits the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which provides free hearing aids to people in need. Major League Baseball Hall of Famers, Lou Brock and Bob Gibson, from the St.Louis Cardinals, were at the event to sign autographs and to help raise money for this great cause. This year’s event has the biggest turnout to date. A handful of both children and adults were fit with hearing aids.

Starkey HearCare feels fortunate to once again be able to provide the gift of hearing to those that otherwise would not get the hearing help they deserve. To learn more about the Foundation, or to donate, click here.

22 Aug 2016
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Doctors Warn About the Dangers of Earbuds

Earbuds, headphones and Bluetooth devices are present everywhere today. From being plugged into your iPhone to MP3 player, they provide listening at gyms, at home and in the workplace. Ear buds are the most popular choice for listening, they weigh almost nothing and are cheap to purchase. The problem is that earbuds are causing hearing damage at an alarming rate.

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that “1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss because of personal audio devices, such as smartphones, and damaging levels of sound at entertainment venues like electronic dance music festivals, where noise levels can top 120 decibels for hours.”

Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri, an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist from Munster, Indiana stated that the largest cause of hearing damage in millennials is the use of iPods and smart phones as music devices. Since the 1980’s and 90’s hearing loss in teens is reportedly 30% greater. “You (once) had a Walkman with two AA batteries and headphone thongs that went over your ears,” said Cherukuri. “At high volume, the sound was so distorted and the battery life was poor. Nowadays, we have smart phones that are extremely complex computers with high-level fidelity.” It is a growing problem that could get worse if people do not take necessary precaution.

Some facts to consider:

  • At full volume, iPod and MP3 players, along with other digital music devices, can produce as much noise as if you were attending a live rock concert.
  • 89% of people tend to turn up their earbud volume as cars, lawn mowers, etc. are in the background. Be conscious of this behavior!
  • Follow the 60/60 rule: do not listen to these devices over a 60% volume and for no more than 60 minutes per day.

Cherukuri makes it his mission to educate and attempt to stop young people from wearing earbuds altogether. Since earbuds are so close to an individual’s ear drum, they can raise the volume as much as 9 decibels. People need to be aware that permanent hearing damage can happen in minutes and once the damage is done it is irreversible. It is important to remember to not only protect yourself, but also your children at sporting events, music concerts, riding the subway, etc.

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8 Aug 2016
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Hearing Aids: What the Professionals Wish You Knew

An individual’s Hearing Health needs to be an equal partner with concerns regarding vision and dental health and given the same amount of respect.

If you or a loved one has decided to ignore a hearing loss because you have some sort of stigma about wearing hearing aids, take note. Here’s what audiologists wish you knew:

They’re not your grandfather’s hearing aid

Technology has rapidly advanced in the area of hearing and hearing aids as it has in many other areas.  We have entered the digital age of hearing.  Hearing aids now process the sounds and shape the response to each individuals hearing loss versus the older linear aids which were an amplifier that made everything louder.   Hearing aids today have much more control over sounds so that they can recognize soft, medium and loud sounds and deal with them accordingly.  This allows soft sounds to be audible, medium range sounds to be comfortable and loud sounds loud but NOT uncomfortable.  Hearing aids today can be wireless so that they talk to each other and work together as a team to bring through speech and reduce background noise.  It is neither possible nor desirable to remove all of the background noise!   Removal of all the background would take away some sounds we need to hear for understanding of words.  So instead we want to control the noise as much as possible so that it is not as annoying.  Wireless hearing aids can also connect to TV streamers which allow the television to be directed right into the hearing aids.  The program can also be heard throughout the house if so desired.  No more missing parts of the big game or a favorite movie to use the restroom or get a snack from the kitchen.  And for more discreet control and adjustment remote controls are available for many models.

Hearing aids have also gotten much smaller.  Some in-the-canal style units are invisible or nearly invisible in the ear canal.  The over-the-ear RIC style aids only have a small wire leading down from the top of the ear down into the canal which also makes them hardly noticeable.  Many color choices are available for the RIC models to blend with an individual’s hair or glasses to make them even less visible.

Today’s hearing aids are smaller, they work smarter, are comfortable to wear and improve hearing in a way as never before.  Today’s hearing aids cannot be compared to those built even 10 years ago!!!  They are now so much better.

