Beltone Amaze Edison Awards Finalist

Beltone Amaze Edison Awards Finalist Kathleen Keith Hansen, Director of Marketing We are proud Beltone Amaze has been selected as a Finalist in the 2019 Edison Best New Product Awards™ in Hearing Technology Design! The finalists were chosen as the “best of the best” by 3000 of the world’s top senior business executives, academics, and innovation professionals. According to their website, The Edison Best New Product Awards™ is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product...

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Introducing the Beltone Amaze™

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...

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Party Ideas for Those with Hearing Loss

Fun for Everybody – Perfect Hearing not Required Spending time with friends and family during the holiday season is one of the best things about the holidays. For some, however, the holidays can come with anxiety and fear. Sometimes, people with hearing loss are often afraid to attend workplace parties or even family gatherings because they cannot hear properly.  They are afraid of not engaging in conversation and don’t want to annoy people by asking to repeat themselves. With this information,...

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How Do I Know if I Have Hearing Loss?

How Do I Know if I Have Hearing Loss? Do you find yourself straining to hear normal, everyday sounds that you used to be able to hear easily? Perhaps you haven’t been able to hear your grandkids call your name or you can’t hear the microwave beep when it’s done. You might be saying to yourself, “I need to test my hearing, but how do I do it?” If any of these scenarios sound familiar to you, then it’s time to take the next step in your hearing health. At Beltone, you have a couple options to get...

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How To Talk to a Loved One About Getting Their Hearing Tested

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...

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Hearing Amplifier vs. Hearing Aid: What’s the Difference, Anyways?

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...

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How Do I Know If I Have Tinnitus?

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:

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Chicago Bears Owner Discusses His Hearing Problem

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...

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10 Tips For Talking To People With Hearing Loss

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:  1. Get Their Attention Getting the listener’s attention before...

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5 Reasons Why to NOT Put Off Hearing Health

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.

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Relationship Between Winter & Hearing Loss

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. ...

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Travel Tips for Individuals with Hearing Loss

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...

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Why pretending to hear is bad and how to break the habit

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...

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Hearing Aid Technology: Streaming with Hearing Aids

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...

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What Type of Hearing Aid is Right For You?

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...

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Everything You Need To Know About Hearing Tests

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....

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5 Ways You’re Damaging Your Hearing

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. 1. Your job While work in general is not a real cause for hearing loss, especially...

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5 Answers on Ear Infections for Worried Parents & Grandparents

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. Caused by a virus or bacteria, ear infections may or may not accompany illness. Earaches can be acute or chronic: Acute: An isolated episode of active ear infection that causes a painful ear, often with...

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Are Hearing Tests Free?

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...

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How to find the Best Hearing Aids on the Market

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: Fit Beltone offers 7 different style of...

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