Area Hearing Aid Wearers Receive an Extra $12,000
Hearing loss is shown to negatively impact household income an average of up to $12,000 per year, according to a survey of more than 40,000 households conducted by Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. For America’s 24 million hearing impaired who do not use hearing aids, the impact of untreated hearing loss is quantified to be in excess of $100 billion annually.
Area audiologist Mark Gustina of Hearing Center USA states, “There is absolutely no reason why anyone with a hearing disability should be deprived of the opportunity to earn an extra $12,000 annually. With Hearing Center USA’s advanced state-of-the-art technology, it’s faster, easier and more affordable than ever to provide our patients with crystal clear hearing.”
Hearing is a vital sense for effective communication in the work force. Most employment situations require verbal communication in order to effectively engage in business and in dealing with the public. Effective hearing is also critical to assure safety on the job. Without aided hearing, the hearing-impaired individual can be expected to suffer losses in compensation due to underemployment. He or she may also make mistakes on the job, experience higher rates of unemployment and experience an overall reduction in quality of life (i.e. anxiety, depression, social isolation, social paranoia, medical health, emotional stability, cognitive functioning, etc.), which may negatively impact job performance.
A recent national survey by the Better Hearing Institute indicates that more than 31 million Americans in non-institutional settings admit to a hearing loss; that is around 10% of the US population. Only 37% are at retirement age. The majority are younger than the age of 65 and are either school age or in the work force.
Only 23% of hard-of-hearing Americans are being helped with hearing aids. It is a common misconception that the family doctor will diagnose the impairment and recommend treatment. Not true! Only 13% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss during a physical. Since most people with hearing impairments hear well in a quiet environment like a doctor’s office, it can be virtually impossible for your physician to recognize the extent of your problem. Without special training or an understanding of the nature of hearing loss, it may be difficult for your doctor to even realize that you have a hearing problem.
“With our qualified staff,” says Gustina,” which includes a certified audiologist at each of our local offices, and our interactive website, Hearing Center USA provides you with all the tools necessary to make an informed decision, whether your preference for service and shopping is online or in person.
“Customers who prefer to visit our website at www.HearingCenterUSA.com are elated with their “turn-key” experience, which includes a virtual Hearing Screening, virtual Hearing Aid Assistant and our Hearing Aid Price Comparison. All three are available in the privacy of their home, on our user-friendly web site.
The virtual Hearing Screening allows us to determine the severity of your hearing loss in the quiet, comfort and privacy of your own home. Our virtual Hearing Aid Assistant helps you to find exactly what type of hearing aid(s) fits your lifestyle and our Hearing Aid Price Comparison displays and ensures our customers the best prices guaranteed.
“And should it be determined that you are in need of a hearing aid(s)”, “we can help you choose the right one,” continues Gustina,” while helping you save up to 60% by cutting out the middle man and selling directly to you! In most cases, we save our patients over a thousand dollars from our competitors’ prices. For instance, the national average sale price of the Sonic Innovation Touch 24 state-of-the-art hearing aid is $3,500. At Hearing Center USA, you pay only $1,995, a savings of $1,505!
“Many times our initial contact is not with the patient, but with a family member or close friend of the person with the potential hearing disability,” adds Gustina. “We realize that it can be difficult persuading your loved one to take the appropriate steps toward a first-time purchase of a hearing aid. Our trained staff is more than happy to educate any and all people who are involved in the patient’s life.
“We understand the whirlwind of emotions that come with discovering a need for a hearing aid, but we urge you not to make an immediate decision in choosing and purchasing a hearing aid, whether it is for you or for your loved one. We simply recommend that you find a brand, style or model number that you prefer and then call 1-888-342-4327, or log onto www.HearingCenterUSA.com to begin the journey to better hearing.
Gustina was excited to add, “With our $200 low-price guarantee, we will not be undersold.”
Hearing Center USA has offices located in both the Maryland and D.C. areas.