Introducing Our Latest & Greatest Hearing Solution — Beltone Amaze™
With Beltone Amaze, you can look and hear your best while feeling comfortable and carefree. These hearing aids are rechargeable. Just three hours of charging provides 30 hours of battery life. They are easy to adjust to hear better in every environment. They seamlessly synch with your devices, so you can stream music, movies, and phone calls right to you hearing aids. And, they conveniently connect you to your hearing care professional for ongoing, remote technical support.
I have been wearing hearing aids for over 25 years now, so I’ve worn a few. I’m currently wearing Beltone’s newest technology, the Amaze 17’s right now!! Sound is so rich and full, also very detailed even in quiet settings!! Listening to streaming music is like listening to music with Bose headphones!! Calls are very full and clear too!! Hearing is believing!! If you want awesome clarity and oh by the way they pair with your iPhone, The Amaze are for you!
We are proud to announce that our president, Bari Grohler, won the 2018 President Cup for being North America’s best dealer in 2017.
Bari was inducted into Beltone’s prestigious President’s Club. This award is given to one person each year.
Over 80 dealers and friends flew in from all over the US on Sept 7-8th to celebrate the occasion with a dinner and speeches at the Princess Anne Country Club on Friday night. On Saturday night, the Beltone family did a harbor cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk. Below is an oil portrait of Bari that will be placed at the Beltone headquarters in Chicago.
Bari has shown an incredible commitment to excellence, as well as understanding the “Beltone Way”, which means she places each Beltone patient in front of everything else. Bari has successfully embraced the Beltone family spirit, not only following in her parents and brother’s footsteps, but bringing her own two sons into the practice with her. Congratulations again on this fantastic achievement!
This year marks Beltone’s 78th anniversary.
The company was started in the 1940’s by Same and Faye Posen, when they realized the current hearing aids could not offer the individualized needs of those with a hearing loss. Sam wanted to make hearing aids smaller and more personalized so that individuals could hear the music of life “as clear as the tone of a bell.”
All these 78 years later, Beltone continues to help people hear better, our hearing aid technology is constantly being improved, and our hearing aids are still designed with the individual in mind. With 1,500 offices in North America, Beltone remains the most trusted hearing aid brand on the market today. Our highly trained staff is eager to help you or a loved with your hearing difficulties. Whether you have a mild hearing loss, or a more profound loss our Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialists are happy to find the hearing aid that fits your lifestyle best.
If you or someone you know is having difficulty of hearing, please call our office to schedule a FREE hearing test at 757-337-3802
Having the Tough Conversation
You’ve noticed for a while now that your mom, grandparent, uncle, or dear friend doesn’t seem to be hearing quite as clearly as they once did. You’ve had a nagging sensation that something is wrong, but you’ve put it off, hoping it will go away. It hasn’t gone away. In fact, it seems be getting worse. One day, your loved one cups their hand to their ear and says, “What was that?” – for the third time this week. Finally, you realize it’s time to have “the talk.” It’s not easy to talk to a loved one about getting their hearing tested. People are private, defensive, or too stubborn to ask for help. And other times they simply don’t think there’s a problem. So how do you talk to a loved one about getting their hearing tested?
1. Ask but Don’t Push
To begin with, you will want to approach the subject matter-of-factly. Start by asking in a calm voice: “Mom / Uncle Fred / Gramps / Sarah, have you noticed any difficulties recently hearing things? I’m only asking because I’ve
They’re Not the Same Thing Combing through any magazine or newspaper nowadays, you’re bound to come across an ad that looks like the most inexpensive hearing aid ever made that claims it’s going to restore your hearing back to a normal hearing level. This is false. These are known as hearing amplifiers and we want you to understand the difference between a hearing amplifier and a hearing aid.
What’s the Difference? So, what exactly is the difference between a Personal Sound Amplification Product (PSAP), also known as a hearing amplifier and a hearing aid?
- PSAPs (or hearing amplifiers) help people hear things that are at low volume or at a distance. They are intended for use by people who do not suffer from hearing loss and should not be used as a substitute for hearing aids by those who actually need hearing aids for hearing loss.
