June 2022 NewsletterJune 29, 2022
Easy Ways to Get Energized
As one of our customers wrote to us some time ago, you feel less tired at the end of the day when you hear better. And now we learn that there are yoga exercises that can improve both your hearing and your overall well-being (see the second article below for details). Now that the nice weather is arriving, it’s a good time to recharge our batteries and be the best we can be!
ALSO IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
- Veteran broadcaster weighs in on BeHear ACCESS
- Yoga exercises that can help you hear better
- Hong Kong optical chain now carries BeHear solutions
- Peer support eases the hearing loss journey
By the way, we’ve started getting feedback from the first BeHear SMARTO customers and it’s very encouraging! For example, Klaus A. wrote:
“Thanks to the Behear Smarto headphone amplifier with Bluetooth connection with integrated detection of the hearing curve, I can understand the TV sound very well without having to worry about damaging my hearing even more.”
We’d love to hear about your experience with this new product (to learn what works, and improve what doesn’t!), so — please share!
More Than Just A Hearing Amplifier
Barry Mishkind is a veteran broadcaster and editor of The Broadcasters’ Desktop Resource. He has also suffered from tinnitus for more than 50 years.
In his detailed review of BeHear ACCESS, recently published online, Barry listed his five criteria for a good set of headphones:
- They need to be comfortable.
- They need to reproduce audio clearly and cleanly.
- I like good noise reduction.
- The latency is not too long.
- The battery has to last long enough to be useful.
BeHear ACCESS meets all five of Barry Mishkind’s criteria for a good set of headphones.
He summarizes his experience “…being able to tailor not only the levels but frequencies needed for each ear really does helps in a lot of ways. Furthermore, the other features make it a lot easier to hear everything from conversations to television programs. Especially welcome is the tinnitus masking feature.”
Three Yoga Exercises That Can Improve Hearing
Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices that originated in ancient India. In the Western world, yoga is commonly practiced to achieve physical fitness through better posture, to relieve stress, and as a relaxation technique.
According to a recent article published by EarGuru, there are at least three yoga exercises that can have a positive impact on hearing health:
- Bhramari Pranayama – a breathing exercise that can clear sinuses and congested ears, as well as stimulate parts of the ear.
- Matsyasana or Fish Pose – a position that is less difficult to achieve than a headstand. It improves blood flow by releasing or reducing stiffness in the neck.
- Shunya Mudra – recommended for tinnitus, dizziness and to improve general hearing. This finger exercise releases an electrical charge that stimulates healing.
BeHear Promoted by Optical88 in Hong Kong
Optical 88 Ltd, a popular network of hearing clinics and an online store in Hong Kong, has partnered with Alango-BeHear to promote the award-winning BeHear ACCESS hearing amplifier to its customers.
As the largest retail chain of opticians in Hong Kong, Optical 88 is now the first company in Hong Kong to adopt the business model already common in Europe and Japan, which combines optical and hearing solutions under one roof.
This partnership is another example of BeHear products being recommended by audiological professionals. It illustrates the opportunity for hearing clinics to expand their product offering and provide advanced consumer electronics-based hearing solutions in addition to traditional hearing aids.
Contact us if there is an optical chain in your area that might want to expand to include hearing solutions.
Get A Little Help From Your Friends
Hearing loss is generally an isolating condition, as it is typically more comfortable to withdraw from social situations than to ask for help.
Shari Eberts, a hearing health advocate with adult-onset genetic hearing loss, recently published a blog post with tips to improve well-being by reaching out to the hearing loss community. She notes that “Hearing loss peers can be an incredible source of validation, support, and knowledge.”