How to Preserve Your Hearing: 7 Tips From Audiologists

Preserving our hearing is essential for maintaining a high quality of life, yet many people overlook the importance of proactive hearing care. Audiologists play a crucial role in guiding individuals on the journey to optimal hearing health, offering valuable insights, advice, and solutions to address hearing-related concerns.

We are honored to invite Emily, who is dedicated to sharing her own experience with hearing loss, to interview Jalene Nadeau, the representative of the Audiologist team at ELEHEAR. Through her expertise and dedication, Jalene shares valuable tips and recommendations for preserving hearing and maximizing the benefits of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids.

 Introduction of Jalene Nadeau, Audiologist of ELEHEAR

Jalene, with nearly two decades of audiology experience, blends expertise with modern technology to revolutionize remote hearing care. Graduating with distinction in Audiology from the University of Connecticut, she stays at the forefront of advancements. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology, Jalene exceeds expectations, providing quick and convenient care. She ensures comprehensive answers, empowering clients to choose ELEHEAR hearing aids confidently.

During the interview, Jalene shared valuable tips for preserving hearing and maximizing OTC hearing aid benefits. Regular evaluations and early intervention were emphasized. OTC hearing aids were discussed as a viable option for mild to moderate hearing loss, with improved accessibility and user-friendliness. Consultation with an audiologist remains important.

 Here are some highlights from the Q&A session:

Q: Can you share some tips for people with hearing loss to take care of their hearing?

A:

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask your your friends and family for help
  2. Get hearing aids for yourselves, especially now the OTC hearing aids is available now.

 Q: Can you explain the significance of OTC hearing aids and how they differ from traditional hearing aids?

A: Prescription hearing aids, obtained through traditional channels, involve visiting an office for testing and fitting by a professional. However, challenges, especially for seniors, and the accessibility issues highlighted by COVID-19 have prompted interest in over-the-counter (OTC) options. While OTCs offer better accessibility and affordability, they have limitations. Currently, OTCs are approved for mild to moderate hearing loss, and those with severe impairment should still seek professional fitting. For severe cases, customized ear molds may be necessary to prevent feedback or whistling. This newfound accessibility and affordability alleviate concerns about the high cost of traditional hearing aids, making them more accessible to those who may have been hesitant due to cost concerns.

 Q: What is the biggest difference and competitive advantage of ELEHEAR OTC hearing aids compared to others?

A: OTC hearing aids are FDA-regulated devices, not just amplifiers. They incorporate advanced technology found in traditional hearing aids, including sound processing, directionality, noise reduction, and frequency-specific tone adjustment. ELEHEAR's Alpha Pro offers these features at an attractive price point, making it accessible and financially viable for many users. The AI-powered noise reduction is particularly notable, constantly monitoring and enhancing speech clarity amid background noise. Additional features include Bluetooth compatibility for calls and music streaming, an app for personalized adjustments, and rechargeable batteries. Overall, it's a compact, affordable option packed with modern technology and AI for ongoing enhancements.

 Now, let's take a look at this epic video to learn more:

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ELEHEAR's editor is dedicated to sharing popular science information about OTC hearing aids. They also provide helpful tutorials on how to use ELEHEAR hearing aids, ensuring users have access to valuable knowledge and guidance for a seamless hearing experience.
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