Hey there,

It’s Dr. JJ Martinez bringing you our December newsletter.

2019 is rapidly coming to a close. It seems like it was only yesterday when we chatted about New Year’s resolutions and taking control of your hearing health.

I hope this year has been a good year for you and that your hearing is performing at its best. And as the winter holidays approach, may you thoroughly enjoy and relish every moment – whether it’s socializing with your family, friends, or colleagues.

But if you have any questions or hearing concerns, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Hear For The Holidays

Thank you to everyone who entered our Hear for the Holidays competition. The response has been amazing! We’ve been busy little elves, reading through your entries – and we’ve been deeply moved by so many of your stories.

We are so happy to announce our lucky winner… Robert Prine!


Marsha Prine nominated Robert just in time to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest with his new hearing technology.

From everyone at SLENT Hearing and Balance Center, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for your patronage this year. We’re looking forward to 2020 with many more good things to come!

New Patient Resources

 7 Sounds To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

Here’s a look at some of the festive sounds you can expect to hear this time of year!

Learn more…

Hearing Health Care: Troubleshooting Your New Hearing Aids

If you’ve recently started wearing hearing aids, this article is a must-read for you!

Learn more

Hearing Health Tip

Tis the season for going out to eat with friends and family. However, finding a quiet restaurant can be a challenge at this time of the year.  


If you have a hearing loss, tinnitus, or a sensory disorder, too much noise can make your symptoms worse. If your hearing is good, what impact will lots of noise have on it?  


But now two apps can help you out. They can identify local restaurants and cafes that are gentler on the ears. Here’s a brief look at them: 


Soundprint: View a map of local restaurants along with their sound decibel rating. You can also test the decibel levels at the restaurant you’re at to see if the environment is too loud. Share your findings by uploading them to the app. To find out more and to download, click here.  


iHearU: Find ear-friendly restaurants worldwide. Any location rated four noise bars, or less is considered a safe environment. You can also find establishments that offer assistive hearing systems.


Additionally, you can report on quiet locations and add them to the app. Going to a livelier restaurant? Find out just how noisy it is and then decide if you want to wear ear protection. To learn more and to download, click here.  


How Did We Do?

While our Facebook page is loaded with lots of useful articles and tips, our reviews section is looking … well … rather bare.

Can you help us out?

If you’ve visited us recently, please share your experience with the world. It will only take a few minutes and you just may encourage someone to get their hearing tested.

And That’s A Wrap!

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter – we hope it’s been useful to you.

As a reminder, we are always on your side. If you have any concerns about your family’s hearing health, book an appointment by calling us at
(985) 273-5795, or request a callback by clicking here.

Until next month,

Dr. JJ Martinez and the team at SLENT Hearing & Balance Center  

Insurance: Are you covered?

Figuring out whether or not your insurance benefits cover you for hearing care can be confusing and even frustrating. Don’t worry, though – we can help.

We partner with many major insurance companies and are more than happy to find out what you are entitled to. Simply click below to complete the form, and we’ll contact your insurance company on your behalf to sort out the fine details.

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Dr. JJ Martinez, AuD, FAAA

J.J. was born in Wichita, KS, and was brought up in a Marine Corps family. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the Marine Corps after high school and was stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC. After going to college at Southeastern Louisiana University, he went to graduate school and got his doctorate degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, LA. Soon after, he started his career in audiology and became board certified in Audiology.