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Hearing Through Technology: iPhone App for Hearing Aids

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Charlotte, N.C. (WJZY) --

Hear that?

What about this?

There are sounds all around us that Jim Spambanto from Waxhaw used to miss out on.

"You're backing away from living when you can't hear what's going on. You don't want to keep saying 'what, can you repeat that?'," said Jim Spambanto.

Jim is a baby boomer. He's a part of a growing population of folks losing connection to their world because of hearing loss.

"Especially when you have grand kids. You miss what they're saying," said Jim.

"We're seeing almost 1/3rd more patients now than last year. We find that 20% of the population is having problems with their hearing," said Joe DelSanto, hearing specialist with Beltone.

Hearing aids are nothing new, but check this out! Thanks to new technology, Jim has complete control of how he hears through an app on his iPhone.

"The patient can take this phone and adjust a lot of the settings according to how they perceive their hearing. Not only can you adjust the volume of each ear, but also adjust the treble and the bass. Touch the finder and it will give you the address where your hearing aids are located" said Joe, the hearing specialist.

"I really feel up to date with what's what's going on and what's cool. My grand kids always say Gramps always has the high tech stuff first. That makes me feel pretty good," said Jim, the hearing aid patient.

Like they say, there's an app for that: hearing through technology.

For more information about the app and high tech hearing aids, visit www.beltone.com and www.beltone.com/products/beltone-first.aspx
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