The Case for Rechargeable Batteries

Recently we have started carrying the ZPower Rechargeable battery system for our ReSound, Widex and Oticon lines of hearing aids. The reason for this is basically one of convenience for our patients. All of our patients receive a free lifetime supply of batteries with every new hearing system, but sometimes “free batteries” aren’t the answer due to a patient’s physical limitations (neuropathy, arthritis, etc…). Let me make a note here that most of today’s hearing aid batteries, available from us, your local drug store or Read More +

It’s All About Hard Work!

Countryside Hearing is continuing to grow and we have been blessed with what is one of the best fitting success rates in the industry at 98% (successful fittings of hearing aids – the national average is 81%). Looking at it another way, our hearing aid return rate of 2% is over 9 times better than the industry average of 19% return of hearing aids (from unsatisfied patients). At the end of the day, it’s about working hard to make our patients happy and keeping them Read More +

Introducing the All-New ReSound LiNX 3D!

With ReSound LiNX 3D—GN ReSound’s 5th-generation 2.4 GHz wireless technology and 3rd-generation binaural directionality— hearing aid users will experience excellent sound quality and will hear more than they ever thought possible. ReSound LiNX 3D delivers clear, natural sound, exceptional speech understanding, and the best sense of where sounds are coming from. Users will experience 360-degree audibility and awareness in quiet and speech-only situations, improved hearing in noise when speech is in the front, and optimized audibility of surrounding sounds. The ReSound LiNX 3D is available Read More +

The Countryside Hearing Difference

Countryside Hearing is Family Owned and Operated since 1979. Be very careful about dealing with anyone who hasn’t been around for a while. Companies often come and go in this industry so please don’t get stuck by doing business with someone who is “here today and gone tomorrow”. In the past year, there have been at least four hearing aid offices simply close up shop within our part of Pinellas County. Countryside Hearing is BBB Accredited and A+ Rated. You should always check with the Read More +

I recommend Mr. Mitchell very highly

After several visits with Thomas Mitchell, I feel strongly compelled to become an advocate for this gifted, insightful man.  I most readily affirm the proficiency, the skill, the expertise he offered me in determining the management of my hearing needs. His persona creates a very comfortable setting and establishes an assurance that you are in very good, capable hands.  I recommend Mr. Mitchell very highly.

I now hear conversation at the end of long tables in our retirement club house

The Oticon Alta2 Pro is amazing!  I have worn hearing aides for 40 years.  I now hear conversation at the end of long tables in our retirement club house, likewise at church, home group and the birds singing.  We live in a noise laden world, of which I now am able to hear much more clearly.  Including my wife and great grandchildren on the phone and face chat.  The service from Tom, Laurie, Brandie and Rachel is above and beyond what one would expect.  I/we Read More +

It’s all about Service!

When investing in hearing aids, the obvious isn’t always quite so obvious. What I’m speaking to specifically is the subject of hearing aid service. The vast majority of hearing aid companies seek to simply sell you hearing aids and move on to the next sale. (This is very common as most of the hearing aid specialists and audiologists you meet will be working on a 15% to 25% commission. They get paid only when they sell you something, not when they service something). Others look Read More +

Why Staying Hydrated Is Important

At Countryside Hearing Aids we have the opportunity to see 20+ people every day. Most of our patients are from Clearwater, Dunedin, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor and Tarpon Springs. We also have a large number of seasonal residents that we see when they’re in Florida. Some of the conditions we see a lot of, in addition to hearing impairment, are memory loss, fatigue and various aches and pains. While hearing aids won’t solve all of the problems we encounter, I do believe that proper Read More +

The Gluten Dilemma

In recent years an ever increasing body of research has shown the havoc that gluten can wreak on people’s health and well-being. What was once thought to be a problem primarily limited to the autoimmune condition celiac disease is now understood to be a more prevalent epidemic, with many more people than originally thought suffering from varying degrees of gluten intolerance. What Is Gluten Intolerance? Gluten intolerance, sometimes called gluten sensitivity, refers to a person’s inability to properly digest and absorb gluten, a protein found Read More +

Hearing Loss And Dementia

An ever increasing body of medical research points out that hearing loss is directly related to cognitive decline, including dementia. The exact reason for the connection between hearing impairment and dementia is not entirely known, but the findings thus far are fairly consistent. What has been proven is that a person who has a mild hearing impairment has two times the risk for acquiring dementia when compared with a person with normal hearing. An individual with a moderate degree of hearing loss has three times Read More +