- Hearing aids are meant for those who suffer from hearing loss and are customized specifically for the patients hearing needs. Hearing aids differentiate between
How Do I Know If I Have Tinnitus?
Symptoms of Tinnitus
You’ve just settled into bed after a long day at work and you find yourself trying to tune out the buzzing noise you hear in your ears. Does this sound familiar? If so, you may have subjective tinnitus. This kind of tinnitus, which accounts for 95% of tinnitus cases, is the sensation of hearing sound when no external sound is present. People with tinnitus often describe hearing the following sounds: 1321
Josh Grohler: Beltone Runs in the Family
Hello, my name is Josh Grohler, I am the Board Certified Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist in our Wards Corner and Great Neck offices. I was born in Toledo, Ohio, and my family moved to Virginia when I was in middle school. Even though I have been in Virginia most of my life, I am still a die-hard Ohio sports fan. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and immediately started my adventure with Beltone in May of 2011. I am fourth generation Beltone, my great grandparents and grandparents both worked with Beltone Hearing Aids. Now my mother, Bari, is the owner of Beltone Southside. Most of my family works here at Beltone, so when you come see me, you can count on being treated like a member of my family. My favorite part of my job is putting a set of hearing instruments on a patient for the first time. It is always such a moment of joy when a person realizes how much they have been missing out on and how amplification can completely change their life. When I am not
Chicago Bears Owner Discusses His Hearing Problem
Missing the Big Game
Brian McCaskey couldn’t watch a single play when the Bears lost to the Giants in an NFC divisional playoff game in 1991. Not because the loss kept him from caring, but because he suffered from debilitating vertigo in his hotel that same morning. Doctors eventually diagnosed McCaskey, the second youngest son of Ed and Virginia McCaskey with Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that is accompanied by ringing sounds and hearing loss. These hearing difficulties continued for a while, limiting the function of his right ear. McCaskey visited emergency rooms numerous times while trying a variety of different medications to help. “With each attack I’d lose more hearing” McCaskey said.
Diagnosing the Problem
Defined medically, McCaskey suffers from a sensorineural loss — damage to the hair cells in the sensory hearing organ called the cochlea. Addressing the issue seven years ago after he lost hearing in his good ear required surgery called endolymphatic sac decompression and shunt insertion, a procedure deemed necessary when conservative treatment fails. It involved going into the part of the
How to Talk to People with Hearing Loss
Talking Through Hearing Loss Hearing loss is not only a challenge for those who suffer from it, but it can also be frustrating for those trying to communicate with them. Even for those using hearing aids, it is not always easy to communicate successfully in all situations. We recommend following these simple tips to improve communication with your hearing impaired friends, family and co-workers: 1215
5 Reasons Why to NOT Put Off Hearing Health
When it comes to your health, it’s best to never procrastinate when you think there are issues. A growth on your skin shouldn’t be ignored, a pain in your joints or backs can’t be ignored, and even your own hearing, shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are 5 reasons why you should definitely not be putting off checking on your hearing health.
Beltone Community Outreach Initiatives
At Beltone Southside one of our goals is to bring hearing to everyone: not just the people who come into our office. There are many ways we accomplish this, some of which include offering appointments at retirement communities, attending health fairs, giving presentations at senior centers, and by sponsoring the City of Chesapeake 55 and better program. 1180
Relationship Between Winter & Hearing Loss
When it comes to hearing loss, it can come from a variety of sources. Some hearing losses stem from some genetic disorder, others come from improper hearing or ear care such as enduring loud noises or improperly cleanig. Hearing loss can even come from something as simple as the aging process. One particular source however, many do not think about; cold weather.
According to new research, hearing loss can stem from extensive exposure to cold weather. When the temperature drops, the risk of ringing in the ears and hearing loss increases. This is because there is a higher risk of rogue bones growing in the ear canal along with hardening of ear wax.
Bone growth in the ear canal is known as surfer’s ear because this condition is fairly common among those who surf, as they spend a lot of time in colder water. This condition forms on the top of existing bone in the ears and travels down the canal to the ear drum. The condition can potentially lead to hearing loss and also results in constant pain and ringing in the ears.
