Beltone celebrates new location _lowres

Photo provided by Jill McGraw -- Beltone Hearing Solutions celebrated the opening of its new Zachary location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 27. Gathered, from left, are Steve Nunnery, Zachary financial officer; Katherine Rogers, Pelican State Credit Union; Heather Prejean, Zachary Chamber; Kate MacArthur, Zachary Chamber; Clarence Freeman, Beltone owner; Tammy O'Callaghan, Beltone office manager; Patricia Freeman, Beltone owner; Brent Fuselier, Delta Financial; Chris Calbert, Zachary administrative officer; Brandon Noel, Zachary council/Coldwell Banker One; and Jack Burk, Allstate.

Audiologist Clarence Freeman has been practicing in the Baton Rouge area since 1977 and dispensing hearing aids since 1979.

Because of his specialized interest in the treatment of acquired hearing loss in adults using hearing aids, Freeman began Hearing Solutions in May 2007, according to a news release.

In response to changes in the hearing aid industry and to raise the standard of care for patients, Hearing Solutions became Beltone Hearing Solutions in August 2012, the release said.

Freeman, who has been wearing hearing aids for the past seven years, says he understands the needs of his patients, having experienced hearing loss and the challenges of adjusting to hearing aids firsthand.

Services include video otoscopic examinations, hearing evaluations, hearing aid diagnostics, repairs and servicing, accessories, hearing protection, wireless technology, musicians’ ear molds/monitor molds, and tinnitus or ringing in the ears assessment and therapy.

“We’re committed to fitting hearing aids that are comfortable to wear, sound pleasant and improve hearing in your listening environments,” Freeman said.

Beltone Hearing Solutions, 1121 Church St., Suite C, Zachary, is one of three locations. Others are in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs.

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