Zounds Westford Hosts Event with Juice Plus

Professional Networking Luncheon

“Let Your Food Be Your Medicine” ~ Hippocrates

At Zounds Westford we generally focus on your hearing health, but are concerned with your overall health, which includes many other areas.  Zounds Westford and Juice Plus will discuss a number of topics such as:

  • Living a healthier lifestylezoundswestford logo
  • Reducing Risks of Cancer, Heart Disease & Diabetes
  • Attaining Your Ideal Weight
  • Improving Children’s Nutrition 

Your hosts:

  • Luann Colombo, Science Author /Nutrition Educator
  • Dottie Potts, Zounds Hearing Instrument Specialist juice plus
  • Liz Sullivan, Zounds Hearing Business Manager

Friday March 11th, 2016 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Karma- Asian Fusion Restaurant 

Lunch $15 Inclusive

174 Littleton Road, Route 110 Westford MA

Bring Business cards. Mingle with your peers.                                                                             

Space limited. R.S.V.P.Luann Colombo

LuannColombo@gmail.com     978-479-4110  

www.LuannColombo.com

Hearing Aid Statistics

US Hearing Aid Statistics

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Hearing Aid Statistics

According to hearing aid statistics generated by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), hearing aid unit sales in the United States grew by 4.76% in 2014, topping 3 million units for the first time in industry history. Historically, US hearing aid sales have grown by an average of 3% to 4% per year.

As noted in The Hearing Review’s recent dispenser survey (April 2014), average sales prices (ASP) have been flat or slightly declining for the past several years, meaning that gross revenue increases for many private practices have been relatively difficult to come by.

Styles of hearing aids dispensed in 2014. BTE-style hearing aids now account for more than 3 out of every 4 hearing aids sold in the United States.

Behind-the-ear (BTE) style hearing aids accounted for more than three-quarters (77.1%) of all units dispensed. Receiver in-the-canal and receiver-in-the-ear (RIC/RITE) hearing aids made up 58.0% of all hearing aid sales in 2014.

When looking at the in-the-ear (ITE) style aids, full-shell and half-shell ITEs constituted 10.3% of the total market, while in-the-canal (ITC, 7.2%) and completely-in-the-canal (CIC, 5.5%) made up roughly similar shares.

Hearing Health Statistics

Compiled by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

  • About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears.
  • More than 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents.
  • One in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears, based on standard hearing examinations.
  • Men are more likely than women to report having hearing loss.
  • About 2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss. The rate increases to 8.5 percent for adults aged 55 to 64. Nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74 and 50 percent of those who are 75 and older have disabling hearing loss.
  • The NIDCD estimates that approximately 15 percent of Americans (26 million people) between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to noise at work or during leisure activities.
  • Roughly 10 percent of the U.S. adult population, or about 25 million Americans, has experienced tinnitus lasting at least five minutes in the past year.
  • Among adults aged 70 and older with hearing loss who could benefit from hearing aids, fewer than one in three (30 percent) has ever used them. Even fewer adults aged 20 to 69 (approximately 16 percent) who could benefit from wearing hearing aids have ever used them.
  • As of December 2012, approximately 324,200 people worldwide have received cochlear implants. In the United States, roughly 58,000 adults and 38,000 children have received them.
  • Five out of 6 children experience ear infection (otitis media) by the time they are 3 years old.

Zounds Westford Statistics

Zounds has over 200 locations nationwide… and growing.

If interested in learning more about hearing aid and health statistics, the primary sources for this information came from hearingreview.com and nidcd.nih.gov.

Zounds Westford Free Service

Zounds Westford Free Service for the life of your hearing aids may not be the first thing you think about when buying hearing zounds westford free serviceaids, but it will become important over time. Maybe the most important factor.

So you’ve noticed there are situations where you have difficulty hearing. Maybe at sporting events, or restaurants, or conference calls at work, or… Your spouse gets short-tempered because he or she have to continually repeat themselves. Your kids comment on how loud the TV is when they walk into the room. Your bowling team look at you funny when you respond to their questions. You realize you’re not hearing well, and that you probably haven’t for a long time.

But you still don’t have a hearing test. Maybe you think you’re too young for hearing aids. Perhaps you think hearing aids will make you look weak. Maybe you are still rationalizing that it isn’t affecting your relationships, job performance and state-of-mind.