Travel Tips for Individuals with Hearing Loss
Spring is here and summer is fast approaching! Many of us use the summer months to take vacation time and take advantage of the weather to do some traveling. Traveling is typically a fun experience, however traveling with hearing loss and hearing aids can present challenges. For example, if you’re hard of hearing, you may miss boarding calls for flights or trains. Or if you don’t speak the language at your destination, locals’ accents can make it even more difficult to communicate. With this in mind we have come up with a list of tips to help make your travel experience a stress-free one.
Travel Booking Tips for Individuals with Hearing Loss
- Book your air travel, shuttles and accommodations ahead of time with an agent. Always inform the ticketing agent that you are hard of hearing.
- Ask for written confirmation of all travel arrangements to avoid any potential confusion at your destination.
- If you choose to book your travel online, print off all confirmation information including confirmation numbers and take them with you.
- Consider booking an aisle seat
Why pretending to hear is bad and how to break the habit
This may be a familiar scene to you; you are out with a group of friends, and you start chatting with someone you haven’t met before. The conversations going on next to you are quite loud and there may be music on louder than it needs to be. Once your conversation starts, you are comfortable as you hear the basics such as their name and where they are from, but when the speaker goes to lengthier, more detailed information, you begin to lose context. The music and surrounding conversations creep into your ears and take over the voice of the person right across from you.
Unfortunately, you don’t do anything about it. You let the person go along speaking, missing some key details because we don’t let the other person know, we just can’t hear them.
Why do we pretend to hear?
The easy answer is, we are just too polite. After having had
Hearing Aid Technology: Streaming with Hearing Aids
Beltone Legend™ hearing aid users have the advantage of many different ways to connect audio sources to their hearing aids.
Beltone Legend connects directly to your iPhone®. Your hearing aids will automatically pick up a streaming signal from your iPhone and play the sound through your hearing aids. This is used most often for phone calls; however, it can also be used while listening to audiobooks, music, or videos. Whenever I demonstrate this feature to new users, they are always very pleased with the simplicity of this groundbreaking feature. Phone Link 2
If you don’t have an iPhone, that’s okay! Any Bluetooth cell phone can be connected to your Beltone Legend hearing aids by using a Phone Link 2. This little device clips on to your shirt or pocket and will stream the audio signal from your phone to the hearing aids. Samsung® Galaxy products can take advantage of Beltone’s Hear Plus™ App too!
The HearPlus App on your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy devices can be used to manage these wireless systems. Simply open up the App on your phone and toggle through the different accessories that you have added to your network. TV
What Type of Hearing Aid is Right For You?
Years ago, people shopping for hearing aids had limited options. But technology has come a long way. Many of today’s hearing aids are so small, they’re virtually undetectable when worn.
How can they be so tiny? Today’s digital hearing aids have microphones that transmit sound to a small computer chip, which adjusts the volume and amplifies the sound frequencies needed to help improve your hearing.
The shell of a custom hearing aid is made from a mold of the user’s ear. Shells come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors to better fit the user’s level of hearing loss, daily routines, and cosmetic preferences.
Six Hearing Aid Shell Styles
Choosing what hearing aid will work for you is a personal decision. What works for one person may not for another, even if both have almost identical audiograms (charts that show the degree of hearing loss for low-, middle-, and high-pitched sounds).
As you work with your hearing care professional trying different styles, it’s important to remember most hearing aids will never completely remove background noise. They are able to vastly improve your hearing. However, due to the way we process
Everything You Need To Know About Hearing Tests
In life, there are many tests that you must take: pop quizzes, driving tests and college entrance exams. There are also tests that you don’t need to study for, such as eyesight exams or a hearing evaluation.
