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20 Jan 2016
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Quarterly check-up with Dr. Shannon Gibbons

Just like your car, hearing aids need maintenance in order to function properly. This should be done by your hearing professional every 3-4 months.

Several things will happen during your visit:

  1. Your provider will assess the overall sound quality of your hearing devices. That includes checking andcleaning your microphones, receivers and batterycontacts. They do this under magnification and can find things that you are unable to see at home.
  2. Your provider will check your ears for wax build up. Even a small amount of wax prevents the hearing aids from functioning and affects your ability to hearproperly. Wax in hearing aids is the #1 reason whyhearing aids need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair.
  3. Your provider will talk to you about how you are hearing. If necessary, they may make adjustments on the computer to ensure optimal speech understanding. Although no hearing aid can restore hearing to normal, there may be adjustments that can be made to help improve speech clarity.

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Regular maintenance on your hearing aids can prolong their life and ensure you are hearing the best that you can. If you haven’t been in to your local hearing center within the past 3 months, call today to schedule an appointment.

Happy Hearing!

shannon

20 Jan 2016
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Telehear with Dr. Kent Collins

The future is available now in your local hearing clinic. Your local office is now offering TeleHear, the world’s largest TeleAudiology program where you can consult with some of the leading experts in the field of hearing.

What are some reasons patients choose to consult on TeleHear?

  • If you know you have a hearing loss, but have some questions on treatment.
  • If you can hear, but still have issue with clarity and understanding.
  • If you have older hearing aids, and need to trade-in your devices for new technology.
  • If you struggle to understand in groups or social situation.
  • If you have issues with TV clarity.
  • If you have tinnitus or other medical conditions associated to your ears.

What benefits can you receive from Telehear?

Similar to how the Mayo Clinic uses teams of physicians to diagnose and treat patients, TeleHearing allows our Doctors of Audiology and hearing experts to consult with local providers to best manage patient care. Patients and their family members who have the opportunity to participate in this delivery model get the benefit of years of combined experience between our providers who specialize in hearing loss and tinnitus treatment. They also receive consultations on the most up-to-date cutting edge technology and benefit from live demonstrations of state-of-the-art hearing aids. If you have ever wanted a second opinion or just want to experience TeleHear, call your local office to set up an appointment.

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How does it work?

Very simple. You show up to your nearest hearing clinic that participates in TeleHear. If you are new to the office, or are in need of an updated hearing test, your local provider will complete a case history and hearing examination. They will send the results to our TeleHear providers who analyze the report and connect with you to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options.

To see what TeleHear can do for you, please contact your local participating provider and schedule a consult.

20 Jan 2016
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Thank you from Paul Riding

Dear Valued Patients:

As we begin 2016, I want to wish all of you a happy and productive year. Our Starkey HearCare Network’s most important goal is your complete satisfaction. You are the single most important person in our business. Let’s face it — without you, we would not be here. For that reason, we have carefully designed a plan to help you along your journey to better hearing.

One aspect of this journey is our “team approach” where our staff functions together as a cohesive group of hearing professionals. We coordinate the individual expertise of all staff members to provide the best possible care for you. You may even find yourself on a Skype call or video conference with Doctors of Audiology from the factory. We work together to help you achieve the best hearing possible.

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A close friend of mine was recently fitted with her first set of hearing aids. Her hearing had gotten to a point where it affected her quality of life and was noticed by all of us. How delighted she and her family were to have her back to her “normal” self. She even said she felt better. Her increased social interaction without the fatigue, frustration, and worry of not hearing everything had been draining her, even though her health actually remained unchanged.

“Life is Worth Hearing,” May we enjoy it to the fullest!

Paul