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Last Posted: 29-Sep-2016 | Total Posts: 11

Audiology Private Hearing Aid Dispenser V.S. ENT Hearing Aid Dispenser

Dr. John Martinetti - Thursday, September 29, 2016
Audiology Private Hearing Aid Dispenser V.S. ENT Hearing Aid Dispenser hearing aid dispensers

“Is my Doctor Exploiting the Trust and Confidence I place in him as the Trusting Patient?”

BUYER BEWARE

If your Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor does not give you a list of at least 3 names of local Licensed Hearing Aid dispensers. The highest standard of care is the Doctor of Audiology.
The Audiologists in the ENT doctor’s office work for the doctor. The doctor and the dispensing audiologist both profit from the hearing aid sale.

Why the patient - consumer may not want to buy hearing aids from an ear, nose and throat hearing aid dispensing practice.

  1. The ENT practice may not offer or try on several hearing aid brands.
  2. The ENT practice may charge a fee if the hearing aids are returned.
  3. The ENT practice may charge expensive office follow up fees to adjust your hearing aids in the future. It is normal to require multiple adjustments even after a year or more of wearing a hearing aid.
  4. The consumer-patient should reflect on the powerful effect of Trust and Confidence with the doctor that treats your medical condition.
  5. The question that all hearing impaired patients should ask themselves when the ENT doctor directly refers to his employee audiologist...
    “Is my doctor exploiting the Trust and Confidence I place in him as the trusting patient?”

In New York State the law is clear on prohibiting any physician from profiting more than 5% on a hearing aid sale. Many Doctors may be making more than 5%.
The ENT doctor should provide the names of at least 3 dispensing hearing health care providers not affiated with his business.
Your doctor of audiology is the “Gold Standard” choice for your hearing healthcare. A doctor of audiology, (Au.D.) has eight years of advanced education in an accredited college and must pass a standardized, national competency test. Annual continuing education units are required. When it comes to your hearing, ask an expert. Ask your certified doctor of audiology in Port Jefferson NY

We will price match plus additional 15 percent discount with any hearing aid quote from ENT hearing aid Dispensing practice.

Compare Us to
Hear USA & AARP Hearing Aids

Dr. John Martinetti - Saturday, September 10, 2016
Compare Us to Hear USA & AARP Hearing Aids

Hear USA and AARP discounts may not offer the best hearing healthcare and hearing aid choices for consumers……

Why is Port Jefferson Hearing the better consumer choice?

“Try Before You Buy”
“Compare the Best Hearing Aid Brands”

  1. Dr. Martinetti, Board Certified Audiologist has over 30 years of experience prescribing and fitting hearing aids
  2. We make every effort to match insurance or AARP discounts
  3. Price match + 10%: Bring in your quote from Hear USA, Hear.com, local ENT dispensing practice, audiologist or dispenser
  4. We try several major hearing aid brands to select the best product for individual hearing needs and budget
  5. Try your hearing aids in real life noisy situations in our “Unique Virtual Sound Suite”
  6. Try innovative TV listening systems
  7. No financial commitment “Try Before You Buy”. Take home a set of hearing aids without a deposit and “Test Drive” in quiet and noisy environments

American Academy of Audiology Award

Dr. John Martinetti - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Port Jefferson Hearing Audiology Award

How hearing aids improve all aspects of your life

Dr. John Martinetti - Sunday, March 01, 2015
How hearing aids improve all aspects of your life

Hearing Loss Issues – Port Jefferson NY

When it comes to an investment in your quality of life, there’s more than one way to measure value.

Identifying and addressing hearing loss has been shown to positively influence virtually every aspect of an individual’s life, helping people personally, professionally and even financially.

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is raising awareness of the many ways that addressing hearing loss could bring a greater return on investment than ever imagined.

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Smart buying decisions: How hearing aids give you a great return on your investment

If you’re one of the nearly 40 million Americans who suffer with hearing loss, maybe it’s time to consider investing in your hearing health.

Research shows that the rewards can be substantial. In fact, identifying and addressing hearing loss has been shown to positively influence virtually every aspect of an individual’s life, helping people personally, professionally and even financially.

New technological advances have revolutionized hearing aids in recent years. Today’s hearing aids can automatically adjust to all kinds of sound environments and filter out noise. Many are virtually invisible, sitting discreetly and comfortably inside the ear canal. Some are even waterproof, and others are rechargeable. Best of all, many are wireless, so you can stream sound from smartphones, home entertainment systems and other electronics directly into your hearing aid(s) at volumes just right for you.

When it comes to the purchase of personal items that enhance your life, there’s more than one way to measure value. Here are six ways that investing in professionally fitted hearing aids—if recommended by a hearing care professional following a comprehensive hearing evaluation—could bring you a greater return on your investment than you ever imagined.

