Hey there,

It’s Dr. Joni Ruiz here — welcome to the December newsletter.

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely looking forward to Christmas this year! It’s lovely to share the day with my family. Each year, we enjoy spending our time challenging ourselves and working together on a puzzle. It’s hard work but so much fun!

Gosh… it seems like it was only yesterday when we chatted about making your hearing health a top priority in the new year.

I hope you listened to my advice and that your hearing is now 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.

But if you have any questions or hearing concerns, don’t hesitate to give us a call. As you know, hearing aids have so many different features and options – I’m always happy to help you out so you can take advantage of everything your hearing aids can offer you.

FREE 1 Week Real Life Listening Experience
Speaking of offers, we are excited to bring you a special offer at the beginning of January. From Jan. 6 – Jan. 9th, select participants will be given hearing aids for a 7 day trial of the latest premium hearing technology and asked to provide feedback about the quality, comfort, and design. Watch our Facebook page for more information or give us a call to find out more.

From Big Thicket Hearing Aids & Audiology, 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!

Holiday Opening Hours
Our office will be closed from noon on Tuesday, December 24 to Thursday, December 26. We will resume our regular working hours on Friday, December 27.

So, make sure to come in for a routine clean and check if it’s been longer than a year since your annual hearing tests so that your hearing aids are programmed appropriately for all the festivities to begin!

Patient Resources

How To Care For Your Hearing Aids This Winter

If you’re travelling to colder destinations this holiday season, winter temperatures can affect your hearing aids. Here’s everything you need to know to keep them in good condition.

Learn more…

Common Hearing Aid Problems and How to Fix Them

Today’s hearing aids are amazing pieces of technology, but this doesn’t stop them from needing a repair from time to time. We take a look at what can go wrong and what you can do about it.

Learn 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.

How Did We Do?

We love seeing our patients, and we love reading your positive feedback even more.

Help spread the word about Big Thicket Hearing Aids & Audiology. If you’ve been to see us recently, please don’t hesitate to share your experience with the world! Your kind words just might inspire someone to get their hearing seen to.

And That’s a Wrap!

Thank you for taking the time to read this far – I hope this newsletter has been useful to you.      
    
As a reminder, Big Thicket Hearing Aids & Audiology is on your side. If you have any concerns about your family’s hearing health, book an appointment by calling (409) 227-0284, or click the button below.

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Dr. Joni A. Ruiz AuD

Dr. Joni A. Ruiz AuD

Dr. Joni Ruiz is the owner and doctor of audiology at Big Thicket Hearing Aids and Audiology. She earned her doctorate of audiology in 2009 from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. Selected for a prestigious fourth-year externship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ruiz has more than ten years’ experience as an audiologist. She has a heart for patient-centered care. At her hearing care practice, she performs comprehensive diagnostic audiological evaluations, provides aural rehabilitation to her patients and their loved ones, dispenses state of the art hearing aids, and manages the care of said devices for their life. Dr. Ruiz is dedicated to patient education regarding hearing loss, hearing protection, and hearing aid selection.
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