Hey there,

It’s Dr. Joni Ruiz here with your February newsletter.

I’ve been very busy meeting with patients, answering phones, and moving office furniture around – never a dull moment, that’s for sure!

I’m also gearing up for our open house event, which runs from February 10-14. Come on down and say hello – it would be great to see some familiar faces and meet some new folks, too! There’s lots planned for the event, including a special offer – $500 off any pair of hearing aids.

Also, coming soon is a new practice partner, and he just happens to have four legs, a wagging tail, and lots of golden curls! We are currently waiting for the arrival of a very eager Goldendoodle, and he will soon be joining me in the office as a therapy dog, once he completes his therapy dog training. He’ll be on hand to greet clients and provide affection, comfort, and support.

And, finally, it’s Valentine’s Day this month. Why not encourage your loved ones to come and see me for a hearing test, even if they don’t have a hearing loss?

A baseline test will mark the beginning of their new hearing journey and give us something to compare their hearing to at future visits. This way, we can address the slightest of problems before they become large ones.

The gift of good hearing is the perfect way to say, “I love you” this Valentine’s Day. Cross my heart, your loved ones will be in good hands, and they’ll be grateful for your encouragement and support.

Simply give me a call to book an appointment today.

Patient Resources

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Getting Help With Your Hearing Loss Can Improve Your Relationships

Find out how treating your hearing loss can make life for you and your loved ones a whole lot easier.

Learn more…

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How To Change Your Hearing Aid Filters

While earwax is good for your ears, it can cause havoc for your hearing aids. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean the filters so your hearing can remain crystal clear.

Learn more…

Hearing Health Tip

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Loud noises, such as rock concerts and machinery, can damage our hearing over time, but did you know that wind can, too?

That’s right – cruising in your convertible, racing down a hill on your bicycle, or riding your motorcycle can affect your hearing due to the noise created by the wind at high speeds.

Research shows that prolonged exposure to buffeting winds while riding in a top-down convertible or on a motorcycle can cause hearing damage. Noise increases by about 15 dB, which means that hearing damage can start at 55 mph.

Additionally, cyclists can face an eardrum rupture just by riding their bicycle on flat terrain daily. However, if you’re into serious racing, the wind’s sound levels can reach as much as 120 dB if racing downhill. 120 dB means immediate danger to your ears.

The solution? Wearing appropriate ear protection will prevent ear damage and let you stay on the road enjoying your ride.

Patient Reviews

We love seeing our patients, and we love reading your positive feedback even more. Just look at this recent review…

“I can’t say enough good things about Joni! She is so patient and persistent in making sure everything is just right. She values my WW2 veteran father as a person and honors his service. She speaks loudly and slowly enough for him to understand her. Plus she is a super good audiologist!”

– Melinda Statton 

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 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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