YOUR HEALTH: The hearing book that will save you $95

By Martin Jurek


Looking for some good autumn reading? I recently came across a book called “Thinking About Hearing Aids?” It’s written by Peter Slobin, an audiologist from UBC, and I simply couldn’t put it down. OK, it’s not exactly Fifty Shades of Grey, but for anyone ready to pursue better hearing, it truly is a must read.

This pithy little paperback answers all of your questions about hearing function, loss and correction. Just as important as the facts and figures, however, Slobin addresses some of the emotional issues surrounding hearing loss, such as why people avoid them and how getting hearing aids might make you feel.

“Always focus on your goal of creating a better life,” writes Slobin. “At first when you wear hearing aids it may take a while to get used to the idea, but as you become accustomed to them, you may find it becomes easier and easier, until the time comes when hearing aids don’t hold the same emotional charge they used to—they just become part of your life.”

Having been in the industry more than 15 years, I know people have many questions along the way, but sometimes are afraid to ask or feel completely overwhelmed. It’s great to be able to offer my clients a resource that will answer those questions that arise in the middle of the night.

Anyone interested in getting this book can call our office; the first three people to do so will receive a free copy. Don’t worry, you can always get a copy for just $5 after that. And because I believe in the book and all it has to offer, anyone who reads it and then purchases a hearing aid will receive a $100 “Educated Customer Discount.”

So read it – you won’t be disappointed.


Martin Jurek is a Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner and co-owner of Campbell River Hearing Clinic with his wife Jana. To learn more, visit or call 250-914-3200.

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