My sister recently emailed me about what appeared to be hearing aids sold over the counter in drug stores. She asked how that could work since there seems to be a need for a prescription. I answered her as follows: [Read more…]
I rarely write about specific brands and models of hearing aids, but today is an exception. Oticon just came out with their new Opn platform, a made-for-iPhone hearing system. Prior to the Opn you needed an intermediary device (Oticon called it a Streamer) in order for your hearing aids to communicate with your iPhone. Not anymore. I’m excited about the possibilities this new technology will open up for people who have iPhones. Oticon is also coming out with a new TV/stereo box that will communicate directly with the Opn hearing system. In acknowledgement of Oticon’s introductory sale price I’m offering the Opn system at $3,920.00 until July 15, 2016.
Our office hours are 9:00-4:00 Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; other days by appointment.
Ears to You Audiology
13784 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602
July 4th is a good day to write about freedom. People with normal hearing are free to hear and listen normally. We hear like we breathe, without thought or consideration. But people with hearing loss are not free to hear normally. Noise, age, disease, genetics, or drugs may have taken what was once taken for granted. Hearing loss for most people is a slow and gradual process. It doesn’t hurt. There are no dramatic sign posts along the highway of life that point to the problem. The first manifestation may be frustration and weariness at the end of the day; frustration from mishandled communication and weariness from all the efforts to understand. [Read more…]
It took longer than I thought it would, but now we’re open! The new office at 13784 Warwick Blvd., Newport News opened on June 30. Our hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9 – 4. Wednesday and Friday are flex hours available for home, institutional, or office appointments, as needed. Services include hearing evaluations, tinnitus evaluations, hearing aid evaluations, and hearing aid fitting and repair. Hearing aid brands include Unitron, Phonak, Widex, and Oticon. Ages 5 and up are served. The office phone is 757-877-4000. Stop by and say hello! [Read more…]