We are excited to share the first in a new “Get to Know Us” interview series with Horizon Audiology employees, starting with our newest audiologist to join the team, Dr. Tara Fuchs. Dr. Fuchs came to Horizon in May 2015, with almost 2 decades of audiologic experience and has dedicated herself to her patients and our practice every day since! We are proud to share a bit about Dr. Fuchs background.
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Most people know that hearing loss has an impact on the ease of their day and interactions with family and friends. What you may find surprising though, is that it’s also been linked to diminished overall wellness, including worsening depression, anxiety and even dementia in patients who present with a severe loss. Patients without treatment often feel withdrawn from social activities and experience a disconnect from family and friends. Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in adults, just below arthritis and heart disease. Age related hearing loss impacts up to 1 in every 2 adults, and develops as a result of degeneration of the nerves that process hearing and changes to the structure and blood flow in the ear. If you are exposed to loud noises, have diabetes, poor circulation, or smoke, your risk is increased further.
Like your yearly vision and dental exams, all adults over the age of 55 need to receive a baseline hearing test each year. Early detection and continued treatment of hearing loss are essential in limiting the often debilitating side effects. The good news is that Horizon Audiology provides state of the art testing and hearing aids for every age, budget and loss to minimize the side effects of hearing loss. Horizon Audiology encourages patients to include us in their personal wellness routine. If you’re over the age of 55 please call our office to schedule a test in East Windsor or Pennington, New Jersey.
If our audiologists diagnose you with a loss, they’ll introduce you to the hearing technology that best meets your listening needs and work with you to easily integrate hearing aids into your everyday life. We use Real Ear, Speech Mapping and various testing to program your hearing aids to your exact loss and are proud to use unbundled pricing so you’re only charged for the services you require, providing you with maximum results at the minimum price.
To gather more information about the hearing products and brands we dispense, you can visit our website here.
300A Princeton Hightstown Road Ste 204 East Windsor, NJ 08520 ~ (609) 448 9730
84 Route 31 N Ste 200 Pennington, NJ 08520 ~ (609) 303 0291
Horizon Audiology is a proud provider of Unitron Hearing Aids. This month, Dr. Brady will be speaking about “Unbundling Audiology” at the Unitron Engage Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference will bring together hearing healthcare providers and provide a platform where they can discuss strategies to bring patients the best possible hearing instruments and testing in a changing technological world.
Dr. Brady regularly attends conferences like Engage to develop strategies to give patients the most memorable and positive experience in the office as well as quality hearing aids at a reasonable price. She will be speaking about Horizon Audiology’s unique method of unbundling which allows our office to give patients the most fair and equitable pricing for hearing aids. The office uses an unbundled method of billing so patients are only be charged for the services they require and benefit from lower hearing aid prices. It also helps our doctors to see patients who are having difficulty with an aid or need a modification sooner. Dr. Brady hopes the model will become more popular in audiology because it gives patient’s more fair and honest pricing, keeping the focus on their hearing and overall health. If you’re interested in taking advantage of Horizon Audiology’s unbundled billing model, visit one of our locations in Pennington or East Windsor. You can schedule an appointment by calling (609) 448 9730. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Visit our “About Page” to learn more about Dr. Brady, the owner of Horizon Audiology, and her mission to bring the best possible hearing care to patients in your area.
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300A Princeton Hightstown Road Suite 204 East Windsor, NJ 08520
84 Route 31 North Suite 200 Pennington, NJ 08534
Horizon Audiology is excited to be a provider of the rechargeable hearing aids, “Zounds”. The aids focus on speech clarity in conversation. They use “Intuitive Noise Cancellation”, a technology trademarked by the company, which helps users to focus on a desired conversation and block out distracting background noise in busy environments. We were able to sit down with owner of Horizon Audiology, Dr. Jane Brady AuD, to learn more about Zounds.
What features of the Zounds hearing aids are you most excited to share with patients and how does the rechargeable aspect of the aids improve people’s audiologic experience?
Dr. Brady: The Zounds product line includes rechargeablity which is a feature many individuals find important.
Zounds is proud to share that their hearing aids perform well in high frequency ranges, between 5,000 Hz and 8,000 Hz. What does this mean?
Dr. Brady: This means critical high frequency consonant sounds become more audible. These high frequency sounds are most critical to people understanding an audible message. Because the Zounds aids are able to amplify sounds in these high frequency ranges, they give users a clearer signal in quiet and in noise than some other aids.
Zounds hearing aids also use “Dynamic Feedback Cancellation” technology. What does this mean and how does it benefit patients?
Dr. Brady: Dynamic Feedback is a feature which reduces the annoying feedback patients experience with elevated amounts of high frequency gain. With an effective feedback suppression system, increased high frequency gain targets are matched and are attainable.
What is the ShockSound Suppression system that the Zounds Aids use?
Dr. Brady: The hearing aids only amplify useful sounds, such as conversation and computer “bings” and signals, and prevent the amplification of loud painful sounds, such as glass shattering, beyond their comfort level.
Because of these features, what types of patients would have their hearing most positively affected by a Zounds hearing aid?
Dr. Brady: Anybody who finds themselves asking a coworker or family member to repeat themselves, someone who may be struggling when they are out to eat with friends or family, a listener who can’t always hear the soft voices of their grandchildren, and anybody who would like the benefits of a rechargeable battery would benefit from a Zounds hearing aid.
If you are a patient who falls under these categories above, how should you proceed to find out more information about the aids?
Dr. Brady: The first step to obtaining hearing aids is to schedule a visit with one of our audiologist for a hearing test. There, we will assess hearing across a frequency, determine speech discrimination ability to record clarity in quiet and in noise. In addition, we will assess middle ear function via tympanometry and outer hair cell function as well.
These are all tests completed at our Pennington or East Windsor locations. After testing, we will review results, and discuss listening goals and listening needs. After this thorough assessment, we will make recommendations for a product that best suits your needs.
Visit our website here or call (609) 448-9730 if you are interested in a Zounds Hearing Aid and would like to make an appointment with one of our audiologists to learn how you can benefit from amplified hearing.
As your Audiologists, informing you about the latest advances in hearing aid technology and making certain you are hearing all of your conversations is one of our top responsibilities. Recently, some new hearing aids have really captured our attention. We think they may be a perfect fit for you. To introduce you to these hearing aids, we’ve arranged a special lunch and listen event that we’d love for you to attend.
As my guest, you’ll enjoy a complimentary meal while getting an up-close-and-personal preview of the newest Unitron hearing aids. We will have a pair of these devices set aside for you and programmed for your hearing loss. You’ll be able to try them out over a complimentary lunch. All of your questions about the technology are answered.
The goals of this lunch & listen are:
- To educate you on the latest hearing solutions focused on better sound quality
- Take a “test listen” with remarkable new hearing aids in one of the most challenging listening situations around – conversations in a crowded environment.
<>We are happy to say that this Lunch & Listen is completely free for you. But we are limiting the event to the first 10 RSVPs from patients with hearing test results on file. So, we urge you to reserve your seat today by calling 609-448-9730.
President and Supervising Licensee
NJ Audiology License #YA376
NJ Hearing aid Dispensing License #MG710
Tara L. Fuchs, AuD FAAA, Doctor of Audiology
NJ Audiology License #YA558
NJ Hearing aid Dispensing License #MG834