Don’t be afraid or intimidated by what you hear about hearing aids from others.  They are helpful and can really change a person’s life for the better.  Remember how big cell phones were when they were first developed?  Look at them now.  They are very small computers and that’s how hearing aids are today.

Hearing aids enhance your quality of life

Hearing loss can cause anxiety, social isolation, depression, brain atrophy, safety and balance problems, cognitive decline, reduced social activity and relationship problems with family, friends and our significant others.  Most losses occur slowly over time and we are not even aware of the changes that are happening or what things should sound like.  With hearing loss the ability to understand is lessened and we do not feel like we are a part of our world.  This causes anxiety and frustration.  With a hearing loss an individual has to work harder to hear and that is tiresome.  Straining to hear, watching the speaker’s lips, asking people to repeat all the time is taxing and fatiguing.  It is much easier to just avoid social situations and stay at home.  Unfortunately, avoidance behavior results in depression and anger and can start a person down the road to developing at a faster rate than normal.

Those individuals who get treatment for their hearing loss by utilizing hearing aids, enjoy a much higher quality of life and so do their families, friends and significant others!

Hearing aids may help prevent the brain from shrinking

Did you know that your brain shrinks with age?  Unlike our waist lines, our brain gets smaller as we get older.  Studies show that individuals with hearing loss show a greater amount of shrinkage than those with normal hearing.  According to research conducted by Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging, older adults with untreated hearing loss lost an average of a cubic centimeter of brain tissue each year compared to those with normal hearing. MRIs from the study participants showed the atrophy in the regions of the brain responsible for speech and sound.

Fortunately, hearing aids can stimulate the auditory area thus, reducing the risk of losing brain mass and developing dementia or even Alzheimer’s disease.

Listening with hearing aids is like exercise for the brain!  This stimulation helps to preserve the nerve cells in the brain whose job it is to interpret the sounds delivered to the brain by the ear and hearing nerve.  Once this is lost it is gone forever!

Hearing aids can help you hear telephone conversations better

Today’s hearing aids can enhance your listening ability on the phone.  With hearing aids you will be better able to talk with your grandchildren across the country, order that delicious pizza from your favorite pizzeria or get the information you need from your banker.

Many hearing aids today have telecoils which directly receive the phone signal through magnetic induction from the telephone speaker.  (Check your phone manuals or when purchasing a phone ask for hearing aid compatible ones)  Many cellphones also have this feature but not all come with that feature activated.  Your Audiologist should be able to assist you to get this feature turned on.  When speaking through the telecoil, room sounds in that ear will be reduced and the hearing aid will not whistle or feedback!

Other hearing aids can connect directly with your iPhone! With these units the phone calls, Siri and music all flow directly into BOTH hearing aids for optimum understanding and listening pleasure.  Other phones can be connected directly into cell phones through a remote control intermediary.

Also available through a FREE government program to anyone with a hearing loss is a caption telephone.  With the captioned phone an individual not only hears what the speaker on the other end is saying but they can also see it on a screen right on the telephone. (High speed internet is needed in the home for this phone)

Hearing aids can’t do all the work themselves

Hearing loss can have many causes.  See an Audiologist for professional testing, diagnosis and referral for any medically treatable causes.  If the loss is the common non-medically treatable sensory neural hearing loss then obtain the treatment and counseling recommended by your Audiologist.

Hearing aids are not perfect and you will never hear perfectly! Remember:  It will take time to relearn how to hear again.  Here is where the counseling and guidance of your Audiologist is crucial.  It has been shown that success with hearing aids depends 40% on the device and 60% on your Audiologist. Find a professional who is qualified, experienced and who is willing to take the time to sit down with you and assist you with a program for relearning how to hear.

Be wary of internet sales or big box companies where who do not have the time to spend with you to ensure success.  You don’t want to get you hearing aids at a “fast food” store.  You want service and care that all is right.

Relearning to hear should take 10-14 days but may take longer for some.

At my office we offer a 30 day trial so the aids can be worn at home and in the environments that the user normally deals with.  I also offer an internet training program that helps to speed up the relearning to hear process with computer games you plat at home.

Relearning to hear is not difficult it just takes a little time, some patience and a good guide to lead you along the way.


