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HLAA Exhibitor: SoundAid Hearing Aid Warranties

June 30, 2011 in Education & Outreach

By Marla Dougherty  6/27/11

Concerned about damaged or lost hearing aids, or the cost of repairs after the original warranty has expired?  SoundAid Hearing Aid Warranties offers three types of coverage and three rate schedules. If the hearing aid is lost, it will be replaced with the same make and model.  For repairs, the hearing aids are sent to their factory in Alabama via a shipping package SoundAid provides.

Visit their website at warranties@soundaid.com to see if there is coverage to meet your needs. HLAA members receive 10% off.

HLAA Exhibitor: Micropower Battery Company

June 30, 2011 in Education & Outreach

 By Marla Dougherty  6/27/11

Another new exhibitor to the HLAA Convention this year was the Micropower Battery Company. Each convention bag had a gift card for a trial pack of batteries, so visiting their table was first on my list! 

Micropower Battery Company is a wholesale, direct to customer distributer and retailer that represents 9 battery manufacturers. Online sales at Microbattery.com can save up to 1/3-1/2 off store purchased batteries. There is a lower price for specialized batteries when you purchase large quantities. Other small batteries such as watch and camera batteries are sold by Micropower too. http://www.microbattery.com/

HLAA Exhibitor: Sonus

June 30, 2011 in Education & Outreach

By Marla Dougherty  6/23/11

 Franchise-owned Sonus has three locations in the Northern Virginia area and I spoke with Sandy Romano from the Arlington Sonus. Sandy explained that Sonus has a patient-centered approach and fits the hearing aid that is appropriate. If the customer is not satisfied, they will receive 100% money back.

The Sonus Hearing Care Professionals offer a 75 day trial period on hearing aids from Phonak, ReSound and Siemens. The top of the line models have a three year warranty and Sonus supplies batteries for all three years.  On the Sonus website you can enter your zip code to find a Sonus in your state. http://www.sonus.com

HLAA Exhibitor: Starkey Laboratories

June 30, 2011 in Education & Outreach

By Marla Dougherty  6/23/11

I stopped by the Starkey booth and spoke with Jason Horowitz to see what was new with this 44 year old company. Jason was eager to tell me about the Wi series and new Sound Lens, the latest in invisible hearing aids.

Wi Series: This Receiver-In-Canal hearing aid is designed to give improved sound clarity even in noisy situations. What I found interesting about the product is that it can wirelessly stream stereo, TV and computer directly to the hearing aid without any relay device worn around the neck. It does so by using a new wireless integrated circuit platform, which Jason explained was better than BlueTooth technology and about three times faster.
 
Sound Lens: This is Starkey’s new hearing aid that sits inside the second bend of the ear canal. Depending on the user’s ear anatomy, it won’t be visible. Unlike the Lyric, the digital Sound Lens can be removed daily and allows the user to change the battery. Memory and volume adjustments can be made remotely using any touch tone phone.