Hello there,

It’s Tracy here from Audicles Hearing Services. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our new monthly newsletter.

Each month, I’ll bring you informative articles on your hearing health, and tips to help you stay up to date on all the latest news and keep your hearing a top priority.

2019 is rapidly coming to a close.  I hope this year has been a good year for you and that your hearing is performing at its best. And as the winter holidays approach, may you thoroughly enjoy and relish every moment – whether it’s socializing with your family, friends, or colleagues.

However, if you have any questions or concerns about your hearing, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

From everyone at Audicles Hearing Services, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for your patronage this year. We’re looking forward to 2020 with many more good things to come!

Now, let’s see what this month’s issue has in store for you…

Latest Patient Resources

What Are The Different Types Of Hearing Aids?

 

Today’s hearing aids are small devices that come in a range of styles. We explain what your options are.

 

Read more…

 

Different Types Of Hearing Loss

A hearing loss isn’t just a hearing loss. Learn about the different types and their specific treatments.

Read more…

Hearing Health Tip

Tis the season for going out to eat with friends and family. However, finding a quiet restaurant can be a challenge at this time of the year.

If you have a hearing loss, tinnitus, or a sensory disorder, too much noise can make your symptoms worse. If your hearing is good, what impact will lots of noise have on it?

But now there are two apps that can help you out. They can identify local restaurants and cafes that are gentler on the ears. Here’s a brief look at them:

Soundprint: View a map of local restaurants along with their sound decibel rating. You can also test the decibel levels at the restaurant you’re at to see if the environment is too loud. Share your findings by uploading them to the app. To find out more and to download, click here.

iHearU: Find ear-friendly restaurants worldwide. Any location rated four noise bars or less is considered a safe environment. You can also find establishments that offer assistive hearing systems. Additionally, you can report on quiet locations and add them to the app. Going to a livelier restaurant? Find out just how noisy it is and then decide if you want to wear ear protection. To learn more and to download, click here.

Team Member Spotlight:

Dr. Elias Hernandez

Each month we’ll shine the spotlight on an Audicles’ team member. To kick things off, here’s everything you need to know about our wonderful Dr. Elias Hernandez…

Elias or “Eli” started his journey with Audicles in 2017 and joined the team after completing his clinical residency.

Eli has worked in various clinical settings and received extensive training with patients of all ages. He received his doctorate of audiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where his clinical specialties include ear wax management, hearing rehabilitation, and ear-to-brain health.

Eli’s priority is to provide his patients with the best audiological care in South Texas.

Patient Reviews

We love seeing our patients, and we love your positive feedback, too! Here’s a recent review from one of our delighted patients:

“Today was Amazing day for me because I finally got my hearing aids. I would recommend anyone to Audicles under Dr. Eli he is so sweet and patient I’m glad that Texas workforce Rehabilitation Center send me to Audicles. I am very happy with my hearings aids.”

–       Samara Carr

If you’ve visited us recently, we would love to hear about your experience. You just may inspire someone to begin their journey to better hearing. Click here to leave a review.

And That’s A Wrap!

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter – we hope it’s been useful to you.

As a reminder, we are always on your side. If you have any concerns about your or your family’s hearing, book an appointment by calling us at (210) 820-0525, or you can request a callback by clicking here.

   Until next month,

Dr. Tracey Board and the Audicles Team 

Lowest Price Guarantee On All Hearing Aids

We’re proud of our service and we’re proud of our fair pricing philosophy – that’s why we guarantee to offer the lowest price on all like-for-like hearing aids and care packages – giving you the peace of mind that you can come to us and know that you’re getting the best care and the best technology, at the best price.