We all should make annual appointments to see our doctor for a physical and our eye doctor to check our vision and the dentist maybe twice a year for cleanings.  One step further that should be taken is to treat our ears in the same manner with a checkup. A baseline hearing test should be done for anyone over age 50.  Find out where your hearing is today and if a problem is found-deal with it promptly!!!

Find an Audiologist you can trust and with whom you feel comfortable.  When and if the time comes to get hearing aids this will make all the difference for you to become a successful hearing aid wearer

Franklin A. Shepel, Au.D

Board Certified Doctor of Audiology

25 Jul 2016
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So The World May Hear 2016 Awards Gala

The Starkey Hearing Foundation celebrated their 16th annual So the World May Hear Awards Gala on July 17, 2016 in St.Paul, Minnesota. The event raised a record breaking amount for the Starkey Hearing Foundation and was a night to remember!Capture

The evening celebrated the milestone of the opening of the Starkey Hearing Institute in Zambia, which is a school that equips students with academic rigor, resources and tools to advance in hearing health care services. Along with this exciting achievement, the Starkey Hearing Foundation is expanding it’s missions with more programs and services, specifically with the Foundation’s Hear Now program. The Hear Now program is planning to have a 15% increase in 2016 over 2015 to provide more hearing devices to those in need domestically.

This years honorees included Paula F. Goldberg, co-founder and executive director of PACER, a program and lifeline for parents of children and young adults with disabilities. Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, who was honored for his philanthropic achievements in advancing the future of Africa and Jennifer Garner, award winning actress, who was honored for being an advocate for early childhood development and her commitment to this growth.

There were several special guests and performers who provided entertainment throughout the evening. This included Jay Leno, the Hollywood Vampires, featuring Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, country duo Maddie and Tae, and both the Tenors and former American Idol winner Trent Harmon who serenaded the audience. The evening ended with a performance by John Mellencamp who closed out the event with a few crowd favorites. For more information on the Starkey Hearing Foundation, click here.

22 Jul 2016
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The Hidden Healthcare Cost Behind Untreated Hearing Loss

Untreated hearing loss can negatively impact your life by leading to depression, cognitive decline, deteriorated relationships with family and friends, and most recently a study found higher costs associated with your medical bills.

According to a new study conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina, those with untreated hearing loss had significantly higher medical bills than those without hearing loss. But how much higher?

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery compared 562,000 privately insured individuals between the ages of 55 and 64, both with and without hearing loss. The individuals had similar employment, health conditions and low-deductible health insurance. The study compared their inpatient and outpatient costs and prescriptions over an 18-month period.

The results found that those with hearing loss had significantly higher medical bills than those without hearing loss. Specifically, over an 18-month period those without hearing loss spent $10,629 and those with hearing loss spent $14,165.

While it may appear that the difference results in treating the hearing loss alone, that was not the case. The costs were higher for those with treated hearing loss than for those who did not suffer from a loss at all, but the individuals with untreated hearing loss spent the most, even more than those who had a loss and had purchased hearing instruments.

Hearing loss puts patients at a disadvantage when it comes to medical care. One conclusion is that these individuals avoid seeking medical assistance due to the stress of trying to communicate with the medical provider. This stress may delay them seeking the correct medical attention which in turn can lead to them needing more expensive care in the future.

Eventually, untreated hearing loss can lead to physical and emotional distress along with financial consequences if left untouched. The rate of hearing loss triples between the ages of 50 and 60. If you believe that yourself or a loved one is suffering from hearing loss, schedule a hearing examination at one of our 200 locations today. You could not only lower your healthcare costs long term, but also live a healthier and happier life in the process.

8 Jul 2016
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Congratulations to Schmidt’s Hearing Center, Family Hearing Center of Marlton, Audibel Hearing Centers, Hearing Unlimited & Sound Decision!

