Our center provides you with hearing healthcare services such as hearing assessments, rehabilitation, education, and counseling. The clinic also fits and dispenses sophisticated hearing aids and related devices to suit all types of hearing loss, life styles and budgets.
What is an Audiologist?
They have a minimum of a master’s degree and many have either earned a clinical doctorate (Au.D.) or an academic doctorate (Ph.D.) status. Services are being provided by a professional that has had between six and eight years of college education with two to four of those years spent exclusively in the areas of ear and hearing disorders. There are no other professionals better trained for your hearing needs.
How much do hearing aids cost?
Prices depend upon circuit technology and hearing aid size. Prices will range between $800 and $3,000 per hearing aid.
Does Medicare or Medicare supplemental insurance pay for hearing aids?
Unfortunately, they do not and are a generally out-of-pocket expense. However, we do offer payment plans for those that are interested.
Does traditional health insurance cover hearing aids?
Typically standard health insurance does not cover hearing aids. Check with your insurance agent or human resources department to learn if your insurance includes hearing aid benefits. If hearing aids are covered, ask if pre-authorization is required and specific information about the extent of the benefits.
What level of hearing improvement is reasonable?
This will vary depending on the extent and nature of the hearing loss. Individuals with mild to moderate nerve hearing loss can expect good hearing sensitivity and improved word understanding.
Will I be able to understand conversation in noisy situations?
Despite hearing aid technology advances, hearing in the presence of background noise continues to be a problem. However, directional microphone technology can significantly improve word understanding in some noisy situations. We will be happy to discuss this option during the hearing aid evaluation.
I know people that have had hearing aids and do not wear them. Will this happen to me?
Properly selected and fit hearing aids are very successful. We recognize however, that it is important that every hearing aid patient have a thirty-day trial period. This provides ample time for you to learn about amplification. It also allows time for adjustment to improve hearing and affords the audiologist time to fine-tune your instruments. At the end of thirty days, you will have a realistic appreciation of hearing aid performance. If hearing aids do not suit you, the hearing aids can be returned for a full refund minus a small trial fee.
What kind of hearing aids do you sell?
We only use the highest quality products available in the hearing aid industry. Our experience has helped us select the best and most reliable hearing aids on the market. Among the major manufactuers, we use MicroTech, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Starkey, Widex, and others.
What warranty is provided with hearing aids?
The standard industry hearing aid warranty from the manufacture is for one year and covers repairs, remakes, and a one-time replacement for loss and and/or accidental damage. In addition, a one year repair warranty is added on all new hearing aid purchases.