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WHO | International Day for Ear and Hearing.

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Questions and some answers

Questions and some answers

Yesterday a client called looking for an appointment. When we suggested that he could come in today, and we inquired if his wife was planning on coming with him, he took offense at the suggestion. We explained why his wife should attend. We cited three key reasons 1) she is most aware of any hearing problems he might be suffering with 2) out of concern, she would want to know first hand about any potential hearing loss, and finally we stressed that usually both parties like to talk over financial matters together. After much arguing from the client, he finally agreed to ask his wife to come in with him.

Another client called yesterday also looking for an appointment. He had no problem arranging the appointment with his wife to accompany him. However, he kept repeatedly asking the “how much” question. Finally after asking several times, we heard his wife yelling to him, to stop asking.. It is very hard to know his life style, his  needs, his degree of hearing loss, and his  dexterity over the phone.All of these factors plus many others go into evaluating a persons need for hearing aids. Apparently the wife was used to this behavior from him, and had to take control.

I bring these instances to your attention to stress there are many factors in making a decision to even having your hearing tested. Many factors have to be considered,and it can not be done over the telephone. The purpose of you calling the office is to make sure you feel comfortable with the staff, and to set up the appointment. At the appointment when we have a hearing test in front of us we can then offer you an explanation of what you hear and what you don’t hear. And based upon the information we obtain, we then begin the process of making recommendations.

The first gentleman did come in with his wife. It was a great appointment. WE got to know one another a bit, I was able to get some history and found out the areas of concern about his hearing. When we were done, and I put on a trial set of hearing aids,  the wife went down the hall and was able to talk to and get responses from her husband. When she returned, her mind was made up, and she told her husband they were taking them.

The second appointment also showed up as a team. This was a bit more difficult, the husband wanting to know price before anything and the wife asking lots of questions as well. Finally after getting a better picture with his hearing results in front of me I began to explain why he couldn’t always understand his wife. I also pointed out why he was having problems understanding others. This immediately softened both of them. Once they understood the why’s, now they were asking me to solve their problems. When I showed them possible solutions, money was no longer a concern. They did settle for a mid level moderately priced set of hearing aids.

The point in both cases is you never know. People have all sorts of objections to getting hearing aids. Sometimes they make excuses  to put off doing the right thing.Sometimes they need more information, sometimes they need to hear what they have been missing. But given the right information, and having it explained in a friendly manner, without any pressure to “sell”, most people will do what is right and what is necessary.

Your in better hearing.

Howard

 

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Hearing Aid technology

A belated happy new year to all! May it bring you all health, wealth and happiness for the next 365 days and beyond.

There are some specials we would like to make you aware of , offered by And How Hearing for the month of January. From now until the end of the month we offer Free hearing evaluations. Appointments are necessary, so call us at 203-754-2200.

Anyone purchasing a Siemens hearing system during the month will receive absolutely free a battery re-charger, with a retail value of $300. Just like your cell phone where you recharge the battery every night, hearing aids now work the same way. Plug them in after wearing them all day, recharge the battery for approximately 7 hours overnight and you get about 14-15 hours on the charge. They are very convenient, a time saver, and in the long run will save you money over regular hearing batteries. And for those with clumsy fingers like me, no more picking up batteries off the floor.

Finally, if you are curious what the new technology is all about we are offering you the opportunity to try hearing aids at no risk. We tell you all the time how technology has improved, but don’t take our word for it. We want you to try the hearing aids in your everyday situations. See if they do not help you with better understanding of conversations, hear that the TV isn’t as loud, and experience what hundreds of others just like have already found out. Hearing aids can improve your quality of life.

Among some of the other improvements with today’s technology is the ability to answer and hear your blue tooth telephone right through your hearing aids. It’s as simple as pushing a button, and through blue tooth streaming the conversation comes to you in stereo. You get to hear using both ears, making it much easier to hear on the phone.

Also your television can also  be streamed to the hearing aids. Now you can listen at normal levels, again using 2 ears at the same time. No longer hear the complaints that the television is to loud.

We are here  to help you hear better. Ask us questions, find out whats available and  what you are and are not hearing. Again, it is all about better living and better quality of live because you hear better . That is our only goal, to help you to hear better.

Remember we are offering free hearing evaluations for the month of January.  We would be more than happy to explain the many technological improvements available in today’s hearing aids.

We can also take care of your existing hearing aids. We repair all makes and models, we service all makes and models, we sell hearing aid batteries, we do hearing testing and evaluations, and we make custom ear molds. And sometimes our jokes are actually funny….

Better hearing is better living……. We look forward to meeting you shortly.

Howard

 

 

 

 

 

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Hearing and quality of life.

Do you have problems understanding in noise? Do you have  the television or radio so loud, others complain? Do you miss parts of conversations? Do you have difficulty telling  which direction sound is coming from?  Are you becoming less active because you are tired of asking people to repeat themselves? When at a party or social gathering  do you ever feel like people are talking about you. Have other people mentioned that you are not understanding?

My friends, these are warning signs of hearing loss. And hearing loss effects your quality of life. Just ask your spouse or partner how they feel when they have to repeat things there or four times. You tell them not to yell at you, and still you are not communicating properly. How do you feel when the grand children get on the phone and you can not understand them, and you see them so infrequently.

How about when the family gathers for the Sunday dinner, and in that small crowd you can not follow the family news. Or maybe when you go to a meting and can not understand .

Once again hearing loss results in a compromised quality of life.  Help is available. Life is too short . Get the help you need. To assist you in getting help, And How Hearing is now offering FREE evaluations. Yes, from now through December 31st, we will provide at no cost to you a free hearing evaluation. Call either of  our offices, Avon or Waterbury, schedule an appointment, mention you saw us online and we will  do a hearing evaluation absolutely free.

Now is the time to take advantage of better hearing. Better hearing is indeed better living. Start living better today.

Regards

Howard

 

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