The purpose of this article is to discuss unique aspects of the most common form of hearing loss - age-related hearing loss. We will discuss how basic hearing aids can be the best value investment for this type of hearing loss. As well, we touch on traditional limitations all clients and practitioners face when treating age-related loss, as well as how new hearing aid technology and clinical best practices can be used to achieve more effective results.
You'll also have the opportunity to sample some audio recordings of actual hearing aids, recorded in our clinic (using the world's more beautiful keymar, I might add) in both quiet and in noisy settings. This helps to make ideas discussed below more real, demonstrating how hearing aids will sound when faced with your real world environments.
Best Hearing Aid Features of 2023
Each year, UBHearing assesses new hearing aids and features, evaluating them for both value and effectiveness. We choose only the best for our clients, and discard those that don't make the grade. 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year with the introduction of some meaningful, new and improved hearing aid features that are sure to be high in demand.
UBHearing is pleased to introduce the most exciting line-up of new hearing aid features we've ever tested.
"Word of Mouth" Drives UBHearing Success
UBHearing is growing! Even with tough economic times, we've been able to grow to serve the Quinte region better while maintaining our exceptional quality and staggeringly low prices. Word-of-mouth advertising has made it all possible!
Inflation-Proof Hearing Aids?
Have you seen the price of lettuce these days? Inflation is here, and it's made everything more expensive. The cost of gas, labour and shipping all continue to rise at an unprecedented rate. When costs go up for the products that companies must purchase, the cost of the products sold by those companies eventually increase correspondingly.
This leaves seniors on fixed incomes scratching their heads. How does one make ends meet? Will their savings be enough? Will their money become worthless?
For those with typical age-related hearing loss, we offer a comparison between online hearing devices vs. traditional hearing clinics vs. UBHearing in terms of price, comfort/effectiveness, and value.
We Are Growing!
UBHearing is excited and proud to announce that we are growing! Thanks to the enthusiasm of the community and your continued support of UBHearing via word-of-mouth referrals, our business has been able to grow and succeed. Together, we have made better hearing possible for so many people in Quinte West and beyond!
Best $199 Hearing Aids for 2022
Don't let our low prices fool you. Since UBHearing opened in 2018, we have sold our $199 hearing aids to hundreds of satisfied clients in the Quinte area and beyond. We are continuing our mission to lower the cost of hearing aids while achieving the highest level of service and care for our clients. Read client reviews here...
Since UBHearing opened its doors in 2018, we estimate we've saved Quinte residents millions of dollars on the cost of certified brand-name hearing aids. Our average price is over $2000 less than the industry average - per SALE! We're Quinte's best kept secret - but not for long.
Serving Quinte region for three years, UBHearing has saved clients over one-million dollars on hearing aids. “And that’s only part of the reason why we’re here,” says Jon Elliott, owner and specialist at UBHearing, along with his wife Kristin Maillard, clinic manager.
At UBHearing, we receive calls from people in the community who have been told by others that they are "Due for new hearing aids." What does this mean and is it true? Read on to learn more....
Face Masks & Hearing Aids
Aside from the challenges of hearing speech through a face mask, hearing aid wearers are also prey to easily losing hearing aids when removing their own face mask. Particularly with behind-the-ear styles. UBHearing is keen to share tips and strategies to help you avoid losing your hearing aid when wearing a mask.
UBHearing Response to COVID-19
***UPDATE, April 21, 2020: UBHearing closed our offices on Thursday, March 19th and are actively working to reopen with revamped processes and safety measures in place. When we re-open, clients whose appointments were cancelled due to our temporary closure will be contacted first and offered the option to re-book, before new client appointments are booked. Please check back here or on our Facebook page for further updates. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we make difficult business decisions with community safety in mind.***
Buyer Beware of Online "Hearing Aids"
Targeted online hearing aid advertising seems all pervasive, especially if you’re over 65 years of age. Ads on social media and other sites promise low-cost, discreet “hearing aids” that are suitable for anyone. That's not surprising considering 10% of the population has hearing loss and 80% of those with hearing loss have yet to purchase hearing aids. That's a big market to tap into and there are plenty of people trying to cash in.
Quinte Area Doctors Support UBHearing
We have always maintained that we are doing something pretty special at UBHearing by improving both hearing aid outcomes and lowering prices. One of the ways we know we’re onto something, is that we have been receiving a growing number of referrals from area doctors throughout the Quinte Region.
