Because this young demographic is afraid that wearing a hearing aid signals old age, and many can't justify paying thousands of dollars for a quality aid, approximately 80% of baby boomers refuse to seek hearing treatment until it's too late.
Cornelius, NC (PRWEB) May 6, 2008
HearPod hearing aids president Randy Wohlers, BC-HIS, announced today the introduction of the ultra-comfortable HearPod HearPal, a state-of-the-art hearing aid for people who don't need a prescriptive hearing aid but need a quality hearing device for occasional use.
The new HearPal hearing aid is a two channel digital hearing aid that includes a knob volume control making it very easy to change loudness for each hearing environment plus it includes noise reduction and feedback manager technology for superior sound quality.
It is estimated that one in ten Americans suffer from hearing loss. Are you among them? Millions of baby boomers are now paying for many carefree years of listening to loud music or playing in rock bands. Theirs is also the first generation experiencing the devastating effects of prolonged exposure to loud sounds such as electric appliances, lawn mowers, power tools and recreational vehicles.
Because hearing loss is often associated with age, individuals in their 40s and 50s are often astonished that this is happening to them so early in life.
Several baby boomers with hearing loss afflicted with this condition require only occasional hearing amplification, something to make listening to the television easier, or to spare the embarrassment of being labeled hard of hearing at work. As a result, they usually don't seek treatment because of the negative stigma associated with hearing loss or they don't wish to invest in a costly hearing device.
"Millions of baby boomers in the US hear sounds but can not comprehend words or phases. They train themselves to read lips in order to fill in the blanks," says Randy Wohlers, President of HearPod Inc., a baby boomer hearing aid solutions company.
"Because this young demographic is afraid that wearing a hearing aid signals old age, and many can't justify paying thousands of dollars for a quality aid, approximately 80% of baby boomers refuse to seek hearing treatment until it's too late."
HearPod's 100% digital hearing aids are the successful result of a culmination of 30 years of research into baby boomer hearing loss and precision treatment.
These surprisingly comfortable "one size fits all" devices are perfect for those that don't need a permanent hearing aid and are without a doctor's prescription.
HearPod aids have many features including a small, discreet design, the ability to wear them in the right or left ear, advanced sound amplification computer chips, sophisticated noise canceling abilities and reduced sound feedback inside the ear. HearPod's hearing instruments are also affordable for everyone.
"The general public needs to be educated," states Wohlers. "This problem has reached epidemic proportions. Lack of sound stimulation via the ear to the brain tells the brain to stop processing sounds into words. When this happens, with or without hearing aid correction, the result is usually permanent hearing loss."
Mr. Wohlers is available to discuss how baby boomer hearing loss is caused, and the best options for treatment. For more information, you can reach him by phone at 1-800-851-2414, or visit myhearpod.com.
About HearPod, Inc. - Hearing Aids:
HearPod hearing aids are the successful culmination of 30 years of solving the needs of hearing impaired people. HearPod aids are 100% digital, full-featured and have some of the most advanced noise canceling and sound amplification computer chips available. Our unique design also reduces sound feedback inside the ear, thereby making HearPod hearing aids among the most comfortable to wear.
Randy Wohlers, Founder