Of the 360 Million People Worldwide with Hearing Loss, 60% Are Still Working--That's Why ClearSounds’ Workplace Solution for Hearing Loss Is Now Available Internationally

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The QH2 Bluetooth Hub and Phone Amplifier, the only workplace amplification system for people with hearing loss in the U.S. market, is now available in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa from ClearSounds, the leading manufacturer of technology for people with hearing loss.

The ClearSounds QH2 Bluetooth Hub & Phone Amplifier is an attractive workplace solution for anyone with hearing loss.

"The more significant the untreated hearing loss, the more significant the delta in compensation."

ClearSounds Communications, the leading manufacturer of listening devices for people with hearing loss, urges everyone to begin 2016 by incorporating a hearing check into goal planning. “Developing a baseline for how well you hear is an important tool in setting productivity & income goals,” suggests Michele Ahlman, President & CEO of ClearSounds Communications.

A recent study done by The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) examined workplace compensation of three groups of people with hearing loss: those wearing hearing aids, those with unaided hearing loss and those with normal hearing. People with untreated hearing loss, primarily those with moderate to significant loss, earn substantially lower wages than those with normal hearing. According to the BHI study, those with the most significant untreated loss have an income differential that reaches an astounding $31,000 compared to those with normal hearing. “It comes as no surprise that the more significant the untreated hearing loss, the more significant the delta in compensation,” states Ahlman.

“It’s discouraging and unfortunate because there are solutions that are available and inexpensive,” continues Ahlman. By simply asking their physician to perform a hearing test during their annual wellness visit, individuals can establish a baseline and take proactive steps to ensure they are hearing well. If hearing loss is detected, simple solutions like the ClearSounds QH2 Bluetooth Hub & Phone Amplifier are available. The QH2 increases productivity by improving workers’ abilities to communicate. ClearSounds has announced that their QH2 Bluetooth Hub & Phone Amplifier has received international certifications in three additional countries: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

In any workplace, communication is crucial. When a client feels like they are not being heard or a customer call takes twice as long as it should to be resolved, it’s a big problem. "When you have difficulty hearing well at work, it affects not only productivity, it has a negative impact on your confidence and others’ perceptions of your knowledge and your leadership skills,” explains Ahlman. “We've developed these products as tools that eliminate road blocks in the workplace created by hearing loss." Employees need to take an honest look at their communication in 2016, and ask their manager and coworkers about it. For anyone whose workstation just isn’t cutting it anymore, it’s time to work smarter, not harder. It’s time for a solution.

The ClearSounds QH2 Bluetooth Hub & Phone Amplifier is the workplace solution everyone has been looking for. Productivity levels are boosted when sound on work phones is boosted, finally putting an end to those little performance-related ‘chats’ with the department manager. The innovative QH2 was designed to fit each individual person’s unique needs, including a variety of adjustable options and settings that ensure every call is crystal-clear with up to 30 dB of amplified volume and frequency management. Bluetooth headsets, neckloops, hearing aid streamers and cochlear implants are able to receive the Bluetooth signal transmitted by the QH2 directly from office (or home) phones for wireless, limitless, hands-free conversation. Learn more at http://www.BetterHearingAtWork.com.

Availability
The QH2 Bluetooth Hub & Phone Amplifier can be ordered through local audiologists and hearing care professionals. More information about the QH2 and related products, including the Quattro 4.0 Adaptive Bluetooth System, can be found at http://www.ClearSounds.com.

About ClearSounds
ClearSounds Communications, based in Naperville, Ill., is a privately held, family-run and women-owned company that has been creatively, stylishly and economically meeting the needs of people with hearing loss for over 30 years. By designing, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a complete line of communication, sound enhancement and audio products, ClearSounds is leading the way in cutting-edge technology for individuals with mild-to-moderate hearing loss and anyone seeking a remarkable sound experience. ClearSounds is a 2013 CES Innovation Award Honoree for Accessibility, Design & Engineering. Please visit http://www.ClearSounds.com for more information.

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