There’s a popular saying that often holds true; “You get what you pay for.” At UBHearing we turn that old adage on it’s ear! Our lower prices actually result in higher satisfaction. It sounds impossible, but it’s true. We’ll tell you how.
At UBHearing™, we talk a lot about Transparency. We talk about Needs Based Pricing and Fair Pricing. But what do those terms actually mean, and why are they the cornerstone of how we operate at UBHearing™?
Transparency, in plain, simple, dictionary language, means, "The quality of being transparent." See-through. Nothing hidden. Everything out in the open. In the world of business, it means the full, timely, and accurate disclosure of information.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids $999/pair
UBHearing is proud to offer a wide selection of quality, German-made, rechargeable hearing solutions for a never-seen-before , affordable price. These hearing aids are ideal for those with common mild-to-moderate, age-related hearing loss who want to experience the comfort and style of behind-the-ear hearing aids, high-level clarity, and the convenience of long-lasting lithium rechargeability.
Good News Stories: A Good Surprise
“I have to be honest with you,” said Rochelle. “I’m already wearing demo hearing aids from another clinic that tested my hearing last week and, honestly, if this is what hearing aids sound like, I’m not interested.”
Rochelle had a unique hearing loss, dissimilar to the typical, age-related results that make up 80% of hearing clinic clients. Treating her as though she is “typical” instead of unique would not bear fruit for her or for her clinician.
“The clinic I went to last week told me that these are the kind of hearing aids I need and that they cost $5,000.00. But they sound awful. I wouldn’t pay $500.00 for them.”
Selective Hearing: Is it Real?
It's a term bandied about as a joke, used to describe the seeming inability of others to hear us speaking. Often, these "others" are our nearest and dearest. Children. Partners. Students.
We refer to it as "Selective" hearing because it does, indeed, seem to be sporadic. Sometimes they hear us. Sometimes they don't. If we ask our teenager to take out the garbage, they don't hear us. If we ask them whether to buy dill pickle chips or sour cream and onion, they are quick to reply, "Both!". Interesting phenomenon, eh?
High Hearing Aid Prices Can Hurt
I love being a part of the hearing aid business. Particularly as a part of UBHearing. I love that we help people to hear.
Every now and again a viral video will make the rounds on social media showing something profound - like people who have never heard before hearing for the first time thanks to the technology available via cochlear implants. What we do is not so dramatic. But we know the dramatic impact of doing nothing.
Best Solutions for Age-Related Loss
At UBHearing, we’re thrilled to report that business is shaping up to be an unrivaled success.
Aside from great sales figures, the lowest prices in Ontario, and high satisfaction rate, we haven’t had to sacrifice our ninety-minute Advanced Hearing Tests, which enable us to program your hearing aids better than you’ve ever experienced them before. What makes UBHearing different from all other hearing aid providers? What's the secret to our success?
Real Hearing Aids, Real Prices
UBHearing is proud to be the very first clinic in Canada to publish real brand-name hearing aids for "actual dollar-figure" prices. That makes our recently published ad, above, with actual prices for certified hearing aids an historic one.
Not only do we have the lowest everyday prices for hearing aids in Ontario at $199/aid* and, perhaps more importantly, the lowest everyday average price at less than $500/aid, we have hearing aids to fit every budget and hearing loss need. Our volume of sales and rate of satisfaction, since we opened in Trenton and Stirling in March 2018, are proof positive that we are on the right track.
We don't do "50% off" or "$2000 off" promos. Our everyday prices are better than their "limited time offers". At UBHearing we always give you the straight goods.
Contact us today to book your FREE hearing test to purchase your own pair of best-value hearing aids.
*price for qualifying residents of Ontario only when purchasing a pair
Good News Stories: Sounds of Summer
“You’ll never believe it!” Clint laughed. “I thought there was something wrong with my car!”
While trying free hearing aids for a week, Clint had noticed a lot of sounds he hadn’t heard in awhile. Some of them were more mysterious than others.
“After golf on Tuesday, I asked the guys to go for a quick drive with me in my car, so they could hear the sound my car was making. I’d never heard anything like it before. So, a couple of guys piled into the car and we drove around the block and, sure enough, there it was! The mysterious sound! Tick! Tick! Tick!
Good News Stories: Drinking Buddies
The phone rang a few weeks ago and the caller cut straight to the chase. “You got them hundred and ninety-nine dollar hearing aids?”
We love getting calls asking about our $199.00 hearing aids!
“Yes we do! Would you like to come in and give them a try?”