What You Need To Know About Sound Hearing Instruments

At Sound Hearing Instruments we are excited to share with you, our new informational video. We have taken the liberty of transcribing the video below.

Narrator: You are not alone. Millions of people in the United States have hearing loss. The good news is that today’s technology offers many options to help you and millions of others lead the active, healthy lives you desire.

Dale Woodard’s Voice: My name is Dale Woodard, and I’m the owner of Sound Hearing Instruments in Richfield, MN. Since 1993 when we first opened our doors I made it our goal to provide you with the most advanced technology at the most affordable price with the greatest service behind it. By staying focused on this goal Sound Hearing has been rated the #1 hearing aid provider in the Twin Cities by an independent consumer magazine as well as various online consumer resources.

I’m excited about where we are right now and what the future holds for helping you, or someone you know, who has a hearing difficulty. We have developed a system that makes it easy to get you back into the world of better hearing and putting you in a position that allows you to join the conversation again. Whether you are ready to buy a hearing aid you know you already like, or just beginning to think about where to start we’re here to walk you through the process. I’ll help you decide on what technology is right for you, depending on your lifestyle, your hearing loss, and what’s comfortably affordable for you. Those who have shopped around and compared prices are going to be amazed at the savings they can have by purchasing your hearing devices through Sound Hearing. Not only that, we have unprecedented warranties on the top brands and over 30 years experience with fitting, programming, and servicing hearing needs. The most enjoyable part of what I do is watching you succeed in reentering the world of sound. Getting you back in the conversation involves understanding your specific needs, relating to you with compassion and care, and making your priorities the most important need of the moment.

I understand the isolation that happens when one develops hearing loss. This is not the way you have to live. My reward is to watch you put a hearing aid on for the first time and see your face gradually relax as you realize you’re now hearing the sounds you’ve been missing for a long time. When that smile comes back, I know you and your family will once again continue the conversation. You will benefit from our expertise, patience, and guidance. If you live in the area, we offer free hearing evaluations and will take the time to review recommendations with you before you buy. Contact us by phone, email. or through the website. I know we can help you get started, and soon, you can join the conversation.

Narrator: The staff at Sound Hearing offers a fresh progressive approach that health conscious and budget weary customers greatly appreciate. For more information, visit us online at



All Hearing Aids Are Same…Right?

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who is giving you “facts” based on what they know, and you know the “facts” are simply a misunderstanding?

Occasionally I hear these “facts” about hearing aids and wonder how to respond with a gentle, compassionate correction to beliefs that have gone awry. One of those “facts” I hear regularly is, “All hearing aids are the same, they’re just amplifiers.” Let’s try to unbundle this statement and add a little clarity to it.

There is some truth to the statement in that the basic components of hearing aids are the same and have not changed throughout the years.
  • Sound waves enter through the microphone, which converts acoustic signals into electrical signals.
  • The amplifier increases the strength of the electrical signal.
  • From the amplifier, the signal is then transformed back to an acoustic signal by the receiver (a miniature loud speaker).
  • From the receiver the signal is channeled into the ear canal, either through a small tube or through an ear mold.
  • A battery is required to power the hearing aid and enable the amplification process.

From this point, we start to see some variations in products beginning with some minor differences.Read More