A hearing “test” or evaluation is recommended to those around the age of 50, unless of course you are experiencing symptoms of hearing loss sooner. A hearing screening includes several tests that measure how well you hear a variety of sounds. However, there are several important steps to complete before your hearing is evaluated. Let’s go through everything you need to know about hearing tests. 1117
5 Ways You’re Damaging Your Hearing
Your ears are more sensitive than you think. When you are young and carefree, playing your music loudly, going to concerts, or heading out to loud bars, doesn’t seem like much of an issue. The real fact however, is that once ears are damaged, hearing loss cannot be reversed. Below is a list of things you need to be concerned when thinking about preserving the health of your ears. 1111
5 Answers on Ear Infections for Worried Parents & Grandparents
When your child or grandchild is acting up more than normal and they seem like they are having ear pain, it’s normal to suspect an ear infection. Ear infections are quite common between the ages of 6 months and 3 years of age. 1106
Are Hearing Tests Free?
Are hearing tests free? The short answer? At Beltone, hearing tests are free! If you’re perhaps just noticing that you may have a hearing loss or if it’s been noticeable to you for a while, Beltone offers not only a FREE online hearing test, but all of our Beltone locations offer FREE hearing screenings.
The Beltone online hearing test is a quick way to gauge if you should schedule an appointment with your local Beltone office to get a more in-depth screening done. Just make sure you’re in a quiet area or have headphones available to drown out the background noise. Once you start the online hearing test, it will ask you to identify certain sounds and if you can hear those sounds. You will get your results at the conclusion of the test.
Or even more precise than the online hearing test, you can schedule an appointment for your FREE hearing screening at your local Beltone office. During the screening, your Hearing Care Practitioner will assess:
- Your personal health history
- Check the inside of your ears with
How to find the Best Hearing Aids on the Market
There are a few key elements to keep in mind while doing your due diligence in researching which hearing aid is the best one on the market today. It’s not just “what’s best.” It’s “what hearing aid is best suited to me and my hearing needs?”
However, if you are relying on Google searches to determine your favorite hearing aid, keep these factors in mind when searching for the best hearing aid on the market:
Beltone offers 7 different style of hearing aids to match any level of loss and fit to the ear. Be sure to discuss these options with your Hearing Care Practitioner at your appointment to find out which model would best fit your needs.
The Beltone Legend hearing aid features Personal Sound ID™ which delivers sound to your ears naturally, for improved awareness of your environment and a better sound experience. Not all brands of hearing aids offer this feature, so be sure to keep this on your list of must-haves.
Hearing Loss: Why Does Hearing Deteriorate As We Get Older?
Aging certainly has some positive side effects – wisdom gained from life experience, rich relationships with family and often financial security. But unfortunately, growing older can also lead to the deterioration of certain physical systems like hearing. No one likes to experience hearing loss, but part of grasping the change and seeking effective help comes from understanding the causes of progressive hearing loss.
Primary Causes of Most Hearing Loss
The auditory system is delicate and intricate, with tiny hair cells inside the inner ear that amplify sound waves. “The amplification, without which the auditory system is effectively deaf, can be traced to the correct functioning of a group of motile sensory hair cells, the outer hair cells of the cochlea,” says Jonathan Ashmore in an article published by the journal Physiological Reviews. These hair cells break down and die over time. And unfortunately, once the cells are gone they don’t regenerate, so the hearing loss that results is permanent. Other changes to the ear that can occur over time, especially when
How Improved Hearing Bettered My Life
Dr. Jonathan Brein was living the dream — he had a beautiful family, a 42-foot yacht, a successful private practice in Chesapeake, Virginia. But then, the anesthesiologist started having problems hearing. At first, it was a small inconvenience. He thought his nurses were mumbling. No one knew exactly what caused Dr. Brein’s hearing loss. “Some thought it might have been caused by a viral infection. It was never confirmed.” Whatever the cause of the problem, Brein’s hearing got worse. In fact, his hearing got so bad that the anesthesiologist started having challenges in the operating room. He used hearing aids, but they didn’t solve the problem. One day, a respected fellow physician, the chair of the Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, told Brein that he had a real problem understanding people in the operating room. Eventually, Brein’s attorney told him, “You have to stop practicing.”
So, Dr. Brein had to leave medicine. Fortunately, he had disability insurance and his children were young. He and his wife spent six years
This blog post is going to be a little bit different than our usual information on hearing loss, but I feel like this is the perfect outlet to spread awareness on a subject that is close to our hearts here at Beltone.
