Zounds Hearing opens the first of its six Cleveland area hearing aid stores on February 10; Grand Opening on February 11.
Zounds Hearing will open its first Greater Cleveland area hearing aid store on February 10, 2014 at Ridge Park Square, 4760 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, Ohio. The store’s Grand Opening celebration will be held the next day on Tuesday, February 11, which will include food, giveaways, a two-week long raffle to win a free pair of hearing aids and other prizes. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will launch the celebration at 9:30 a.m. on February 11 with the Brooklyn Mayor Richard H. Balbier alongside store owner, Cleveland area resident, Glenn Harbold.
One of the fastest growing hearing aid companies in the U.S., Zounds Hearing designs, manufactures and retails affordable, high-performance hearing aids that address mild-to-profound hearing loss. Over the next two years, Harbold plans to open six Zounds Hearing aid stores throughout the Greater Cleveland area.
Sam Thomasson, an electrical engineer based in Mesa, Arizona, founded Zounds Hearing in 2005, after developing affordable technologies for his hearing-impaired daughter that solved many of her hearing aid issues. Franchise store owner, Harbold, who is an engineer by training, was impressed with Thomasson’s commitment to his daughter and other hearing loss clients. “I’m inspired by Sam’s passion to bring affordable, quality hearing to more people by bringing down the price of these top technologies,” he said. Zounds hearing aids – soon to be available via hearing stores in Ohio – are priced between $1,500-3,500 per pair, which is about half the price of other premium brands.
The hearing aid industry reports that about 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud noises at work or in leisure activities. And those with a mild hearing loss are twice as likely to develop dementia, a risk that increases with the severity of the hearing loss.
Sound quality matters a lot to Bob Brown, age 81, from Bethlehem, PA. But convenience and price were the deciding factors in his Zounds hearing aids purchase last May. “I can adjust the sound quality with my own remote control,” said Bob, “And the batteries are rechargeable! I love the way my remote keeps company with my hearing aids in the charger at night.”
Located in shopping plazas with easy access for seniors, the Zounds Hearing stores will offer appointments, Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00a.m. –5:00 p.m., with other appointments by request.
“We strive for a comfortable and reliable fitting experience,” says Harbold. “A licensed hearing specialist, who is overseen by a licensed Doctor of Audiology, performs the free hearing test and custom-fitting for the client, so that the client can walk out of the store with improved hearing in about two hours.”
Zounds Hearing has helped thousands of people with hearing loss continue to live life to the fullest, using the industry’s best prices, proprietary technology and excellent client service. For more information, visit http://www.zoundscleveland.com or call 216-377-5520 to schedule a free hearing aid test in Cleveland.