Hearing aids, when fitted by a specialist, can make a world of difference to somebody’s life.
Just ask our patient Robert, who needed amplification after years of working with loud, heavy machinery.
“I can now hear things I forgot made sounds, like my fridge, my clock, and even the birds,” he says.
During the pandemic, alternative challenges have arisen, particularly with stay-at-home orders and social distancing in place.
That’s where the new generation of hearing aids – with remote programming capabilities – has shown their amazing potential.
What is Remote Programming?
Remote programming is a feature you’ll find on state-of-the-art hearing aids.
This lets you request specific changes to your devices via an app on your smartphone or tablet. Your specialist can then update your device wirelessly.
This has been a game-changer during the pandemic, as patients can get rapid adjustments and fine-tunings without having to be in physical contact with others.
It’s a feature that works particularly well with our telehealth service, AVA Care.
With this, you can speak to us via a video link, receiving the same level of support as you would in person.
Hearing aids with remote programming also often come with additional benefits.
For example, one of our patients, Brenda, who has ReSound Quattro devices, loves how she can stream calls from her smartphone straight to her hearing aid.
Updates From The Office
We know a lot of people have recently come to terms with a potential hearing loss due to the introduction of face masks.
That’s why Hearing at Home is now offering comprehensive evaluations and one-week free hearing aid trials at absolutely no cost or obligation.
If you know someone who has been struggling lately, let them know we’re ready to assist them during this challenging period.
In other news, the Hearing at Home team ran a face mask decorating competition during August.
It was a really close event, with some excellent designs.
But we’re proud to announce that Charlyne Figueroa won for her shiny sequence mask, which completely wowed our panel of judges!
Special mention should go to Vickie Pross, whose South Dakota inspired mask – featuring a head of corn – was also fantastic.
Everyone would like to thank those who took part. You really made our month!
How Hearing Treatment Can Prevent Dementia
There’s still no cure for dementia.
But leading scientists have suggested that if we address 12 key risk factors, cases could reduce by 40 percent in America.
Importantly, one of those risk factors regarded hearing – with the researchers suggesting that people who use ear protection and treat their hearing loss early could potentially prevent the syndrome.
The reason for this is that our ears are vital for how our brains process information. Once sounds stop passing through our ears, our cognitive capacity may begin to diminish.
Side effects of hearing loss, like social isolation, may also add to the problem.
So if you know someone who is putting off an assessment, get them to contact the Hearing at Home team right away!
Why Do So Many People Have an Untreated Hearing Loss?
Find out why people wait years before finally committing to a hearing assessment…
Have a question or need help? Then we’re here for you.
Call us at (540) 908-9494
Have a great September!
The Team at Hearing at Home