This week my father-in-law collected leftover bread from Panera Bread and took it to our church, Virginia Beach United Methodist, just like he does every week. Since it has been getting colder he also brought some old winter coats along to donate. As soon as he handed them over, homeless people who were there started putting them on. This broke his heart. When he shared this story with us, we jumped into action. Our entire staff started going through our closets, pulling out coats, sweaters, and blankets to take in to the church. As a group, we decided to make it our mission to do as much as we can for the homeless in our area.
Living in Virginia Beach near the Oceanfront I see homeless people on a near daily basis, during nice, sunny, warm weather it becomes easy to forget what a serious condition
Beulah Combs – A New Lease on Life
Beulah Odessa Combs was born on April 8, 1939, and grew up in Norfolk. After marrying her navy husband, she relocated to Florida with him. His early death left her with a void, so she made the decision to start fostering children since she was unable to have any of her own. She did this for over 10 years. Some of the children would just stay a very short while; others stayed for weeks or months. The last child she fostered was a two year old named Cheyenne whom she loved like her own daughter. She assumed it would be a temporary situation, but circumstances led her to ask for custody of this child. The day of the court hearing, the biological mother saw the love they had for each other and consented to a permanent adoption, giving Beulah full custody. Today, Cheyenne is 16 years old, and college bound and the light of Beulah’s life.
Beulah served in the ministry for some time, but left that calling as she felt her hearing issues compromised her ability to do the job well. In September, 2017, Josh Grohler at the Wards Corner Beltone
Hearing Aid Prices Vs. Quality: How To Choose
For consumers navigating hearing aid prices for the first time, the shopping options can be many. One of your first priorities, understandably, is finding the best price, but a host of other factors help you find the optimal solution to address your hearing needs, in conjunction with your lifestyle. You must weigh hearing aid prices against considerations such as:
- Initial screening and expertise of your hearing aid specialist
- The size, quality and durability of the device
- Sound-processing features
- Wireless streaming and controls
- Ongoing support after your purchase
Bargains May Not Equal Value
Hearing aids are available through a variety of outlets and range in price from less than $1000 a pair on a web site to $2000 and up for a pair of state-of-the-art models. The bottom line is that hearing aid prices vary because of the sophistication of the technology, its ability to address your hearing loss properly, the
What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is the name for the perception of sounds such as ringing, buzzing, or hissing when these sounds are not present in the environment. In the United States, an estimated 50 million people experience tinnitus and nearly 12 million people a year seek medical advice.
What causes tinnitus? The onset of tinnitus is often related to exposure to loud sounds, which can cause damage to the sensory cells of the inner ear. It has also been associated with excessive ear wax, ear infections, high blood pressure, the aging process, and sensory nerve disorders. Activities which can cause tinnitus include drinking alcohol or caffeine, taking aspirin or antibiotics, and cigarette smoking.
What can you do? If you have, or suspect you have tinnitus, you should be evaluated to determine what options are available for managing it. When it is determined that there are no specific medical issues involved, there are several options to consider. In the majority of cases, the individual experiencing tinnitus also has a hearing loss. The use of a hearing aid to amplify sounds can help
Beltone Trust™ Named a 2017 Bronze Stevie Award Winner
(August 22, 2017) Chicago, IL — Beltone, a leader in hearing healthcare for over 77 years, and the International Business Awards recently announced that Beltone Trust™ was voted a Bronze Stevie Winner for Best New Product in the Health & Pharmaceuticals category.
Beltone Trust™ hearing aids bring those with hearing loss unmatched sound quality and the ability to connect with their hearing care professional outside regularly scheduled appointments through Remote Care™, all while maintaining a sleek and covert design.
A record total of more than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted in this year’s International Business Awards for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program and all individuals and organizations worldwide — public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small –
Announcing Beltone Trust: A Whole New Level of Hearing Care
May 1, Chicago, IL – Today, Beltone launched the innovative Beltone Trust™, bringing those with hearing loss unprecedented sound quality and the ability to connect with their hearing health professional outside regularly scheduled appointments. As Beltone’s fifth generation 2.4 GHz wireless solution, Beltone Trust™ propels the company’s position as the leader in hearing aids for the past 77 years into the future.
