Expert Advice

Expert Advice

Did you realize that we don’t “hear” with our ears, but actually “hear” with our brains?

The brain analyzes the signals our ears receive and processes them so we can understand and make sense of the sounds around us. This system allows us to listen to music, communicate with others or turn toward the voice of the person speaking.

Just a mild hearing loss can interfere with one’s life and ability to process information. Hearing loss can have a negative impact on our ability to learn, socialize and enjoy life. Untreated individuals repeatedly say they are less likely to go out to crowded restaurants, for instance. They miss important information at meetings and make frequent, often embarrassing errors at work or socially, since they cannot hear what is actually being said.

Untreated hearing loss is isolating and can even be mistaken for far more debilitating diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. This means the inability to hear may negatively impact your life in a number of ways; damaging relationships, limiting recreational activities and reducing career opportunities.

The best way to determine if you are suffering from hearing loss is to make an appointment with a hearing specialist and undergo a screening and evaluation. It’s quick, painless and, through Sandia Hearing, the hearing exam and consultation is free of charge. We provide complimentary hearing exams for adults as a way to give back to the community.

My staff and I work closely with our clients so they reach the highest level of satisfaction possible when it comes to hearing enhancement. After your hearing test, we consult with you to discuss your options for improved understanding of speech and ability to listen in a group. We will discuss new hearing aid technology and the fitting options which best accommodate your lifestyle and budget. Many insurance plans include a benefit for the purchase of hearing instruments. Financing is another option to consider.

Once hearing aids are purchased, clients are welcome to come in for on-going follow-up visits, plus complimentary cleaning and adjustments for their hearing aids. Minor repairs can often be completed right in our office while you wait. Sandia Hearing also offers a generous customer referral program, which includes a gift to our clients whose referrals purchase their hearing aids through one of our offices in northern New Mexico.

Sandia Hearing is locally owned and operated and has been serving New Mexicans since 1958. The Phillips family has owned the Santa Fe office since 2003, with service center locations in Espanola, Taos, Los Alamos, Raton and Las Vegas, New Mexico. The office staff is available to check insurance policy benefits to determine it includes full or partial payment toward the cost of hearing aids.
If you are ready to take the first important step toward improving your hearing, please contact Sandia Hearing at 505-988-1984.