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Here at Miracle-Ear, we're proud to help people reach their full hearing potential every day. It's our goal to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible. We hope you will allow us to help you hear better days!Get In Touch
3079 28th St SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
- Hearing Loss
- Hearing Aids
- Custom Fit
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Miracle-Ear Hearing Aids in Kentwood, MI
If you've experienced hearing loss and you're looking for an improvement, the experienced, conscientious hearing care specialists at the Miracle-Ear® hearing aid center in Kentwood will be glad to assist you. In an effort to make sure all of your needs are met and your stress level is reduced, we'll take the time to provide exemplary service to you. At our hearing aid center, we'll also maintain your hearing aid over the long haul while teaching you how to do it yourself. Discover and experience the Miracle-Ear advantage today.
How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss
Before coming into the hearing aid center for one of our free hearing tests*, check your experiences against the following list of possible symptoms of hearing loss:
- You're constantly asking people to speak up, especially women and children.
- You're hearing all speech as mumbling.
- You're afraid of being in public situations.
- You're becoming annoyed when you can't hear or understand others.
- You're taking medication that might affect your hearing.
- You're being subjected to loud sounds over a prolonged period.
If you've experienced these or other symptoms, come in and let us determine the extent of your hearing loss.
The Miracle-Ear Experience in Kentwood, MIIf your hearing loss has progressed to the point that you feel you need to explore hearing aids in Kentwood, MI, then Miracle-Ear will be ready to assist you. We're America's most recognized brand of hearing aids, and we now provide GENIUS™ Technology, which incorporates powerful improvements over previous hearing aids. For example, it allows the wearer to aim the hearing aid at the person who is speaking while masking background noise to the side. The HD2Sound protocols built into GENIUS™ Technology even mimic human brain patterns. Call us to set up an appointment today to learn more.
Meet the Team
Benjamin Norris, BC-HIS, ACA Franchise Owner
This is my 11th year in the hearing healthcare business. I honestly can't think of a career ... Read More
This is my 11th year in the hearing healthcare business. I honestly can't think of a career more rewarding that being a part of helping people hear. I am currently an Audioprosthologist and Board Certified-Hearing Instrument Specialist. I started working with Miracle-Ear in 2007 for a Miracle-Ear franchisee that operated a number of stores throughout the Midwest. After working for him for five and a half years, I purchased a portion of his business that I had run and operated for him. Since purchasing from him over five years ago and starting with four locations, we have doubled in size and currently operate 10 locations throughout West Michigan. Believe it or not, I still see patients five days a week splitting my time between a few locations. I've built a lot of wonderful relationships over the years and continue to enjoy serving our clients.
I have many stories I could tell as I've been able to help many people improve their quality of life through hearing better and reconnecting them with those they care most about. By far my most rewarding experience is that of a young girl that was 18 at the time I met her and already wore hearing aids. She had had a brain tumor removed when she was younger that had resulted in hearing loss. Her father was a patient of mine asked me to evaluate her. At her evaluation I quickly determined that she could hear much better than she currently was with her present hearing aids. The audiologist that had been taking care of her kept telling her that her hearing aids were working. That might have been true that they were working and producing sound, however they never took the step of measuring the sound pressure output of her hearing aids to determine if they were giving her the best outcome. Instead because they produced sound she was told they were working.
Following her hearing evaluation, I was able to then measure what her hearing aids were doing and determined they were producing sound, but not even to allow her to hear well. Her hearing aids were 20 decibels from where she should have been to get the best outcome. Within six weeks of fitting her with new hearing aids she was a brand new person and the tension that was created at home due to silence and the frustration created by the hearing loss had disappeared. She was able to get a job. Her teachers no longer believed she was cognitively impaired and learning disabled. Her reading ability went from a fourth grade reading level to a sixth grade reading level. She even had a boyfriend before too long. It was a radical difference by simply giving her the gift of sound and the levels she needed to hear again.
This is just one example of the impact hearing better has had on someone. These "Miracles" happen daily in our offices. The growth of our business over the last few years has been the greatest compliment from our loyal patients, referring their friends and family and entrusting us with their hearing healthcare needs. I currently serve on the board of the Michigan Alliance of Hearing Healthcare Professionals. I've personally been recognized as one of "The Best Hearing Healthcare Professionals" in both 2012 and 2013 by the Hearing Review Magazine. This is very humbling yet a result of striving to be the best and expecting excellence from myself as well as our staff every day, delivering excellent outcomes for our patients.
On a personal note I am married to my wife Becky seven years. We have three daughters, Avery (6), Ellie (4), Isabelle (3), and a son Otto (1.5 years) that keep us very busy at home. My wife works for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital part-time as a pediatric oncology nurse. We reside in the Byron Center Area and enjoy Red Wings Hockey, traveling, biking, and summers up north on the Lake.
Chad Barcheski Hearing Instrument Specialist, Clinical Manager
Chad is a (HIS) Hearing Instrument Specialist, Miracle-Ear ... Read More
Chad is a (HIS) Hearing Instrument Specialist, Miracle-Ear credentialed through (LMS) Learning Management System.
Favorite Part Of Working With Miracle-Ear
Chad's favorite part of working at Miracle-Ear is being part of the patient's life changing moments. Hearing of how he has helped them not miss important "WOW" moments and how better hearing has improved the quality of their lives.
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