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Over 40? Now is the time to check your hearing! Pro Active Hearing LLC of Roswell is here to assist you!

June 4, 2014 • Local Business Review

Pro Active Hearing LLC

Michelle Jones and her spouse Richard purchased Allman Hearing Health Care on August 1, 2013. Howard Allman has been in the business since 1955, he is still with us, and with their nearly 60 years experience, they will continue to service New Mexico residents. As the name says “Pro active”, Says Michelle, “is the heart of our business. It means we go out to the community, to alert the younger and older generation that now is the time to save your hearing. We check free of charge your hearing and you can watch it live on our state-of-the-art video screens. This is especially important for our returning military members, hunters and those who work in a noisy environment. Once you have lost your hearing, you will not get it back. That is why prevention and checking is so important.” Pro Active offers not only the newest technology in hearing aids, as the Audibel A3i (made for iPhone® Hearing aid), which you control with an app, but also preventive electronic hearing protection of Soundgear and much more. A visit with the staff at Pro Active is a visit with friends. Their passion to save your hearing and to improve your quality of life shows in every aspect of their services, and their cleaning & hearing evaluation will be always free.

“Pro active”, Says Michelle, “I wanted the business name to have meaning. The community needs someone who truly cares. I love people, I love helping, and so does our staff”. As a part of giving back to the community Pro Active services not only out of their office in Roswell, but they offer those free consultations and information of preventative measures against hearing loss at our retirement and assisted living [auth] locations, including Artesia, Carlsbad, Hobbs, Lovington and Ruidoso. Michelle adds, “We are planning on new venues to reach as many younger people and educate about a major part of their quality of life, so when our young people are grandparents, they will not miss a word of their grandchildren, music, or hearing the slight step of a deer while hunting.”

Pro Active tests 18 years and older, latest at 40, if you recognize even the smallest of hearing change, you should be tested. The staff urges you to take the first step to better hearing and having a more satisfying life for you and your family and friends.

Pro Active has hearing aids in stock; they do free cleanings and repairs of all makes and models. They will check your ears on a regular basis. “We test at least every two years, so that you are being taken care of, and we are able to direct you to an Ear, Nose or Throat Specialist”, states Michelle.

What happens if you need hearing aids but you do not get or wear them?

• When and why should I wear hearing aids?

Hearing aids are in use all day. If you do not wear your aids, your brain cannot hear sounds. This is how people lose their understanding. Some people don’t get hearing devices. Others know they have a problem but are in denial, or they don’t want anyone to know they wear hearing aids. The brain needs to hear sounds to recognize them. You should see your specialist at least once a month and have your ears checked, have your hearing aids deep cleaned, and make certain that you are hearing like you should, so that you may maintain your understanding.

• Hearing problem?

It could be wax, It could be that you need a listening device and/or you may need to see an Ear, Nose, Throat Specialist.

• How often should you have a hearing test?

It is best to have a test annually. If you cannot be tested once a year then please get tested every two years.

• Why is it important to get a hearing evaluation?

You need to be tested to have a reference point, so if you go on medication you can see if your loss is due to medications, or something else. It also shows how you should be fit if necessary. The Hearing Test or Hearing Evaluation will show other issues going on, and Pro Active may be able to catch it and refer you to your physician to get it resolved, so please get a test.

• What causes hearing loss?

Hearing loss can be from the work environment, or have been exposed to loud sounds repeatedly, or it could be a traumatic head injury. It could be from some of the medications you take. There are Ototoxic Drugs that can be the cause of hearing loss, or tinnitus, which is known to be ringing, chirping or buzzing of the ear.

• Pro Active does not want anyone to stop their prescribed medication.

It is very important that you take your list of medications, and talk with your physician before you discontinue your medicine. It is important to work with your Hearing Aid Specialist, your doctor, and/or your Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor to be able to treat your tinnitus, or hearing loss. Some medications are necessary, but there may be an alternative your physician can prescribe.

• How do I maintain my hearing aids?

Your dispenser who prescribed your hearing devices needs to show you how to clean and store your aids, as well as advise how often you should come in.

Pro Active will go over the information you need the most, then you should plan on coming on 3-4 appointments, to learn how to place them into your ear and how to best utilize what you have. We do not charge extra, if you need more time.

• How long does a Hearing Aid last?

They should last anywhere from 5-7 years but everyone is different. Please do not share your hearing aids and do not pass them on to your family or friends. The reasons being, to not pass on an infection and of course every person is different and they need to be tested and fit for the frequencies they need.

• If you have hearing devices but you dont wear them;
Give Pro Active a call to set up an appointment for tests and all your needs.

• Do you like helping others?

If you have unused hearing aids. you can donate them to So The World May Hear and give joy and possibly save a life of somebody. Bring them into Pro Active and they will send it to the foundation.

Call 622-0375 or 1-800-675-7657 in NM only, or come in and meet the staff at 214 W. First Street and set up your free evaluation. The office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pro Active promises to take the best care of you, they will explain everything they do, offer consultation, and let you pick what you want, if you need hearing aids but most of all: They promise to listen.

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