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					                                                    Autumn Newsletter

       Hear for a lifetime. Here for you.
Dear Friends,
                                                                               Introducing Julie
It was great to see so many of you turn out for our 3rd
annual Friends & Family Picnic. For me it is a time to      Many of you had the opportunity to meet Julie Bowen
just “be” in the moment. I enjoy hearing the laughter       at our picnic. Julie is a hearing aid technician and the
of kids and adults, hearing stories, knowing that peo-      newest member of our staff. She graduated from
ple are connecting with old friends and making new          Central Michigan University in 1992 with a degree in
friends. My staff and I always look forward to visiting     Communication Disorders with an emphasis in
with our friends and patients outside of “work.”            audiology.

I hope you will drop in and say Hello to Julie Bowen.       Julie is here to support our mission of offering you
The addition of her to our staff as well as new weekly      outstanding service when you need it. Julie is avail-
walk in hours, an after hours drop box and a virtual        able for hearing aid cleaning and maintenance (com-
show room of working assistive listening devices for        plete care) checkups, tube changes and repairs. She
patients to demonstrate are all efforts aimed at giving     will staff our walk in hours on Mondays and
you what you deserve. The best in service with a per-       Wednesdays between 11 am and 1 pm.
sonal touch.
                                                                                  Julie has two sons Joey 11 and Jake
Have a wonderful Autumn. I’ll look forward to seeing                              9. When she is not working, she
you all at our Christmas Tea.                                                     enjoys cooking, reading and softball.

Warm Regards,                                                                     Please stop in and introduce yourself
                                                                                  to Julie. I know you’ll like her as much
                                                                                  as we do.

                                                                                      In this issue:
  Don’t Miss the Sounds of Your Life!                                      •   Giving Back
                                                                           •   S Series
                                      “I am so happy                       •   Special Savings
                                     with my hearing                       •   Technology Corner
                                      aids - I wonder                      •   Brunch and Learn
                                     why I waited so
                                     long. I now can
                                     hear the birds in
                                       the morning -
                                                                  Mark Your Calendar
                                      what a delight.”
                                                          October 7 - Brunch and Learn - If you are interested
                                     ~Mildred Enders      in learning about the newest hearing instrument technol-
                                                          ogy, join us for brunch at the Grand Haven Community
                                                          Center be among the first to learn about S Series - the
                  Holiday Closings                        next generation in hearing instruments. Call for details
                                                          and to RSVP.
          Thanksgiving - November 26 & 27
           Christmas - December 24 & 25                   Christmas Tea - December 2 - Watch your mail for
        New Year’s - December 31 & January 1              an invitation.

                 1101 Columbus • Grand Haven, MI 49417 • (616) 847-3144 • (800) 947-3144
                 Giving Back                                      Preferred Patient Opportunity
We do not have to look far to see the toll current
economic times are taking. State and local agencies                 $$ for your Hearing Aids
have been forced to not only cut back, but eliminate                 Whether you purchased your current hearing
the financial grants once offered to low income seniors
and individuals in need of hearing aids and care. In              instruments from us or some one else, we would like
response to this need, Grand Haven Ear & Hearing                  to offer you $$ for your hearing aids when you try a
decided to set aside dollars in this years’ budget to do
                                                                  Zon or S Series hearing instrument for 14 days with
what we can to fill a small part of this gap. Thus, we
formalized the GIVING BACK Program.                               no cost or obligation. If you like it – you’ll save on
                                                                   new instruments based on the age of your current
If you, a friend or loved-one think you need hearing
instruments but cannot afford them, please stop by               instruments. Look below to see how much you’ll save.
our office and pick up a letter explaining the GIVING             If the age of your current aid is               you’ll save
BACK program and a nomination form. You can
choose to write our office or email us at                                   1 - 2 years                                 25%                                               2 - 3 years                                 20%

So far, we haven’t had to turn anyone away in provid-
                                                                            3 - 4 years                                 15%
ing the gift of hearing. Thank you for your continued                       4 - 5 years                                 12%
loyalty and support which helps make this program
                                                                            over 5 years                                10 %
                                                                 Call (616) 847-3144 or (800) 947-3144 to
 To better serve our patients, Kristin and Julie make            schedule your appointment. Expires October 30, 2009.
monthly visits to Christian Haven, Pinewood Place,                           Cannot be combined with any other offer.
  Grand Pines and North Ottawa Care Center at
       Heartwood Lodge. Please check with
        your living center for days and times.

                             Carol’s Blueberry-Peach Galettes
                                                A beautiful presentation.

                                            This recipe makes two galettes.