Unleash your earning potential. Using hearing aids reduced the risk of income loss by 90-100 percent for those with milder hearing loss, and from 65-77 percent for those with severe to moderate hearing loss, according to a Better Hearing Institute (BHI) study. People with untreated hearing loss lost as much as $30,000 in income annually, the study showed.

Maintain your cognitive function. Research shows a link between hearing loss and dementia, leading experts to believe that interventions, like hearing aids, could potentially delay or prevent dementia. Research is ongoing.

Keep you on your feet. A Johns Hopkins study showed that people in middle age (40-69) with even just mild hearing loss were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling. The intensive listening effort demanded by unaddressed hearing loss may take cognitive resources away from what is needed for balance and gait, experts have suggested.

Relieve stress and lift your mood. When people with hearing loss use hearing aids, many feel more in control of their lives and less self-critical, BHI research shows. One study found that the majority of people with mild and severe hearing loss felt better about themselves and life overall as a result of using hearing aids.

Tame that ringing in your ears. Hearing aids can help reduce the prominence of tinnitus by amplifying background sound. Just taking the focus off the tinnitus can provide relief for many people. Hearing aids also reduce the stress associated with intensive listening, which alone can help relieve tinnitus symptoms.

Strengthen your relationships. Research shows that using hearing aids can help improve interpersonal relationships. In one BHI study of people with hearing loss, more than half of the respondents said using hearing aids improved their relationships at home, their social lives and their ability to join in groups. Many even saw improvements in their romantic lives.

Addressing hearing loss really is a smart buying decision.

Make the investment today. Start by taking a free, quick and confidential online hearing check to determine if you need a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing health care professional. Visit the Better Hearing Institute’s website at www.BetterHearing.org.

Try Out Your Hearing Aids Before You Marry Them

Dr. John Martinetti - Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Try Out Your Hearing Aids Before You Marry Them

Here’s to hearing it all

Dr. John Martinetti - Monday, March 24, 2014
Here’s to hearing it all

ReSound LiNX Apple® Device Integration

Dr. John Martinetti - Thursday, March 06, 2014
ReSound LiNX Apple® Device Integration

Valentines Day Hearing Event - February 12 - 14, 2014

Dr. John Martinetti - Monday, February 03, 2014
Valentines Day Hearing Event - February 12 - 14, 2014

Valentines Day Hearing Event - February 12 - 14, 2014

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November 12, 2013 Hearing Clinic Event

Dr. John Martinetti - Thursday, October 17, 2013
November 11, 2013 Hearing Clinic Event

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Hearing Loss and Diabetes

Dr. John Martinetti - Monday, May 20, 2013
Hearing Loss and Diabetes

HEARING LOSS & DIABETES

According to a recent Study by the National Institutes of Health, Hearing Loss is twice as common among adults who have Diabetes compared to those who do not.

Twenty–one percent of the diabetics surveyed had hearing loss, compared to only 9 percent of non-diabetics. The diabetics tested (68%) had hearing loss in the high frequencies.

Studies have shown that adults with pre-diabetes whose blood glucose is higher than normal but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis have a 30% higher rate of hearing loss compared to those with normal blood sugar.

Physical changes occur in the cochlea and acoustic nerve as a result of diabetes. There is a thickening of the walls in the cochlea with a loss of the hair cells.  The acoustic nerve (8th Nerve), which is responsible for auditory processing, can experience deterioration in the sheath (covering) of the nerve. Patients have decreased hearing and decreased clarity in the recognition of words.

Dr.Martinetti, believes that all people that are pre-diabetic and those with diabetes should be having a baseline hearing evaluation and annual follow-up. Most primary care physicians are not aware of the strong link between diabetes and hearing loss. Ask your doctor about hearing loss and diabetes and call Dr. Martinetti to schedule you hearing evaluation.

Audiology Services and Hearing Aid Fittings

Dr. John Martinetti - Saturday, May 04, 2013
Audiology Services and Hearing Aid Fittings

Port Jefferson Hearing                       

Call Us: 631-331-1888

Distinguished Audiologists Serving Suffolk County Since 1984

Audiology Services & Hearing Aid Fittings

Dr. John Martinetti, Au.D. has strived to maintain the highest standard of hearing health care for his patients as a “Board Certified Audiologist”.  Exceptional quality care and service for the hearing impaired person has been our goal since 1984.

Comprehensive diagnostic audiology coupled with research designed “State of the Art Hearing Aid Technology” is an integral part of our treatment and service to all of our patients.

In 2014 we will celebrate 30 years in private practice in Port Jefferson NY. We want to thank all of our patients and their families for their trust and kind referrals.  We will continue to strive to earn the support and trust of our current and new patients for the next 30 years.

Dr. John Martinetti, Fellow American Academy of Audiology Audiologist/Speech-Language Pathologist

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