Hey there,

Thank goodness hearing aids rapidly evolved during the 1900s.

Otherwise, our patients would be connected to a hearing device the size of a filing cabinet, as was the case for many one hundred years ago!

Today’s hearing aids, of course, are incredibly much smaller and more comfortable to wear.

And with full digitization, smartphone connectivity, and special features like remote assist, they are sleek and highly sophisticated devices.

We all know how manufacturers always strive to surpass their current products … and ReSound is no different. The ReSound ONE is now available, and many believe this new model will redefine its wearers’ experiences.


It’s important that we take this claim with a grain of salt! That’s why we’ve given a small number of our patients the ReSound ONE to see what they think.

The good news is, so far, it’s gone down really well with the group. And we think that might have something to do with its innovative technology.

Unlike most hearing aids, which capture sounds via a microphone located behind the ear, the new device places a third microphone and a receiver inside the outer ear canal.

Therefore, it mimics the way people use their ears to hear, using the outer ear to register the position and frequency of different noises.

With a 30% improvement in understanding speech, the team at Big Thicket considers this a game-changer.

To find out more about the ReSound ONE, phone us at (409) 227-0284, and we can set you up with a free trial to experience the difference firsthand.


Bre is now officially trained to do curbside or quick appointment clean and checks, so there’s no need to wait longer for an appointment with me. Simply call Bre at 409-227-0284 and let her know when you would like to stop by the office.

In other news, it’s back to school time for Hopper our therapy dog! He is currently getting ready to return to “camp” for more training. We are so excited and ready to have him in the office soon.

Hearing Loss is No Barrier For This Filmmaker…

Many people see their hearing loss as an obstacle that prevents them from reaching their full potential. 

But deaf filmmaker Chase Burton has proven otherwise.

Thanks to a collaboration with California tech company Not Impossible Labs, he could “feel” different sounds by wearing a specially designed suit while working on his film set.

The suit, which consists of twenty-four vibrating points, positioned from the top of his back to his ankles, lets him know the intensity of various noises.

In a recent CNN interview, Chase said, “I see technology as a real opportunity to bring deaf and hearing audiences together and create a new kind of experience.”

Burton’s story is just one of many inspirational stories that share how hearing loss can be overcome with determination and vision. To read the full story, click here.

Helpful Resources

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Hearing loss treatment

Have a question or need help? Then we’re here for you.

Call us at (409) 227-0284.

Have a great October!

The team at Big Thicket Hearing Aids & Audiology

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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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