Who should I see if I am having trouble hearing?
An Audiologist, an Otolaryngologist or Family Practice Physician.
Some of the more frequently asked questions are listed below. If your question is not there, please feel free to contact our office and we would be happy to address your concern.
Can my hearing be corrected with surgery?
Some types of hearing loss can be repaired with surgery. A complete Audiological Evaluation performed by an Audiologist will determine the type of hearing loss you have.
Will a Hearing Aid prevent further hearing loss?
No. Hearing loss will progress even when wearing a Hearing Aid, but the Auditory portion of your brain will continue to receive necessary stimulation when wearing Hearing Aids.
How expensive are Hearing Aids?
Hearing Aids can range from $1,000 to $3,000 on the average, per Hearing Aid depending on the level of technology. The more expensive Hearing Aids have more processing capabilities and work exceptionally well in the presence of background noise. The choice of technology will depend on lifestyle and what you would like to spend on the product.
May I try a Hearing Aid before purchasing?
Yes we can even offer a “test drive” with all Hearing Aids before purchasing. We will be happy to discuss this option with you.
Does insurance cover the cost of a Hearing Aid?
Most insurance plans do not cover the cost of Hearing Aids, but we will be more than happy to verify your plan.
Do you offer financing?
We accept all major credit cards and we have various financing plans.
If not satisfied, may I return the Hearing Aid?
Yes. There is a 60 day trial period in which you can return your Hearing Aid or try a different product to better suit your needs.
What role do audiologists perform in the cochlear implant process?
Audiologists are involved in many of the components of the cochlear implant program, including determining the candidacy of an individual for implantation, as well as activating and programming of the speech processor after surgery. Audiologists provide aural rehabilitation services to implant recipients to facilitate their ability to detect and understand speech with the cochlear implant. Aural rehabilitation services may include processes to enhance communication, auditory training and speechreading, training on the use and care of the implant, and support of the needs of the recipient and family. (ASHA)