                                      1     (15oz.) package refrigerated pie dough
                                      6     cups fresh or frozen peeled and sliced peaches, thawed
                                      1     cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
                                      1/2   cup sugar
                                      2     Tablespoons apricot preserves, melted and divided
                                      1     Tablespoon turbinado or granulated sugar

                                                      Preheat oven to 425o

Line baking sheet with foil or parchament paper. Roll 1 dough portion into a 12-inch circle; place on foil.
Combine peaches, blueberries and sugar. Arrange half of peach mixture in center of dough, leaving a 3-
 inch border. Fold edges of dough toward center, pressing gently to seal (dough will only partially cover
       peach mixture). Brush half of melted preserves over peach mixture and wedges of dough.

Oven temperature 425o, baking time 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350o (do not remove galette
from oven); bake an additional 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining dough, peach
                mixture and preserves. Sprinkle with sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature.

                 (The center of the galette will be open, juices will run, but will not affect the crust.)
                                           Technology Corner
Spotlight on Assistive Listening Device                                   Fall into a World
CapTel Telephone
                                                                          of Better Hearing
                                                                        S Series with Drive Architecture
Simple and easy, the CAPTEL works like any other
                                                                     offers the best in patient performance,
telephone with one important addition: it displays
                                                                          comfort and personalization.
every word the caller says throughout the conversa-
tion. CAPTEL users can listen to the caller while            Fall is a time of change – so it’s the perfect time to
reading the written captions on the Caption                  change what you know about hearing aids. Get to know
Telephone's bright display window.                           Starkey’s S Series™ hearing aids with Drive
                                                             Architecture™ – a hearing aid for the digital age. Sleek,
The CapTel connects to both your telephone service           discreet and more powerful than ever before, S Series
and to your internet service. Every time you make a          delivers smooth, clear sound and automatically transi-
telephone call, the phone automatically connects to a        tions between sound environments.
free Captioning Service over the internet. An opera-
tor at the Captioning Services uses voice recognition        Discover S Series hearing aids by Starkey - delivering
technology to generate captions of everything your           maximum performance, comfort and personalization.
caller says, and sends the captions back to your             This new technology can be custom fit for your hearing
CapTel phone.                                                needs and the shape of your ear canal. Now more than
                                                             ever before, we can deliver a personalized hearing solu-
                                                             tion built just for the way your ears hear. This advantage,
Stop into our office for a demonstration of this phone
                                                             in addition to the increased performance, makes it news
and other assistive listening devices. This phone
                                                             worth sharing.
sells for $99.
                                                             Welcome to the next generation of Hearing Instruments

                                                             • Virtually feedback FREE – no more whistling
Fill out this coupon and         Win a CapTel
                                                             • Learns the acoustic characteristics of your ears
either bring it in or mail          phone                    • Adjusts to sounds, directionally, for better
it to the office.                 $99 value                    understanding in noisy environments
                               Drawing on October 20, 2009   • Improves speech understanding
                                                             • Improves hearing on the telephone
 Name:                                                       • Has significantly improved battery life

  ________________________________________                   9 out of 10 hearing aid wearers would recommend S
                                                             Series to family and friends. Call today for an appoint-
                                                             ment to talk to Carli about how this technology can
                                                             improve your hearing.
        Help us get the word out
  Many insurance plans have health benefits that
include generous coverage for hearing instruments.                            Holiday Sale
BCBS, MESSA, MPSERS, Priority Health, AHB Ford                                    20% OFF
and NRA are some of the plans will often cover the                    All Assistive Listening Devices
most advanced, fully automated hearing instruments                (including Telephones, Personal Communicators,
 available today with little or no out-of-pocket cost.                 TV Ears, Alarm Clocks, the FieldTM Home
                                                                     Loop System, Doorbell Ringers and More!)
When you help us get the word out and refer a friend
                                                                        Buy 1 get 1 FREE Batteries.
 or family member, we’ll give them a FREE hearing
evaluation and, if they purchase a hearing instrument,                           December 1 - 31.
     you’ll be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card
        from our Friends & Family Program.
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   Hear for a lifetime. Here for you.
1101 Columbus • Grand Haven, MI 49417


                        ARE Y OU H EARING ONLY
                         P ART OF THE STORY?
                                      Are you hearing only part of the story?

            If you’re missing parts and pieces of words, it’s time to look at the new S Series
                 with Drive Architecture – the next generation of hearing aids by Starkey.

                     Join us for a FREE Brunch and learn about the S Series,
                           the next generation of hearing instruments
                     After you learn more about the S Series at our FREE Brunch & Learn, be sure
                        to schedule an individual appointment. At this appointment, you’ll receive:

                 • A Free Hearing Evaluation • Affordable Financing • FREE 14 day Test Drive
                            • Gift Certificate good towards any Zon or S Series purchase

                                         There is no cost or obligation.
 Kristin Johnston,                                                                     Kristen McArthur, MS, CCC-A
BA, BC-HIS, Owner                  10:30 am • Wednesday, October 7, 2009                  Starkey Representative
                                      Grand Haven Community Center
                                 421 Columbus Ave. • Grand Haven, MI 49417

                Call (616) 847-3144 or (800) 947-3144 to make your reservation.

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