It’s always refreshing to meet a group of dedicated individuals whose sole purpose is to improve the quality of life of those who cross their paths. That is exactly what you’ll find at Hearing Services of Delaware. In fact, Dr. Stacy Sanders admits she is humbled every day.
“We’re given the opportunity to help people hear the best they can. The positive differences we make for those with hearing health concerns are simply awesome!” She continues, “I think I relate best to something Harry Connick, Jr. said: “The opportunity to help even one person reminds me that this is what we’re here for.” Every day in our offices we get to help a husband communicate with his wife a little better. We get to help a daughter and a mom reconnect. We get to help a grandmother engage again with her social or religious groups. Through better hearing, we’re able to help people every day live a better life!”
Dr. Sanders and the entire staff at Hearing Services of Delaware are focused on improving awareness around hearing health care. “Because hearing loss is typically a very gradual process, and not as noticeable as blurry vision or a toothache, people naturally struggle to identify with their own hearing health care needs. The majority of people we meet each day haven’t had their hearing tested in years.” She’s also focused on removing the stigma surrounding hearing loss. “There is no surgery or pill you can take. In my opinion, over-the-counter options are not in the consumer’s best health care interest. And wearing hearing aids does not make someone look ‘old’—they help someone hear and understand better!”
Over the years, the long-term relationships the team at Hearing Services of Delaware has formed with patients are just one reason they’ve earned over 50 five-star reviews on Google, Facebook, and HealthyHearing.com. They’re also why so many satisfied patients refer friends and family each month.
Dr. Sanders adds, “Physicians refer their patients to us, and our patients refer their friends and family members to us because they value the services and the delivery of care we provide. We’re known and trusted throughout the First State for consistent success in diagnosing hearing problems and helping people hear the best they can. All of us here understand the impact we have in our community and we’re proud that our patients share their positive experiences with others in their life.”
It’s your brain that hears. Not your ears.
If you’re like most people, you’re used to thinking of hearing as something that happens in your ears. What people often don’t think about is what happens between their ears—in the hearing part of the brain. That’s where sound becomes information that has meaning. Your brain works hard to make that happen. When the sound signals from your ears are compromised, your brain has to work even harder to fill in the gaps. This extra effort can take its toll.
When you listen to a conversation, your ears and your brain work together as a system, with your brain doing most of the heavy lifting. Your brain is what uses the information from your ears to orient you by figuring out which direction sound is coming from. It’s in the brain that sound waves become sounds you recognize. And your brain is what helps you focus in on a conversation and separate out unwanted noise. All four of these tasks happen simultaneously and continuously inside your brain.
Give your brain exactly what it needs to hear!
With so much of your hearing happening in your brain, it’s important that your brain gets the support it needs when your hearing is compromised. Today’s hearing device technology preserves the important details in speech, so your brain doesn’t have to fill in the gaps. Many hearing instruments today work to reduce the effort involved to participate in conversations. They’re finely tuned to match your unique hearing profile
and personal sound preferences. They deliver sound with the clearest, purest signal possible in the way your brain is best able to understand it. What this means for you is that you will hear more naturally. Anywhere. Anytime.
The journey begins with a discussion about the unique and personal hearing challenges one faces each day. A hearing evaluation is then conducted and, if appropriate, a live listening demonstration experience with hearing devices is provided.
“It’s always exciting to watch someone hear and understand a loved one or a friend better,” Dr. Sanders says. ”It’s also an emotional experience; it reminds us of why we do what we do.”
Dr. Sanders and the Hearing Services of Delaware team understand that an investment in better hearing is not just about technology. “Our Complete Hearing Health Care Program is the most comprehensive package of services in Delaware. It includes all of the services people need to be successful with their investment in better hearing, including free batteries for the lifetime of the devices.” Hearing Services of Delaware takes a long-term approach to helping you hear the best you can. Your investment in better hearing with Hearing Services of Delaware comes with:
- Warranties Up to 3 Years to Cover Loss & Damage and Repairs
- 45-Day Satisfaction Period
- Regular Cleanings & Adjustments for Your Hearing Devices
- Yearly Audiometric Screenings
- Annual Presentation of New Technology
- Batteries Provided for the Life of Your Hearing Devices
Get the hearing help you need today!
There is a big difference between hearing aids and hearing health care. Hearing aids are only as good as the expertise of the person fitting them and the counseling they provide. The audiologists at Hearing Services of Delaware have all either achieved a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Communications Disorders and Audiology. Additionally, they attend various conferences and presentations annually to continue their education in all aspects of audiology and hearing device technology.
Hearing Services of Delaware has also partnered with CareCredit so you can get the help you need today, and accepts most major medical insurance plans including (but not limited to) Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Aetna, and UnitedHealthcare.
When was your last hearing test?
Because most changes in hearing occur gradually over time, speech and sounds that fall outside your range of hearing simply cease to exist to you. If it’s been more than 3 years since your last hearing test, call Hearing Services of Delaware today to schedule an appointment!
Hearing Services of Delaware has 3 convenient locations:
- Newark – 28 Peoples Plaza
- Middletown – 104 Sleepy Hollow Dr., Suite 202
- Dover – 99 Wolf Creek Blvd., Suite 3
For more information or to schedule your appointment, call us at 302-376-3500 or visit us on the web at www.heardelaware.com.