Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Aids

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Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions.

Your Audiologist will be happy to discuss these or any other questions you may have during your visit.

How Can I Find Out if I Need a Hearing Aid?

The first step is to get a hearing exam conducted by a Doctor of Audiology or Board Certified Audiologist.

Is Getting a Hearing Aid All I Can Do For a Hearing Loss?

No, depending on the type and degree of hearing loss, an assisted listening device may be what you need. An example of an assisted listening device is a telephone amplifying system or TV Ears.

Does a Hearing Aid Help with Background Noise?

Hearing aids have circuitry and directional microphones that will avoid boosting the volume of some types of background noise. This provides better sound quality in noisy situations.

What Can I Expect From a Hearing Aid?

You can expect your hearing aid to help you hear better, especially in noisy environments. Your Doctor of Audiology will help determine what you can expect from your hearing aid, and which one will best fulfill these expectations. See What to Expect From Your Hearing Aids

Will My Insurance Pay For This?

Some insurance plans cover the cost of hearing instruments, while others may cover only a partial cost or reimburse a set amount. Currently, Medicare does not cover the cost of hearing aids, but covers some of the examination costs. Check with your insurer and discuss payment options with your Doctor of Audiology before services are rendered.

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Do You Offer a Trial Period?

By law, all hearing aids come with a 30-day trial and money back guarantee. Restocking fees may apply.

Are There Different Styles of Hearing Aids?

There are approximately 23 hearing aid manufacturers worldwide. The brand and style that best fits your needs will be determined by the results of your audiogram, your lifestyle, your cosmetic requirements, the anatomy of your ear and your dexterity.

How Can I Care for My Hearing Aid?

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper cleaning and maintenance. In addition, you can visit our Hearing Aid Use & Care page and watch our How-To Videos.

Do You Have ‘Invisible’, ‘Completely-in-the-Ear-Canal’ Hearing Aids?

Most hearing aids on the market today are created to be minimally visible. The type of hearing aid you buy should be based on your hearing loss, lifestyle and dexterity – not visibility. Remember, hearing loss is more visible than any hearing aid.

If I Have Hearing Loss In Both Ears, Can I Get By With Just One Hearing Aid?

There are many advantages to using two hearing aids. These include: improved ability to hear and understand in noisy environments, richer sound quality and more relaxed listening. Dual hearing aids also improve your ability to determine the direction and distance of sounds.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call one of our offices, or ask your Audiologist during your appointment.

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