Hi Health Innovation Hearing

Many patients call me and tell me that they are with United Healthcare and that they have hearing benefits.  Sadly, I know this path and the road which they will go long before they do.  They think that United Healthcare is looking out for them and offering this amazing deal on hearing aids.  Unfortunately, this is not the case with Hi Health for my patients in Greenville.

Only approximately 10% of insurance actually has a benefit towards hearing aids and in the past, United Health Care was one of those providers.  In 2012 they decided to change the system and offer mail order hearing devices and cancel their benefits.   Shortly after Hi Health Innovations asked persons to take an on-line hearing test and the FDA had to send them a cease and desist order to stop this poor practice.  Due to the FDA they were required to get real hearing tests, but they did not have to offer local providers.

When you look at the pricing or you call in you may think, wow what a good deal.  What most patients don’t understand is that these products aren’t current and advanced technology, made from one of the 6 hearing aid manufacturers.  What Hi Health offers is a privately made very rudimentary hearing aid with simple technology.  You send them the audiogram and they mail the devices to you, the devices aren’t properly programmed by local experts.  You do not have a local professional ensuring they are correctly programmed and fit your needs.  So when you aren’t happy and need an adjustment, you have to ship them to them for programming and just how exactly can they fix the issues, with out confirming it’s right.  You also do not have local service and care when problems arise.

One may also say that they have great reviews online, but what they may not notice is that all the review are on their website, not anywhere else.  It was be more legitimate and more believable if they weren’t posted themselves.  The real feedback from most patients that have tried these devices have been negative.  Here is what was posted by the asha organization when reviewing these devices.

You can find this info at http://www.asha.org/Advocacy/hi-HealthInnovations-and-UnitedHealthcare-Hearing-Benefit/

https://www.audiology.org/advocacy/academy-efforts-regard-united-healthcarehi-healthinnovations-direct-consumer-hearing-aid

Also note the United Health Care owns Hi Health Innovations, so they are charging you for insurance, and then making a profit off hearing aids.  They quit covering the benefit and now make more money.  Not looking out for your best interests in our opinion.

With Sound Hearing Care, you have local service, proper programming, the latest and most advanced technology from a reputable manufacturer and great pricing.  Costs of hearing aids through Sound Hearing Care ranges from $899 and up.  Call and schedule your appointment today and see how the professionals here at Sound Hearing Care can get you back on the road to good hearing health!

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The Latest Technology

Widex Unique Released

Wishing for a hearing instrument you just wear?  Do you currently wear hearing instruments and are forever changing programs to hear in various environments?  Well, that will be no more with the Unique.

WIDEX UNIQUE™ Sound Class technology divides listening environments into nine distinct sound classes, without the touch a button.

THE BEST SOUND EXPERIENCE IN ANY ENVIRONMENT

Hearing aid users are subjected to constantly changing listening environments. UNIQUE can instantly assess the sound environment to suit each individual’s unique sound situation and hearing loss.

  • Sound class technology – means less need for changing programs
  • Distinct sound classes – automatically classifies the sound environment
  • Speech detector – determines whether prominent speech is present
  • Intelligent internal controller – assures optimal audibility or comfort in each sound class
  • Smooth transitioning between controller settings – ensures that users aren’t disturbed when the hearing aid changes between listening environments

Are you ready for a Unique experience?  Hear Unique?  Click now to schedule your demonstration of this Unique hearing instrument!

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Music heals the Body & Soul

This is a deeply touching video on how music is bringing nursing home residents back to life.  The connection of music to memory and life is astounding and quite beautiful.   It’s very emotional to see a senior become alive again. Hearing is how we connect to the world around us and attaches meaning; value yours and maintain it with hearing care and protection.

Donate an MP3 & headphones to your local nursing home!

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Life is a Dream: TRUE-TO-LIFE SOUND

Any hearing aid can improve your hearing. A special one aims to give you true-to-life sound. WIDEX DREAM™ does exactly that.

If you’re an experienced hearing aid user, you’ll hear the difference straight away. Sounds will seem richer, and more detailed and well-rounded. You’ll start to take more pleasure in the world of sound around you. (more…)

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Do you have 5 minutes to spare?

Well, that’s all it takes and less than 20% of hearing professionals spend their time on it.  Real ear and live speech measurements are a key element to ensuring a proper hearing aid fitting and considered a crucial part of “best practices”.  But, in reviewing procedures at most hearing practices it is not being completed. (more…)

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Hearing Loss and Falls

We all know that hearing aids can prevent dimentia, but did you know they can also prevent falls! This is very important when you see how dramatic the decline in senior health can be after a fall like breaking a hip, for example. Maintaining healthy hearing is key to having overall good health.

Find more information on Hearing Aids and Balance at HearingReview.com

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Hearing Aids in Drawers

You’ve heard the nightmare story from a family member who bought expensive hearing aids and never wore them.  It saddens Sound Hearing to know someone who purchased instruments still can’t hear and says those “high priced” hearing instruments are in a drawer and not on their ears.
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