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  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Hearing Loss and Solutions Dr. Mark Hagood
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Agenda
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Basic Ear Anatomy Middle  Ear   Inner  Ear   Outer  Ear  
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Outer Ear Anatomy Pinna External Ear Canal
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Middle Ear Anatomy Eustachian Tube Tympanic Membrane (Eardrum) Middle Ear Space Ossicles (Three ear bones)
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Inner Ear Anatomy Labyrinth (Balance Canals) Facial Nerve Cochlea (Hearing Canal) Hearing Nerve Balance Nerve
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Conductive Hearing Loss Outer  Ear  collects  the   sound  waves   Middle  Ear  increases  the   sound  pressure  
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Sensorineural Hearing Loss High  Frequency  Loss   Hearing  in  Noise   High  Frequency  Loss   Normal  Hearing  Be7er  Speech  Understanding   Be7er  Speech  Understanding   Be7er  Speech  Understanding  
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Audiogram
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Agenda
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C What is the impact of hearing loss?
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Physical Impact •  Impact on communication – Difficulty hearing and listening •  Conversation is difficult – Loss of discrimination •  “I can’t hear you.” •  “If people wouldn’t mumble…” – Others complain that you turn the TV up too loud – Easily tire from having to listen harder j mdb n ng c e l zv h p k f th s sh g i o r ch
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Social-Emotional Impact •  Feelings of isolation •  May display as: – Anger – Frustration – Embarrassment •  Tend to withdraw from activities •  Depression is common
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Economic Impact Kochkin  S.  MarkeTrak  VII:  The  Hearing  Review.  2005  
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Causes of Hearing Loss •  Presbycusis – Age Related •  Sosiocusis – Noise Induced •  Congenital – Genetic •  Ototoxicity – Drug Related
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Presbycusis •  Result of aging process or extended exposure to environmental noise factors throughout a lifetime •  Permanent change in inner ear (Age-Related Hearing Loss)
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Sociocusis •  Results from exposure to harmful levels of noise •  Damage to hair cells and cochlea •  Gradual onset and painless (Noise-Induced Hearing Loss)
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Congenital •  Results from a family history of hearing loss or predisposition (Genetic Hearing Loss)
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Ototoxicity •  Results from the use of certain medications – Mycin Drugs – Aspirin – Cancer Treatment Drugs (Drug-Related Hearing Loss)
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Prevalence of Hearing Loss PopulaGon  (in  %)  
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Prevalence of Hearing Loss •  10% of the world population •  Approximately 32 million in the United States Hearing  for  All  A  Worldwide  AcGon,  InternaGonal  FederaGon  of  Oto-­‐Rhino—Laryngological  SocieGes  
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Agenda
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Our Practice •  We have been in practice and at this location for 4 years •  Our staff consists of many highly trained professionals •  We have left a countless number of patients satisfied and happy with the care that they’ve received
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Our Products •  We offer state-of-the-art hearing aids and general ear care equipment such as safe ear cleaner •  In addition to ear products, our office also provides the care of board certified ear surgeons
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Our Services •  Our practice was founded and continues to contain several board certified, medical doctors specializing in ear medicine and ear surgery •  Our patients describe us as caring, efficient and dedicated
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Hearing Evaluation Treatment •  Treatment Plans – Referral for medical care if needed – Amplification choices – Assistive devices – Communication strategies
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Why I Recommend Earfinity •  Patient-focused company •  Best customer service in the industry •  American owned and operated
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Why I Recommend Earfinity •  Most advanced technology •  More than 400 scientists actively working on Research & Development •  Emphasize hearing aids that are high performing, comfortable and personalized
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C A Strong Partnership •  Together, Starkey and Earfinity provide you with the state-of-the-art hearing evaluations required for state-of-the-art hearing aids.
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Agenda
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Introducing STARKEY™ •  The latest line of hearing aids by Earfinity •  Powered with Synergy Platform
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Introducing STARKEY™ •  Triple the power •  Multi-core processing •  Virtually no whistling •  Better hearing in noise
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Introducing STARKEY •  Instantly adjusts levels •  Transitions between noisy and quiet situations •  Greater clarity •  Superior sound
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Introducing STARKEY •  Hearing aids matched to your hearing loss, lifestyle and the way your ears process sound
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Introducing STARKEY •  Styles – Completely-In-Canal (CIC) – In-The-Canal (ITC) or Half Shell (HS) – In-The-Ear (ITE) – Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) – Receiver-In-Canal – Absolute Power (RIC AP) – Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Introducing STARKEY •  Small  and  Discreet       •  Sleek  Design  
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C STARKEY BTE with Control Surface •  Adjust volume or memory with the touch of a finger
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C New Control Surface •  The choice is now at your fingertips
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Custom Fit For You •  Hearing Test •  Lifestyle Assessment •  Acoustic Analysis •  Speech Demonstration
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Custom Fit - Hearing Test
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Custom Fit - Acoustic Analysis •  Real Ear Measurement – Our ears are as unique as our fingerprints
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Custom Fit – Speech Demonstration •  3-D Speech Mapping
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C STARKEY™ Features •  Sound Shield Feedback Cancellation •  Sound Environment Optimization •  Sound Positioning System •  PersonaFi •  Telephone Compatibility •  Voice Indicators
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C STARKEY™ Features •  Sound Shield Feedback Cancellation – Turn up the volume without feedback – Hug without whistle – Comfortable
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C STARKEY™ Features •  Sound Environment Optimization – Maximum comfort in noisy environments
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C STARKEY™ Features •  Sound Positioning System –  Focuses on speech –  Reduces background noise –  Automatic activation
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C STARKEY™ Features •  PersonaFi –  Recognizes changes in environment –  Customizes performance –  Optimizes listening for TV and music –  Adapts seamlessly
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C STARKEY™ Features •  Telephone Solutions –  Activates automatically with hearing aid compatible phones –  T2 allows your phone to serve as a remote control
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C STARKEY™ Features •  Voice Indicators – Change battery – Schedule appointment – Check hearing aid
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Agenda
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Better Hearing Begins With You •  Today you have taken the first step to better hearing •  Make an appointment to evaluate your hearing •  We will work out to find the best hearing solution for you •  Fill out follow-up form
  • © Copyright 2014 Earfinity, L.L.C Special Offer… •  Come in today and receive a free audiogram and the opinion of one of our practicing physicians