WHOLEHearing - A Holistic Approach to Hearing and Brain Wellness Seminar
This seminar introduces a holistic approach to support hearing wellness and treat hearing loss. We call it WHOLEHearing. Hearing wellness is a lifelong concern that begins with birth. If you enjoy exceptional hearing, WHOLEHearing will help you protect and conserve your hearing. If you are experiencing hearing loss or tinnitus, WHOLEHearing incorporates a broad spectrum of treatment options and lifestyle interventions that support and improve your ability to hear and interpret sound.
We hear with our ears, but we understand what we hear with our brains. Most hearing loss involves some kind of mix of loss in ear sensitivity to sound and changes to the auditory nervous system and brain. In fact, it is estimated that about 30% of hearing loss is "hidden hearing loss". This is the component of hearing loss associated with changes to the auditory system that do not show on the hearing test audiogram. It is up to the hearing healthcare professional to observe each person's hearing symptoms and recommend treatment options, and program hearing aids accordingly. Moreover, it is far better to prevent hearing loss before it happens. Hearing preservation and protection are important components to our WHOLEHearing approach. It all begins with a professional hearing evaluation.
David Bergeron, MM, CHW, BFS, CDP
David Bergeron is co-owner of Beauport Hearing Care in Magnolia with his wife Judi Hodge Bergeron, BC-HIS, CDP. Mr. Bergeron is a social entrepreneur and public health professional with nearly 30 years' experience in the design and deployment of new healthcare systems. In the mid-1990s he was founding executive director of Senator Ted Kennedy's pilot healthcare reform program. Sharing a hearing loss life-experience and frustration with current practice, the Bergerons decided to take on the hearing healthcare system. In 2015, they launched Beauport Hearing Care to model a new way to deliver hearing wellness services and tinnitus related therapies. The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing contracted Beauport Hearing Care in 2016 to address ongoing hearing and tinnitus problems among Boston Marathon bombing survivors. Mr. Bergeron is also a member of the International Hearing Society, the Massachusetts Hearing Society, and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Committee.