Oticon’s “Focus on the People” Awards

Oticon Hearing Aids are featuring a “focus on the people” awards contest that features inspiring individuals with hearing loss. An earlier post of ours featured Samantha Brownlie, a 7-year-old who wrote, illustrated, and narrated her book on YouTube about getting her hearing aids. She has been nominated for the award, so if you get a chance go on over and vote!

For more information, visit her Focus on the People – Awards page to cast a vote!

Hearing Aid

Finding the right hearing aids to perfectly suit your needs isn’t a simple task. With the number of different hearing aids types out there, not to mention brands, deciding on the best fit takes considerable research and consideration. And that’s why we created this site.

Browse through our pages to compare different types of hearing aids, different brands, and even compare the pros and cons of each against one another. You’ll get a side-by-side view of your options so that you can make an informed choice. Of course, you always need to consult with your audiologist, but the resources we provide should help you become more informed during the hearing aids selection process.

Siemens Announces Expanded Micon Availability

Siemens, a top hearing aid manufacturer, just announced an expansion of their micon technology into more hearing instruments and at different hearing levels. At least 2 or 3 product lines will carry the new technology and it will be available at a wide range of hearing levels within those lines. For the complete press release, visit the Siemen’s site here:

Siemens’ Press Release

The Siemens’ CEO Scott Davis was quoted as saying, “The expanded portfolio means hearing care professionals can offer patients the proven benefits of micon for nearly every hearing loss, age, lifestyle or cosmetic preference. We’re excited to expand the availability of this technology to a broader set of Siemens products.”

Hearing Aid Kingdom Announces New Website

As you’ve surely noticed, Hearing Aid Kingdom has officially announced the launch of the new site. HearingAidKingdom.com is set to become a top resource for consumers looking for information on hearing aid reviews, products, pricing, etc. The press release goes into quite a bit of detail, including some quotes from the company’s management as to the future of the site and its place in the online marketplace,

“In an attempt to give consumers a much more comprehensive look, Hearing Aid Kingdom is launching a new website designed to collect reviews, user data, and a catalog of information necessary to individuals purchasing hearing aids. This seems like a rather simple idea, but according to Nelson Hamwey, Manager of Hearing Aid Kingdom, he said it has been all but simple.

‘While the idea of an information gathering (review-style) site is a very simple one, you have to understand that there are dozens of hearing aid brands out there…each with multiple product lines and dozens of products,’ explains Hamwey. ‘So the more we do the more we understand why there really isn’t a comparable option out there to what we are doing.'”

To read more about the release and what the site is looking to offer now that it’s officially launched, please view the full release.

Hearing Aid Kingdom is excited to add this great information resource to our resources and hope that everyone takes advantage of it and takes the time to leave their own personal review of hearing aid brands that they’ve used in the past.

Starkey Recycles Hearing Aids

The Starkey Foundation is really starting to “ramp up” their recycling of all kinds of electronic products…including hearing aids. There aren’t many companies out there today that are actively looking for used hearing aids to recycle, but Starkey is trying to break the mold and look for a more eco-friendly long-term opportunity.

The program offers recycling opportunities for all kinds of electronic products. Expanding to recycle everything including: Computers, Printers, Monitors, Keyboards, Mice, Scanners, Hard Drives, PDA’s and Smart Phones, Cell Phones, Tabletop Copiers, DVD Players, VCR’s…and yes, Hearing Aids.

Starkey uses almost entirely volunteer resources and employees to help disassemble and sort the recycled products, and then looks to connect with appropriate recycling companies to properly recycle and re-use the products.

This is something that Starkey thinks more companies should be doing and the program has shown a huge amount of success recently. As of now, Starkey recycles hundreds of thousands of pounds of recyclable materials each year making it one of the larger projects around the world, and definitely one of the largest hearing aid recyclers.

If you have old or used hearing aids that you’d like to donate to Starkey, please visit their website today to make arrangements so that your hearing aids don’t go to waste.

Hart Hearing Opens Rochester & Watertown Hearing Loss Centers

hart hearing logoHart Hearing, based out of Rochester NY, operates 6 hearing loss centers across western and central New York. Dr. Stephen Hart has been practicing audiology for over 30 years, expanding his practice throughout the region thanks to his professionalism and service to customers. Recently, their Watertown NY location opened to start serving customers in northern NY.

The audiologists at Hart Hearing treat 3 major different kinds of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss, Sensorineural hearing loss, and Auditory Processing Disorders (APD). Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound doesn’t transport through the outer and middle ears, treated with medicine or hearing aids. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common, causing damage to the inner ear. It cannot be repaired, so it is treated with hearing aids to improve patients’ ability to hear.

Hart Hearing professionals also treat Tinnitus – or ringing in the inner ear. The major treatments include counseling, hearing aids, masking, medications, and stress management. There are a lot of different causes and minor treatments for Tinnitus, so it is important to speak with professionals to reduce the impact on patients’ life.

They also provide a full compliment of professional hearing aid products to meet any potential needs of their customers. From custom fitting to ongoing tests and adjustments, the are constantly providing why they’ve been growing so effectively for the past 30 years.

Interested in learning more about Hart Hearing Centers? Visit their website at www.HartHearing.com or come in to one of their 6 locations:

Irondequoit
Hart Hearing Centers
468 Titus Avenue
Rochester, NY 14617
Phone: (585) 266-4130

Brockport
Hart Hearing Centers
156 West Avenue
Physician’s Building
Suite 203
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 637-0730

Brighton
Hart Hearing Centers
200 White Spruce Blvd.
Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: (585)427-9010

Fairport
Hart Hearing Centers
300 Crosskeys Office Park
Suite 308
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: (585) 388-3818

Greece
Hart Hearing Centers
2384 Ridgeway Avenue
Rochester, NY 14626
Phone: (585) 227-6543

Watertown
Hart Hearing Centers
20255 State Route 3
Suite 102
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 681-6195