Beltone’s all-inclusive hearing care program connects hearing aids, all wireless accessories and smartphone apps to enable people with hearing loss to live life, and hear life, to the fullest. The new Beltone Trust™ features unmatched sound technologies, more convenient fitting software and new remote fine-tuning, making it the most advanced and flexible hearing aid experience available today.
Unparalleled Sound Quality
Hearing aid users will experience exceptional sound quality and hear more than ever before. Beltone Trust™ delivers clear, natural sound, excellent speech understanding and the best sense of where sounds are coming from. Users will benefit from 360-degree audibility and awareness in quiet and speech-only situations, improved hearing in noisy
Beltone Hearing Aid Product Takes Home Another Edison Award
Beltone is proud to announce that the myPAL portable microphone accessories are a Bronze winner in the health and wellness category of the Edison Awards. This portable microphone will ease the challenge of non face-to-face communication. Learn more about the Beltone Portable Microphone!
This year, give yourself the gift of hearing.
As we make our resolutions for the new year, consider treating yourself to improved hearing, with a pair of new hearing aids
. At Beltone, we believe in providing Hampton Roads with the latest hearing aids that allows our customers to hear like nature intended. We also believe in providing exceptional hearing aid services
. See what our customers from 2016 have to say about us below:
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I just received my Beltone hearing aids, and my hearing is so much better. I really can’t believe it!
~ Thomas Smathers, Retired from US Marines as Gunnery Sergeant (Virginia Beach)
I can hear the cars going by at a normal pace, and people talking. The hearing aids from Beltone have opened up a new world for me – An old world I hadn’t heard in many many years. Thank you Beltone!
~ Russell Scherec, Retired US Marines Lieutenant Colonel (Virginia Beach)
I was a previous hearing aid wearer before coming to Beltone, but was not satisfied with the level of service I was receiving. I love the personal service and welcoming atmosphere at the Beltone office. I Love my Legend 17 hearing aids, and how much they help me hear in church, Sunday School and lunch with the ladies.
I use to wear another brand of hearing aids and was completely frustrated. Since coming to Beltone my quality of life has taken a 360 degree turn for the better. I LOVE my Legend 17 hearing aids and the award winning staff at Beltone has bent over backwards to make sure that I am happy and satisfied, which I am! An outstanding experience.
We’re Proud of You, Michael!
Our very own licensed hearing specialist, Michael Lee, who works at our Chesapeake & Suffolk offices, recently won a sales award from Beltone’s Corporate office. Congratulations, Michael! To learn more about our hearing aids or for a free hearing consultation, contact us at 757-550-2580. Our hearing centers are located in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Portsmouth. Check which office is nearest to you!
Beltone Southside is Proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the Cape Henry Oyster Crush in Virginia Beach, VA.
On September 18th, 2016, the 33rd Annual Cape Henry Oyster Crush will take place at the Yacht Club at Marina Shores. Beltone is proud to be a partner of the event as a silver sponsor this year. The Oyster Roast tickets will benefit 31 local charities and will include food, drinks, and music. View the event site here!
Our Hearing Specialists not only care for each and every one of our patients, but the Hampton Roads community as a whole. The Beltone family is proud to give back to the community, and we make sure to give back in a variety of ways. Beltone Southside sponsors a variety of local events, participates in the Food Drive every year, and donates to many other charities, but one of our favorite ways to give back is when we award a deserving local a new set of free hearing aids. Stay tuned for a feature blog post about our awardee! In Jacksonville, NC, Beltone awarded a USMC Veteran with a set of new hearing aids.
Beltone Legend™ Hearing Aid Wins Award in 14th Annual American Business Awards
The Beltone Legend™ Hearing Aid was recently named a winner of a 2016 Stevie Award in the health and pharmaceutical products category of the 14th Annual American Business Awards. The Beltone Legend™ was recognized for its revolutionary ability to connect to personal mobile devices and allow the streaming of sounds to the hearing aids.
