World of Sound Blog

Stavros Basseas and David Green decided to do something about the millions of people in the world who need hearing help but have limited funds and no access to services. Here in the US, we have an extensive network of medical and hearing health professionals to address the need for hearing aids plus hearing aid batteries are available at any corner pharmacy. This supply chain just doesn’t exist in emerging nations. But what they typically do have are cell phone towers and at least some access to cell phones. This was a good jumping off point to begin the project. 

I had the honor of representing Sound World Solutions at the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) 2015 convention June25-June 28, 2015. This year, the convention was held in St. Louis, Missouri at the beautiful Doubletree Union Station hotel, a converted train station built in 1894 when public buildings were truly grand. Sound World Solutions participated with a booth on the exhibit floor where we displayed our product line and interacted with attendees. We attended the HLAA convention in Austin, Texas last year, so there was familiarity with our personal sound amplifiers, but the announcement of the Companion - our first FDA registered hearing aid - resulted in a significant increase in interest and conversation. 

Finally, an Affordable Solution for Hearing Problems – a Sound World Solutions Review

Tony Delisi, Companion Hearing Aid Customer - Monday, July 06, 2015

I have used hearing assistance devices for about 20 years. I have used many types and price ranges but finally, there is a solution…the Companion (HD100) from Sound WorldSolutions. 

You’ve decided it’s time to act on your hearing loss. Now what do you do?  

How Can You Tell If Your Loved One Has A Hearing Problem?

Sargon Khamo, Staff Audiologist - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hearing Loss Road Sign For many people, hearing loss is gradual. So gradual, in fact, that they might not realize it is happening.  

The Rechargeable Hearing Aid Battery Revolution

Mike Kilhefner - Thursday, May 28, 2015

 I recently saw a video on the Hearing Loss of American Association (HLAA) Facebook page about a smart young man named Ethan Manuell. Ethan is an 8th grade audiology patient who did a science project on extending the life of the tiny zinc oxide button cell batteries in his hearing aid. On one hand, I thought, good for you Ethan! But on the other hand, it struck me odd that someone so young would be using battery technology that is so old and expensive, requiring him to change the battery cells every few days. Why are hearing aid users stuck with using these tiny batteries? Why not have a hearing aid that can be charged as easily as the smartphone or a computer. 

Social Isolation Due to Hearing Loss

Shawn Stahmer - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Businessman suffering from hard of hearingHearing loss often occurs gradually and is not detected early on by the person affected. Untreated hearing loss causes, among other things, social isolation. This could happen to people in any age group.