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Company Overview

  1. 1. <ul><li>Who we are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How long we’ve been in business </li></ul><ul><li>What our focus is </li></ul><ul><li>What do we mean to the Community </li></ul><ul><li>How we go about treating our patients </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing statistics </li></ul>
  2. 2. Meet Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance <ul><li>1990 --Treasure Valley Hearing was founded (Boise) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed by FDA to manufacture own brand of hearing aids </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1994 -- Expanded and added a second clinic located in Nampa </li></ul><ul><li>2003 & 2011 -- Integrity Counts Honoree from Better Business Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>2005 -- Became one of only 112 clinics nationwide to receive Audigy Certification * </li></ul><ul><li>* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audigy-certification is given to those practices exemplifying an elite standard of service and care in the hearing healthcare field. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive more full-featured benefits, recognizing that VALUE means more just price alone. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Our Provider Team <ul><li>Jacquie Elcox, BC-HIS / CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Board Certified, Hearing Instrument Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed & certified for over 20 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has successfully helped thousands to hear better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasizes a gentle, caring environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will ensure your hearing solution fits your lifestyle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mel Miller, Ph.D., CCC-A </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor of Audiology / Director of Audiology Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepts patients for diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specializes in tinnitus and pediatric audiology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has practiced audiology for over 30 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has been on the faculty of three universities and has owned private practices in Oklahoma City and Dallas. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paul Redmond, HIS </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant, Doctor of Audiology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manages patient care in Nampa office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holds hearing aid dispensing license </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s degree from Montana State University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 years pharmaceutical industry experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do we mean to the communities in which we serve? <ul><li>Comprehensive hearing care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnosis and treatment of hearing issues. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer only tinnitus treatment in our community. Closest other tinnitus treatment is Seattle. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer pediatrics treatments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will ensure our patients receive solutions served with integrity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>75 days of hearing retraining is offered to ensure all patients adjust properly to their new hearing devices. If not satisfied , they will receive their money back (up to 75 days)! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>We received the Integrity Counts award from the Better Business Bureau and we’ve been in business for over 20 years. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both of these are indicators of solid business practices. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance A new kind of hearing center Our solutions are about OUR PATIENTS ! Applying pillars of quality on top of what each patient’s life is about creates a more CUSTOM-FITTED SOLUTION , specific to each patient. Gaining an understanding of each individual’s lifestyle, job environment, recreational demands, day-to –day demands…..
  6. 6. Audigy-certified hearing centers…. <ul><li>possess the highest credentials </li></ul><ul><li>are among the country’s most experienced practitioners of hearing & diagnostic services </li></ul><ul><li>are committed to the relentless pursuit of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsurpassed patient satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellence through continued education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective analysis and diagnosis of hearing conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solutions that integrate speech and comprehension back into patients’ lives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>understand that “value” is measured in more than just price alone. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some Hearing Statistics <ul><li>1 in 6 Americans have some sort of hearing loss </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1/3 of these are less than 45 years of age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1/3 of these have been affected, at least in part, by noise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Successful treatment of hearing loss is associated with higher earning power </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 14.9% of children in the U.S. have hearing loss serious enough to interfere with daily communication. </li></ul><ul><li>It is recommended that at age 45 everyone should have a baseline hearing test as part of a complete annual health exam. </li></ul><ul><li>The estimated cost in lost earnings due to untreated hearing loss is $122 billion annually. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At a 15% tax bracket, the cost to businesses could be in excess of $18 billion due to unrealized returns to the company. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. More Than Just an Inconvenience Psychological Consequences of Hearing Difficulty Physical Consequences of Hearing Difficulty <ul><li>“ Bess ”: Individuals with hearing loss exhibited a significant higher degree of health related difficulties such as hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dye and Peak”: After 6 weeks of hearing aid utilization, people showed improvements in several areas of psychological function such as depression and isolation </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mulrow”: significant increase in social, cognitive, emotional and depression measures within 4 weeks of hearing aid utilization. </li></ul><ul><li>Studies show a direct relationship between hearing loss & dementia </li></ul>
  9. 9. More Personal… and Much More Complicated Relationship Consequences of Hearing Difficulty <ul><li>Isolation and withdrawal </li></ul><ul><li>Inattentiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced participation in social activities </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty working as part of a team </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of intimacy </li></ul><ul><li>Decreasing interest in work </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced Income </li></ul><ul><li>Growing irritability with others </li></ul><ul><li>Problems sharing complex ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Gaps in communication </li></ul>