So, when we were interviewing Bob, about his hearing loss, and what finally motivated him to get hearing aids, it was quite natural, and honest for him to admit that Vicky was the reason he’d finally made that appointment and come in to see us.
In fact when asked what finally motivated him to come in, Bob just laughed, and declared, “My wife made me do it!”
Yet from his standpoint, it wasn’t that bad. He could hear. Fact is, just like me, Bob can fool you in a quiet environment. Problem is, very few of us live in a quiet environment. No. All the social, fun stuff takes place with others, and involves noise of some sort. Sometimes lots of noise, like in the kitchen down at the lodge, where Bob’s brother and sister Elks were well aware of Bob’s hearing problem.
Bob’s hearing loss had become so apparent to them, that they had started to tease him about all the things he was misunderstanding, or just flat missing around the kitchen. And, while a little teasing, and such might be fun for a while, constantly misunderstanding, asking folks to repeat, or becoming the butt of jokes around the lodge, or anywhere, gets old pretty fast.
We were able to change Bob’s experience on his first visit. Within a few minutes of coming in, we had been able to get the information, and measurements we needed to program a pair of new Rexton Strata instruments to his loss, and began the fine tuning process.
The 2c series of chips developed by Siemens and used in the entire top line of Rexton’s product line has more processing power than went up in a nineties error space shuttle. The ability of these processors to locate, distance, and track multiple sound sources compare the input from four separate microphones, and adjust up to thirty-six separate channels of sound simultaneously, in real time, in each ear, automatically.
The results are the best speech understanding and natural sound ever, in even the noisiest of environments, like down at the Elks kitchen.
Those different experiences are why Bob was gracious enough to share his story with us, and you.
Thanks Bob, and Diana. Your honesty, good humor, and willingness to share and contribute to our community make us all proud.
If, you’d like to meet Bob, or Diana, to hear more about the changes modern signal processing and sound processing have made in their lives, try the local Elk’s 1744 on Friday evenings. They often volunteer, and you’ll meet a great bunch of civic oriented, and fun folks.
Or, you can read more in the article in the February, 1014 issue of "Spotlight on Brevard" magazine.
If, you’d like to learn more about the underlying gear that we use to change folks lives, or science behind it, and how it works, just click on one of the embedded links.
Or, if you, or a loved one thinks you have a hearing loss, or would like more information about hearing loss, and what we can do to help, well that’s what we are all about.
Give us a call at: 321-722-2894, or
Drop by our office in the Heart of Historic, Downtown Melbourne, at: 720 East New Haven Ave. in Suite #12, of the Arcade Building, any weekday morning from 9:00 till Noon, when we greet new patients and walk ins. Or, if your schedule dictates, we’ll be happy to set an afternoon, or after hours appointment.
Don’t keep putting it off. A brain is a terrible thing to waste.