I have been in the Hearing Aid industry since the mid 80s. i started professionally as a research audiologist and never dreamed I would sell hearing aids but i lived in Wichita, Ks and found myself in need of a better paying job and voila, Beltone was hiring. I worked for the Beltone office in Wichita for 10 years before opening my own Beltone franchise in Tulsa, OK (i grew up in Bartlesville, OK). Beltone and i parted ways after a couple of years, i was independent for 15 years before signing on with Miracle Ear in December 2013. I am adamant that cost alone should NEVER prevent someone from getting the hearing help they need. I will find a way to get hearing help to match a persons ability to pay.
A great app i stumbled onto is called TUNITY and it is FREE - the best kind of app! It is strictly for television listening and streams the audio signal from the tv to a... Read more
YES - there are many hearing aids that are locked. The problem with buying a 'name brand' from COSTCO is that you cannot get that aid serviced anywhere but costco. I recently... Read more
I am just going to ask a couple of questions or make observations. CROS and BiCROS fittings are 'special' not an everyday fitting and not every user can adjust to hearing with... Read more
i recently had a patient come to my office. She had been given a set of ReSound hearing aids from a friend whose family member had purchased the aids and then passed away. ... Read more
my first question is what do you mean by "upgradable?" All hearing aids can be reprogrammed. RIC products can have the receiver replaced for more power. This is a form of... Read more