Frisco, TX (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
The professional in-home caregivers of Acti-Kare Plano provide Plano senior citizens with daily in-home care, observing the impact of hearing loss on a regular basis. To give clients easier access to supplemental hearing devices, the company has partnered with NeutronicEar, a designer of Personal Sound Amplification Devices, or PSAP's. Since PSAP's offer the same micro-digital components found in hearing aids without the cost or hassle of medical examinations, Acti-Kare Plano hopes that more hearing-compromised clients will take advantage of this convenient innovation.
When it comes to losing hearing acuity, age is a crucial factor. Hearing loss affects fourteen percent of U.S. residents between the ages of 45 and 64, and 30 to 40 percent over 65. These figures add up to a whopping twelve percent of the U.S. population.
Despite the proof of the condition's widespread existence, only fourteen percent of physicians screen for hearing loss in their patients. Patients who experience hearing loss may believe that there is nothing that can be done, as studies show that fifteen million people in the U.S. are letting their hearing loss go untreated. Those who do seek a doctor's help take an average of seven years before addressing their aural issues.
With the NeutronicEar partnership, Acti-Kare Plano hopes to address some of these issues in the senior citizens under their care. Because NeutronicEar's PSAP's are not recognized as medical devices, they yield significantly less cost than professionally fitted hearing aids. Like reading glasses, PSAP's are not customized to the specific wearer's hearing loss; the wearer controls volume changes off of a preset amplification. PSAP technology is manufactured with the same micro-digital components used in medical hearing amplification devices.
The NeutronicEar offers volume control and a special noise suppression button to filter out excess clamor in crowds or other loud environments. The device is also adjustable for high-frequency hearing to improve clarity of speech. The NeutronicEar also includes different tubing and tips that the user can swap out based on preference. The entire system weighs less than one tenth of an ounce, which often causes users to forget they are even wearing the device.
The Acti-Kare Plano specialists are excited to offer this alternative with their full support and confidence. Since it is not officially recognized as a medical instrument, the caregivers can offer their clients the NeutronicEar without the typical markup of similar systems. The NeutronicEar is available with a one- or two-year replacement warranty, and the company offers a 30-day free trial of the device for users to test its effectiveness.
About the company:
Acti-Kare is committed to becoming the nation’s premier provider of senior and home care services. They are committed to providing outstanding service and to consistently exceeding their customers’ expectations. They understand that it’s not just spending time with those they're caring for that counts, it’s spending quality time in physical and mental activities that help seniors remain productive, contributing members of their families and communities. Acti-Kare is committed to treating every family member with dignity and respect, and they will do their utmost to consistently exceed their clients’ expectations. For more information visit their website at http://actikaredfw.com.