Alternative Hearing Care, Inc.

Rediscover The Sounds Of Life

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Rediscover The Sounds Of Life

Hello, my name is Ron Beheyt and I am the owner of Alternative Hearing Care, Inc. We are a family owned and operated company located in Indiana that has one goal, give the gift of hearing to those that built our country. I have been providing the gift of hearing for over a decade now to many of your friends and family members. We are state certified hearing professionals that believe education is a life-long journey. We stay up to date with today's rapidly advancing cutting edge hearing technologies so that we can pass that knowledge onto you. We have grown our business by treating each person as if they were our own mother, father, brother or sister. Integrity, Trust and Excellence In Patient Care are what we live by at Alternative Hearing Care, Inc.

Our Benefits

We offer the most comprehensive benefits package on the market and the best part is, NO money out of pocket! Watch Ron Beheyt discuss our benefits in more detail from a local union hall in the video below

A hearing aid does more than help you hear

Most often, hearing loss sneaks up on you. Suddenly one day, you notice that you no longer hear the humming of the refrigerator or the birds' singing. On average, it takes 10 years for people with hearing loss to finally do something about it. Many people are simply waiting for the hearing problem to go away. This rarely happens. Untreated hearing loss affects your quality of life, but it also affects the brain's ability to remember common everyday sounds because the hearing channels are no longer effectively used. When the hearing nerves lose their function and no longer channel sound signals to the brain, the brain 'forgets' the sounds over time and becomes unable to understand them...

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Memory weakening

The brain centre for hearing stores sounds and noises for up to three years following the onset of a hearing loss. But after about seven years the memory becomes weaker and weaker. Therefore, it is important to have your hearing tested and hearing aids fitted when you find that you are losing some of your hearing. Once you have a hearing aid the hearing processing resumes supplying signals to the brain.

If the fitting of a hearing aid is seriously delayed, however, not even a hearing aid will be able to transform the incoming sound signals into understandable information...

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Use It Or Lose It: Brain Atrophy

A brain atrophy, or cerebral atrophy, takes place when the connections between cells in the brain are damaged, or the cells in general are lost. This condition can be caused by a number of issues, including Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Huntington's disease and epilepsy. However, it can also be attributed to old age. This type of brain damage typically gets worse over time, but the ailment varies between each person depending on the location, cause and type of atrophy. For people with hearing loss, a brain atrophy can get increasingly severe because individuals are required to use more effort in order to comprehend speech compared to a person with normal hearing. According to a study released in The Journal of Neuroscience, people who had hearing loss obtained a lower density of gray matter in the auditory areas of the brain, giving evidence to the age-old saying "use it or lose it." While many people are aware of the need for hearing aids to understand speech, these devices are also important for proper brain function... "As hearing ability declines with age, interventions such as hearing aids should be considered not only to improve hearing but to preserve the brain." Jonathan Peelle, lead author of the study, told Newswise. "People hear differently, and those with even moderate hearing loss may have to work harder to understand complex sentences." In the study, researchers found that people with hearing loss had less brain activity when focusing on complex sentences compared to others. Similarly, the areas of the brain that are most responsible for auditory response had less gray matter, which proves that people with hearing loss may experience accelerated brain atrophy. Because the condition affects the speed at which the brain processes speech, these two issues could be linked...

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