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Eversound Partners with StoryPoint and Independence Village to Solve Hearing Loss at Senior Living Communities

BOSTON, MAEversound, the provider of hearing technology and resident engagement solutions for senior living communities, has announced its partnership with StoryPoint and Independence Village Senior Living. Their communities are designed to create deep, meaningful relationships between residents and employees, primarily through their extensive Life Enrichment activity programming.

Eversound designs and develops proprietary audio technologies which help everyone hear clearly during movies, presentations and other group activities. Their wireless headphone system is specifically tuned to the needs of seniors and provides an enhanced listening experience compared to conventional hearing aids.

As part of the partnership, StoryPoint and Independence Village will be making Eversound available to residents at all of their communities including residents living in Independent Living, Enhanced Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care.

“We had residents able to listen to an educational lecture who have never been able to participate before because of their hearing loss” said Lori, director of life enrichment for Petoskey. “It’s been a game changer.”

So why Eversound? As many program directors find, they spend hours planning and preparing quality programming only to be discouraged by the number of residents who fail to show up or seem uninterested during events and daily activities. The issue may be as simple as this: residents are struggling to hear, thus leaving them unable to engage and get involved. Eversound’s group listening system—which is designed specifically for older adults and improves quality of life through enhanced audio—provides a solution to this issue faced by every senior living community. And now it’s rolling out nationwide, thanks in large part to this partnership with StoryPoint and Independence Village Senior Living.

“While hearing aids can be helpful, they’re often overly expensive, easy to lose and challenging to operate for users who lack manual dexterity. We believe that beautiful, easy-to-use audio products can be the answer, and our team is excited to deliver high fidelity sound to large audience members for less than the cost of one premium hearing aid,” said Jake Reisch, CEO and co-founder of Eversound.

“We are very excited to participate in this partnership with StoryPoint and Independence Village Senior Living. The dramatic improvement that comes from giving the gift of hearing is incredible for everyone— staff, residents, and loved ones alike,” added Alex Wilson, director of resident impact for Eversound. “The results are automatic, which immediately increases the morale of both the staff and residents significantly. Hearing loss is a natural part of the aging process, but when left unaddressed, it can lead to mental decline, social isolation and depression. With the 65+ population nearly doubling by 2050, we are excited to support one of the top leading senior living communities address such a critical need.”

 

 

For more information on the Eversound/StoryPoint and Independence Village partnership, please contact Matt Reiners at , or via phone at 855-938-7686. Media interviews and hi-res photography are available upon request.

 

ABOUT EVERSOUND

Eversound is improving quality of life for seniors by helping audience members hear clearly during movies, presentations and group events. The company is expanding installations with several of the largest senior living chains in the country with its easy to use, wireless headphone group listening system product specifically designed for the ergonomic, auditory and aesthetic needs of older adult users.

 

ABOUT STORYPOINT AND INDEPENDENCE VILLAGE SENIOR LIVING

With over 35 years of experience developing and operating Senior Housing communities, StoryPoint and Independence Village are the premier choice for seniors and families looking for alternative senior housing. We manage close to 3,500 units throughout the Midwest, with locations across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Each location offers unique independent senior living options with select locations offering assisted, memory care and enhanced service options. As a proud sister company of Independence Village, together the company ranks as one of the top 25 largest senior residence operators in the country. To learn more about StoryPoint, please visit www.storypoint.com. To learn more about Independence Village, please visit www.independencevillages.com.