The Beltone Legend™ is also a candidate for the 2016 People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products. To vote, visit the 2016 People’s Choice Stevie Awards Website and follow the link to the Health and Pharmaceutical Product Category, or enter shortcode: G966W when prompted. From here, select the Beltone Legend™.
Belting Southside is proud to offer the world’s first and most advanced full family of Made for iPhone® hearing aids to the residents of Hampton Roads, with hearing centers conveniently located in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, & Portsmouth.
Beltone Legend™: the Future of Hearing Aids
With its superb sound quality, ability to adjust sounds according to the environment, and smart-phone compatibility, it is no surprise that our Beltone Legend™ sits at the forefront of hearing aid technology. This year, we are proud to announce that the Beltone Legend™ has been announced as a Webby Awards honoree in the Connected Products & Wearables category. The Webby Awards is presented by the Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and has been hailed as the “Internet’s Highest Honor” by The New York Times. Very few products are chosen to receive this award for each category out of more than 13,000 entries. The Beltone Legend™ is the most advanced hearing aid of its kind. It has the ability to connect to mobile devices and can stream sound right from the mobile device, including audio from voice calls, FaceTime, videos, music, and more. The Beltone Legend™ can also be controlled through the HearPlus app for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Android devices. With the app, you can adjust audio volume and connect to other devices such as TVs and Computers. “Beltone Legend represents the latest
Beltone Southside is excited to offer discounts for a limited time. View our hearing aids and wireless hearing aid accessories to see if any of our products could be right for you! Make an appointment & let our audiologists give you a free consultation.
Hear like nature intended. Celebrate warm weather with better hearing that you’ll enjoy with our Legend series of hearing aids
. Beltone Southside is proud to offer our customers this Spring Blowout, with deals up to 75% off of retail price. This sale is offered for a limited time only, so claim your discounted hearing aids while you can!
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Taking Personalized Hearing to the Next Level
Beltone is excited to announce the new Beltone Legend™, offering personalized hearing features that you can’t find anywhere else! Personal Sound ID™ mimics how the ear collects and processes sound. It also adjusts to your unique way of listening and living. Superb sound quality and speech understanding are the main focus, thanks to Personal Sound IDTM and Crosslink Directionality, but other features like Smart Gain Pro and Feedback Eraser add adaptability, and intelligence. There is no need to compromise when you choose Beltone Legend. Beltone Legend stands out as one of the most flexible hearing aids on the market. They are small, virtually invisible and built for everyday life, from indoors to extreme sports and tough weather. Beltone Legend is at home anywhere. HPF80 NanoBlock coating blocks moisture and dirt. The Wind Noise Reduction feature makes being outdoors in windy weather easy, by helping to filter out uncomfortable wind noise. Made for iPhone® integration streams sounds wirelessly to the hearing aids from an iPhone, iPad® or iPod touch®, while the HearPlus app controls the hearing aids directly from an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
By Peter Cousin
Director of Marketing
Beltone Southside Hampton Roads
John Brein with Beltone Owner Bari Grohler
Dr. John Brein of Chesapeake had it all. A beautiful wife, two wonderful children, nice home, a sailboat and a successful medical practice united by some of the finest physicians in Virginia. And – just like that – his medical profession ended. Achieving his medical degree as a general surgeon in 1982, from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Dr. Brein specialized in Anesthesiology, based on the medical communities’ forecast of a shortage in this field by the year 2000. They were correct.
Completing his Anesthesiology Residency at Yale’s School of Medicine, he moved to Virginia Beach for its appealing appearance and professional opportunities. As a contributing member of a medical practice, their group became the anesthesia group for DePaul Medical Center where Dr. Brein became Chairman of the Anesthesiology Department. Life was good.
“By the age of 38,” Dr. Brein explains, “I began to notice a loss in my hearing. It became more difficult to hear the surgeons in the operating room, mouths covered by masks and voices sometimes soft or hushed.” He told one of his friends, an Otolaryngologist, about his
The story of a caring, loving, dedicated human being. When 75-year-old Dorothy Airth was born into a family of 4 brothers and 2 sisters in Norwood, Massachusetts, her middle sister suggested they name her Sue or Susie. The other children agreed; and from that day forward, she was known as ‘Sue’.