The Starkey HearCare Network would like to congratulate the following offices on their standard for excellence in hearing care. Please join us in acknowledging Schmidt’s Hearing Center, Family Hearing Center of Marlton, Audibel Hearing Centers, Hearing Unlimited and Sound Decision Hearing on the following awards each location received:

1. Schmidt’s Hearing Center-Stuart, Florida: “Best Hearing Care.”FLORIDATerry Walters, HAS

 2. Family Hearing Center of Marlton-Marlton, NJ: “Best Hearing Aid Specialist by the Burlington County Times.”


Terry Jackson, HIS, Tiffany Berth, Sc.D, Au.D, CCC-A, FAAA & Cindy Abbott, Patient Services Coordinator

3. Audibel Hearing Center-Athens, TN: “The Best Place to Purchase a Hearing Aid.”

2016 Athens-Ribbon1stC4. Hearing Unlimited-Ames, IA: “Best of Story County Award” & “Best Audiologist.”


5. Sound Decision Hearing-Sioux City, IA: “2016 Best of Sioux City Awards for Hearing Aids.”

6. Audibel Hearing Centers-New Ulm: “2016 Best of New Ulm Awards for Audiologist.”

Congratulations to all locations for receiving these awards and your commitment to serve your patients!

9 Jun 2016
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Operation Change: Changing the World One Hearing Aid At a Time

by: Dr. Kent Collins, Au.D.
Director of TeleHear

Operation_Change_LogoDid you know that Starkey HearCare Centers participated in a massive philanthropy effort that was the focal point of a series on Oprah Winfrey’s TV network OWN?  At Starkey HearCare Centers, our providers and patients are well aware of how we partner with Starkey Hearing Technologies to combat hearing loss and make a positive improvement in the lives of individual and families.  However, what you might not know about is the tremendous philanthropic work being carried out by Starkey Hearing Technologies and the Starkey Hearing Foundation around the world.

Operation-ChangeThe Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will has aired a 10-part documentary series called Operation Change.  This documentary showcases stories about some of the world’s most challenging issues and the organizations that are working to bring positive change.  During each episode, Starkey Hearing Technologies’ owner and Starkey Hearing Foundation’s co-founders Bill and Tani Austin, along with Starkey Hearing Technologies’ Steven Sawalich, and their team went to different parts of the world, immerse themselves in the local community, and worked to help empower and improve the lives of entire communities with the help of local organizations.

Everyday our great staff at Starkey HearCare change the lives of patients one individual at a time. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent treatable disabling condition behind arthritis and hypertension within the United Sates and globally is an epidemic impacting more than 360 million people. Every year within our network of Starkey HearCare Centers, we see more than a million Americans walk through our door for treatment services. These patients don’t realize it, but they are part of a small percentage of consumers globally that have access to hearing care. I am proud to say our network of Starkey HearCare Centers donates proceeds from every hearing aid sale to support the great work of the Starkey Hearing Foundation. The Starkey Hearing Foundation is not only working to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hearing loss, but they are also working to make a positive change in the global community with sustainable projects and empowering people to help themselves.

Please continue your support of Starkey Hearing Technologies & the Starkey Hearing Foundation by watching the Operation Change docu-series by clicking here.

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To learn more about the Starkey Hearing Foundation please click here.

10 May 2016
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by: Dr. Frank Shepel, Au.D.
SoundPoint Audiology and Hearing Center
Casa Grande, AZ

Are These Hearing Aid Options Right For You?

What are CROS and BiCROSS hearing aids?
CROS stands for contralateral routing of signal and BiCROS is the acronym for bilateral routing of signal.

What type or degree of hearing loss utilizes these styles?
These hearing aids are utilized when a hearing impaired individual has normal to moderate hearing loss in one ear and no usable hearing in the other ear. This would be what could be called a “dead” ear or one where amplification would not provide any significant benefit to an individual’s ability to understand speech or one where due to surgery or some other medical condition a hearing aid should not be fit to that ear per a physician’s recommendation.

How do these hearing aids work?
Two units are utilized to get the sound signals to the better hearing ear.  A transmitter unit with a microphone is worn on the ear with no usable hearing.  On the better hearing ear a hearing aid with a receiver is worn.  In the CROS hearing system, sound from the poorer hearing side is fed across the head to the better hearing ear.  This provides sound to the better ear which is generated from the poorer hearing or off side.  This would allow a person with no useful hearing in their right ear to hear conversations better while driving a vehicle as the passenger’s voice would be transmitted to their good ear which is closer to the driver door window.  In this case the driver would not need to remove their vision from the road to look at the talker to understand a conversation.  In the BICROS hearing system we have one ear that cannot be helped and another ear that hears but not too well so it needs help to hear better also.  With a BICROS set up, sound is sent from the poorer hearing ear transmitter’s microphone across the head to the better ear which has the receiver.  The receiver picks up the sound from the transmitter and amplifies it as well as the sound from the receiver side microphone. This allows the user to hear sound from the off poorer side and sound from the better side more efficiently.  Sound is thus amplified on both sides and put into the better ear.

