New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 28, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 6A — Herald-Zeitung — Tuesday, October 28, 2003You Deserve Better Hearing!
We would like to offer you some FACTS about hearing aids
A hearing loss can be fixed by making sounds louder.
This is often not the case. For many people, sounds may be loud enough, but they still cannot understand what is being said, especially in a noisy environment like a restaurant. If a hearing aid only make sounds louder, it would be just as difficult for the person to understand speech sounds because the noise would be equally, amplified. This is why it is important to have good hearing aids that amplify only the specific frequencies that you need for better understanding.
People will think less of me when they see my hearing aid.
Your hearing problem is more obvious than your hearing aids. People who didn’t get help for their hearing loss tend to retreat from social events because they are embarrassed that they can’t keep up with the conversation. The most noticeable result of wearing properly fitted hearing aids is regaining the ability to interact with others. Wearing hearing aids show your loved ones that you care about what they have to say.
I’m too old to benefit from hearing aids.
No matter what your age, hearing is one of your most important senses. Hearing connects you to the rest of the world and helps you communicate with those close to you. Hearing aids allow you to participate in your life and the lives of others. You’re never too old for that!
If I had a hearing problem, I’d know about it.
Since hearing loss tends to develop slowly, you gradually adjust, not noticing that the problem is getting worse. Asking your friends to repeat themselves or turning the television up becomes very natural to you. Once you start wearing you hearing aids, you will realize just how much you have been missing.
Hearing aids are over-priced.
Properly fitted hearing aids will drastically improve your quality of life, making them well worth the price.
And here are some FACTS about our hearing professionals
Larry and Debby Taylor, BC-HIS are a husband and wife team of Hearing Instrument Specialists who are National Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. We keep up with the latest in technological advances and fitting procedures in the hearing industry. We have dealt with all the major manufacturers of hearing aids and are proficient in fitting Starkey, Siemens, Phonak, Audina. Micro Tech, Sonic Innovations, Widex and others. This gives us the ability to help people with hearing aids that were purchased elsewhere. This relationship with many different manufacturers also keeps us informed of the latest product developments to better serve our patients. But we appreciate thaj more than technology is needed. We really care about the quality of life of each and every one of our patients. Knowledge, skill and caring make all the difference.
We are proud to introduce Shaunna M. Graley, M.S., CCC-A to our practice. Shaunna completed her education at West Virginia University, where she earned her Master of Science degree in Audiology after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She is licensed through the State of Texas as well as being a certified member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her husband is also an audiologist for the United States Air Force where he works at Wilford Hall Medical Center.
What are some of the advantages of the New “Smart” Digital Hearing aids?
Revolutionary Background Noise Reduction The advanced noise reduction system constantly analyzes incoming sounds in order to distinguish between speech and noise so that they can be processed optimally. When speech is identified in the presence of noise, the hearing aid will work to preserve speech intelligibility while minimizing the effect of background noise.
Cancels Annoying Feedback (Whistling) The most advanced digital heading aids have the ability to reduce feedback (whistling) before you can hear it. Anyone who has ever worn a hearing aid can tell you that situations like speaking on the telephone or chewing are most likely to result in feedback problems. These hearing aids are effective in reducing the annoying feedback so you can enjoy clear, natural listening more comfortably.2 Locations To Serve You!New Braunfels 830/627-8660
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