As part of our partnership with WPRI, Channel 12, Michelle LaRiviere will be doing monthly segments as the Rhode Show Living Healthy expert on Hearing Loss. Today was her first show and she did a tremendous job! This contract with WPRI is our first leap into local TV and is increasing our brand recognition as well as generating tests! May is a great month to kick of this off being “Better Speech and Hearing Month.” In addition to being featured on the Rhode Show, we have commercials that air daily (in choice time slots that suit our demographic) and our own page on their site. This is already proving to be a great marketing avenue and partnership for us! Please watch how great Michelle did today below!
(January 9, 2013) Chicago, IL — Beltone, a leader in patient-focused hearing technology for over 70 years, has announced SmartRemote™—the first-ever app that allows hearing aid wearers to use their iPhone® as a “remote control” to discreetly adjust their hearing instruments. SmartRemote can be downloaded from the App Store℠ at no cost.
Beltone developed the SmartRemote app in response to what hearing aid wearers wanted most: a great listening experience in multiple environments, ease-of-use, and complete discretion.
Beltone’s award-winning 2.4 GHz wireless streaming technology underpins the new SmartRemote app. By pairing their hearing aids with the new Direct Phone Link 2 and the SmartRemote app on their iPhone, the hearing instrument wearer can use their iPhone to privately adjust hearing aid volume in one or both ears, change listening programs to match their environment, mute background noise during a phone conversation, and more.
“Beltone’s hearing aid innovations, such as our wirelessly-streaming Direct Phone Link 2, allow hearing-aided people to enjoy their electronic devices in new ways,” says Beltone President, Todd Murray. “And now, our new SmartRemote app gives our customers a superior listening experience combined with the convenience they desire.”
the United States, Asia, Brazil and Australia, where all but one study showed a link between hearing loss and diabetes.
The study showed people who have Diabetes are twice as likely to have a hearing loss. Plus, the risk of hearing loss is actually greater for people with the disease under the age of 60. It was found to be 2.61 times more likely in this age group, although right now researchers have no explanation why this is.
“It’s thought that high blood sugar levels brought on by diabetes may lead to hearing loss by damaging blood vessels in the ears”, says Chika Horikawa, Rd, MSc of Niigata University in Japan.
Researchers are unsure whether the disease itself or the medication used to treat it can cause hearing loss. Being proactive is vital when it comes to hearing loss. Be sure to include a hearing screening to your annual check-up.
According to study conclusions released September 2012, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital discovered there may be a link between NSAID usage and hearing loss. A total of 62,261 women between the ages of 31 to 48 with baseline hearing were followed from 1995 to 2009 (14 years) and found that women who took ibuprofen or acetaminophen more than two days a week had an increased risk of hearing loss. This link also tended to be to be greater in women less than 50 years of age.
How much more at risk are women who use ibuprofen?
Women who took ibuprofen 6-7 days a week had a 24% increased risk of hearing loss, 21% increased risk when used 4-5 days a week and when used only 2-3 days a week the risk fell to 13%.
How much more at risk are women who use acetaminophen?
Women who took acetaminophen 4-5 days a week had a 21% increased risk of hearing loss, while those who used the medicine only 2-3 days a week the increased risk fell to 11%.
No link was found between aspirin and hearing loss.
Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Hearing Review
You Can’t Afford Not to HEAR This.
There’s a good reason Beltone has been around since 1940. Beltone is the only hearing aid company in the industry with BelCare™. Our BelCare™ promise ensures that we uphold our high standards of patient care.
What is BelCare™?
BelCare™ is Beltone’s commitment to provide outstanding patient service. A commitment shared by participating Beltone practices throughout North America. The BelCare™ commitment covers every step of the hearing aid purchase process, and ensures the highest level of long-term patient satisfaction.
• Free cleanings and adjustments for the life of the hearing aid
• Free annual audiometric screenings
• Free hearing aid evaluations for the life of the hearing aid
• Free batteries provided for 3 years with Premier Hearing System purchase
What Standards can you expect at Beltone?
• Thorough Hearing Evaluation
• Minimum Loss to Fit
• Personalized Follow-Up Schedule
• Lifetime Care Program
• Hearing Loss Change Protection
• Review of Setting Realistic Expectations
• Verification of Benefits
• 30-Day Refund Privilege*
• Warranty and Lost, Stolen, and Damage Protection
• Adherence of Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
All Beltone practitioners strictly adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations regarding hearing instrument dispensing protocols., and follow nationally accepted testing guidelines of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the International Hearing Society. Additionally, all BelCare™ providers have signed a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Agreement in which they reaffirm their obligation to promote and preserve the highest standards of ethical, caring service.
*45-Day Return Privilege in Vermont
The Promise™ recognizes different listening environments that you encounter throughout your day and the hearing devices communicate with each other to automatically self-adjust to produce the clearest most natural sound possible.
Exciting New Features:
· Ear-to-Ear Synchronization – To give you the smoothest and most natural sound when transitioning from a quiet environment to a noisy one.
· Cross Link Directionality – Optimizes the signal giving you the flexibility to adapt to an ever-changing listening environment including noisy situations. (available on Promise 17 only)
· Wireless Connection – Stream clear sounds wirelessly directly from your TV, Radio, PC, Phone, iPod® and more into your hearing aid. Beltone’s myPAL can also stream someone’s voice directly into your hearing aids.
Talking on the phone is fun again; the Promise™ will automatically reduce the volume in the hearing aid that is on the non-phone ear to suppress background noise in the room. Our new technology also offers environmental intelligence for all listening situations, so you choose what you want to listen to, allowing you to fully engage in social environments.
Start making better memories with the Beltone Promise™. Call today to schedule your Free in-office test drive! (800) 738-7113.
Dear Mr. Pessin,
Thank you very much for giving me the ability to hear properly again. The hearing test and the fitting of the appliance was done in a very professional manor. I am very very pleased with my hearing aid. I have recommended you to my friends and will continue to do so.
- Bob K.
P.S. My digital watch started to beep again on the same day I got the hearing aid.
Hearing loss has been linked with a variety of medical, social and cognitive ills, including dementia. However, a new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher suggests that hearing loss may also be a risk factor for another huge public health problem: falls. … Read More
Tamika Catchings is in her 12th season in the WNBA and a two time Olympic gold medalist, (2004 in Athens and 2008 in Beijing) and was born with a hearing impairment in both ears.
Jeff Float was the first deaf swimmer to become a gold medalist in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Jeff has 90% hearing loss on the right side and 65% hearing loss on the left side after contracting viral meningitis at 13 months old.
Chris Colwill who has a 60% hearing loss in both ears, is an eight time national diving champion and is looking to win his first gold this year at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Marie Roethlisberger, a 1983 world alternate gymnast and 1984 Olympic alternate gymnast, suffers with severe hearing loss after a case of meningitis as a child. Marie uses music with bass in her routines to feel the vibrations on the floor.
Jim Ryan a US track and field team mate and a silver medalist from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City has suffered from hearing loss after a case of the measles when he was five.
Beltone Hearing Aid Centers is now a partner with AAA Southern New England, to provide additional benefits to AAA members. This new partnership will allow members the following advantages: free hearing evaluation, an exclusive AAA discount off the MSRP on Beltone hearing products, a free one-year supply of batteries, free lifetime office visits and consultations and more. Call today to schedule your appointment!