Amazing Gift From Beltone !

June 23rd, 2017

TV STORY    Our Client, Beltone Carolina/Virginia was featured in a story about giving the gift of Hearing  to their patient Carrie Burton.


Beltone Gives The Gift Of Hearing To Carrrie Burton

June 23rd, 2017

TV STORY    Our Client, Beltone Carolina/Virginia was featured in a story about giving the gift of Hearing  to their patient Carrie Burton.

Beltone Gives The Gift Of Hearing To Canton Man

June 21st, 2017

TV STORY  Our Client,  Beltone Audiology and Hearing Aid Centers  was featured in a story about giving the gift of Hearing.  Michael Blackman  (Hearing Instrument Specialist) applied to the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation  on behalf of his  patient  Dominick LaCaruba.

 

Man’s hearing drastically improves thanks to local foundation

June 20th, 2017

NEWSPAPER STORY:Our client, Beltone New England was featured in a story in the Morganton News Herald about their patient receiving the gift of hearing from The Beltone hearing Care Foundation

 

 

JONELLE BOBAK Staff Writer

 

A man from Lenoir is now able to hold conversations with his grandchildren and hear his pet rooster in his front yard, all thanks to a local hearing aid company.

Lacy Mikeal, 77, has had a hearing problem for many years and was not able to live life the way he wanted.

His son, Jerry Mikeal, recently wrote a letter to the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation in Morganton telling his father’s story and asking if his father could be approved for new hearing aids.

In 1970, Lacy began working in the furniture industry in the finishing room and then moved to the machine room, Jerry said in his letter.

“That’s where my dad feels his hearing problems started,” Jerry said in a press release from Beltone Hearing Center.

The machines were extremely loud at the time and they did not have adequate equipment for their ears. There wasn’t a day that went by that his ears didn’t bother him, the release said.

Jerry said that his biggest concern is that his father has a hard time hearing his grandchildren and feels that is something he misses out on.

“It made a whole lot of a difference,” Lacey said. “It had been several years that I had not been able to hear really (well).”

Once he submitted the letter, Beltone officials put in an application to the foundation to consider Lacy for a donation of new hearing aids because of his financial needs.

“He has a pretty bad (hearing) loss, first of all,” said Bill Beck, hearing instrument specialist, with Beltone Hearing Care Foundation. “We felt like we had to do something.”

Lacy was invited to the Morganton facility to be fitted for his hearing aids and to hear the difference they would make.

“The first thing he said to me as he left was ‘I can hear the birds again,’” Beck said. “He was emotional because (after receiving the hearing aids) his wife is practically whispering to him and he is hearing everything she is saying.”

Lacy says that he can now communicate better with loved ones, listen to the T.V. and music. He can also now hear his rooster crowing every morning.

“It means a whole lot and it was a great feeling to know that I was chosen to get my hearing aids,” Lacy said.

The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donates hearing aids to those who are in need, and are unable to access them. Both individuals and organizations are eligible to receive assistance from the Foundation through direct nominations to Beltone or at one of its 1,500 locations across North America, the release said.

Staff Writer Jonelle Bobak can be reached at jbobak@morganton.com or 828-432-8907.

Beltone Opens New Location in Beachwood, Ohio.

June 1st, 2017

MAGAZINE STORY:    our client, Beltone was featured in a story in the BEACHWOOD BUZZ MAGAZINE about the Grand Opening of one of it’s newest locations as well as profiling Travis Huffman who is the Hearing Care Practitioner at that location.

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Beltone Gives The Gift Of Hearing To Spartanburg Man

May 26th, 2017

TV STORY    Our Client, Beltone Carolina/Virginia was featured in a story about giving the gift of Hearing.   James Porter  (Hearing Instrument Specialist) applied to the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation  on behalf of his  patient  Donald Middleton

Beltone Helps Spartanburg Man Hear Again

May 26th, 2017

TV STORY    Our Client, Beltone Carolina/Virginia was featured in a story about giving the gift of Hearing.   James Porter  (Hearing Instrument Specialist) applied to the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation  on behalf of his  patient  Donald Middleton.

 

Spartanburg Man Gets The Gift Of Hearing !

May 25th, 2017

TV STORY    Our Client, Beltone Carolina/Virginia was featured in a story about giving the gift of Hearing.   James Porter  (Hearing Instrument Specialist) applied to the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation  on behalf of his  patient  Donald Middleton.

