Dr. Jeff Weltmer
Associated Audiologists Helps Olathe Optometrist Improve Quality of Life
As a busy optometrist in Olathe, it’s important that Jeff Weltmer,O.D., be able to communicate effectively with his patients and staff. Dr.Weltmer scheduled an appointment to see Tim Steele, Ph.D., C.C.C.-A.,Associated Audiologists’ vice president, to find out what could be done to treat his hearing loss. “I already knew I had a hearing loss,” he said. “Several years ago, I was fit by another practice with two in-the-canal hearing aids. They just weren’t comfortable. I felt like I had a wad of gum in my ears, so I didn’t wear them. Instead, I got by the best I could
without them, until recently.”
After he performed a diagnostic evaluation, Dr. Steele recommended two Widex Inteo micro open-fit behind-the-ear hearing aids for Dr.Weltmer. “This new technology is great. I wear my hearing aids for everything I do – at work, social gatherings, concerts and at home,” Dr.Weltmer said. “They’re very comfortable and practically invisible.”
The Olathe resident said he also wears his hearing aids when he’s outside enjoying his favorite pastimes, gardening and golf. “Even though it can get very windy in our backyard, these hearing aids help reduce that noise.” He adds that he hasn’t had any problems talking on the phone either, a common concern for many hearing aid wearers.
But the biggest benefit to his new hearing aids is the improvement Dr.Weltmer has seen in his relationships with everyone from his patients, to his wife, Jana, to his grandchildren. “I can hear everything my patients say, young and old. And my staff say they don’t have to repeat themselves constantly,” Dr.Weltmer said.