SWAMPSCOTT, Mass., March 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ZVOX, the industry leader in voice clarity technology for TV, phone and video conferencing, today announced free online hearing tests for World Health Day. ‘hearing – March 3, 2022. The free hearing test, based on an innovative new background screening algorithm, is available at https://zvox.com/hearingtest.
Hearing loss can lead to serious health problems
About 30% of adults aged 65 and over have some degree of hearing loss. And hearing loss issues go beyond issues like poor communication and difficulty hearing your TV or phone. They can lead to much more serious health problems, including an increased risk of developing dementia.* If you have hearing loss, you can minimize the possibility of cognitive decline and dementia – perhaps even greater than to control other risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and social isolation.
“For years, hearing loss has been viewed in terms of extremes,” says ZVOX CEO Tom Hannaher. “Either you had bad hearing loss and needed powerful hearing aids – or you were fine…no help was needed. But new research shows that minor hearing loss – ignored and untreated – can lead to other health problems, including dementia.* The good news is that there are a variety of treatments and affordable electronic products that can help people cope with hearing loss – minor or major. first step is a hearing test.
ZVOX recommends that people over 40 get regular hearing tests, administered by a professional. But the ZVOX online screening test is convenient and free and can be a simple first step to better hearing health. Most importantly, people should be aware that untreated hearing problems can lead to social withdrawal and serious cognitive problems. In other words, stop making excuses and take the hearing test today… it’s free!
ZVOX: new types of hearing solutions… for television, telephone and videoconferencing.
ZVOX offers a full line of hearing enhancement products – including TV speakers, headphones, true wireless headphones, video conferencing audio systems, and FDA registered hearing aids. The patented AccuVoice technology used in their best-selling line of TV speakers dramatically improves dialog intelligibility – often allowing the hearing impaired to enjoy TV programming without the use of hearing aids or headphones. The company’s latest technology, SuperVoice, “softens” background noise, so it doesn’t interfere with speech intelligibility. Unlike other products, ZVOX proprietary algorithms amplify and clarify vocals without any significant change in volume or pitch in other parts of the soundtrack.
*According to a study published in Lancet Commissions (Lancet, December 16, 2017; 390:2673-2734), the risk of developing dementia increases in older people with mild hearing and moderate hearing loss.
Sara Trujillo, [email protected]