But finally, one day, you realize you have to take care of yourself. You are not alone. Statistics suggest it typically takes five to seven years for someone to recognize their hearing loss requires correction. So you have a hearing exam and find out you have a hearing loss.

Now there is a whole new set of questions. What is the right hearing aid for your loss, lifestyle and budget? There are a lot of hearing aids on the market. We believe Zounds Westford offers the best technology at the most affordable prices. But shopping based on price alone may result in long-term dissatisfaction and buyer’s remorse.

Buying hearing aids is kind of like buying a car. It isn’t a singular event. When you make the decision to purchase, your hearing aids will be custom programmed for your hearing loss. You will be trained about how to wear, recharge and maintain your aids. You will return after a couple of weeks so any issues can be resolved and adjustments can be made. Similar to your first service appointment at the car dealership.

Over the life of your hearing aids you will have questions. Adjustments will have to be made. Your hearing may change and you’ll want a new exam. Based on the results of the exam, your hearing aids will have to be re-programmed. You’ll want to work with someone you trust and like. Someone who cares and aspires to provide excellent service.

When you first buy your Zounds Westford hearing aids, you’ll love the features such as rechargeable batteries, noise cancellation and sound clarity. And you’ll love the price. In the end, you will be most happy about Zounds Westford Free Service for the life of your hearing aids. The great experiences you will have with our team. That is the Zounds Westford Difference.

Zounds Westford Serving Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire

Zounds Westford opened our doors on January 19, 2015. We have been proudly providing free hearing exams, education and excellent service for the last year. We are building life-long relationships and look forward to serving the communities of central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire for years to come. Some of the towns we have served include Westford, Littleton, Chelmsford, Acton, Carlisle, Concord, Maynard, Boxborough,  Billerica, Bedford, Lincoln, Harvard, Tyngsborough, Lowell, Tewksbury, Groton, Ayer, Andover, Burlington, Woburn, Lexington, Hudson, Westborough, Northborough, Marlborough, Sudbury, Stow, Weston, Wayland, Wilmington, Dunstable, and Nashua, NH.

Reflecting on our first year, we are taking a look back at our start and some of the reasons why we do what we do.

Zounds Franchise Opens in Westford

The Lowell Sun
Updated:   03/09/2015 07:09:54 AM EDT

Pepperell resident Troy Roberts, center, co-owns the Zounds Hearing franchise in Westford. With him are Liz Sullivan, left, office manager; and Dottie

Pepperell resident Troy Roberts, center, co-owns the Zounds Hearing franchise in Westford. With him are Liz Sullivan, left, office manager; and Dottie Potts, hearing specialist.

A Sun Staff Report

WESTFORD — Much like the franchise’s founder, Troy Roberts decided to open a Zounds Hearing store after a family member experienced dissatisfaction with hearing aids.

Roberts, of Pepperell, and his wife, Jannine, opened their Zounds franchise at the Westford Plaza (175 Littleton Road) in January. The trigger was the poor experience Roberts’ father, Bill, had with several hearing aids.

“It was very important to me to start a business where I could provide a service that helps people, offered at a tremendous value,” said Troy Roberts, in a statement. “My father has purchased a number of hearing aids over the years, but none of them met his expectations and he received very little support.”

Bill Roberts, of Townsend, became one of his son’s first customers.

Zounds Hearing designs, manufactures and sells hearing aids direct to the public through corporate and franchise stores. It boasts that its combination of innovation and factory-direct pricing enables franchisees to position themselves as a leader for both state-of-the-art technology and competitive pricing.

The Westford store offers free hearing tests for anyone interested in assessing their hearing.

Zounds, based in Tempe, Ariz., was born from a man’s promise to his daughter. According to the company’s website, founder Sam Thomasson was determined to build a hearing instrument that would solve the issues that conventional hearing aids posed for his young daughter.

Thomasson, an engineer, was able to develop technology that helped his daughter hear clearly in any situation.

The Zounds of Westford team also includes Liz Sullivan, of Pepperell, who manages the day-to-day operations; and Dorothy “Dottie” Potts of Windham, N.H., a fully accredited and licensed hearing specialist.

According to the American Academy of Audiology, 36 million Americans experience hearing loss to some degree.

Zounds of Westford is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Read more:  http://www.lowellsun.com/business/ci_27674711/zounds-franchise-opens-westford#ixzz3U9yaRAv8