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New HyperSound Speakers Can Help Those With Hearing Loss

HyperSound Speakers Are Available Now!


There’s a new and exciting advancement in hearing technology. The video game accessory company Turtle Beach has created a new speaker system that makes it even easier for those who are hard of hearing to hear the media of their choice.The new HyperSound Clear audio system is a set of thin-filmed reflective speakers that can be used with your TV speakers or the sound system that you already have at home. The HyperSound speakers send a beam of crisp, clear sound in the direction of a targeted listener and is being compared to 3D-like sound. The great thing about this product is that listeners don’t need to wear a headset to use it, and it’s programmable by a hearing professional to the patient’s unique needs and preferences.


Of the new speakers, Turtle Beach’s CEO Juergen Stark says if you sit in the right spot, “you are able to get a significant benefit in your ability to understand the vocals in the TV program or the music or whatever.” This is great news for people who haven’t been able to hear television or music as clear as they would like to. Stark says, “People have told us they haven’t heard this well in ten years, even with their hearing aids in.” He describes typical speakers as a light bulb, but describes HyperSound as a flashlight. With HyperSound, the audio is “injected into the ultrasound beam.”

 

HyperSound comes with a price of around $1,500, but it is much less than the cost of hearing aids.  HyperSound has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration and is available to consumers now.

 

You can learn more about this product at www.hypersoundhearing.com and by visiting one of Sound Solutions Hearing & Balance Centers’ offices in La Palma or Huntington Beach.

 

 

 

October is National Audiology Awareness Month

 

At Sound Solutions Hearing and Balance Centers we are committed to helping our patients get the best possible care for their hearing.

To get that started, our patients need to understand the importance of caring for their hearing. That's why we're excited about Audiology Awareness Month!

 

The graphic below can help you understand the difference between the myths and facts of hearing loss. How does your knowledge measure up?

 

 

 

Living Out Loud

 

 

Photo courtesy of knotts.com

 

It's summertime and that means it's time to have fun! Leisure time is full of endless possibilities for all of us, but when you have challenges with your hearing, some activities can be more difficult than others. Here in Southern California, there are many things to do to have fun. There are beaches, hiking trails, performing arts centers, museums, shopping malls,  swap meets, historical landmarks, entertainment hot spots, cultural sites and amusement parks! Our amusement parks draw tourists from all over the world, but are literally in our backyard, and they are oh, so fun!

We started thinking about these parks and thought our patients would like to know more about what resources the parks offer for the hearing impaired. Their services range from assistive listening devices to special events for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Please follow the links below to find out more:

 

Disneyland
Knott's Berry Farm
LegoLand
San Diego Zoo
Sea World
Six Flags Magic Mountain

 

If the parks aren't enough fun for you, there are organizations like WRAD (World Recreation Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) to help. On the group's website it states their purpose:

 

"WRAD, Inc. is representing the community of persons that are deaf or hard of hearing and all their friends and families. There is now a NEW community of persons that are deaf or hard of hearing. People who were formerly restricted by deafness, and who believed that there was no possible remediation for deafness, or more inclusion into general society, now has new laws, new technologies, and indeed much better opportunities for success and achievement, now and in the future.

The world is indeed changing, and quite rapidly, in regard to the situation of children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. The decisions, behaviors, and lifestyles of the past are not necessarily applicable today or in the future. There is a great need to educate, inform, and promote full understanding of these changes, to persons with or without hearing loss. These recent changes have occurred so rapidly, that a great many people in both communities are often confused, and many receive inaccurate information.

WRAD endeavors to reach out to different communities, in order to encourage inclusion, acceptance, equal access, and equal opportunities for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, today, tomorrow, always, and forever."


WRAD sponsors national and worldwide events and hosts a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain each year.

Like WRAD, we believe the world is changing, too. There are many opportunities available to persons with hearing difficulties, and with the help of technology and awareness there is more to come. We love to help our patients and are committed to your hearing health. We hope you'll contact us so we can be a partner in helping you to live life to its fullest.

 

Happy Anniversary!

 

June 1, 2015 marks our 11th anniversary. It's hard to believe that it's been eleven years since we first opened our office in La Palma. Since then, we've expanded significantly and now offer care in our Huntington Beach office. We love what we do and look forward to many more years of caring for you.

 

Thank you for trusting us with your hearing and balance needs.

 

 
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