Feel confident with the super discreet Phonak Virto™ B-Titanium

Feel confident with the super discreet Phonak Virto™ B-Titanium


Did you know that the smallest ever Phonak in-the-ear hearing aid is custom made from medical grade titanium? This innovative hearing aid fits your ear perfectly and provides excellent hearing performance!

We are excited to introduce the super discreet Phonak Virto B-Titanium, the next big thing in custom-made hearing aids.

Call Triangle Hearing Services to learn more about the Titanium hearing aid at our Cary, NC office 919-636-3006 or our Knightdale, NC office 919-295-4655.

11 Hearing Aid Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

11 Hearing Aid Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Hearing Aid Myth 1. Hearing aids are only for old people-or they’ll make me feel old.

Hearing Aid Myth 2. Hearing aids are big, bulky, and unsightly.

Hearing Aid Myth 3. Hearing aids are only for people with severe hearing loss.

Hearing Aid Myth 4. I can’t afford hearing aids.

Hearing Aid Myth 5. Hearing aids make everything sound too loud.

Hearing Aid Myth 6. Hearing aids can’t help with my tinnitus.

Hearing Aid Myth 7. I only need one hearing aid because I only have hearing loss in one ear.

Hearing Aid Myth 8. Hearing aid salespeople are charlatans.

Hearing Aid Myth 9. Follow ups aren’t necessary; they’re just a way for audiologists to charge me more money.

Hearing Aid Myth 10. Hearing aids will work perfectly right away, like putting on a pair of glasses.

Hearing Aid Myth 11. If I don’t like my hearing aids, I’m stuck with them. It’s a big decision and I won’t know if I’m making the right one until it’s too late.

Read the full article here;  http://www.hearinglikeme.com/11-hearing-aid-myths-you-shouldnt-believe/  To discuss these “myths” with a Doctor of Audiology, please contact our office
919-636-3006 for an appointment!

Hearing Loss Causes Social Isolation and Depression

Hearing Loss Causes Social Isolation and Depression
How many times have you gone to a family function, maybe a birthday party or a wedding, and found yourself sitting in the corner watching from afar because conversations are difficult due to your hearing loss. You hear sounds, and see people’s lips moving, but the sounds are muffled, or not clear. You just can’t seem to make out the words being conveyed. As a result, you become frustrated and think to yourself, “It’s just what happens when we get old.” You, in a sense, become isolated..


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Sound familiar?

We often times hear of stories of isolation, such as the man, who we’ll call “Mark” to keep in line with confidentiality laws, who stopped playing Bridge with his church group because it became too difficult to hear his fellow Bridge-mates. He became depressed and stated he didn’t want to go anywhere and didn’t care to have company because of the frustration that arose out of half-heard conversations. Continually saying, “Huh?”, “Can you repeat that please?”, and “What did you just say?” were more annoying than the company themselves (most often).

I’m happy to report that “Mark” discovered hearing aids after his daughter, we’ll call her Molly, contacted our Cary, NC office. He’s now the proud owner of Phonak’s newest product, the rechargeable hearing aid. Molly realized how sad her father was becoming and worried the depression would never go away. She quickly realized her father was hearing again, and happily, when he said yes to a long overdue visit with a friend over coffee at the nearby IHop.

Yes. We grow old (if we’re lucky). And yes, we do loose our hearing

In a recent survey, The American Academy of Audiology (AMA) reported, “A survey of 2,300 hearing impaired adults age 50 and older found that those with untreated hearing gloss were more likely to report depression, anxiety, and paranoia, and were less likely to participate in organized social activities, compared to those who wear hearing aids.”

Hearing aids are an effectively proven way to help with depression and isolation. If you’ve been to our office, you’ve probably seen this stand up in the front lobby.

If you’ve read it carefully, it re-iterates exactly what the AMA has conveyed about depression and isolation.

      

The Solution
You’ve discovered the problem, and realize the symptoms that go along with it. Depression and isolation….so how do we combat it?

To put it plane and simply…with hearing aids.

Hearing aids, weather they’re from Phonak, Oticon, or the like, are beneficial. The Technical power of a hearing aid is another blog post all together. However, we already know the power of a hearing aid, socially, and emotionally.

Call our office today and schedule an appointment in our Cary or Knightdale offices to have your hearing tested and evaluated today. An entire world is out there waiting to be heard.

Still skeptical? See of our video reviews here.