 

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Dr. Tracy Board Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Tracy Board Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Board began her career in audiology after completing her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin and the doctoral program at The University of Texas at Dallas. She has been fortunate to work in a plethora of healthcare and educational settings. As a result, she has perfected the art of effective adult and pediatric treatment. When she is not at the clinic, Dr. Board works directly with her state and national organizations to not only improve the quality of audiological healthcare in Texas, but also to advocate for her patients.
What Was Betty's First Experience at Audicles Like ...
“My first sign of hearing loss was gradually realizing that I couldn’t hear and was missing too much. My first impressions of Audicles were that I would recommend them, they had a good reputation and local. I knew that I needed help and found them very easy to work with, very thorough and very likable. Hearing aids have impacted my life a great deal, I was missing too much of what was going on. My advice to anybody considering visiting Audicles would be that they’re an excellent choice and I think they would be very happy with them.”
Betty P.
What Would Brian Rate Audicles Out of 10? ...
“I first realized I had signs of hearing loss in the early 90’s, my biggest fear at the time was having to wear hearing aids and feeling old and deaf. I went to visit Audicles and if I had to rate my first impressions on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give them a 12+. From day one of having my hearing aids, everything changed, when I take them off the world goes to only 50% hearing, so they really have positively impacted my life. I always recommend Audicles so if you are considering visiting, I would highly recommend and refer Audicles and Tracey Board.”
Brian O.
Dr. Watson’s passion to help kids hear better was very heartwarming ...
“My first signs of hearing loss started in 3rd grade, I had problems with my teacher, which in turn led to having a hearing test, which found high frequency hearing loss in my left ear. Audicles made me feel very comfortable right from the start and Dr. Watson’s passion to help kids hear better was very heartwarming, enough to keep me as a patient for 30+ years. My hearing aids have become a true blessing as I have gotten older, if you are considering visiting Audicles, don’t wait! They truly go above and beyond to help you.”
Donald Kotzer
What Happened at 4 Year Old Hunter's First Appointment ...
“Hunter was just four years old when we found out he had a profound hearing loss in both ears and as his parents we were so worried Hunter would have to live with this disability and would always be considered different. As soon as his hearing aids were turned on, he ran to the window and said “trucks.” He could hear the traffic for the first time. When we got home to his Memi’s house, he could hear the peacocks and he was so excited … it was priceless. The impact hearing aids have had on Hunter’s life is incredible, Hunter says “I am able to live a normal life and communicate easily with my family and friends. I love to hunt and fish, which are two things I can do better when I can hear.” For anybody considering visiting Audicles, we would not consider taking Hunter anywhere else, they are the most caring people you will ever meet. We love Dr. Board and all of the staff, they are extremely helpful and welcoming at all times.”
Hunter Brown
Isaac First Visited Audicles as a Little Kid ...
“My first signs of hearing loss came when I was a little kid, I was really happy when I visited Audicles for my first appointment. Hearing Aids have had a really good impact on my life, I can hear everything! I would definitely encourage anybody considering visiting Audicles to go.”
Isaac Leos
She Always Made Me Feel Like I Belonged ...
“I was only two when signs of hearing loss were detected so I don’t remember my first appointment, but one of my earliest memories was visiting Dr. Jane with my grandpa. She always made me feel like I belonged and always greeted me with a smile and a hug. My first impressions of Audicles were awesome, I remember sitting in the hearing booth thinking I was in a spaceship! The impact hearing aids have had on my life is indescribable, I would not be where I am without the help of Audicles, Dr. Jane went above and beyond to help me. I would say to anybody considering visiting Audicles, what are you waiting for?”
Jaret Gunn
There is Never a Better Time to Do It Than The Present ...
“I noticed the first signs of hearing loss at work, as I work with children in my teaching job, I found it harder and harder to hear them. My family were also giving me a hard time about the TV volume. I was so ready to increase my quality of life and not miss anything so I had no fears about visiting Audicles for my first appointment. I was made to feel right at home! They were professional, kind, patient and explained everything. Hearing aids have impacted my life in a big way, I can hear my grandchildren. I have been able to use mics and the technology offered for a variety of purposes was all for the good. If you are considering visiting Audicles, just do it! There is never a better time than the present. What do you have to lose?”
Kim M.
My First Signs of Hearing Loss Were ...
“I was really pleased with my first visit to Audicles, first impressions were very good, everyone is very nice and helpful. Wearing hearing aids has positively impacted my life as I can hear things now that I did not realize I was missing. If you are considering visiting Audicles I would say to go, you can’t find a better service.”
Loretta Anton