 

Beltone Hosts “Prom” for Patients and Local Community

May 23rd, 2017

ONLINE STORY:  Our Client, Beltone New England was Featured in a story about their upcoming Prom for Patients and the local communities of Cape Cod, MA (including Plymouth, Hyannis, South Dennis and Wareham)

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May 24th at Trowbridge Canal Club, Bourne

The Beltone offices on Cape Cod, MA (including Plymouth, Hyannis, South Dennis and Wareham) are hosting their first ever prom. The offices thought that this was a great way to give back to the community and also their patients. They wanted to do something different and unique, and let the community relive a magical time in their life.

There will be great music, delicious food, dancing, raffle prizes you don’t want miss out on, photo’s and a keepsake gift for all who attend. The prom takes place on May 24th from 4PM- 7PM at Trowbridge Canal Club, located at 100 Trowbridge Rd, Bourne, MA 02532.

There will also be a display table where everyone will get to see the latest and greatest Beltone Technology including the new Beltone Trust Hearing aids that recently became available to the public.

Don’t miss out on this enchanted evening! Beltone will be crowning their first ever official Prom King and Queen. Beltone Patients can buy tickets for the prom for $5.00 each while non Beltone patients may purchase tickets for $10.00 each.  More information is available by calling Nancy at (508) 295-4075.

Beltone New England is part of the largest Beltone dispensership in the country with over 48 locations in 6 states.  Their patient care is second to none, and they are committed to providing their patients with the highest level of service and quality products in the industry.  Their offices are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art testing equipment to assure accuracy of all their testing procedures.  Their team of Hearing Instrument Specialists and Audiologists are continually trained in new technology and service techniques, allowing them to offer consistent reliable care to their patients. For more information, visit www.Beltone.com

 

 

Alabaster Local Receives The Gift of Hearing from Beltone

May 18th, 2017

NEWSPAPER  STORY    Our Client, Beltone Audiology and Hearing Aid Centers  was featured in a story about giving the gift of Hearing.   John Eddins  (Hearing Instrument Specialist) applied to the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation  on behalf of his  patient April Dutton who hasn’t  heard sounds in her right ear since birth.

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Alabaster resident April Dutton was fitted with a free hearing aid on May 17 through the efforts of the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation. (Contributed/Kathryn Peters Photography)

Alabaster local receives gift of hearing

Dutton, who has struggled with hearing issues since birth, received the hearing aid for free from the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

“I came unattached from my mother during her pregnancy and had to be taken immediately to surgery. Overall, I had 12 surgeries at birth,” Dutton said in a press release from Beltone. “Doctors who saved me believed the reason for my hearing loss is a direct result from the surgeries and the ton of antibiotics that kept my body from dying.”

While growing up, Dutton said her family lived in a low-income household, which magnified her struggles with her hearing.

“My mother and father did everything they could, but still living in poverty. They could not afford hearing aids for me. All my life, I was given one hearing aid for my left ear,” Dutton said. “I was told that I couldn’t hear enough out of my right ear. They said my percentage is too low.”

Dutton said she found herself in another challenging situation as an adult.

“I am a 35-year-old female who is considered to be lower-middle class. In my eyes, hearing aids are very expensive,” Dutton said. “Throughout my life, I’ve been told by vocational rehab that I could not get hearing aids because I make too much money, so I’ve always had to work extra jobs just to buy one aid for my left.”

Beltone Hearing Care Practitioner John Eddins said the hearing levels in both of Dutton’s ears were fairly symmetrical, but her ability to understand words in her right ear was impaired.

“This could have been a result of her difficulties at birth or due to the fact that the right ear had gone unaided for over 35 years. She simply lost her ability to understand speech in the right ear. She had not lost all of her hearing in the right ear,” Eddins said.

Eddins said Dutton received a binaural hearing aid, which will give her a better awareness of her environment, balance and understanding of the sounds she hears.

While she may have been skeptical of the procedures at first, Eddins said she was one of his favorite patients to work with.

“When I first spoke to Ms. Dutton she claimed she could not hear out of a digital instrument. She had to have analog, which is like going to the Apple store to get a VCR. So I knew going in I had a challenge, but I know I am working with the best available equipment,” Eddins said. “(She was) the sweetest person possible. When I put the first set of demo aids on her in office, her face lit up. I knew right then I could really help her. But through all of that, from the moment I met her she has been the most gracious patient I may have ever had.”

Dutton said she was surprised at “being able to hear clearly and any sound.”

“My left ear is much clearer than before. I’m surprised with the technology, the ability to use an app to adjust them, take phone calls and play music through the aids,” Dutton said. “This will change my life for many reasons: work life, being able to hear in large crowds, restaurants, and outdoors life.”