Rechargeable Hearing Aids: The Phonak Audeo B-R

Rechargeable Hearing Aids: The Phonak Audeo B-R

Although hearing aid technology has seen many changes over the years, rechargeable hearing aids have remained at the top of many hearing aid users wish lists.  Until now, they either did not exist or were poorly designed.  Phonak recently launched the first hearing aid to feature lithium-ion batteries, the Audeo B-R.  Utilizing this type of battery enables the hearing aid to be lighter weight, faster charging, and hold more charging cycles than traditional battery types.  The Audeo B-R Rechargeable can get 24 hours of use on a single charge and up to 4000 battery cycles. The top three advantages seen by users so far are 1. Ease of use 2. Hearing performance and 3. Charge any time.

Please visit either of our Triangle Hearing Services locations (Knightdale and Cary, NC) for a demonstration and more information today!!!

When Should I Test My Child for Hearing Loss / Warning Signs

Children and Hearing Loss
According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, nearly one out of every 250 infants in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. Hearing is critical in the development of speech, cognitive and social skills. The earlier hearing loss is detected in children, the better the chances that treatment will be successful.

Hearing Tests for Children
Although children receive hearing tests as newborns, parents and caregivers should continue to watch for signs of hearing loss. If your child demonstrates any of the following signs, contact your hearing professional to have them tested.

  • A lack of reaction to loud or unexpected noises
  • Lack of response when his/her name is called – not turning their head or following the direction of your voice
  • Inability to understand or follow verbal directions
  • Slow or lagging language development
  • Speaking at loud volumes

We Offer Free Testing
To learn more about signs of hearing loss and treatment, or to arrange for a hearing screening, simply go to our Contact Us page and submit your information. We will be in touch to schedule your free appointment.

Knightdale Office is Now Open

Knightdale Office is Now Open
We have a great news to share! We have added another location to reach patients in all areas.
Our telephone number in Knightdale is 919.295.4655 and fax number is 919.373.0949.

We have enjoyed doing business with you and appreciate your support. We hope you will get acquainted with our second location too. We have plenty of parking!

Our new Knightdale office is located at 742 McKnight Drive, Knightdale, NC 27545, conveniently right beside the post office and behind Walmart. Come help us celebrate the big addition!

Exciting things are happening at Triangle Hearing, and we want to share some important news with you. Loyalty from customers like you has fueled continued growth, making an addition to a new facility necessary.

This is just one of many exciting developments. Call Triangle Hearing Services to find out more.

The Side Effects of Hearing Loss

The Side Effects of Hearing Loss
It should come as no surprise that hearing loss can result in anxiety and feelings of isolation if left untreated. But there are other consequential side effects that are less obvious or well known.

Fatigue — Research shows that, with untreated hearing loss, the sheer effort it takes to communicate can cause fatigue, as the person needs to concentrate harder to participate in conversations.

Earning Power — Studies by the Better Hearing Institute show that people with untreated hearing loss lose up to $30,000 annually, depending on their degree of hearing loss.

Dementia — A study by John Hopkins reports that seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing.

Enjoy the Benefits of Hearing Help
With today’s advances in hearing science and technology, there’s no longer a reason to let hearing loss affect you or those you care about the most. To learn more about signs of hearing loss and treatment, or to arrange for a free hearing screening, simply go to our Contact Us page and submit your information.

Coming Soon – Knightdale Office

New Office Opening Soon

We are delighted to announce that Triangle Hearing has expanded to open a new office location in Knightdale. We are scheduled to open July (exact date TBD).

Our Knightdale address will be:
742 McKnight Drive, Suite 120
Knightdale, NC 27545

It will be our pleasure to serve you at our new location with the same quality and service you have come to expect of us. We hope to see you soon.

Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection

    How loud is too loud?
    Decibels (dB) measure the intensity of sound — from 0 dB, which is the faintest sound the human ear can detect, to 180 dB, or the noise a rocket makes during launch.

    Hearing loss can happen in an instant
    Experts typically consider exposure to more than 85 dB to be dangerous, which means things like motorcycles, headphones, lawnmowers and even crying babies have potential to lead to permanent hearing loss.

    Permanent hearing loss can occur in as little as 15 minutes with exposure to certain sounds and almost instantly with unprotected exposure to sounds generated from firearms and certain power tools.

    Hearing protection pointers
    You can and should protect your hearing by wearing earplugs, earmuffs, or avoiding loud noises altogether. Because once hearing loss happens, it can’t be reversed.

    If you use and iPod or other MP3 player with earphones:
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