Lancaster, Pennsylvania Hearing Instrument Specialist Honored by International Hearing Society as 2019 All-Star Award Recipient
It’s not every day that one is recognized for their dedication to excellence and commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards in their work. Yet, this year a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania resident is being recognized for their ongoing commitment to their work in hearing healthcare.
The International Hearing Society (IHS) announced Sean Mark, BC-HIS, a licensed Nationally Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as a first-time All-Star Award recipient this year. The prestigious All-Star Award recognizes outstanding Society members who have invested years in the Society and the IHS Code of Ethics, which upholds the pinnacle of ethical standards when interacting with the community, patients, their families, and other professionals.
Mark, a hearing instrument specialist since 2007, is celebrating his 10th year with IHS, which is the only association to represent hearing aid dispensing professionals worldwide.
“It is an honor to receive the IHS All-Star Award,” said Mark. “Being an IHS member helps me provide the best hearing healthcare for my patients. I look forward to serving the community as a hearing instrument specialist for many years to come.”
“The first time I had assisted with a hearing aid fitting, as an apprentice, I was hooked,” said Mark. “The clients’ reaction was priceless, (it was) total joy and relief. That is the moment I knew that there was nothing else I would rather do.”
Pure Sound Hearing Aids was established in 2011 to serve the hearing-impaired community in Lancaster County and help improve the quality of life for residents. Since its opening, Pure Sound has worked to save the community thousands of dollars by offering franchise brands direct from the manufacturer. They’re also known for being one of the few providers who take virtually all Medicare Advantage Plans, plus Blue Cross Federal. With many of these plans, members receive a deeply discounted hearing aid price plus an additional insurance benefit, requiring as little as zero out of pocket.
The five Pure Sound Hearing offices are located in Elizabethtown, Lititz, Mount Joy, New Holland, and Strasburg. Those looking to understand more about their hearing health, or who may be experiencing hearing difficulties can call 717-945-1477 to make an appointment for a hearing evaluation.
The culmination of the All-Star recognition program occurs during the 68th Annual IHS Convention and Expo on September 21, 2019 where the IHS All-Stars, including Mark, are honored at the gala celebration before hundreds of their peers from around the world.
“Helping people hear better never gets old,” explained Mark. “I love what I do, it is very rewarding and I’m thankful to be in this profession, serving my community.”
About the International Hearing Society (IHS)
The International Hearing Society (IHS) is a membership association that represents hearing healthcare professionals worldwide. IHS members are engaged in the practice of testing human hearing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and counseling patients. Founded in 1951, the Society continues to recognize the need for promoting and maintaining the highest possible standards for its members in the best interests of the hearing impaired it serves. For more information about IHS visit www.ihsinfo.org.
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