CROS: normal hearing in better ear – no hearing or unaidable hearing loss in the poorer ear
BiCROS: aidable hearing loss in the better ear – no hearing or unaidable hearing loss in the poorer ear

How long have these systems been available?
CROS and BiCROS hearing aids have been available since the 1970’s.  At that time the user needed to have a wire running from one ear to the other to carry the signal across the head.  A popular way of doing this was to hide the wire in the frames of the individual’s glasses.  The hearing aids were then contained in the bows of the glasses.  A consequence to this was that the glasses were physically large to house all the components and they were difficult to fit as much care needed to be taken when bending them to fit each individual.  The units also tended to have more breakdowns due to the nondigital technology needing many wires in the circuitry.  Also, when an individual removed their glasses their hearing aids came off.  In colder climates like Minnesota and North Dakota where I worked at the time, when a person walked into a store in the winter their glasses would fog up and need to be removed, so then it became difficult to communicate with the clerk until the fog was removed and the glasses reattached.  If glasses were not worn, a wire was worn behind the head connect the transmitter and receiver sides of the hearing aids.  Hopefully, it could be hidden in the individual’s hair which was much easier for the females.

How have these systems improved?
Today these systems have gone wireless removing the need to have a wire running from one ear to the other.  The transmitter unit broadcasts the sound picked up by the microphone on the poorer hearing side to the receiver antennae in the receiver unit on the better hearing side.  This has made them much more comfortable and easier to wear. They are available as custom in the ear products or the more popular over the ear style. Today the CROS/BiCROS systems have also left the analog age of technology and converted to digital circuitry.  This is a significant change as in the past, individuals needing to utilize these instruments had to settle for second class technology because digital was not available for them to provide more noise reduction, better understanding and more adjustability.  With the new digital wireless devices users will be able to utilize the best technology available or the same technology that others are able to purchase.

Are CROS/BiCROS hearing aids difficult to get accustomed to?  
Not any harder than relearning to hear with any other type of hearing aid.  The individual does need to relearn how to hear and they still may want to turn their head at first when someone is talking on their poorer hearing side.  With these units, individuals will still note that directionality, the ability to tell from where sound is originating does not improve.  We need to be able to hear with both ears to have direct finding ability for hearing.  With these aids, even though hearing is provided from the poorer side, all hearing is being done with a single, better ear not with two separate ears.

Are these aids more expensive?
I like to think of these styles as having 1 ½ hearing aids versus 2.  They are typically more expensive than one but less than buying two.  With this type of hearing aid it is better to get the higher technology levels of hearing aid because the wearer is using only one ear to do all their hearing and the better technology gives them better hearing through more noise reduction, better fitting to their hearing loss, more adjustability for fine tuning and better understanding through faster more effective processing of the sound signal.  All these benefits lead to better understanding and more efficient communication ability which is what we want from hearing aids.

Starkey HearCare is proud to announce the release of our new Pride i2400 CROS/BiCROS RIC style hearing aids.  These digital units have dual core quad processor technology for digital enhancement of the incoming signals providing  significant improvements in speech quality and understanding, background noise reduction and music listening appreciation all contained in a small over the ear instrument. Pride is compatible with the wireless SurfLink accessories and provides improved phone conversations with ear to ear streaming.

Benefits of Pride Technology

  • Clearer and easier conversations with precise speech audibility and accurate speech detection in difficult listening situations
  • Better understanding in noise
  • Wind, noise, whistling and feedback management for optimal speech understanding
  • Wireless functionality
  • On board volume control
  • Simultaneous processing of multiple sounds for a comprehensive listening experience that makes speech crisp and clear while keeping ambient noise natural
  • Improved phone conversations with ear to ear streaming
  • Customizable tinnitus relief with our Multiflex Tinnitus Technology

If you or a loved one feels that you are in need of hearing help, please contact our office today to set up a consultation and a 30 day trial to experience what improved hearing can do for your quality of life!

Franklin A. Shepel, Au.D
Board Certified Doctor of Audiology