Join us at Blount Hearing & Speech Services for an informational seminar on 6/25/14 to learn about the ReSound Linx made for iPhone hearing aids
Imagine balancing the tone of a concert or a conversation until it
sounds just right. Or finding your lost hearing aids through GPS – just like that!
The ReSound Smart™ app does all that – and much, much more.
Two times to choose from:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
RSVP required: Call BHSS at 982-8557′
Do you know the signs of hearing and speech disorders? The earlier you can detect the signs, the more favorable the opportunity for prevention and reversal, offering protection against lasting damage.
Signs of hearing or speech disorders in your child
The early stages of communication disorders are easier to recognize when you know them. These are some of the signs that your child may have a speech and language disorder or hearing loss:
- Delays in speech and language development
- Does not follow or understand what you’re saying
- Does not respond when her/his name is called
- Struggles to say sounds and words
- Displays unhappiness in school and difficulty with learning
- Experiences ear discomfort after exposure to loud noise
Most hearing loss issues can be remedied with modern technology. Detecting hearing loss and speech difficulties early, and seeking corrective treatment, offers the best chance for successful recovery and development.
If you’ve become aware that your child exhibits any of these warning signs, contact the audiologist at Blount Hearing and Speech for a consultation and evaluation to answer or ease your concerns.
Signs in Adults
Adults are affected by hearing and speech impairment as well as children. While hearing loss of some degree affects two children out of one hundred under the age of eighteen, according to the NIDCD, nearly one in five adults has hearing loss, and only one in five of those people will seek help for their impairment. Speech and language disorders and hearing loss in adults are indicated by these symptoms which can occur quickly or slowly over time:
- Struggling to say sounds or words
- Failure to respond to spoken words
- Speaking in short or fragmented phrases
- Avoiding conversation
- Constant frustration with hearing speech and other sounds
- Speaking with a mumbling quality
If your loved one struggles with hearing or speech disorders, it’s vital to seek treatment. Contact the audiologist at Blount Hearing and Speech, and allow the latest custom-fitted technology and therapy to improve your level of satisfaction and quality of life. Early detection provides the greatest benefit, so setup an appointment for a comprehensive hearing evaluation and personalized treatment. The professionals at Blount Hearing and Speech will work to find a solution to letting clarity of sound back into your life. Call 865-982-8557 today for your appointment.
There is a good reason that mothers talk to their unborn children. At around 20 weeks, unborn babies begin to detect sounds. These sounds, including the mother’s heartbeat, body sounds and voice are the major sources of stimulation for the unborn baby. Yet hearing loss is the most common birth defect among newborns.
In the United States, between one and three babies out of a thousand are born with some degree of hearing loss. Due to this unfortunate number, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies receive a hearing test for newborns before leaving the hospital. Without this screening, hearing loss is difficult to determine in the first months of a child’s life. The good news is that hearing screenings for newborns are able to detect possible hearing problems in the first days of life. When hearing loss is indicated, further testing can confirm the findings and treatment can begin.
Babies begin learning from birth, and a primary avenue of learning is by hearing. When newborn hearing problems go undetected and untreated the child struggles with speech, language and social development as he or she grows. Early intervention through appropriate treatment greatly improves the child’s ability to attain good language and learning skills. In response to newborn hearing loss, early detection makes a world of difference in the child’s world.
At Blount Hearing and Speech Services, we remain passionate about early detection of hearing loss and providing your child with early intervention. Contact our office today for more information about our newborn hearing screening and follow-up program, or to schedule an appointment.
Approximately 36 million adults in the United States report some degree of hearing loss, while only 1 out of 5 of those who could benefit from a hearing aid wear one. Hearing impairment is one of the most common disabilities and increases as we age. The advantages of wearing hearing aids to those who need them are considerable. Hearing aids can:
- Increase safety and awareness to your personal surroundings
- Allow you better understanding and participation in conversations
- Let you hear what you’ve been missing—birdsong, music, rain, voices
- Allow you to respond to the ringing doorbell and telephone
Digital hearing aids have evolved into the state-of-the-art, high quality instrument we know today. Directional, virtually invisible, powerful, and with a longer lifespan, the significant engineering of hearing aids over the years has brought us the fine quality of sound we enjoy today.
Hearing aids can bring sound back into your life. Don’t miss out on the delightful laughter and conversations that hearing aids can return to you. Don’t allow your inability to hear bring isolation into your life. If you’re looking for an audiologist in Knoxville and the surrounding areas, come in and visit Blount Hearing and Speech.
At Blount Hearing and Speech, our audiologists are dedicated to providing you with excellence in hearing health care. Using cutting edge diagnostic equipment, we ensure that you receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation. We offer a wide variety of sophisticated products to meet your hearing health care needs. And your complete satisfaction is guaranteed. Don’t cheat yourself out of hearing the music of your life. Contact Blount Hearing and Speech for an appointment today.
Imagine zooming in on a single
conversation in a noisy restaurant
Introducing the Zoom Revolution
– amazing hearing technology designed
to do what our own ears can’t.
Join us for a special Zoom Technology Demonstration
ZERO IN ON ZOOM!
Attend our educational seminar on hearing loss & technology and receive a free hearing screen.
March 3rd, 2-4pm
RSVP By Calling 865-982-8557
Call now to schedule your appointment. Space is limited!
You’re eligible to participate in the following:
· A FREE hearing test
· A FREE Zoom Technology demonstration
· RISK-FREE 6 Week Trial Period
· “ZERO IN ON ZOOM” Event Exclusive – $600 off a set of Phonak Premium Digital Hearing Aids (watch the video below to learn more)