“The first day of school, however, was a different story,” says Sue. “During roll-call, the teacher went through the student roster, acknowledging each person; then, she came to the name Dorothy Airth. “Dorothy,” she called. “Is Dorothy here? Dorothy Airth — are you in the room?” the teacher bellowed. Hearing her last name, she knew it must be her, so Dorothy replied, “I’m here!”
That afternoon, when she arrived home, she asked her mother why her name was Dorothy and not Sue. Her mother replied with a smile; and raising both her shoulders said, “I don’t remember. No matter. When parents name their children, the kids never like their names, anyway!”
While Dorothy was growing up (We’ll just call her ‘Sue’, since everyone else does!), she began losing family members in tragic ways: First, her sister, only 26 years old, died during childbirth. Her brother Bill, just 39 years
All of Our Hampton Roads Locations are Collecting Canned Goods for the Food Bank
When one of our staff members read that the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia was in need of food, we decided to take action. During the summer, while the children are out of school, their shelves can get pretty bare. We wanted to do something here at Beltone to help the community when we saw this. We definitely don’t want to see our local families go hungry.
At all of our locations, our patients were made aware of our efforts to collect as much as possible. We invited them to bring in canned goods if they wanted to contribute. Our patients, as well as our employees, have collected quite a bit to be donated to the organization. We thank everyone for their contribution, and are excited to keep looking for opportunities to give back to our wonderful community. View photos of the PCC’s at each office with their donation boxes below!
VIRGINIA BEACH Pembroke 4, Suite 132
(Across from Pembroke Mall)
877-497-8565 (Toll Free)
1357 N. Great Neck
Staying on Top of Hearing Aid Technology
Earlier this month, we advised you that the Beltone LegendTM was named as a nominee for the Edison Award. I am pleased to inform you that we were notified today, that Beltone Legend has advanced to the finalist level for the Edison Award! Named after Thomas Edison, the Edison Awards recognize excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. Here at Beltone, we are proud to offer our customers the best in hearing aid technology. View our products
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Beltone Hearing Aids Helps Hampton Roads Local’s Life
By Peter Cousin Beltone Southside Hampton Roads Four years ago we met Jon Brein, a prominent Property Manager and Real Estate investor in Hampton Roads, Virginia. By the age of 43, Jon was enjoying a lucrative position as Chairman of the Anesthesiology Department at DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk, Virginia, until his hearing became an obstacle in surgery he could not overcome. Moving his career to property management and investments, Jon wore full-shell custom hearing aids for more than 5 years. This allowed him to perform his work but the quality of hearing was not what he wanted. It was loud enough but he couldn’t hear clearly and found himself asking people to repeat themselves multiple times.
Finding a Local Hearing Aid Center Jon first contacted Beltone in November of 2010 to try out the new True hearing aid. “Being a ‘techie’ of sorts, I wanted the very best hearing aid on the market. It just sounded better. It’s clearer. This new equipment allowed me to listen to MP3 formats and when the phone rang, the MP3 cut off allowing me to use the phone. When I was done with the call, the
On a bright but blustery day – October 2, 2010, runners from across Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. converged on the town of Sandbridge to “Run for the Cause”. The LiveStrong Sandbridge Dolphin Challenge 1 mile, 5k and 10k race was held to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation on behalf of A Dolphin’s Promise and its President, Cindy Graf. More than 300 racers of all ages showed up for the event which was sponsored in part by Beltone Hearing Aids on the Southside of Virginia. “We’re going to make sure they have all the water they need to keep hydrated” said Beltone President Bari Grohler. We made sure there was enough water for all the runners and positioned ourselves at the Start/Finish line. The one mile race for children began promptly at 8 am and the 5k and 10k race began at 9 am. Because of strong headwinds there was no record set but the money raised for the event was substantial. All funds go directly to the Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation. The race began after the singing of our National Anthem and was led out of the gates by this 1939 Packard (shown at the right).